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Rocket League Autumn Update available September 28

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 hours, 41 mins ago

Rocket League's Autumn Update is shaping up to be a huge update with seasonal arenas, time-limited events, new battle-cars and items, transparent goalposts and the start of competitive play for Season 6.




Set for a Septmber 28 release, the Autumn Update features some PC-exclusive updates aimed at esports with LAN support and Tournaments mode being added. Tournaments mode will be a beta build before being released to consoles next year.


Tournaments mode will allow for custom tournaments to be created by users, with the major concept driven to expand Rocket League's already growing esports scene. On the topic of esports, new this update also features Director mode, a cinematic presentation that again enhances Rocket League's appeal towards esport viewing.

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Synology introduces new XS, Value and Series NAS

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Storage | Posted: 4 hours, 18 mins ago

Synology have officially launched their new product lineup with five models featured across the XS-series, Plus-series and the Value-series.




First up is the XS-series, the powerful DS3018xs is Synology's first 6-bay tower NAS. This NAS is powered by Intel's Pentium D1508 dual-core 2.2GHz (Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz) with AES-NI encryption engine, offering up to 32GB RAM. The DS3018xs also allows for up to 30 drives with two Synology DX1215 and features four Gigabit LAN ports. The DS3018xs is able to deliver stunning performance at over 2,230 MB/s sequential reading and 265,000 sequential read IOPS while offering optional 10GbE and a M.2 SATA SSD support.

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ASUS introduce the ROG Strix Fusion 300 gaming headset

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Peripherals | Posted: 5 hours, 2 mins ago

ASUS Republic of Gamers have announced the first gaming headset in their brand new ROG Strix Fusion series, the Strix Fusion 300. This 7.1 surround sound gaming headset features 50mm ASUS Essence drivers with a compact and lightweight design, aimed for gaming marathons that we have all experienced.




The Strix Fusion 300 features an exclusive airtight chamber design with large ear cups that allow more air to circulate within each chamber and rubber seals that prevent air from escaping, resulting in richer, fuller sound for the ultimate immersion experience. The premium 50mm ASUS Essence drivers are fitted with metal covers, this results in excellent mid and high-range sound quality with tight, punchy bass. ROG Hybrid ear cushions combine soft, sound-isolating protein leather and breathable fabric mesh designed to deliver maximum comfort.

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 launch nearly didn't happen

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 hours, 5 mins ago

Larians Studios' epic ARPG Divinity: Original Sin 2 nearly didn't launch on its scheduled release date. In a Kickstarter update Larians Studios' Founder Swen Vincke, revealed that a power outage of not just the studio, but the entire city (Ghent, Belgium) caused some stressful hours prior to launch.



This power outage wasn't the only issue encountered by the team, Swen also reveals that the PC they had planned to use for uploading the final build to Steam refused to boot. In the end, Swen and his team were able to upload the build in time for a successful launch. There is some bad news with translations for other languages not available at launch, this is due to writers making late changes and not having time to voice other languages. However, this update should be released this week.


It appears the public are happy with D:OS2, with over 85,000 concurrent users recorded on Steam today. This is a huge achievement and I would expect this to push over the 100k mark, remember that D:OS2 is also released on GoG so there may already be over 100k concurrent players across both platforms.

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Thieves rob van full of Total War: Warhammer 2 CE's

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Gaming | Posted: 8 hours, 23 mins ago

If you've seen Oceans Eleven or The Italian Job, you would be familiar with movies based upon pulling off the perfect heist to steal precious cargo. In Milton Keynes, UK the perfect heist has been pulled off, if you're a fan of the Total War series that is.



Total War: Warhammer 2, set for release September 28, has fallen victim to the greatest heist of the century as a van transporting copies of its collector's edition was robbed.


"We'd like to reassure fans who have pre-ordered their Serpent God Edition that this incident will not affect them receiving their copy," Total War brand director Rob Bartholemew said. "Copies of the game obtained before launch will not be playable until the game is activated at 8am BST on launch day."


Unfortunately for the thieves, their perfect heist has a certain flaw. The thieves are unable to play Total War: Warhammer 2 until it launches. Instead, the thieves will be have to make to with the Lizardmen-inspired 'Puzzle Sphere' that is included with the Serpent God Edition.

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AI detects Alzheimer's 10 years before symptoms happen

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 9 hours, 19 mins ago

We've all seen movies like The Terminator and The Matrix, where AI wipes out the human race, because reasons. But AI can be a force for good as well, with some researchers using AI to detect Alzheimer's earlier than ever before.




Some researchers have looked at blood and cerebrospinal fluid test, while others are developing tools to find early signs of Alzheimer's. But a team of researchers from the University of Bari in Italy might have found the answer, where they've developed an algorithm that can spot tiny structural changes in the brain that are caused by Alzheimer's... up to 10 years before symptoms appear.


The trained AI has received 67 MRI scans, with 38 of them from Alzheimer's patients, and 29 from healthy patients. The researchers divided the scans into small regions, with the AI system analyzing the neuronal connectivity between.

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Analyst: iPhone X hype will hurt iPhone 8 pre-orders

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 10 hours, 16 mins ago

Apple has hyped its new iPhone X to infinity and beyond, with the new iPhone X starting at $999... and according to Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities, the iPhone X hype is killing iPhone 8 pre-orders.




Kuo explained in a recent post: "Historically, it takes 3-6 weeks or more to ship new iPhone models after they are available for preorder, due to initial tight supply and robust demand. However, our latest review indicates it will take less than 1-2 weeks for the iPhone 8. We believe this is because there is a strong likelihood that iPhone X demand will cannibalize iPhone 8 pre-orders".


I think we'll see iPhone 8/8 Plus orders pick up when people realize there aren't enough iPhone X smartphones to go around, which should begin in November when Apple begins shipping iPhone X handsets.

Google Glass Enterprise Edition unboxed, packs Intel CPU

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 11 hours, 7 mins ago

I was a huge fan of the original Google Glass headset, but the company went quiet with its wearable headset for a few years, but they're now back with an enterprised-focus wearable: Google Glass Enterprise Edition.



The first Google Glass Enterprise Edition has shipped, with an unboxing video promptly done, revealing that the new headset uses USB-A instead of USB-C, which sucks.




Inside, Google has made quite a number of improvements including an Intel Atom processor, 32GB of internal storage, and a 780mAh battery. There's an audible speaker, as well as dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity.




The new wearable comes in two parts, with the first being the new "Pod" which is the Google Glass hardware itself, while the "TI Band" is the titanium band.

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Samsung Galaxy S9: next-gen camera that shoots 1000FPS

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 11 hours, 52 mins ago

Now that the Galaxy Note 8 is here, we're only a little over 6 months away from Samsung announcing their next-gen Galaxy S9 smartphone. We should expect Samsung to go for Apple's throat with the Galaxy S9, since it'll be the first flagship smartphone to arrive post-iPhone X.




Samsung will reportedly use their own in-house camera sensor on the Galaxy S9, passing the 4K 60FPS sensor inside of the iPhone X and even their own Galaxy Note 8, with a camera that can shoot 1000FPS video. Samsung should be shooting 1080p video @ 1000FPS, and not 4K - as that would require some out-of-this-world technology.


How did Samsung do this? Especially considering how much of a strain shooting 1000FPS video will have on the camera sensor, the processor, RAM, and everything in between.

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EVGA releases VRM board: tweak GPU/MB voltage on-the-fly

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 13 hours, 2 mins ago

EVGA continues to lead the pack with overclocking products, and underlines that fact with the release of their new EPOWER V card. EVGA's new standalone VRM board provides additional power to graphics cards and motherboards, allowing you to break out of the voltage shackles on even the best graphics cards and motherboards on the market.




The EPOWER V board features two fully-independent voltage outputs, as well as a built-in EVBot MKII, which lets you adjust voltage control on-the-fly. The EPOWER V board is powered by 3 x 6-pin PCIe power connectors, while input is provided through a 12+2 phase design that provides a massive injection of VCORE and VMEM into your graphics card, letting it break through those ridiciulously low voltages, and into an entire new level.




EVGA even provides USB 3.1 Type-C and softwre controls, which lets you connect the USB cable up to your PC and use software to control the EPOWER V board. A fully detailed rundown on the amazing new EPOWER V board can be found here.

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