Archive for May, 2013

GeForce GTX 770 joins 780 for two-tier gaming graphics sweep

GeForce GTX 770 joins 780 for two-tier gaming graphics sweep

Today NVIDIA let it be known that they've not just added the GeForce GTX 780 to their ranks, they've replaced the GTX 670 with the GTX 770 as well. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770's design is based on the GK104 GPU, this being the same unit used in the 680, the card replaced by the 780 earlier this month. This unit works with a base clock speed of 1,046 MHz and can be boosted up to 1,085 MHz, bringing with it a fastest-ever GDDR5 memory speed at 7.0 Gbps.

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Mirror’s Edge 2 leaks again: Tipped for Xbox One E3 2013 reveal

Mirror’s Edge 2 leaks again: Tipped for Xbox One E3 2013 reveal

Much-rumored EA game Mirror's Edge 2 seems to have been prematurely given the official nod today, with a listing for the unannounced title spotted at EA's help site. Swiftly pulled - though not before a screencap could be taken - the listing didn't actually have any details of the game, but its existence alone is enough to seemingly confirm that it's in the pipeline, potentially for the Xbox One among other consoles.

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Galaxy S4 Mini will support UK LTE confirms EE

Galaxy S4 Mini will support UK LTE confirms EE

Samsung's new Galaxy S4 Mini, announced earlier today, will be offered in LTE form in the UK, it's been confirmed. The new, smaller iteration of the flagship Galaxy S 4 would be offered in three forms depending on market, Samsung had said today, with 3G, dual-SIM 3G, and 4G variants; now, the UK's only current 4G carrier, EE, has weighed in with confirmation that it will be offering the smartphone.

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Motorola developing digital tattoos and “smart pills” for next-gen wearables

Motorola developing digital tattoos and “smart pills” for next-gen wearables

Motorola's big vision for mobile isn't just the Moto X smartphone: the company also has wearable, tattoo-embedded, and even swallowable gadgets in the pipeline. Motorola's Advanced Technology and Projects Group chief Regina Dugan - former DARPA chief - showed up at D11 sporting an electronic tattoo that could be worn on the skin for a week at a time, and used to cut through the numerous authentication processes we go through every day.

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Shazam hits Windows Phone 8 with Xbox Music support and Live Tiles

Shazam hits Windows Phone 8 with Xbox Music support and Live Tiles

Shazam has launched its first app for Windows Phone, with the new software supporting unlimited tagging as well as integration with Xbox Music and Nokia Music. The Windows Phone 8 app can identify songs playing around the phone and flag up artist, track name, and album; they can then jump over into Xbox Music and buy the track, or alternatively - if they're using a Lumia - Nokia Music to get the song.

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Nokia Q2 profit warning rumored as Lumia sales reportedly disappoint

Nokia Q2 profit warning rumored as Lumia sales reportedly disappoint

Nokia is likely to announce a profit warning to investors within the next few weeks, the Royal Bank of Canada has suggested, after worse than expected sales in Q2 2013. Lumia shipments haven't met with Nokia's predictions, the RBC claimed in a note to investors today, Finnish paper Taloussanomat reports, with operating margin for the smart devices division tipped to be around -3%.

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Mobileye wants self-driving cars by 2016 at a fraction of Google’s costs

Mobileye wants self-driving cars by 2016 at a fraction of Google’s costs

Self-driving cars could be on the roads by 2016, specialist Mobileye Vision claims, though don't expect the full autonomy of a Google driverless car unless you have a very deep wallet. The company is readying a camera-based system which relies on a few hundred dollars of components, rather than the tens of thousands of dollars Google pays for each of the lidar sensing arrays atop its own test vehicles, though as The NYTimes discovered it doesn't add up to quite the same relaxing, hands-off ride.

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Nintendo reveals Wii U bigger batteries for GamePad and Wiimote, more

Nintendo reveals Wii U bigger batteries for GamePad and Wiimote, more

Nintendo has outed a fresh batch of hardware and accessories for Japan, including a white Wii U 32GB console and a larger battery for the tablet GamePad controller to address runtime claims. The new white Wii U 32GB Premium edition should arrive in Japan on July 13, functionally identical to the existing black model aside from the new casing; it'll go on sale alongside a new Rapid Charging Stand for the Wiimote, which Nintendo says will cut down the amount of time gamers will need to have the motion-sensing controller on charge.

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