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Google Maps update notifys you to get off at next stop

By: Jak Connor | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: 59 mins ago

Google is upgrading Google Maps, where in the near future Google roll out an update that will give users of Google Maps live guidance to your destination as well as interactive real-time notifications.




The goal of this update is to provide real-time updates to the user making for a more informative and user friendly trip. Google will make these updates for the trip appear within the Google Maps application as well as on the Android lock screen.


If real-time updates are what Google is aiming for, then the understanding of the update would be that Google desires to be able to let the user know throughout their journey that they need to get off at the next stop, depending on their form of transportation.


There is no date for when this update is to hit Android devices but it is assumed that it will most likely be rolled out Google powered devices first.

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Ataribox will open pre-orders this Thursday

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 2 hours, 19 mins ago

According to a report fron CNET which cited an email from Atari that they sent out today to consumers, the home console will be available to pre-order this Thursday. Since its official reveal in July, the Ataribox has been spotted in two variants, a wood-like appeal or a black and red modern finish.




The Ataribox will be featuring Linux and a custom AMD processor, making it usable for both mid-range PC titles as well as classic Atari games. It has been reported by the Verge that Atari plans on selling the console at a price range between $250 and $300 making it quite an affordable pick up for any fan of the old Atari games.


The concrete release date for the Ataribox is currently unknown, but as we come closer to Thursday we are more likely to acquire some information regarding the early next year release.

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Uber challenged, Taxify launches in Sydney Australia

By: Jak Connor | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 3 hours, 21 mins ago

The transportation market has been overrun by Uber in Australia as cabs are beginning to slowly phase out of peoples first choice for a ride home. This of course is due to the convenience of Uber, but now Uber might have a challenge on their hands, Taxify is attempting to crack into the market by launching in Sydney, Australia with 4,000 drivers signed up already.




Markus Villig, the founder and CEO of Taxify has said in a statement"Sydney is a huge and vibrant city, and we are eixcited to launch in the Australian market. We are confident that locals are looking for an alternative ride hailing option, and Taxify is committed to providing both riders and drivers with what they want"


He continued by saying "We have based our business model on fairness and transparency, and it is because of this that we have had so many drivers sign up to Taxify in such a short space of time."

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Microsoft release 4K Streaming update for Xbox One X/S

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 4 hours, 43 mins ago

Over a year after the release of the Xbox One S and Xbox One X, YouTube has finally updated to allow streaming of the selling point of these consoles, 4K streaming.




Microsoft released their Xbox One S console as a step-up from the original Xbox One, the selling point being not only the ability to get close to playing games in native 4K but also to be able to stream video in 4K. Following the release of the Xbox One S was the Xbox One X, it was released this year and came with hardware upgrades but not until this update was rolled out to the two consoles couldn't stream 4K video.


It is quite surprising that it took until now for Microsoft to roll out this update to their consoles, considering 4K video streaming has been available on YouTube since 2015. More importantly, the option of having 4K video streaming as a service was a massive consumer draw point for the console which has been returned by Microsoft as a late update feature.

Intel reportedly slashing budget to 'Intel Inside' marketing

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 7 hours, 17 mins ago

We all remember those 'Intel Inside' stickers on our PCs and the massive marketing campaign that chipzilla pushed behind it, but now reports are surfacing that say Intel will be cutting the budget to its "co-operative marketing program".




According to CRN, Intel will be reducing the funding that the Intel Inside marketing program receives, in the vicinity of 40-60%. CRN cites unidentified sources, saying that the cuts are being made so that the company can increase budgets to "other groups within Intel that aren't channel-specific or PC-centric".


Intel would reportedly use the freed up funds to dominating the datacenter market, but have reportedly not added anything else to that list. With the growing list of competitors at Intel's doorstep with AMD in various markets with Ryzen, Threadripper, EPYC, and Radeon Instinct... while Qualcomm just put their marker down with the new Always-On, Always-Connected PC world with Snapdragon and Windows... I don't see how Intel is making a good move here.

Inno3D intros new P104-100 Crypto-Mining Accelerator card

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 8 hours, 13 mins ago

Inno3D is jumping right into the cryptocurrency mining product game with the announcement of their new P104-100 Crypto-Mining Accelerator, a new card that is powered by NVIDIA's GP104 GPU and packs 4GB of GDDR5X at 11Gbps.




The new P104-100 Crypto-Mining Accelerator will be available in Inno3D's TWIN X2 edition, and offers 40% more mining power than its predecessor for mining ETH, ZEC, and many other cryptocurrencies. The reason it is so powerful, is that Inno3D have kicked down the VRAM to just 4GB, but amped it up by using GDDR5X with 11Gbps of bandwidth on a 256-bit memory bus that provides 320GB/sec of memory bandwidth.


This means Inno3D's new P104-100 Crypto-Mining Accelerator rocks 35MH/s or more of ETH mining power, 470 Sol/sec of ZEC mining power, and 660H/sec of XMR mining power.


Inno3D haven't provided a price just yet, but they did say that the P104-100 Crypto-Mining Accelerator will be available before the end of December.

NVIDIA TITAN V teardown reveals beautiful GV100 GPU

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 9 hours, 16 mins ago

NVIDIA has officially unveiled its monstrous new TITAN V graphics card, a new Volta-based graphics card that packs a huge 5120 CUDA cores and 12GB of HBM2 for a massive $2999.



Our friends at GamersNexus have performed an awesome teardown of the card, both on video (embedded above) and in written form. I won't cover the teardown itself as you really should spend the time watching Steve's video on it (his hair is glorious, I know) or alternatively read the full teardown article that covers everything under a microscope in terms of detail.


GN did point out that the card "follows the same screw pattern as all previous NVIDIA Founders Edition cards, including the Titan Xp and GTX 1080, primarily isolating its cooler and shroud into a single, separable unit". As for the build materials of the TITAN V, GamersNexus point out that they "are all the same, assembly is the same, but the underlying GPU, HBM2, VRM, and heat sink are different".

Litecoin doubles in price to $317, isn't slowing down at all

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cryptocurrency & Mining | Posted: 10 hours, 10 mins ago

Bitcoin has reached new peaks of $17,000 while Ethereum is enjoying the lofty heights of over $600 but it is the surprise cryptocurrency Litecoin that absolutely exploded over the last 48 hours.




The price of Litecoin has gone through the roof from $100 earlier this month to $317 at the time of writing, boosting its market cap to a massive $16 billion. Right now it seems the price of LTC isn't stopping, but BTC is also on the rise as is ETH. It seems healthy to have any of these in your crypto wallet.

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Ethereum reaches a new record high price of $637

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cryptocurrency & Mining | Posted: 11 hours, 24 mins ago

It's not just Bitcoin that is exploding in price, as most of the major cryptocurrencies are seeing massive journeys to the moon right now, with Ethereum reaching a new all-time high.




Overnight, the price of Ethereum peaked at $637 after starting the day at $504, a level it has been at for months now. At the time of writing, ETH had dropped slightly to $603, giving it a market cap of $57.4 billion.


Some of the talk about Ethereum on various sites and subreddits tease that it could be priced as high as $1800 by this time next year, which would be a 300% increase from its $603 price now. If you aren't already invested somehow into cryptocurrency, we are still at the ground floor.

Hideo Kojima talks new Death Stranding details

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 14 hours, 26 mins ago

Hideo Kojima's latest game Death Stranding started out quite cryptic and strange, but with time (and a few new trailers and quotes from Kojima himself), the bizarre has been broken down into consumable little tidbits.



"I'm trying to make something different. How to show that, how to have people see that, that's something I'm trying to figure out," Kojima said in a recent interview with IGN. Based on the latest trailer for the game shown off at The Game Awards 2017, we'd say the gaming guru has achieved this feat (and then some).


But what about specifics? Well for one, death isn't the end in Death Stranding. When you die in the game you just open a doorway to another place, a kind of purgatory of sorts or a temporary way station. You can always return to the real-world (or the world you were just in) after you die. "One of the themes of this game is life and death. So I want people to realize that when they die in the game, that isn't the end."

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