ASUS ROG ARES II. The Battle of the Uber Video Cards Reignites…

The Republic of Gamers, more gaming fanatic than communist enclave, the ROG team are in-fact a group of hard core gamers let loose in the ASUS labs. Developing hardware with the sole purpose of improving your gaming experience, gaining a legitimate advantage is secondary of course. Now the ROG team have released the latest entrant in the Uber Video card category, the ARES II.

The Ares II represents no compromise hardware, with a limited production run of 1,000 cards the Ares will be an exclusive card. Not helping the situation ASUS will price the ARES II at $1,500 USD.

This water cooled monster video card (over 30cm long) is based around a pair of AMD 7970 GHz edition GPU’s coupled with 6GB of Uber fast memory and all built onto a single PCB.

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PaperTab, the Flexible Tablet and the Bend Gestures…

PaperTab, science fiction technology has come to life at CES this week. As thin as a sheet of paper this 10.7 inch polymer display is a revolutionary glimpse into the not too distant future. A dual revolution at that, not only is the display a leap in technology but the interface is a revolution.

The Human Media Lab at Canada’s Queens University are constantly pushing the boundaries of interface technology. The bend gesture technology was displayed two years ago with the demonstration flexible smartphone and its bend gestures that use the screen itself as part of the interface.

The PaperTab builds on the bend gestures with the addition of proximity sensors and the location gestures it allows. By adding proximity sensors to each of the PaperTabs they become aware of each others position, creating the proximity gestures.  Touch tablets together to transfer data or applications. Put an email in the out tray and it’s sent.

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LG wins the Race to OLED, Now the Battle Begins…

LG this week officially won the race to release the first 55-inch OLED TV this week, the EM9600U. The next generation can now be ordered with a delivery date in March 2013. Officially the EM9600 will be released first in South Korea, late February,  the rest of the world will see the TV in March.

The cost of this privilege isn’t to be taken lightly; reports vary from $10,035 in South Korea to $12,000 USD in Australia, it all depends on what part of the world you live in.

Construction of the TV is pure high end. The use of carbon fibre as the backplate for the display allows the super slim 4mm profile, also helping to keep the weight down to 10kg. The electronics for the television are be housed in the TV’s base or optionally a set top box is available.

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NVIDIA Project Shield, a Portable Revolution and PSP Vita Killer…

NVIDIA, not content to release a new generation of Tegra (4) mobile processor have simultaneously launched a revolution in portable gaming. Wrapping the new chip in possibly the most radical handheld console to date, let me introduce you to Project Shield.

Don’t mistake Project Shield for a fancy new controller; Project Shield is no slave to the likes of Sony or Microsoft. Instead Shield contains a fully featured next generation Android gaming console, fully self contained, display included.

NVIDIA has a surprise for gamers on the go, a complete departure from portable consoles of the past. This is uncompromised gaming in spite of location. The design is also strangely similar to the much rumoured portable Xbox.

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The UFO Wars, a UFO Filmed Exploding in Space…

Recently a highly unusual video came to the world’s attention, a video that appears to have captured two UFO’s going into battle at the edge of space. A skirmish that results in one UFO returning home and only the debris field remaining of the other.

The video was captured by armature astronomer Elijah Prychodzko, with his trusty iPhone attached to a telescope Elijah hit record after noticing something unrecognized in the sky. Shot on December 20, around 5 p.m. in Sacramento Elijah immediately knew he had captured something bizarre.

First aired by CBS 13 the footage appears to show two different sized objects at extremely high altitude.  In the video Elijah can be heard to say “Oh my God, it just blew up. Something blew up”.

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Toshiba’s Unlimited Focus Light Field Camera Module, the All Seeing Eye…

The Japanese mega-manufacturer Toshiba are planning a photographic revolution as a part of their push to grab more digital camera market. Deep in the bowels of the Toshiba R&D labs is a new kind of sensor module, the all seeing eye.

The new miniature module, 1cm cube, allows any camera to become a Light Field Camera (LFC), a camera that captures the entire scene, allowing for unlimited adjustment to a photo after it is taken.

Unlike Lytro Toshiba will be making the new sensor technology available to other manufacturers, allowing any next generation Smartphone or tablet to include the new all seeing eye module and initiating the next revolution in digital cameras.

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GTA V Fast Approaches. Rockstar Screenshots, Trailer Videos and now a Release Date….

The build up to the release of most anticipated game of 2013 is well underway. The GTA V campaign is cranking up to full speed, building a head of steam. This episode of hilarious insanity sees us follow the lives of Michael, Trevor and Franklin, three roguish misfits with unlimited amounts of amusement in pursuit of the almighty dollar.

With the first two trailer videos released, TV commercials running and the marketing department peddling at full speed the build up has begun. Amazon has also let slip that Rockstar are planning a March 2013 release for the new unlimited universe of GTA 5, the wait is almost over.

Included for your viewing pleasure are the two trailer videos released so far and a quick hidden secrets discussion provided by GTA V videos. Also included are the screenshot images released to demonstrate the crazy antics possible. Once you check out the pics and watch the videos you will quickly realize why GTA V is the most highly anticipated games of 2013.

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