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EU anti-piracy plan calls for Europe-wide ancillary copyright

New anti-piracy plans are being laid by the Council of the European Union, with a leaked document revealing the possible introduction of “indiscriminate internet surveillance.” The proposal is pushed by the Estonian government while it currently retains the bi-annual EU presidency. The original proposal’s “upload filter” is kept intact with …

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Qualcomm appeal against South Korea FTC order for a second time

Back in December, the South Korean Fair Trade Commission found U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm guilty of monopolistic practises, resulting in a hefty $850 million fine. Its original appeal to the Seoul High Court was denied, but Qualcomm isn’t deterred easily with the company filing a second appeal. KFTC stated at the …

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Three UK steps up legal action against Ofcom’s 5G limitation

Back in July, Ofcom imposed a new limitation restricting the amount of the 5G spectrum that mobile providers can buy to 37 percent. A lot has snowballed since then, with UK mobile companies Three gearing up a legal challenge to Ofcom’s decision and Vodafone saying this legal action will “unnecessarily …

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YouTube Live improves latency and adds native iOS support

YouTube has gone through many changes lately, from updating its logo and redesigning its interface last week to updating its livestreaming service today. YouTube Live is being overhauled, with low-latency streaming that mimics real time and the ability to directly stream from Apple’s mobile products. YouTube Gaming previously had the …

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PUBG creator thanks fans for 10 million sales

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has achieved astounding feats for a game so early on in its life, surpassing 8 million sales at the start of Gamescom a couple of weeks ago. Since then, the game has reached the 10 million mark, meaning an incredible 2 million sales in just two weeks. Reaching …

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All Nokia smartphones are set to receive Android Oreo

Two weeks ago, Android 8.0 Oreo officially launched, aiming to improve battery life, stability and security. While new updates can either take a while to appear on certain devices or not come at all, HMD Global has announced that all Nokia Android smartphones will in fact be getting the Oreo …

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Hideo Kojima shares his thoughts on game design

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Death Stranding director and Metal Gear creator, Hideo Kojima is famous for walking the line between game developer and film director, making sure the player knows his games are directed by him at every turn. To his fans, Kojima has quite a presence on Twitter, this time posting a series …

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SanDisk launches licensed Nintendo microSD cards

Western Digital has been pushing its SanDisk line of microSDs as of late, with one of the latest memory cards offering  400GB of storage. The company isn’t stopping there, however, this time pairing up with Nintendo to produce licensed microSDXC for the Switch. Currently, the two entries to SanDisk’s Nintendo …

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