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Soyuz TMA-17M successfully docks with ISS, delivers crew

Even though supply runs to the International Space Station have been rather problematic as of late, that doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten how to make it into low-earth-orbit. The Soyuz TMA-17M has successfully launched and docked with the ISS, delivering its ultra-precious cargo of Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, Japanese astronaut Kimiya …

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AMD Radeon 2015 roadmap leaks: Whole lineup now revealed

A web-site has published a slide that reveals AMD’s graphics products lineup that will be available later this year. The image does not only unveil the names and positioning of AMD’s upcoming Radeon solutions, but also code-names of the new graphics processing units from the company. If the slide published …

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Specifications of AMD’s Radeon Fury confirmed by benchmark database

Even though Advanced Micro Devices openly demonstrates its next generation graphics processing unit, it has never confirmed specifications of the product. Nonetheless, multiple leaks have already revealed the vast majority of technical details about the upcoming AMD Radeon Fury graphics card and recently specs of the device were confirmed once …

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AMD teases ‘Fiji’, but refuses to reveal ‘Fury’

At a press conference at the Computex trade-show Advanced Micro Devices has officially demonstrated its first graphics processing unit with high bandwidth memory (HBM) code-named “Fiji”, which is set to power AMD’s next-generation flagship graphics card known unofficially as the Radeon Fury X. But while the company did show its …

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The name of flagship AMD Radeon revealed: Fury is back

AMD’s next next-generation flagship Radeon graphics card will be the world’s first add-in-board to use stacked high-bandwidth memory (HBM) that will ensure unprecedented performance and will open a number of new doors for graphics adapters. It is rather ironic that for a graphics card that shows the future of GPUs, …

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Space X releases pad abort test point of view video

Rocket launches are inherantly dangerous. While we may have come up with lots of clever ways to keep astronauts and expensive equipment safe during a launch, they are at the end of the day sat upon literal tonnes of highly explosive fuel, so sometimes things go wrong. That’s why there …

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AMD’s new flagship Radeon ‘Fiji XT’ pictured: moderate size, LCS

Johan Andersson, technical director of Frostbite at Electronic Arts, has published a picture of AMD’s next-generation flagship graphics card code-named “Fiji XT” in a Twitter post. The new top-of-the-range AMD Radeon graphics solution does not look like graphics cards available today. As it appears, the new enthusiast-class AMD Radeon “Fiji XT” graphics …

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PowerNAS launch CMA Central Hub NAS

At the PC Retail Boot Camp up in Northampton, British storage specialists PowerNAS has just launched its latest consumer and small business products, including a unit known as the Converge Media Appliance or CMA for short. Based up in Tamworth, Staffordshire, PowerNAS specialises in creating custom storage set ups and system …

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Space X successes continue with Turkmenistan satellite launch

In a move that shows Space X certainly isn’t putting all its eggs in a Western basket, the Elon Musk backed corporation has launched another successful Falcon 9 rocket, this time sending up a satellite for ex-Soviet state, Turkmenistan. Although it didn’t attempt a soft-landing on the remote barge, the …

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Unity has officially released the Unity 5 game engine

Unity has officially launched the latest version of its cross-platform game engine, Unity 5. The engine itself has had an early version around for a little while but the final version will launch today on the company’s own website. Unity 5 launched in beta form back in October last year, …

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Space X manages ‘soft’ and ‘vertical’ sea landing

Although NASA has continued to wow the world with its efforts in sending robots to Mars and planet discovery, it’s Elon Musk’s Space X that has captured many people’s imaginations this year, with the continued push for a re-usable first-stage Falcon rocket using an automated drone platform. While the last effort didn’t …

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iOS 8.2 beta prepares iphones for iWatch launch

Apple is currently preparing its iPhones for the launch of the Apple Watch, according to the latest iOS 8.2 beta update. The beta update includes a new setting in the Bluetooth menu, letting users know how to pair their device with an Apple Watch. The pairing process is a little different …

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Sony delays PS4 launch in China

Sony has had to delay the launch of the PlayStation 4 console in China, just a few days ahead of its scheduled 11th of January release date. The company did not give one exact reason for the delay, instead citing ‘various factors’ according to a new report from Reuters. A new …

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Microsoft may launch its own smartwatch in a few weeks

Microsoft is reportedly preparing to launch its own smartwatch in just a few weeks time, ahead of Apple’s huge Watch launch early next year. Microsoft’s watch will be focused on health tracking, including a heart-rate monitor, the watch will be capable of syncing with devices running Android, iOS, and Windows Phone, …

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Dyson launches bacteria killing humidifier

Dyson might be more well known for its vacuums than anything else, but it’s released a lot of other clever electronics over the past few decades, including the Airblade hand dryer. Today though it’s launching a new product: a humidifier to help combat skin conditions that also uses UV radiation …

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Youtube set to open Manhattan production HQ in November

Youtube might not have the best reputation for supporting its content creators when it comes to copyright claims, but what it lacks in the understanding of fair use, it makes up for in its provision of production equipment and facilities for the site’s creators to make use of. Following on from …

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Nvidia GAME24 event coverage

As promised, here is our weekend coverage for those of you who missed out on Friday night’s Nvidia Game24 event in London to celebrate the launch of the highly rated GTX 980 and GTX 970 graphics cards.   There was plenty going on at the venue, we  got to take …

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Sony is treating Destiny as a first party release

In-case you didn’t already notice, Sony is heavily invested in Destiny, having swooped in and struck a content exclusivity deal with Bungie. Now, Sony UK Boss, Fergal Gara, is now stating that the company is treating Destiny as a first party title. “We’re treating it, for all intents and purposes …

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Nvidia rumored to reveal GTX 880 next month

Recent rumors are all pointing towards a GTX 880 reveal before the end of the year but it could happen sooner than you think as Nvidia is apparently planning a press event for next month, at which the company will reveal its Maxwell architecture and new flagship graphics card. However, …

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