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Lenovo Legion Y920 (Kaby Lake) Gaming Laptop Review

Lenovo Legion Y920 (Kaby Lake) Gaming Laptop Review

Lenovo's Legion Y920 gaming laptop based on Intel's Kaby Lake platform gets fully examined as we see if it's one to consider or not.

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Gears of War 4 to release Halloween Event and Update

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 hours, 23 mins ago

In the spirit of Halloween, Gears of War 4 is the latest to get in the holiday spirit and announce that its October Update will include the final two maps for Gears of War 4, along with Xbox One X enhancements. The Halloween event is also set to include new themed characters, weapon skins and special events.

 

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The two new maps are Fuel Depot and Lift Apex. Fuel Depot is a cult-classic from the original Gears of War and Gears of War 2 and is a snipers dream with vasly-open design. "The small windows of visibility offered by the warehouse shutters are still great for harassing your opponents with a Lancer - provided the enemy Sniper doesn't take your head off first!"

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Star Wars The Last Jedi is expected to make $760 million

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 4 hours, 34 mins ago

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is going to be huge, that's a given. But how big? Box Office Pro recently released its first-weekend projections for the upcoming Star Wars movie with an estimated $215 million grossed in the US over its first three days. In comparison, The Force Awakens first weekend grossed $247million.

 

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Box Office Pro notes that Twitter activity is comparable with The Force Awakens, with expectations that The Last Jedi will end its run with $760 million grossed. This is obviously less than The Force Awakens, which holds the record for highest-grossing movie in US history with $936 million. Box Office Pro states that this is due to the fact that The Force Awakens is the middle chapter of the trilogy, this has been the case for the previous Star War sagas.

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GIGABYTE reveal the AORUS X9 gaming laptop

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Laptops | Posted: 5 hours, 59 mins ago

GIGABYTE have introduced the world's thinnest 17.3" laptop, the AORUS X9. The X9 features a 7th generation Intel i7-7820HK overclockable processor, two GTX 1070s in SLI, up to 64GB DDR4-2400 memory and even a mechanical keyboard... oh, and RGB lighting of course!

 

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The AORUS X9 doesn't stop there with innovation, also providing a world first for 17.3" laptop with quad cooling fans and multi-functional RGB lightbar & chassis RGB lighting. Other options include a choice of 17.3" 4K UHD IPS monitor or QHD (2560 x 1440) 120 Hz WVA panel. Audio wise, the X9 is able to offer ESS Sabre HiFi audio DAC and 'quad' audio setup that features two speakers and two woofers.

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ASUS announce ROG Strix X370-I & B350-I motherboards

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Motherboards | Posted: 7 hours, 6 mins ago

ASUS ROG is bringing Ryzen to Mini-ITX with their latest motherboards, ROG Strix X370-I Gaming and Strix B350-I Gaming motherboards for AM4 sockets. Catering for small-form-factor Ryzen builds, these ASUS ROG motherboards are nearly identical and are packed full of cutting-edge features like their full-sized counterparts including RGB lighting, M.2 SSD heat sink, liquid cooling ready and a host of other features for your AMD Ryzen build.

 

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ASUS Maximus Impact series showcased improved audio with a dedicated riser card, and the Strix X370-I and B350-I Gaming go one step further with an M.2 Audio Combo card that contains both SupremeFX sound and M.2 storage. As for overlocking, these motherboards feature unlocked multipliers, six-phase VRM design and support for DDR4-3600 memory. To make overclocking even easier, ASUS ROG have introduced exclusive 5-Way Optimization technology, this intelligent auto-tuning technology automatically overclocks the CPU and configures the cooling performance based on the components of your build.

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Microsoft wants you to 'feel true power' with Xbox One X

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 13 hours, 25 mins ago

Microsoft is quickly ramping up to its release of its new Xbox One X console, with a new trailer hitting the US called 'Feel True Power'. There are a few games you might spot, with PC gaming phenomenon PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds used in the latest Xbox One X teaser video.

 

 

The commercial aired on October 22, on the Xbox YouTube channel, and will be shown during the huge Season 8 premiere of The Walking Dead, and then during the Super Bowl 51 rematch between New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons during NBC's Sunday Night Football.

 

Microsoft explained in a post on Xbox Wire: "The global campaign is designed to appeal to all gamers, taking the audience on an emotional roller coaster to elicit emotions like awe, excitement, fear, and passion. A call for gamers to feel the emotions of gaming in a way they may never have felt before. 'Feel True Power' represents that the experience isn't just about what you see, but also what you feel".

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Fiber optic cables double as early earthquake detectors

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 14 hours, 36 mins ago

The cable that is providing millions of people with internet access, and even the cable you have running to your router - heck, the same fiber optic cable that is going into my router here as I type this, could soon be an early earthquake detector.

 

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Researchers have developed a new technology that detects seismic activity through the "jiggling" in fiber optic cables, with 'laser interrogators' looking for disturbances in the fiber, and then sending that information about the magnitude and direction of the tremors. Using fiber-based detections isn't something that's completely new, but it has previously been used for acoustic sensing that needed them wrapped in cement,or sticking them to a surface so that you ensured contact was made to the ground.

 

But this new system is capable of detecting different types of seismic waves, so it would know if the impending earthquake was something worth alerting someone, or a system somewhere about it. The new system is also capable of detecting very small, or localized quakes that would otherwise not be noticed.

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Surface Pro LTE delayed until at least Spring 2018

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 15 hours, 58 mins ago

Qualcomm and Microsoft made a big fuss over the upcoming LTE-capable Surface Pro at Computex 2017 earlier this year, but according to a listing on the Microsoft Store, Surface Pro LTE has been delayed until Spring 2018.

 

 

Microsoft's listing for the Surface Pro LTE on their store states: "The new Surface Pro with LTE will be made available for purchase at retail Spring 2018. We're excited to bring you a Surface Pro that is now faster, lighter, quieter, and more connected than ever".

 

Microsoft's new Surface Pro LTE will rock 4G capabilities, which should cost a decent chunk more than the base model Surface Pro which sells for $799. We should expect more details at CES 2018, where I'm sure we'll find out everything we're meant to know with Qualcomm and Microsoft's upcoming new slate.

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NeoGAF goes down, owner embroiled in sexual harrassment

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: 1 day, 5 hours ago

NeoGAF is offline after its owner Tyler "Evilore" Malka has had sexual assault allegations thrown at him, with Malka stepping down and the future of the site in serious jeopardy.

 

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Only hours ago, sexual assault allegations began hitting the internet, with posts suggesting Malka made "unwanted sexual advances against an individual", reports US Gamer. The moderation and admin members of NeoGAF sided with the victim, stepping down from the site, forcing it to shutdown. NeoGAF users were also protesting the site, and its owner, before the plug was pulled.

 

NeoGAF is reportedly preparing a statement that we'll update the article with when it happens. This is big news, as NeoGAF is one of the largest gaming communities online, with a heap of breaking news and content flowing from the site over the years.

ASUS ROG Strix GTX 1070 Ti teased with triple-fan cooler

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 1 day, 7 hours ago

We're only a few days from the reported launch of NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 1070 Ti graphics card, with more teases of custom cards this early into the game (sorry, AMD) from ASUS yet again with two of their GTX 1070 Ti offerings.

 

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ASUS' first is the flagship ROG Strix GTX 1070 Ti which rocks a triple-fan cooler, but will it be overclocked will be the main question. ASUS was reportedly meant to have an "OC GAMING" variant, but because NVIDIA is said to have locked overclocking on AIB cards, ASUS scrapped that card. This is why there's also the GTX 1070 Ti TURBO, which is based on the reference NVIDIA board design, with a blower-style fan.

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Bitcoin hits $6000, with $100 billion in value

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cryptocurrency & Mining | Posted: 1 day, 14 hours ago

Bitcoin has hit a new record of $6000, with the largest cryptocurrency reaching a total market value of $100 billion. If we compare this to credit card company American Express, which has a market value of $96 billion, Bitcoin is a serious thing now more than ever before.

 

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A single Bitcoin reached $6064, reaching a market value of $100.81 billion or so, which is all leading up towards the upcoming Bitcoin fork that's expected on October 25. Then weeks later on November 18, Bitcoin will roll through SegWit2x, which is going to cause more instability (good, or bad) in the price of BTC.

 

With some people saying Bitcoin could be worth $100,000 or even $1 million per BTC, that reality could be here much sooner, rather than later. Just imagine being that person who traded 40,000 BTC back in the day for some pizza... that is worth $240 million right now. Ugh.

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