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Oct

Apple Pay was used to buy an £825,000 Aston Martin DB5


A private collector has paid £825,000 for an Aston Martin DB5 through the social media platform, Vero. The car was sold through international auctioneers Coys of Kesington, and was one of four classic cars available to buy. The winner of the auction paid for the car using Apple Pay to make it the largest in-app purchase ever made.

Coys also has a Ferrari 246 Dino GTS that once belonged to Led Zeppelin’s manager Peter Grant, yours for £400,000, a Ferrari Daytona for £800,00 and a Bentley S2 Continental Coupe for a bargain price of £295,000.

Ayman Hariri, CEO of Vero said: “Classic cars set the pulse racing like few other things. We’re delighted that Coys have chosen Vero as the platform to express their love of classic cars.””With Vero’s unique Buy-Now feature, Coys is offering collectors a new way to purchase the cars they’ve always dreamed of owning.”

Vero is a new social media platform that lets you categorise contacts into three groups: ‘Close Friends’, ‘Friends’ and ‘Acquaintances’ and then share content with whoever is part of those. Content can include music, videos, photos, places you’ve been and movies & TV shows. You can recommend a place, show or movie or tell your friends it’s best avoided. You can also follow celebrities and businesses and even private message contacts directly through the app. 

While we’d love to be able to afford to buy classic cars and pay using our fingerprints, Vero could help herald in a new way to buy more affordable cars and save you from going to a dealership to physically shake hands.

20
Oct

Nintendo Switch games: The games revealed so far and what we’d like to see


Nintendo has finally revealed its new games console and it is the hottest topic in town.

The Nintendo Switch (formerly Nintendo NX) comprises a tablet-style device and a docking station, so you can play the same games on your TV at home and when out and about. You slide the unit out of the dock, attach a couple of controllers either side and it becomes a powerful, fully-fledged handheld.

Effectively, it is designed to appeal to Wii U and DS/3DS fans in one.

The console uses cartridges for its games, as revealed in a preview trailer posted by Nintendo on 20 October, although we also expect there to be an online download store. It comes out in March 2017 and the Japanese gaming giant promises huge amount of support from developers and games publishers alike.

  • Nintendo NX is called… Nintendo Switch: New console revealed in stunning trailer
  • Nintendo Switch: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Indeed, six games appeared in the console trailer, so these will definitely be available from day one. And considering the list of partners working on Switch games, we’ve also got a wishlist of other titles we’d like to see at launch. That’s why we’ve put together this list of games we know are coming and a few we hope to see.

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Nintendo Switch games confirmed: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

We’ve known this was coming to Switch for a while – although it was called NX back then. It’ll be a launch title and will be an enhanced edition of the game that is also coming out for Wii U in March next year.

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Nintendo Switch games confirmed: Mario Kart 8

Although we were initially very excited by the thought of a brand new Mario Kart game, the one in the preview trailer looks very much like Mario Kart 8. There’s nothing wrong with that though, as it is likely to be enhanced a touch and is already one of the best racers around.

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Nintendo Switch games confirmed: New Mario game

Our initial thoughts were that, like Mario Kart 8, the Mario game shown in the Switch preview trailer is just Super Mario 3D World remastered for the new console. That could still be the case, but we have heard rumours that an all-new Mario platformer is on the cards. Please please please.

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Nintendo Switch games confirmed: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

With a fully remastered Skyrim coming for PS4, Xbox One and PC, it makes sense that the same version will be available for Switch too. It also hints that the graphical capabilities of the new console are equivalent to its current peers, even though it doubles as a handheld.

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Nintendo Switch games confirmed: NBA 2K17

2K Games’ recent NBA title seems destined to make the jump, if the preview trailer is anything to go by. It’s certainly the best hoops game out there.

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Nintendo Switch games confirmed: Splatoon

Considering how important Splatoon is to Nintendo, and a lot of the focus on Switch is its multiplayer capabilities, it stands to reason the third-person paint brawler will be a launch title. We heartily approve.

Nintendo Switch games we’d like to see

With Electronic Arts on the list of supporting publishers, we hope that’ll mean there will be Nintendo Switch versions of Star Wars: Battlefront, FIFA 17 and Battlefield 1 at the bare minimum. Square Enix pledges its support too so we hope a Switch version of Final Fantasy 15 is also on the cards.

And, ahem, Goldeneye?

We’ll update this list as we come up with more we’d like to see, plus others that have been confirmed. Keep coming back to keep up to date.

20
Oct

How to access Crackle movies, free, from anywhere


As the Halloween is around the corner, dozens of horror flicks are listed on various streaming sites, but so are the prices that you have to pay to watch these movies. We understand your need for free horror movies, and that’s why we have brought you a solution that will allow you to watch your favorite flicks for free. You can watch free horror movies on Crackle if you follow the simple steps mentioned below.

How to Watch free Movies Online from Anywhere

Crackle lets people watch movies online on Halloween for free but it is a US-only streaming service. So, if you live anywhere but the US, you will have to get around the geo-blockings in order to watch free horror movies this Halloween. To do so, you are going to need a VPN. The steps you need to follow to watch Crackle movies for free are as followed:

Step 1: Subscribe to a VPN service (preferably OneVPN if you look for high-speed streaming)

Step 2: Configure the VPN on your preferred movie streaming device

Step 3: Select US server from the available list of countries and hit the connect button

Step 4: You have unlocked Crackle.com from outside US, visit http://www.crackle.com and start streaming!

OneVPN’s Lifetime Halloween Deal

Now that you have learned how to watch FREE movies on Crackle, you have to grab a fast and reliable VPN service. You don’t have to wander around in search of a good VPN because OneVPN’s Lifetime Halloween Deal has been launched and you can get it now! Here’s why you should get this deal:

·       The Halloween VPN Deal comes with FREE streaming booster

·       It saves you from harmful malware via FREE Anti-Malware tool

·       You also get FREE Ad-Blocker that would enhance your movie watching experience

Click on the button below to get the Lifetime VPN subscription for FREE Halloween movie watching.

OneVPN’s Super-Halloween Deal

Now that you have learned how to watch FREE movies on Crackle, you have to grab a fast and reliable VPN service. You don’t have to wander around in search of a good VPN because OneVPN’s Super-Halloween Deal has been launched and you can get it now! Here’s why you should get this deal:

·       The Halloween VPN Deal comes with FREE streaming booster

·       It saves you from harmful malware via FREE Anti-Malware tool

·       You also get FREE Ad-Blocker that would enhance your movie watching experience

 Click on the button below to get the Halloween Deal for FREE Halloween movie watching.

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While your VPN subscription is delivered to you, hand pick the most spine-chilling Halloween flicks from below, or choose to watch all 10 of them as they are all available in Crackle movies database via OneVPN:

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20
Oct

The first ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ trailer is here


Red Dead Redemption hit the last generation of console games with studio Rockstar’s signature flair, taking Grand Theft Auto’s sandbox gameplay and spreading it across the boundless beauty and brutality of the American Wild West. Two days ago, a teaser poster revealed that there would be a sequel to the with a release in Fall 2017 with an ominous gang of seven gunslingers. Today, Rockstar released the first trailer for the upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2.

So, yes, little to no detail — but at least Rockstar didn’t drag fans along for a month with an ARG and still not release anything. What little we do see in the trailer is gorgeous. The poster stated the game would only come out for PS4 and XBox One, leaving PC fans in the limbo of uncertainty, but it’s hard to imagine the newly-announced Nintendo Switch tablet-console hybrid handling this graphical monster.

Source: Rockstar

20
Oct

Skyrim, NBA 2K and new Mario are coming to Nintendo Switch


The Nintendo Switch looks like an impressive piece of hardware capable of going from the living room to mobile with the swipe of a hand, but it’s nothing without a lineup of acclaimed, high-quality games and fresh experiences. In the Switch’s debut teaser trailer, we got a glimpse at some of the software hitting Nintendo’s new hardware, including a new 3D Mario game, a new version of Splatoon (look at those hairstyles) and a new Mario Kart featuring King Boo and two item slots. Of course we saw The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as well, but it was the third-party support that really stood out.

In the trailer, the Switch played The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and NBA 2K, and Nintendo has listed a swathe of partners that plan to support the console. These include Call of Duty studio Activision, Fallout house Bethesda, Mass Effect publisher EA, Bayonetta developer Platinum Games, Final Fantasy creator Square Enix, The Walking Dead studio Telltale Games, Assassin’s Creed company Ubisoft and Mortal Kombat publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

This is a positive sign for Nintendo fans, following the Wii U’s rather anemic third-party support, especially near the end of its life cycle.

In today’s trailer, we also got a glimpse of some Amiibo sitting next to the Switch, though it remains unclear if the new console will support Nintendo’s toys-to-life figures natively. Nintendo promises to reveal more details about the games and functionality of the Switch before its worldwide release in March 2017.

Source: Business Wire

20
Oct

Samsung’s vision of the mobile future is 4K-and-VR ready RAM


While Samsung’s customers (and stock price) are still reeling from the Galaxy Note 7 immolation debacle, the tech giant is focusing on the future. As such, the company has introduced a new type of memory that should “greatly improve mobile user experiences, especially for those using Ultra HD, large-screen devices,” according to a statement. Specifically, it’s 8GB LPDDR4 (low power, double data rate 4) that takes advantage of 16Gb LPDDR4 chips working in concert with 10-nanometer class process technology. Now, note that’s not 10nm proper, but somewhere between 10-and-20 nanometers. It seems 1-nm is too far in the future for now.

The announcement goes on to expound the silicon’s ability to handle dual cameras, namedrops 4K UHD twice, and VR. More than that, Samsung claims that the chips are more power efficient and will enable even thinner devices than we have now. Long story short, this is where the company sees the future of mobile devices going: More VR, more 4K and, hopefully, batteries that last longer and don’t catch fire between charges.

Source: Samsung

20
Oct

Nike’s power-laced Mags net millions for Parkinson’s research


All the nostalgia around Nike’s self-lacing shoe, the 2016 Mag, came together in a major way for a great cause. Today, the sportswear titan revealed it raised $6.75 million through its online raffle and two auctions, with all proceedings going to The Michael J. Fox Foundation. The money, as a refresher, will help the organization try to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease. Michael J. Fox, who starred in the Back to the Future II film that made the sneakers popular, suffers from Parkinson’s himself.

Breaking: The #NikeMag raised $6.75M for Parkinson’s research through the Draw & 2 auctions! Thank you to everyone who took part!

— michaeljfox.org (@MichaelJFoxOrg) October 20, 2016

Nike says it sold more than 650,000 tickets via The Draw, its online raffle, as people hoped to get lucky and win one of the 89 pairs available. Two Mags were sold at auction in Hong Kong and London, according to the company, raising a total of $160,000 — one sold for $105,000. If you have that kind of cash, there’s still hope for you. The last pair will be auctioned in New York City next month, on November 12th, so you have a few weeks to think about it.

If not, don’t fret. You can always buy the officially licensed, non-Nike Back to the Future shoes for less than $100 at a Halloween store. Hey, at least they light up.

A video posted by Edgar Alvarez (@edgaralvarezb) on Oct 4, 2016 at 7:19pm PDT

Source: The Michael J. Fox Foundation

20
Oct

Razer’s new Blade Pro laptop houses a mechanical keyboard


Razer has definitely made a name for itself in the world of gaming notebooks, but for the past few years, the Blade family of laptops has had a black sheep: The Razer Blade Pro. This 17-inch machine was the company’s original thin gaming notebook, but it lingered in obsolescence after Razer introduced the more popular 14-inch variant and, later, the Razer Blade Stealth. For years, the smaller machines were given modest CPU, RAM and graphics updates while the ironically named “Pro” lagged behind with a 4th generation Intel processor. Those days are over. Today, Razer announced that the 17-inch Razer Blade Pro is back — and it’s finally going to live up to its moniker.

Razer is calling the new Blade Pro the most powerful system its ever built, and indeed, this thing is a beast. An Intel Core i7-6700HQ CPU, 32GB of RAM and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics pulse under the aluminium chassis. That, by the way, is as thin as ever, measuring 0.88-inches at its thickest point. The laptop also has a dizzying collection of ports, including a Thunderbolt 3 connector, three USB 3.0 ports, HDMI output, a 3.5mm headphone jack, an Ethernet jack and an SDXC card reader. All that, plus the new Blade’s 17.3-inch 4K display, are more than enough to qualify it as Razer’s “Pro” laptop — but that said, there is one thing missing from the flagship gaming machine: Razer’s iconic Switchblade interface.

The Switchblade interface used to be integral to the Razer laptop brand. It was a set of ten customizable keyboard buttons that each housed their own tiny screen. Paired with a trackpad that also featured its own display, it allowed users to create a custom set of keys to fit any application. It was neat, but Razer told us it was eliminated to make way for “more performance focused components.” That doesn’t mean the Razer Blade Pro’s keyboard isn’t special, though — the 17-inch Blade Pro will be the Razer laptop to feature its new “ultra-low-profile mechanical switches,” which are supposed to emulate the actuation of a full-size mechanical keyboard.

So, what’s a thin, 17-inch gaming laptop with the latest graphics technology, a ton of RAM, a 4K display and the world’s thinnest mechanical keyboard cost? At least $3,699, possibly more if you want more than 512GB of SSD storage. Razer doesn’t have an official launch date yet, but expects to start shipping orders sometime next month.

20
Oct

Sony jumps into eSports with ‘PlayStation Tournaments’


How good of an NBA 2K17 player do you think you really are? Well, you’re about to find out because on Thursday, Sony announced that it is teaming up with the ESL gaming network and hosting a month-long digital basketball tournament.

The PlayStation Tournament, as it’s being called, will run from October 27th through November 26th with “Major Cup rounds” every Saturday. And since the real NBA season is kicking off, the Tournament will be based on NBA 2K17. If you manage to be one of the top three players at the end of the tourney, you’ll score a prize pack with stuff like PlayStation Gear and controllers, plus bragging rights.

To participate, you’re going to need a copy of the game (duh), a PlayStation Plus subscription and an ESL account. You will need to register for the tournament beforehand at ESL but once you do, you’ll be automatically prompted when your time to compete comes. There’s no word on how large of a player pool this tournament will have but the matches will be 1-on-1. Sony is reportedly looking to expand the scope and playstyle variety of these tournaments moving forward.

This isn’t the first time that a console maker has waded into the tournament pool. Microsoft unveiled its Xbox Live Tournament Platform back in March at GDC, which enables developers to create their own game tournaments using Xbox Live. FaceIT and ESL have both already signed on to use the platform for their upcoming tournaments. What’s more, games like Halo and Destiny have already taken advantage of the platform to create their own miniature leagues.

Source: Playstation Blog

20
Oct

Kanye West Blames Rivalry Between Apple and Tidal for Lack of New Collaboration With Jay-Z


During the Seattle leg of his Saint Pablo Tour, Kanye West was reported as calling out the rivalry between Apple Music and Tidal as the main factor behind the reason why there won’t be a sequel to Watch The Throne, his 2011 collaboration with Jay-Z. The main reason appears to be Jay-Z’s ownership of Tidal and the streaming company’s ongoing rift with Apple Music, which he previously said was negatively affecting the music industry as a whole (via The Fader).

West also said that he and Jay-Z didn’t appear on the final cut of Drake’s song “Pop Style” because of the same “beef” between the two streaming services. The singer hinted that Apple didn’t want artists mainly associated with a rival to appear on one of its exclusive albums, Drake’s Views. During the concert, West said the trio needed to quash the squabble and “let people have this song,” echoing a similar tweet he sent out over the summer.

“Y’all didn’t get, what y’all were supposed to get with me and Drake on this song because of some Tidal/Apple bull—-,” Kanye said. “Every time I perform this song I think about this s—. I think about the politics. I think about how hard I go for music, for art, for y’all.”

Kanye’s discontent with Apple Music began earlier in the year when he remained adamant that his new album “Pablo” would “never” launch on the service, but it eventually did after a few weeks. In the summer, West tweeted out a request for Apple and Tidal to meet and officially end their fight, which came on the back of reports that Apple might have been discussing the acquisition of Tidal. Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine eventually quelled those rumors, saying “we’re really running our own race. We’re not looking to acquire any streaming services.”

Tags: Apple Music, Kanye West, Tidal
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