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Payday 2 developers anger community with microtransactions

Payday 2 developers, Overkill Studios, have angered their community by implementing stat-changing microtransactions in to the heist shooter, despite previously saying that they wouldn’t. People were a little worried that Payday would go down this road a while back, though at the time the game’s producer reassured players that this …

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Oculus Rift to sell five million units next year

The consumer version of the Oculus Rift is finally coming out next year and it looks like analysts are already predicting big things for the virtual reality headset. According to analytic firm, Suisse, Oculus will sell as many as five million Rift headsets within its first year on the market, …

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Qualcomm may use 10nm process for Snapdragon 830

It looks like Qualcomm may be moving on to the 10nm manufacturing process for its future flagship system on chip, the Snapdragon 830. Right now, most flagship devices are using the Snapdragon 810, which had a few issues. However, Qualcomm recently unveiled the Snapdragon 820, which aims to be in …

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It looks like UltraHD Blu-rays may ditch region locks

Disc-based DRM has been huge in the entertainment industry, with most DVD’s and Blu-rays coming region locked to specific devices. However, we are moving in to a new realm of 4K/UHD content at the moment, which means new Blu-ray disc technology, which just had region coding removed from its specification sheet. …

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Uber leaks personal data of its own drivers

Uber has gone ahead and exposed the personal data of hundreds of its own drivers, putting out social security numbers, pictures of drivers licenses, vehicle registration numbers, along with other pertinent information. The leak was accidental and was first noticed on Tuesday by drivers registered with the company. Reports quickly …

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Record labels sue new music streaming service days after launch

The RIAA was much faster than anyone anticipated this week, launching a lawsuit against new music streaming service, Aurous almost immediately following its launch. Aurous has adopted the Netflix model, much like Popcorn Time, offering songs on demand for streaming across devices, without any adverts, as featured in Spotify. The …

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Rumour suggests Nvidia may use GDDR5X on Pascal GPUs

Nvidia is on track to launch its new Pascal architecture in 2016, with reports suggesting that Nvidia is already testing both its GP100 and GP104 chips. Now, new rumours circulating say that there will be a successor to GDDR5 video memory known as GDDR5X, which will début with some of …

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MSI announces Nightblade X2 and MI2 gaming PCs

MSI is expanding on its Nightblade gaming PC line-up, with two new models, the Nightblade X2 and MI2. Rather than selling the Nightblade as a barebones PC as it did in the past, MSI has now fully spec’d the rig out, with Intel’s new batch of Skylake processors, along with …

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EK Cooling launches waterblocks for SSDs

PCIe SSDs offer plenty of advantages in terms of speed and storage over traditional SATA offerings. However, they can look a little out-of-place if you’ve spent a lot of time and effort in to a custom water cooling loop for your system. Now, those PCIe based SSDs can fit right …

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$4 million laser razor Kickstarter suspended

A crowd funding campaign to create a futuristic razor that uses a laser to cut hair, rather than traditional blades. The campaign had raised just over $4 million on Kickstarter over the last couple of weeks but the campaign was suddenly suspended after the company behind it also put the …

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The Overwatch beta is coming soon

Back when Blizzard announced Overwatch last year, there was talk of a beta arriving in early 2015. As you can probably tell by now, that didn’t happen, but you will probably get to play the game quite soon, as the beta is finally landing this Fall, with an announcement and …

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ASUS shows off ROG Maximus VIII Impact Z170 ITX motherboard

ASUS has just showed off its latest motherboard, the mini-ITX ROG Maximus VIII Impact, bringing the benefits of Intel’s latest platform to small, compact rigs. With a new platform, comes new benefits, including 5-way optimization, Pro Clock technology and a full-scale voltage regulator module for those that like to squeeze …

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Acer’s new all-in-one PC doubles as a giant tablet

Acer’s newly announced all-in-one PC just so happens to double as a massive tablet. The 17.3 inch Acer Aspire Z3-700 comes with a touch screen, an Intel Skylake based CPU, 8GB of RAM, an SSD or traditional hard drive, along with a high-capacity battery so you can take it around …

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