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Nintendo claims early Switch was stolen, user returns it

Last week we got our first real look at the back-end menu system of Nintendo’s upcoming Switch console, thanks to one lucky owner who claimed to have received it several weeks early. However the story surrounding that console has taken a darker turn, as Nintendo is now claiming that the …

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Samsung’s vice-chairman has been arrested over bribery claims

Following an investigation by the South Korean Special Prosecution Office and a petitioning of the courts to grant it a warrant, the heir-apparent and vice-chairman of Samsung, Jay Y. Lee, has been arrested. This case is linked with the impeachment of current President, Park Geun-hye, the investigation into whom is still ongoing. …

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Bangarang! Hook actor is crowdfunding a Rufio prequel

Dante Basco, the actor who played Rufio in the 1991 adaptation of Peter Pan, Hook, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to film a short prequel film about the character. At the time of writing, it’s reached $13,000 of its $30,000 goal, with several hundred backers already on board. “This is …

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Verizon to shave $300 million from Yahoo deal

The Verizon Yahoo buyout deal is still likely going ahead for somewhere in the region of several billion dollars, but that doesn’t mean they’ve settled on a price. Indeed closing in on a year on from the initial announcement, Verizon is still looking to pay less for internet giant in the …

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Surface Books are hit by latest Brexit price hike

While many people around the country continue to debate the impact of the Brexit referendum from mid-way through last year, the effects are being felt all over. The tech-sector has had several responses to its effect on the value of the pound too and the latest is Microsoft’s Surface Book, …

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Indian space agency breaks satellite launch record

The Indian Space Research Organisation has broken the world record for launching simultaneous satellites into orbit around the Earth. Taking off in the early hours of this morning, the Polar Satellite Launch vehicle PSLV-C37 hauled 104 satellites out of the Earth’s atmosphere. Three satellites were for Indian use, while the other …

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Splatoon 2 to have open-play test event in March

Splatoon 2 is one of the Nintendo Switch’s most hotly anticipated releases, but it won’t be arriving until sometime in Q2 or even Q3 of this year. Fortunately for early adopters of Nintendo’s upcoming console, there will be a public test event over the weekend of the 24th March, letting …

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