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Sharkoon release the S1000 Micro-ATX case range

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: 4 hours, 48 mins ago

Sharkoon have introduced two new micro-ATX cases, the compact S1000 and S1000 Window. If you guessed that the only difference between the two models is an acrylic side window? You'd be wrong, slightly. The S1000 Window features an acrylic side window as well as a pre-installed 120mm blue LED fan on the rear of the case. The S1000 range is set to include an integrated shroud for power supplies and hard drives, creating clean and elegant look for your build.

 

 

Both case versions include a removable dust filters and pre-installed 120mm fan at the front for air intake, behind those fans is sufficient room for a 240mm radiator or if the 5.25" drive bay is removed, the S1000 can house a 280mm radiator. The front panel is home to a traditional setup that includes two USB 3.0 ports, microphone and headphone connectors. The S1000 can house a CPU cooler up to 155mm high with the S1000 Window able to house 150mm high. Both version can hold up to 400mm long graphics cards and fit 2x 2.5" SSD's and 2x 3.5" HDDs.

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FSP release 2000W dedicated mining power supply

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: 5 hours, 54 mins ago

For all the miners out there, FSP understand your needs, and have became the first to release the FSP2000-A0AGPBI 2000-watt power supply that is dedicated to mining. The FSP2000-A0AGPBI features a few, well... more than a few, 16 sets of PCI-E 6+2 PIN slots that allow for 16 graphics cards to me powered by this single PSU.

 

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This 80PLUS platinum certified is an industrial grade power supply that has passed high temperature and humidity tolerance, overvoltage, overcurrent and long-term operation tests to ensure this PSU can handle the harshest severe mining environments. This PSU also utilizes a unique active PFC (Power Factor Correction) circuit design with its high-load electrical components that is exceptional for high wattages applications.

Black Friday sales sees Oculus Rift down to just $349

By: Jak Connor | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: 7 hours, 3 mins ago

VR in general has begun to plateau in terms of hype, but now since Black Friday sales have rolled around the corner Oculus have decided to slash prices on the Rift VR headset, bringing the price down to just $399.

 

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Typically Amazon has beaten that price, giving consumers the option of being apart of their Black Friday sales and picking a Oculus Rift VR headset and two Oculus Touch controllers for just $349.

 

This is the lowest price for Oculus VR yet, these are the highlights from the deal:

 

  • Get 6 free titles, including: Robo Recall, Luckyʼs Tale, Quill, Medium, Dead and Buried, and Toybox
  • Riftʼs ultra low-latency tracking offers unparalleled immersion
  • The Oculus Touch controllers bring your hands into VR, letting you interact naturally with the virtual world
  • NVIDIA GTX 1050Ti/AMD Radeon RX 470 or greater Graphics Card Required and a RAM of 8 GB+ RAM
  • Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or newer Operating System required
  • Windows PC and internet connection required - review recommended specs to confirm system compatibility

Elon Musk receives approval for tunnel under LA

By: Jak Connor | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 7 hours, 53 mins ago

Elon Musk, or the real life Tony Stark, has taken the first step into solving the standstill traffic problem that LA is known for. Musk has begun the process with his firm 'The Boring Company' by filing a permit to start digging within city limits.

 

 

Keeping the momentum going forward Musk has already acquired a verbal approval and has also posted a photo from the first stage of the project near his office in Hawthorne, in southwestern Los Angeles County near LAX. Musk hopes the route of tunnel will stretch from the entirety of the "whole 405" from LAX to Interstate 101 in "a year or so."

 

In April, The Boring Company released a video showing a car being lowered into the tunnel from a platform in the city streets. Users of the tunnel will be able to take "express" trips through the main tunnel with "no intermediate stopping", side tunnels will also be connected to the main tunnel for entry and exit.

 

The website states: "Therefore, unlike trains, the skate's average speed is very close to its maximum speed. And with no intermediate stopping, there is no practical upper limit to the number of stations along the alignment, and the stations can be built as small as a single parking space. Each skate can carry either a single automobile or 8-16 passengers (mass transit) based on configuration."

Samsung could unveil the Galaxy S9 at CES 2018 in January

By: Jak Connor | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 9 hours, 21 mins ago

According to VentureBeat, Samsung is set to give an early sneak peek at their newest installment into the Galaxy series, reports saying that we will see not only the Galaxy S9 but also the S9+ revealed at CES 2018 in early-January.

 

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The report was written by Evan "@evleaks" Blass, the notorious leaker that now writes for VentureBeat, who said he talked to "someone briefed on the company's plans" and explains that Galaxy S9 and S9+ are Codenamed Star 1 and Star 2 and go by model numbers SM-G960 and SM-G965.

 

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ will feature a 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch curved Super AMOLED panels, just like their predecessors. The difference though is the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will not be like the near-identical nature of the S8 and S8+ which shared everything but the display size. Instead, the S9+ will be featuring more RAM (6GB vs 4GB) and also a second rear camera just like the Note 8.

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Tesla's impressive new electric Semi Truck starts at $150K

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: 11 hours, 17 mins ago

Tesla unveiled their exciting new electric Semi truck last week without a price, but now the electric car leader has announced the pricing for all three models of the new electric Semi truck.

 

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Tesla has listed the 300-mile version of Semi for $150,000 while the 500-mile version will sell for $180,000. If you want the fancier Founders Series Semi truck with all of the bells and whistles, you'll be looking at a swift $200,000.

 

If we compare the $180,000 model against a similar diesel-powered semi truck, Tesla is charging a $60,000 premium. But considering it will cost around 20% less to run (right now, not given diesel price increases in the future) and is much more green-friendly, as well as a bunch of new features and a bigger cabin, it will eventually save you $250,000 over 1 million miles according to Tesla.

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Battlegrounds surpasses 2.6 million concurrent gamers

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 12 hours, 48 mins ago

It really must be a party at Bluehole everyday, after they created one of the hottest games ever made, continuously push the boundaries of how many peak gamers can be playing a game on Steam at once (see ya, Dota 2 and CS:GO).

 

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This explains how the game has now sold over 22 million copies without stopping, all before the v1.0 release at the end of the year and the upcoming Xbox One release on December 12. Now the game has passed not just the 2.5 million concurrent gamer milestone, but it has flown past the 2.6 million concurrent gamer mark with a new peak of 2,644,514.

 

Comparing the 2.6 million concurrent PUBG gamers we have Dota 2 with just 710,000 and CS:GO with 510,000. Battlegrounds isn't stopping, but will we - or more importantly, when will we get to 3 million concurrent gamers?

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Battlegrounds has now sold over 22 million copies on the PC

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 14 hours, 13 mins ago

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds continues to break records, with 22 million sales on Steam alone making it a record-breaker in its own right, on top of breaking concurrent Steam players with over over 2.6 million concurrent PUBG gamers.

 

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Battlegrounds costs $30 which means developer Bluehole has made $660 million, right before the v1.0 release of the game and its upcoming desert map, Valle Coronado.

 

The game will also be released on the Xbox One on December 12 which will only drive that 22 million sales mark up by a few million, with 30 million PUBG sales not out of the question now. It's just a matter of time, which I think will come before its 1-year release onto Steam Early Access in March 2018.

Battlegrounds new desert map named: Valle Coronado

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 15 hours, 25 mins ago

Bluehole has been teasing PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds new desert map for a while now, and hell even NVIDIA were showing off new screenshots from the new map, and now we finally know it will be called Valle Coronado.

 

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The leak comes from a place that shouldn't surprise you, with Reddit user 'bizzfarts' showing off the new title on the PUBG subreddit. We can see that we have a bunch of towns we'll be visiting and battling people in with Santa Domingo, Monte Nuevo, and Los Leonas. Los Leonas looks pretty huge, with some great gameplay and battles to be had on that mountain rage. Hell yes.

 

There will be three new Western-style weapons on offer, with the Winchester 1894 lever-action rifle, a new revolver in the form of Rhino, and a sawed-off double-barrel shotgun. We don't know if these will definitely be in the game, or exclusive to the new Valle Coronado map, but we will know more soon when PUBG hits the Xbox One on December 12, and the new v1.0 release on the PC before the end of the year.

Wolfenstein II goes old school, with a new demo released

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 16 hours, 45 mins ago

It seems like it's the best time for demos of some big games considering its Thanksgiving and all, with a demo of Project CARS 2 released and now Bethesda with a demo of Wolfenstein II.

 

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Bethesda's demo of Wolfenstein II lets you play through the first level of the game, which should be enough to whet your appetite for the full thing. If you end up buying the game, the progression from the demo will be transferred over to the full game.

 

Wolfenstein II: The New Colussus was released on October 27 for the PC, Xbox One, and PS4 - with all versions receiving the new Wolfenstein II demo.

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