NVIDIA Shows Off HairWorks in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

NVIDIA GameWorks has published a new video showcasing how powerful NVIDIA HairWorks is when it comes to simulating and rendering fur and/or hair. The tool was designed in order to aid developers with the task of making more lifelike and realistic hair than has previously been possible in games.  The Witcher 3 demo has wolves …more

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Steam Summer Adventure Accused Of Rigging Winners

At the start of the 2014 Summer Sale began the Steam Summer Adventure, but the strange outcome of the first five days have forced Steam’s hand into a rule change. The goal of the game is to have your team craft the most badges per day in order to have 30 participants be randomly selected …more

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Netgear Announces Nighthawk X6 R8000 Tri-Band 3.2 Gbps Router

Netgear has announced their next-generation flagship router – the Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band WiFi Router also known as the R8000.  This is the market’s first tri-band WiFi router and features six high-performance antennas working over three network bands, one 2.4Ghz and two 5.0GHz for combined speeds of up to 3.2 Gbps (or 1300+1300+600Mbps).  The $299 …more

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AMD Catalyst 14.6 RC Video Card Drivers Released

AMD has released Catalyst 14.6 RC video card drivers!  These are the latest video card drivers and offer improved performance in Plants vs.. Zombies, 3DMark Sky Diver, Watch Dogs and Wildstar. In addition, new or revised CrossFire profiles have been added for a few game titles.  Here is a quick run down on what has …more

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Match.com To Use Facial Recognition To Find Matches

Match.com will soon allow users to upload pictures exes to determine they type of facial structure they’re attracted to. Or at least, that’s how they’re advertising it. On the other end of the spectrum, people are seeing the new feature as a bizarre and creepy way to find someone that looks just like an ex. …more

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AMD Shows Off New FX-Series Processor With Water Cooling

Over the weekend, AMD Corporate Vice President Global Channel Sales Roy Taylor showed off what appears to be an AMD FX-Series Processor that comes bundled with a liquid cooling system. Could this be AMD’s response to the Intel Devil’s Canyon processor series that was recently announced?  Taylor mentioned that “something new is coming,” so we can …more

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NVIDIA GeForce 340.43 Beta Driver Patches 4K @ 60Hz Over HDMI 1.4

NVIDIA has silently implemented a workaround into the 340.43 beta driver for 4K 60Hz single-stream displays to be driven over a Kepler-powered HDMI 1.4 connection. Previously, 60Hz 4K was only achievable via DisplayPort 1.2 or HDMI 2.0, the latter being a standard that has yet to really reach the consumer market. The above image shows …more

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AMD Gaming Evolved Beta App Released by Raptr

We received word today from the folks at Raptr that there has been a beta software update released for the AMD Gaming Evolved app that is pretty significant. For starters the latest update introduces a complete redesign of the UI and also several video-related features that utilize H.264 video encoding to enable high quality video …more

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Steam Sale 2014 Has Started Early

Batten down the wallets, gamers! Steam Sale 2014 started early this year. The sale is scheduled to run until the 30th, so you’ve got two weeks to pick up those games you’ve been eyeballing. But before you go rushing in, check out this Lifehacker flowchart for how to know when you’re getting the best deal. …more

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Amazon Fire Phone Launches As AT&T Exclusive

Amazon has finally unveiled their worst kept secret of the year, the Amazon Fire Phone (currently an AT&T exclusive). Aside from being Amazon’s first foray into smartphone territory, the device’s most unique feature is it’s dynamic 3D perspective. Check out this video from The Verge to get an idea of how the phone utilizes 4 …more

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Harley-Davidson Goes Electric with Project LiveWire Electric Motorcycle

Today, Harley-Davidson revealed Project LiveWire — the first Harley-Davidson electric motorcycle. This is the first electric motorcycle in the brand’s 111-year history and will likely get some fans pretty upset that the motorcycle maker is making a non-piston driven bike. Specifications for the bike have yet to be revealed, but the Project LiveWire trailer (shown …more

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Adobe Announces ‘Photoshop Mix’ for Apple’s iPad

Adobe has announced Photoshop Mix for the Apple iPad. Just ahead of their Adobe Creative Cloud Live Event, Adobe has introduced a new image organization and manipulation application that can sync with Photoshop CC for desktop computers. Photoshop Mix will allow users to access local files on your iPad and import pictures from Creative Cloud …more

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New $1099 iMac Now Available For Purchase

Apple has released a new $1099 iMac, giving the line a new lower barrier of entry. Before this model, consumers had to start at configuration at $1299.   The $200 price drop comes in the wake of a drop in several specs: Firstly and foremost, the processor has been reduced from a true quad-core to …more

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Team Fortress Releases Short Film ‘Expiration Date’

The Team Fortress Youtube channel has uploaded ‘Expiration Date‘, a new short built on Source Filmmaker. We’ve seen some extraordinary things come out of SFM in the past, but this 15 minute epic takes the cake. The short follows the Red team through a dramatic sequence of events following the discovery that the teleporters have been …more

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