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Which Cherry MX mechanical switch do you like the most?

We review a lot of mechanical keyboards here at KitGuru and as regular writers, we all have our favourite mechanical switches. I’m a brown man myself, but know that other team members have their preferences. The question we want the answer to today though, is which is yours? For those …

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Kickstarter officially buys up livestreaming partner

Huzza, the livestreaming company that Kickstarter partnered with to launch its Kickstarter Live platform in November 2016, has now become an official subsidiary of the crowd funding company. This will lead to the creation of a new international Kickstarter office, and Huzza management will now handle Kickstarter Live directly. Kickstarter …

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Banner Saga 3 adds playable Dredge stretch goal

The Banner Saga 3, Stoic’s final chapter in its epic, Nordic ‘saga’ has been fully funded on Kickstarter and that means stretch goals. One that’s now been put on the table, is something fans of the previous two games have been asking for forever: playable Dredge. All that’s needed for …

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Razer purchased cloud-phone maker Nextbit

Razer has purchased cloud smartphone maker, Nextbit, including the rights to its Robin handset. It’s not clear right now what it is Razer plans to do with its new subsidiary, but it joins the likes of THX and Ouya, as part of a library of brands and hardware that could …

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Facebook cinema stream shut down by Dutch anti-piracy group

While some lobby groups are still railing against the dangers of torrent sites and downloading, many around the world have moved on to much newer ways to watch protected content: like Facebook live streams. Looking to stay on top of emerging trends however is Dutch anti-piracy group, BRIEN, which has shut …

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Japan to get creepy, Nier Automota PS4 to celebrate launch

To celebrate the upcoming launch of action adventure game, Nier: Automota, Sony is launching a special edition of its PlayStation 4 console with a creepy looking cover. The large, smiling, moon face covers one whole side panel of the console and comes with a downloadable wallpaper to make the carpet …

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Tech against Trump: tech firms push back on Trump order

This past weekend saw a lot of debate and discussion following the erratic implementation of U.S. President Donald Trump’s anti-immigration executive order. However while many people talked, a number of technology firms and leading representatives of the industry took action. Some provided legal support for those affected and others pledged …

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Toshiba confirms it’s splitting off chip business

Toshiba has confirmed earlier rumours that it would spin off its chip manufacturing business into its own entity. The move will see it seek outside investment to the tune of a 20 per cent stake in the newly independent venture. It’s hoped this will help offset major losses in its …

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Boeing shows off spacesuit of the future

Boeing has debuted a new design for spacesuits to be worn by astronauts aboard its planned Starliner crew capsule. They are a fancy blue colour, hence the name, “Boeing Blue,” and are much lighter, whilst also being more flexible and still capable of pressurising in the event of an emergency. …

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Facebook Messenger to begin displaying adverts

If you thought using Facebook’s Messenger application was a good way to avoid seeing all of the adverts on the Facebook main site, think again. In what will begin as a small-scale trial in select territories, Facebook is set to begin running adverts within the app itself, providing links to …

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AirSelfie camera drone now available for pre-order

The miniature flying camera drone, AirSelfie, is now available for pre-order, following a complete set up of the production line. Kickstarter pledges are set to ship out in March this year, with those pre-ordering the device now, slated to receive their’s by May. AirSelfie is a miniature drone equipped with …

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NASA joins US scientists rebelling against Trump administration

United States scientists are continuing to defy gag orders from the newly inaugurated U.S. President, Donald Trump and his administration, with now seemingly someone from NASA speaking out online. Using the Twitter account @RogueNASA, one “government employee” is speaking out on climate change and government oversight. Ninety-seven percent of climate …

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UK offshore wind power has fallen by a third in four years

The cost of building offshore wind farms in British waters has fallen by close to a third in the past four years alone, mirroring similar cost savings to be found in other renewable industries like solar. Savings have mostly come from newer technologies allowing for bigger turbines, though increased competition …

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