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The Mac Pro Killer Build Guide, featuring Supermicro and Intel

The Mac Pro Killer Build Guide, featuring Supermicro and Intel

Supermicro asked us if we could build a PC machine similar to the new Apple Mac Pro and we took on the challenge.

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Xbox One controllers confirmed to have FULL support on next-gen Xbox

By: Jak Connor | Gaming | Posted: 35 mins ago

If you can remember back to E3, Xbox Head Phil Spencer said that the next-gen Xbox console will have backwards compatibility across previous generations. We now have a reaffirmation about how that will play out.

Recently, a fan named 'Parris' took to Twitter to ask James Shields, Product/Marketing Manager for Xbox accessories at Microsoft if the next-gen Xbox would have support for the Xbox One controllers. Shields replied to the Tweet confirming that "all Xbox One controllers!" are forwards compatible with the coming console.

It was also explained at E3 by Spencer that Microsoft want to move towards combining the PC and Xbox platform into one big family and by doing this their companies initiative is to start "respecting the purchases gamers have made on our platform." Allowing for previous generation controllers to work on the newest generation hardware is certainly a great step towards achieving that goal. As it lowers the purchasing barrier for the next-gen console, as buyers will know that they won't have to pick up a plethora of different accessorizes that would ultimately render their already owned Xbox One accessories 'useless'.

Steam beta adds FREE online multiplayer to 'local play-only' games

By: Jak Connor | Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 30 mins ago

Valve has said that Steam users can update their clients to install a brand new feature that will remove the hassle of not being able to play local multiplayer games online with friends.


This new feature is called Remote Play Together and Steam users can opt into Steam's newest beta to download and begin playing. Remote Play Together traverses local multiplay only titles, and lets Steam users who want to play a local play only title (Samurai Gunn, TowerFall Ascension) with their friends online. This is done through streaming, beta users can invite up to four friends to a game that lacks online multiplayer support through a simple right-click on their friends list.

The best bit about Remote Play Together is that its completely free and most importantly, only one player out of the group needs to own the game in order for everyone to play, not every player in the group. If you are after a more in-depth tutorial on how to update your Steam client to the new beta and begin Remote Play Together with your friends, head on over to the official Steam blog post explaining it all here.

Borderlands 3 'Bloody Harvest' event trailer shows off bosses & loot

By: Jak Connor | Gaming | Posted: 2 hours, 29 mins ago

Back in late September, Gearbox announced that the first new content to come to Borderlands 3 will be the Halloween event titled 'Bloody Harvest'. We now have the official trailer for the event.

From the above trailer which has been released onto the official Borderlands YouTube Channel, we are introduced to what players can expect from the upcoming event. Bloody Harvest will be adding a new area for players to enjoy, as well as Halloween-themed enemies, a challenging boss, new missions, cosmetics and more.

The new area will only be accessible to those players who have collected a certain amount of Hecktoplasm, which is an item that drops from slain Haunted enemies. These enemies are all over the galaxy and will drop through the duration of the Bloody Harvest event. Once players have collected enough Hecktoplasm, Maurice will open a portal to new area called Heck aboard the Sanctuary III. Borderlands 3's Bloody Harvest event will be running from October 24th to December 5th. Borderlands 3 is currently available on PC, Xbox One and PS4.

The worlds smallest mobile color printer fits in your palm for $99

By: Jak Connor | Printers & Scanners | Posted: 3 hours, 27 mins ago

Every wondered what it would be like to be able to carry a portable printer around and print on any surface you want? Yeah me neither, but after seeing the PrinCube the idea sounds a lot more promising than it did before.

Above we have a video released onto TheGodThings Company YouTube Channel who are also repsonsible for the PrinCube, and what they have been calling 'the worlds smallest mobile color printer'. The PrinCube fits into the palm of the user and enables color printing anywhere at anytime, and on any surface. From the above video we can see the PrinCube being used on multiple different materials and it having no issue printing out the desired design.

Users can simply connect their iPhone, Android or laptop device to the PrinCube over Wi-Fi via a QR code scan, and then upload the desired pattern and start printing. In the entirety of this article I have provided images for all of the different materials that the PrinCube can print on and how easy it is to connect your device to it. If you are after more information, head on over this link here.

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Epic Games gets extra spooky for their first ever Halloween sale

By: Jak Connor | Gaming | Posted: 4 hours, 28 mins ago

Epic Games is celebrating Halloween for the first time ever since their release, and to do that the company is slashing prices for a large selection of games.


Epic hasn't just honed in on a specific genre of games to reduce pricing on, they have instead decided to hit almost every genre and diversify their sales catalog so everyone has a bit of something to enjoy. World War Z, Control, Beyond: Two Souls, Hades, Heavy Rain and The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series are just some of the titles Epic has got discounted.

If you aren't really into the titles mentioned above, Epic also has Darksiders III for half-price, Rainbow Six Siege for quarter of its normal price and For Honor heavily discounted. Not to mention the likes of Alan Wake being extremely cheap, Limbo and a large selection of The Walking Dead Telltale Games slashed. If you are interested in picking up some new titles this Halloween check out this link here.

There is now GameCube-style Nintendo Switch Joy-Con's available to buy

By: Jak Connor | Gaming | Posted: 5 hours, 34 mins ago

So you are a lover of the GameCube controller and just don't want to pass up on using it, but you want to use your Nintendo Switch in handheld mode. SADES has your back with the GameCube-style Nintendo Switch Joy-Con's.


While it might not be the real deal when it comes to GameCube controllers, the GameCube-style JoyCon's from SADES is the closest your going to get in hand-held mode. SADES has announced this new controller in attempt to tap into the more than apparent GameCube market, and as someone who absolutely loves GameCube controllers they certainly have my attention.

The new pair of controllers come in at a cost of $59.99 which is about $10 more than your standard Nintendo Switch Joy-Con's. SADES has left no features out as well, the GameCube-style controllers come with NFC for amiibo and gyro support, a micro-USB charging cable, dock charging and HD rumble. While SADES Joy-Con's offer no extra utility when compared to normal Joy-Con's, they are more so aimed at a consumer who loves the GameCube aesthetic and wants that on their Nintendo Switch.

United Kingdom's first moon rover is a jumping spider HD camera robot

By: Jak Connor | Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 6 hours, 34 mins ago

The first moon rover from the United Kingdom will be a small spider-bot that has the ability to jump and capture video in full HD.


This small, four-legged robot is expected to arrive on the Moon in 2021 aboard a United Launch Alliance Vulcan rocket which will be launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The UK company Spacebit are the ones responsible for creating this spider-bot and will be placing it inside the Peregrine lander for a total of a 10-day mission on the Moon.

The tiny spider-rover can jump and is super light weight coming in with a total weight of only one kilogram or a little over two pounds. While on the moon the spider-rover will be travelling 10 meters away from the lander and to record and send back full HD videos. Thinking ahead into the future, if this first mission is a success for Spacebit, more of these spider-like rover could be sent to explore certain parts of the Moon.

TikTok removes two dozen ISIS-related accounts

By: Anthony Garreffa | Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 7 hours, 41 mins ago

TikTok has just banned around two dozen ISIS-affiliated accounts from its service, with social media monitoring agency Storyful recently finding the ISIS-related accounts and TikTok swiftly removing them.


The ISIS-connected accounts were posting videos looking to recruit followers and increase support for ISIS, with videos showing ISIS anthems and videos of corpses and ISIS fighters.

ByteDance is the parent company of TikTok based in China, with a US-based TikTok representative telling Engadget: "Content promoting terrorist organizations has absolutely no place on TikTok. We permanently ban any such accounts and associated devices as soon as identified, and we continuously develop ever-stronger controls to proactively detect suspicious activity. This is an industry-wide challenge complicated by bad actors who actively seek to circumvent protective measures, but we have a team dedicated to aggressively protecting against malicious behavior on TikTok".

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NVIDIA's new EGX supercomputer: 1.6TB/sec per second data collection

By: Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Posted: 8 hours, 23 mins ago

NVIDIA has just unveiled its new EGX Edge Supercomputing Platform during MWC 2019 in LA today, announcing that its new platform has been adopted by industry giants in Samsung, Walmart, and BMW just to name a few.


Walmart is using NVIDIA's new EGX technology in its retail lab in Levittown, NY in order to improve its in-store shopping experience, with the ability to tell staff to go and get shopping charts, or to restock shelves. It can even alert staff during busy periods to open up additional checkouts, or stock shelves when stock runs low all of the sudden.

In this example, NVIDIA was able to boast: "Walmart is able to compute in real-time more than 1.6 terabytes of data generated each second".

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Palpatine returns in new Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker trailer

By: Derek Strickland | HT & Movies | Posted: 9 hours, 24 mins ago

Disney just released the final Rise of Skywalker trailer, and we get some big teases from the final chapter.

Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker is the end of George Lucas' legendary sci-fi saga, so it's only proper the series goes out with a bang. The trailer shows lots of little tidbits that speak volumes. We get a glimpse of a big all-out war that could be the Resistance's last-ditch fusillade against the New Order, what appears to be a Kylo-Rey alliance to destroy a statue of Darth Vader, and a tantalizing clip of a robotic Emperor Palpatine at the end.

"Long have I waited. And're coming together," Palpatine says in the trailer, possibly hinting that Kylo will try to seduce Rey to the dark side just as Vader did with Luke. Kylo could change and finally come into the light--at least temporarily--but there's some sequences where he's fighting Rey on an ocean planet.

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