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SpaceX successfully launches and lands a used rocket

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: Jun 24, 2017 12:25 am

SpaceX has successfully launched and landed another Falcon 9 rocket. This mission marked the second reflight of a Falcon 9 first stage, having previously supported the Iridium-1 mission from Vandenberg Air Force Base in January of this year.

 

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SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched the BulgariaSat-1 satellite into orbit - the first geostationary communications satellite in Bulgaria's history.

 

Following stage separation, the first stage of Falcon 9 successfully landed on SpaceX's East Coast droneship 'Of Course I Still Love You,' stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

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LG V30 rumored to support wireless charging

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jun 23, 2017 11:45 pm

LG's V30 is expected to be announced at this year's IFA in Berlin at the end of August.

 

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The V30 is expected to be powered by Qualcomm's yet to be announced Snapdragon 836. The device should feature a 3.5mm headphone jack, dual rear camera setup, and IP68.

 

Now, a new rumor has appeared claiming that the V30 will have wireless charging support, meaning that the phone should have a glass back, unlike any of its predecessors in the V series.

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Samsung Galaxy Note8 to cost little over $900

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jun 23, 2017 10:57 pm

Samsung should announce the Galaxy Note8 this summer, and although we heard bits and pieces about the phone earlier, Evan Blass has now completed the image.

 

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According to his latest report, the Note8 will feature a 6.3-inch AMOLED display with 18:5:9 aspect ratio.

 

Blass also claims that the phone will be unveiled in the second half of September, which is a month later than expected.

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Refurbished Galaxy Note7 might cost $700

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jun 23, 2017 4:58 pm

Although we heard rumors that the refurbished Galaxy Note7 might cost 50% less than the original, a new report claims that the phone might carry a $700 price tag.

 

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The same report says that the device should hit the Korean market on July 7th, before appearing in other selected markets.

 

The phone should be identical to the original, but with certain adjustments. Of course, the battery will be one of them.

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Nintendo market cap valuation now higher than Sony's

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 23, 2017 1:02 pm

Nintendo's total market cap has risen above one of it's major competitors in the games space: Sony Corp.

 

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Thanks to consistent climbing share values, Nintendo's total market capitalization is now valued at 5.5 trillion yen ($48.98 billion), according to the latest Google Finance listings. Nintendo is now ahead of its Japanese rival Sony Corp who's market cap sits at $48.28 billion, or 1.14% less than Nintendo's current market cap.

 

But what is market capitalization, and why is it important? Market cap is a metric that gives investors and shareholders a baseline look at the company's current market performance. Market caps are determined by multiplying total outstanding shares with the current share price. Both Sony Corp and Nintendo are categorized as "large caps", referring to companies with larger market cap valuations from $10 billion to $200 billion, and are interesting choices for investors looking to diversify their portfolio.

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LG's new 'world's first' 77-inch flexible 4K OLED teased

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Jun 23, 2017 6:59 am

LG has shown off the world's first 77-inch flexible OLED display that is not only transparent, but has a native 4K resolution.

 

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The impressive display is super-thin, with 40% transparency and flexible, so it can be rolled into a tube that is just 6 inches across. Considering the 77-inch display is close to 6.5-foot tall (diagonally), this is impressive. For marketing and display purposes, a tall 4K-capable flexible OLED is great - imagine walking past it in retail, it would catch your eyes no matter what.

 

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For marketing on the go, people can roll it up and take them away with them easily. Shows like CES and Computex would be a boon for flexible, rollable displays - with E3, PAX, and other trades shows making perfect sense for these huge flexible displays.

GIGABYTE's new AMD EPYC motherboard supports 1TB of RAM

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Modding | Posted: Jun 23, 2017 5:42 am

AMD launched its new EPYC 7000 series processors last week, and now GIGABYTE is one of the first to unveil its new MZ30-AR0 motherboard that supports AMD EPYC 7000 series processors, and has a ton of awesome, server-grade features.

 

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GIGABYTE's new MZ30-AR0 packs 8-channel DDR4 support with 16 x DIMMs, supporting up to 1TB of RAM through LRDIMM/NVDIMM modules, while 64GB of DDR4 support is provided through RDIMMs. GIGABYTE includes 2 x SFP+ 10Gb/s LAN ports, M.2 with PCIe 3.0 x4 ports, and more. Storage wise we have 16 x SATA 3.0 ports, 4 x SAS, 7 x PCIe 3.0 x16, and 1 x M.2 capable of 32Gbps. The board supports CPUs with up to a 180W TDP, eating up the new EPYC-based CPUs with 32C/64T of power.

 

  • AMD EPYC™ 7000 series processor family
  • 8-Channel RDIMM/LRDIMM/NVDIMM DDR4, 16 x DIMMs
  • 2 x SFP+ 10Gb/s LAN ports (Broadcom® BCM 57810S)
  • 1 x Dedicated management port
  • 4 x SlimSAS (for 16 x SATA 6Gb/s) ports
  • Ultra-Fast M.2 with PCIe Gen3 x4 interface
  • Up to 4 x PCIe Gen3 x16 slots and 3 x PCIe Gen3 x8 slots
  • Aspeed® AST2500 remote management controller

AMD Radeon RX Vega price will be 'excellent'

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jun 23, 2017 4:40 am

We are living and breathing for everything we can handle on Radeon RX Vega, but now the latest tease is that AMD will have "excellent" pricing on Radeon RX Vega.

 

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According to the Bits And Chips Twitter account, which tweeted: "Forget about VEGA in Enterprise market. Next AMD game changer will be NAVI (EPYC:CPU=NAVI:GPU). However, VEGA price will be excellent". I have personally heard that Navi will be a game changer from my own sources, but haven't heard anything about cheap pricing on Radeon RX Vega. This is because HBM2 isn't cheap, especially compared to GDDR5 that's used on the Radeon RX 500 series.

 

If AMD could price the GTX 1080 Ti competitor in the new Radeon RX Vega family at $499, this is a game changer. $599 and it better beat the GTX 1080 Ti and have a large amount of stock to sell against the $699+ on GTX 1080 Ti... but if there's only a few thousand, NVIDIA will continue to win because it has massive numbers of AIB partners with multiple GTX 1080 Ti models on the market already. $699 is the price of the GTX 1080 Ti, so AMD really can't price Radeon RX Vega here without shooting themselves in the foot.

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Bungie is making PC specific tweaks to Destiny 2

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 23, 2017 4:30 am

It looks like PC gamers should begin getting excited for optimizations for the PC that Bungie and Activision are promising for Destiny 2, which is finally coming to the PC later this year, after Destiny being a console exclusive.

 

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Destiny 2 Project Lead, Mark Noseworthy, said that the PC version of Destiny 2 will not only include a FOV slider, but the guns will have no recoil on the PC because the "controller feels good". In what I take away from that, console gamers have slower reactions because of the input delay of joysticks on a controller through to the TV and sub 60Hz displays, where the PC is instant one-for-one with mouse and keyboard to 60Hz through to 240Hz displays.

 

Noseworthy noted: "For instance, there's no recoil on guns on PC because recoil on the controller feels really good. 'I'm firing, I'm firing, I'm firing, oh, I'm losing control of my gun a little bit.' That feels great, especially with magnetism and all the magic in the controller that makes you feel it. With a mouse and keyboard, you don't want the mouse moving without you moving it, so recoil doesn't feel good, so there is no recoil on PC".

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Project CARS 2 will run upscaled res on Xbox One X

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 23, 2017 3:35 am

Project CARS 2 is shaping up to be one of the best-looking games of 2017, but even the new and powerful (at least for a console) Xbox One X is coming in November, can't run Project CARS 2 at 4K, let alone 60FPS.

 

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Dutch website GamersNet had some words with Slightly Mad Studios' Game Director, Stephen Viljoen, said that Project CARS 2 would be running at 4K and 60FPS on Xbox One X. But it looks like this was a big of a fluff, and something SMS' Ian Bell said was a "misquote". We don't know what Sony's refreshed PS4 Pro will run the game at, but I'd say 1080p 60FPS would be a safer bet.

 

Slightly Mad Studios' Ian Bell posted on GTPLanet's forums, where he said: "Yup, this was a misquote. We're running sub 60 FPS at 4K and we'll probably always be unless we drop livetrack and a host of other things... We'll probably upscale from something very reasonable". Bell wouldn't comment on locked 60FPS at 4K on Xbox One X, adding: "We don't like the term 'locked'. It would put us in first party territory where chest beating is more important than a great experience. We'll be 60 most of the time in normal racing and we'll push the consoles to and beyond their limits for more interesting racing. Even if that means dropping a few frames".

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