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Microsoft was once working on an Xbox smartwatch

Back in 2014, Microsoft delved into the market of fitness watches by introducing the Microsoft Band. According to new photos, however, it looked like the company was once working on a very different type of wearable that carried the Xbox brand. The potential Xbox smartwatch was unearthed by SuomiMobiili, with …

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Gigabyte unveil a range of new Z370 motherboards

With Intel’s 8th-generation processors in sight, Gigabyte has unveiled its series of motherboards based on the Z370 chipset. All Z370 AORUS motherboards are performance tuned and host a range of features. Gigabyte has implemented its Z370 AORUS motherboards with compatibility for high speed RAM, ready for modules rated 4133MHz. Each …

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Shadow of War developer comments on microtransactions

Middle-earth: Shadow of War was put in the firing line of fans last month when published WB Games announced that the sequel title will be housing microtransactions despite being a full-priced title. Developer Monolith Productions has since addressed fan concern, stating that it doesn’t unbalance or distract from the core …

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Piracy doesn’t hurt sales, says withheld EU study

Just two weeks on from relatively extreme plans proposed for the EU’s new anti-piracy measures, an old study ordered by the European Commission has been revealed stating that there are no explicit links between piracy and sales. Findings from this study were revealed last year, however, albeit paraphrased to suit …

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G.Skill launch AMD-Optimised Trident Z RGB memory

G.Skill pushed its Trident Z memory into the RGB world last year, shrouding a beautiful upward-pointing light strip surrounded by a metal heatsink to keep it cool. Ryzen users need not be jealous any longer, as G.Skill has released AMD compatible Trident Z RGB kits that range up to 3200MHz. …

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Guillemot might lose Ubisoft to Vivendi in November

Ubisoft’s Yves Guillemot might feel ready to fight, but the threat from Vivendi is stronger than ever as the media conglomerate is set to receive double voting rights in November. This would result in the Vivendi breaching 30 percent voting rights, prompting a hostile takeover that could end the Guillemot’s …

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Nintendo shuts down Super Mario 64 Online mod

Just over a week after it went live, the fan-made Super Mario 64 Online has unsurprisingly been hit by multiple copyright strikes from Nintendo itself. The company has gone as far as to make it personal against co-creator Kaze Emanuar by taking out his Patreon account, to which he says …

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Amazon rumoured to push Alexa-powered smart glasses

It’s no surprise that Amazon is pushing Alexa given that its virtual assistant dominates much of the market. Alongside implementing the AI into its rumoured 2017 revamp of its Fire TV series, the company is also possibly going to be pushing wearables with its own pair of glasses. The rumoured …

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GeIL launches affordable Super Luce RGB RAM kits

In the wake of new, faster processors entering the market, many memory companies are revising RAM kits to focus on utilising speed. GeIL, however, is focusing on the unwavering demand for RGB, introducing its new Super Luce RGB Sync and Super Luce RGB Lite DDR4 RAM. GeIL is targeting the …

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Pimax launch the world’s first 8K VR headset

As the VR headset market is getting flooded by different brands, it’s becoming difficult to tell them apart and discern which device actually offers something different. Pimax hopes to break this trend with its new 8K virtual reality headset taking the crowdfunding scene by storm. Pimax launched its Kickstarter campaign …

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iPhone X benches more than the latest MacBook Pro

The new iPhone X’s new A11 Bionic processor is doing wonders in benchmarking, outclassing the iPad Pro and more impressively, beating the latest MacBook Pro at multi-core performance. As of yet, no Qualcomm processor has managed to achieve such heights, leaving the next-gen iPhone in a class of its own. …

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