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Sonos releases AI-powered home speaker with Sonos One

Google’s Home Mini isn’t the only competition that the Apple HomePod will be facing this month, with Sonos debuting its Alexa and Google-powered Sonos One. Amazon’s Alexa is also set to arrive to existing Sonos speaker owners that will work in sync with nearby Amazon Echos and Echo Dots. The …

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Patriot launch the Viper V570 RGB Blackout Edition mouse

Patriot is just making a name for itself in the peripheral market, having released its Viper V570 Gaming Mouse earlier this year. The company is now set to give it the RGB treatment, introducing the Viper V570 RGB Blackout Edition built for FPS and MMO games. “We are excited to …

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Google introduce its high-powered Pixelbook laptop

Alongside the hotly anticipated second generation of Pixel smartphones, Google announced a refresh of its Chromebook line starting with the brand new Pixelbook. Built with a 4-in-1 design, the lightweight laptop is aimed to fit most needs of its user. The Pixelbook is Google’s first high-powered Chromebook since it began …

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Cuphead’s ‘simple mode’ cuts content

Cuphead released last week after a lengthy development, with players surprised at the sheer difficulty of the platformer given its charming and deceiving art style. In a bid to make the game more accessible, developers StudioMDHR offer a ‘simple mode’ that controversially locks the last 10 percent of the game. …

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MSI launch GC30 and GC20 multi-platform controllers

MSI has been pushing into the peripheral market, confidently releasing keyboards, mice, headsets and mouse pads under its banner. Now, the company is expanding its range of gear to include controllers, launching the Force GC30 and GC20 with multiplatform support. While both controllers echo the Xbox One controller design in …

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PUBG suffers from 10,000-strong review bombing

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has been hit with a storm of negative reviews on Steam, as Chinese players protest forced in-game advertisements that have begun to appear in the game’s menu. The ads are of a third-party gaming VPN, which is quite the sore spot for players in the region after many …

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AMD’s RX Vega 64 and 56 beat the GTX 1080 Ti in Forza 7

While AMD’s RX Vega line managed to offer competition to Nvidia’s esteemed GTX 1080, the company’s range failed to scratch the performance of the GTX 1080 Ti. In a surprising turn of events, however, AMD’s flagship RX Vega 64 has managed to topple the king from its castle, outperforming the …

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EFF raises concerns over Kodi lawsuits attacking open source

Kodi has become infamous in the past few years, rising to prominence through the abuse of its open source platform via the inclusion of illicit applications brought about by third-party developers. This has raised concerns in The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), in which it wants a properly placed definition surrounding …

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Apple’s iPhone 8 Plus is unexpectedly popping open

Just over a week after release, Apple’s new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are experiencing phone-breaking issues. The company has taken to officially investigate the issues after a handful of reports are suggesting that the new devices are popping out of their shells. An unfortunate Japanese owner of the iPhone …

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NES Classic hack works on Nintendo’s SNES Classic

Earlier this year, modders discovered a way to boost the limited library of Nintendo’s ever popular NES Classic using a software known as hakchi2. Less than 24 hours after the official release of its sequel miniature console, users have found that Hakchi2 is also compatible with the SNES Classic. Nintendo’s …

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PUBG players create custom Death Race mode

Players of PUBG might be at the steering wheel of what’s to come in the game, after a group organised its own death race mode. The unofficial mode comes with a set of rules, that if followed by gentleman’s honour, can lead to a lot of fun. While Brendan Greene …

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SteelSeries unleash splash-proof Apex 150 keyboard

Spill resistance seems like something that should have been a mainstay long ago, but is finally catching on in modern peripherals. SteelSeries has launched a new keyboard that does just that, with the Apex 150 able to take more than just a splash. Fitted with a membrane sheet to protect …

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Internet Explorer bugs pose security risks

Anyone still defaulting their browser to Internet Explorer might want to be careful as a serious bug that leaks information has been found. The bug can result in your search habits being exposed, as whatever you type into the address bar is revealed to the host of the current website …

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