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Vivo's next smartphone could feature a huge 10GB of RAM

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 4 hours, 17 mins ago

It looks like smartphones are set to overtake some PCs this year, with rumors that Vivo's new flagship smartphone could be powered with a huge 10GB of RAM.

 

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The new rumors state that it will be launching in August with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 with 10GB of RAM, with the fight to be between Oppo and Vivo, with Vivo seemingly in the lead and about to launch the world's first smartphone with 10GB of RAM.

 

On the other side of the coin rumor-wise, we have 10GB RAM in smartphones launching later this year and more so in 2019, but if these rumors are correct we could see a smartphone with 10GB of RAM unveiled in the next month.

Ruin the fun in our 'Blockers' Blu-ray giveaway!

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: 11 hours, 52 mins ago

To celebrate the release of 'Blockers' on home video, we have fifteen Blu-ray copies of the film to give away thanks to our friends at Universal Sony Home Entertainment!

 

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Teens Out to Have Fun. Parents Out to Stop It.

 

When three parents stumble upon their daughters' pact to lose their virginity at prom, they launch a covert one-night operation to stop the teens from sealing the deal. Leslie Mann (The Other Woman, This Is 40), Ike Barinholtz (Neighbors, Suicide Squad) and John Cena (Trainwreck, Sisters) star in Blockers, the directorial debut of Kay Cannon (writer of the Pitch Perfect series).

 

The comedy is produced by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver, under their Point Grey Pictures banner (Neighbors, This Is the End), alongside Jon Hurwitz & Hayden Schlossberg (Harold & Kumar series) and DMG Entertainment's Chris Fenton (47 Ronin).

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Make a noise for our 'A Quiet Place' Blu-ray giveaway!

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: 1 day, 11 hours ago

To celebrate the release of 'A Quiet Place' on home video, we have fifteen Blu-ray copies of the film to give away thanks to our friends at Universal Sony Home Entertainment!

 

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Rule No 1: Don't make a sound. Rule No 2: Never leave the path. Rule No 3: Red means run.

 

A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound. Parents do whatever it takes to keep their children and soon to be new-born safe in a world full of creatures hunting every sound they can hear. Not a sound can be heard from the family hiding in silence, but all it takes is one noise and everything can go wrong.

 

To go into the running to win a prize, post this article to your social media profiles, answer the following question in fifty words or less and send your postal address to ben at TweakTown dot com before the competition closes on July 20.

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Apple's new external GPU: Radeon Pro 580 with 8GB for $699

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 2 days, 4 hours ago

Apple announced a bunch of updated MacBook Pros with some additional GPU horsepower if needed, with the announcement of a team up with Blackmagic on a new external GPU.

 

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The new external GPU in question is based on the Radeon Pro 580 with 8GB of VRAM, which Apple says is good for up to 2.8x faster graphics performance on the refreshed 15-inch MBP, while it should be a whopping 8x faster than the GPU inside of the new 13-inch MBP.

 

The new Apple/Blackmagic external GPU mash up packs 2 x Thunderbolt 3 ports, 4 x USB 3.0 ports, and 1 x HDMI 2.0 port which means it doubles as a docking station, too. It's also the first external GPU solution to support Thunderbolt 3 displays, such as the 5K-capable LG display that Apple itself recommends for the MacBook Pro.

 

Apple sells the new Blackmagic eGPU for $699, and is an Apple exclusive.

Apple's most expensive new MacBook Pro costs an insane $6700

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: 2 days, 5 hours ago

Apple has updated both the 13-inch and 15-inch Touch Bar MacBook Pro laptops, which now pack Intel's latest eighth-generation Core processors.

 

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The new MacBook Pros can be configured with some deliciously high-end specs including an Intel Core i9 processor, up to 32GB of RAM, and 4TB of SSD storage. The new 2018 models have the same starting price as their 2017 counterparts, with the "base" 15-inch MBP starting at $2399 while the "high-end" MBP starts at $2799 which packs a faster CPU, better GPU, and twice the SSD capacity.

 

Jumping from the $2799 price we have a $300 upgrade that will net you the Core i7 @ 2.6GHz to a Core i9 @ 2.9GHz, while $400 more gets you 1TB of SSD, and another $1200 gets you 2TB of SSD that tops the price at $4299. But the draining your bank account doesn't end there for Apple, as there's an additional $400 for 32GB of RAM, and a freaking insane $3200 additional cost if you want 4TB of SSD.

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Darksiders 3 devs announce new IP, Remnant: From the Ashes

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 18 hours ago

Gunfire Games, the developers behind Darksiders 3 have just announced a brand new co-op shooter IP, Renmant: From the Ashes.

 

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Set in a post-apocalyptic world, where an invading monster dimension called 'The Root' is collapsing on earth, players will have to fight off hordes of root monsters to survive. Renmant: From the Ashes' world will be "dynamically generated" and will challenge players to work together to craft a variety of different weapons and equipment to further their survival.

 

Players will also be able to craft and build up their very own home bases, this mechanic will also tie into the levelling system each players character will have. Remnant: From the Ashes is planned for release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC sometime throughout 2019. Gunfire Games is keeping themselves very busy, with their newest title Darksiders 3 arriving to gamers on November 27. If you missed the pre-order packages that are available you can catch up on that here.

Epic Games launch Fortnite Season 5, new trailer and items

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

Fortnite's 5th season has arrived and Epic Games has released a bunch of new content for players, as well as an awesome cinematic trailer for everyone to enjoy.

 

 

This new season has changed the story up a little bit, the crack in sky is breaking reality and teleporting people and objects all around the place. It seems as if the Fortnite universe is colliding with another universe, and that these breaks in reality are forcing anomalies to happen across the map.

 

Content wise, Epic Games has decided to add a Viking Ship, ancient statues, an All terrain Kart (ATK) and much more juicy pieces to enjoy throughout the new season. Small things that have been fixed and tweaked are: the spread on shotguns, the amount of pellets they fire and the ability of firing another shotgun right after firing the first. Many bug fixes have also been thrown in with this new season, for further information regarding the Season 5 visit the official Fortnite website here.

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Nintendo Switch gets a Action-RPG trailer for Fall of Light

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 20 hours ago

A new action-RPG will be coming to the Nintendo Switch, introducing Fall of Light: Darkest Edition. Will you be helping your daughter find the last glimpse of sunlight?

 

 

The immersive gameplay will be taking players through story-driven dungeons that are completely consumed by darkness. The player will be taking control of an old warrior called Nyx, who's mission is set on safely taking his daughter Aether (the glowing luminescence girl) to see the last remnants of sunlight.

 

Players will be able to choose between 20 different battle stances and 10 weapon classes that range from close-up combo's with short range weapons to long-range weapons such as crossbows. The Darkest Edition will be featuring an all new dungeon, with new enemies and new weapons for them to be slain with. There currently isn't a Nintendo Switch release date for Fall of Light: Darkest Edition but if you want to check out more about Fall of Light visit the official Steam listing here.

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Ridley, Wolf and Inkling Amiibo's ready for Amazon pre-order

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 21 hours ago

Last week, I reported on the Japanese Nintendo website saying that the amiibo's for the returning/new Super Smash Bros. characters were almost here. Now, Nintendo has made the amiibo's available for the three new characters.

 

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Nintendo has brought us three new amiibo figures with many more on the way, ready for pre-order right now we have Ridley, Wolf and the Splatoon characters, Inklings. Nintendo has made the listings go live on Amazon and fans can begin the pre-order process now. Each of the figures will be retailing for $15.99, the following are links (except for Inklings as it is not available yet) to their respective Amazon listings: Ridley amiibo, Wolf amiibo and the Inkling one here.

 

For all those Nintendo collectors out there or even just amiibo collectors, do note that it is doubtful that these are the only amiibo's that Nintendo are releasing. Expect a further three more characters to be released, Snake, Young Link and Ice Climbers. Leaving these characters out would be awfully strange for Nintendo, so we should see listings for them sometime soon, more accurately before the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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Cyberpunk 2077 developers need patience from fans

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 22 hours ago

Mike Pondsmith, the original creator of Cyberpunk has spoken out about CD Projekt RED's iteration of the game, he has told fans that patience will be their strongest virtue leading up to its release.

 

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Back during E3, we reported on Mike Pondsmith discussing Cyberpunk 2077 with YongYea. It was revealed throughout this interview that Cyberpunk 2077 could be "a few years away." Now, Pondsmith, the lead designer for the project has sat down with IGN and talked about the progress the developers have under way. "We have an awful lot of stuff that we want to do, and it's going to take time to do it. And I'm hoping the fans are going to give us the time to do it."

 

Pondsmith continues and says that what he asks from the fans is time, space and privacy. As the developers and himself need time to go over the game and make sure it is as perfect as they dreamed. "The game we have right now is pretty damn close to what I would have built if I built it alone myself in a broom closet. I look at things in there and I just go, 'Oh my God, that's perfect. That's just downright perfect." Pondsmith seems quite happy with the current efforts the developer and himself have already made, but more importantly, coming at a game this size with the mentality of a perfectionist certainly should be respected. "But to get that kind of perfection does take time. It takes iteration."

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