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Bitcoin flashes past $19,000: could have $20K by Christmas

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cryptocurrency & Mining | Posted: 10 hours, 16 mins ago

Bitcoin is on an unstoppable journey towards $20,000 right now after staying in the $16-17K mark for the last week, BTC breached $18,000 in the last 48 hours and has flown past $19,000 in the meantime.




The talk of Bitcoin reaching $20,000 by the end of the year, and even at the earliest; Christmas, has been real. We're getting so close to it right now, with Bitcoin's price doubling over the last three weeks. If you invested $1000 in January, you would have made a 20x increase in your initial investment... which is simply insane. Apple stock, where you at?


Hell, I wrote this story and left it for a few hours as I was busy and then as I went to write this article I double checked and the price had peaked at $19,783 while reaching $19,630 at the time of writing. Wow.

Because science: sperm used to deliver cancer drug to tumors

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 21 hours, 33 mins ago

In the wonderful world of science, today we are happy to report that scientists have worked out a new way of a possible way to fight cancer: using sperm.



A team of researchers at the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Material Research Dresden have recently completed a study where they turned sperm into an effective drug delivery tool. If you were like me, you wouldn't know that sperm has many different benefits when it comes to delivering drugs.


First, sperm is mobile - the drugs can be encased so that it doesn't get diluted by body fluids or leak out, and they protect the drug from enzymes that could break them down. They also don't cause immune responses like other cell types, and they also don't duplicate and form unwanted colonies.

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Battlegrounds replay function tested ahead of v1.0 release

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 13 hours ago

Battlegrounds is now released on the Xbox One/X consoles as of December 12, with some pretty awful performance but a huge chunk of 1 million players in the game already. But what about the upcoming v1.0 release on the PC?




PUBG's new replay feature is currently being tested in the Battlegrounds test servers ahead of the v1.0 release, an option that needs to be enabled before the startr of the match and then records everything around you in a 1km radius. After the match you can then go through the replay, and see the action from completely different angles.


Better yet, there's a list of battles in that match that helps you navigate through the round easily. It's great to see these things reaching the game before the v1.0 release, which is expected in the next two weeks. I can't wait!

Samsung's mid-range 2018 phones might feature 18:9 displays

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 day, 15 hours ago

Samsung will be releasing two new flagship smartphones in 2018 with the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 smartphones, but there will be a slew of new mid-range smartphones released including some interesting phones with 18:9 aspect ratio displays.




The new mid-range smartphones with 18:9 aspect ratio panel should arrive as the Galaxy A8, with an Infinity Display in 18:9 aspect ratio, with next to no bezel and design very similar to the current-gen Galaxy S8 smartphone.

Far Cry 5's new trailer drops, shows off 'The Resistance'

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 16 hours ago

Ubisoft might have delayed Far Cry 5 by a month, but the company is teasing gamers before the holidays with two new videos: one is the new 'The Resistance' trailer while the other is a new gameplay video in Holland Valley. First, the new trailer:



The new trailers feature beautiful use of flamethrowers, massive explosions, wolverines, and a killer turkey - something I didn't think I'd be typing at all.



Far Cry 5 drops on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on March 27, 2018.

Bad Company 3 could be joined by new Battlefield set in WWII

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 17 hours ago

With all of the news of Battlefield: Bad Company 3 coming in 2018, some of it has been squashed and boosted up rumor-wise with the news of a new Battlefield game set during WWII.




YouTuber AlmightyDaq said there isn't just Bad Company 3, but two new Battlefield games planned for the New Year, where he said: "There are two games. I'm aware that DICE Sweden's game is WWII. That's what my next video is about. The [Bad Company game] I leaked is [being made by] DICE LA".


Bad Company 3 is said to be set during the Vietnam War, with DICE LA working on Metal of Honor and Lord of the Rings games. If it ends up as a full release, it'll be interesting to see how EA will handle two Battlefield games released in the same year.

Battlegrounds already has over 1 million playing on Xbox One

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 17 hours ago

Battlegrounds has been the most successful game of 2017, making the PC stand out the platform of choice for the hottest game of the year, but now it's time for Xbox One gamers to get in on the chicken dinner fun.




PUBG launched onto the Xbox One and Xbox One X consoles on December 12 quickly racking up 500,000 concurrent users, but that has now boosted up to 1 million people playing the game in the first 48 hours of PUBG's release on Xbox. Surprising, considering how bad PUBG runs on both consoles.


Microsoft went a step further, bundling Battlegrounds with the Xbox One X for a limited time - December 17-31, which will only boost those numbers through the roof.

Xbox One X consoles come with PUBG for limited time

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 22 hours ago

If you buy an Xbox One X for $499 after December 17, you'll get a free copy of 2017's biggest online multiplayer game.




Microsoft snagging up timed exclusivity for PUBG on Xbox was a big move, but the game still has some issues here and there--of course it's not yet finished and was mostly made by Microsoft's own in-house team with the help of Bluehole. I recently predicted that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds could end up being the Xbox One X's biggest system-seller, especially during the system's post-November launch period.


While exact sales on the Xbox version haven't been extrapolated just yet, PUBG has sold over 20 million copies to date on PC and remains a continually strengthening force in the games industry. Sadly the game doesn't currently tap the Xbox One X's raw power: PUBG runs at 30FPS on all Xbox consoles, regardless if you own the higher-end $499 model.

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Call of Duty WWII reigns U.S. game sales charts

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 23 hours ago

Call of Duty WWII is now the best-selling game of 2017 in the United States, according to the latest data published by the NPD Group.




Following the massive hype around the triumphant "boots on the ground" return of Call of Duty, it's not much surprise that the WWII shooter has generated serious revenue since its launch in November. The game amassed $500 million in revenues in its opening weekend, signalling a clear return to form for the franchise. Now we're starting to see the big results from key analyst firms like NPD Group, who affirms Call of Duty WWII


"Call of Duty WWII was November's best-selling game overall, and instantly becomes the best-selling video game of both 2017 year-to-date as well as the rolling 12 month period ending November 2017," NPD Group analyst Mat Piscatella wrote in a recent report.

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Infinity Ward opens new studio in Poland

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days ago

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare developer Infinity Ward will open a new studio in Krakow, Poland, the studio today announced.




The new Polish branch will focus on research and development to likely push the bar and accelerate rich new feature sets for the studio's next Call of Duty game, which may be out in 2019. Following the disappointing reception and sales of Infinite Warfare, it's fair to say the pressure's on at Infinity Ward. The Krakow-based team will also coordinate with the Los Angeles studio and help in general development. Principal Rendering Engineer Michal Drobot will lead the new Infinity Ward Poland team.


"We're thrilled to announce the expansion of our development capabilities with the opening of Infinity Ward Poland," said Dave Stohl, Studio Head for Infinity Ward. "We're building a world-class R&D studio that will tap into the creative local game development culture and talent in Poland. This expansion will further solidify our position as one of the most dedicated and accomplished teams in the industry. We look forward to great things to come."