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New Xbox One dashboard ditches Kinect gestures

Microsoft has finally admitted that people don’t really make much use out of the Kinect. A new dashboard update is arriving this week for owners of the console, which will drop Kinect gestures entirely for interface navigation, Microsoft admitted that it decided to do this as usage was “very, very …

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Qualcomm begins showing off the Snapdragon 820

Qualcomm has officially began showing off the Snapdragon 820 SoC, which will likely appear in many of next year’s flagship Android smartphones. The chip succeeds from the Snapdragon 810, which was criticised for its poor heat management and power draw. This time around, Qualcomm has focussed on this area a …

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How does Fallout 4 run on PC?

One of the most highly anticipated games of the last couple of years has been Fallout 4, ever since the famous Kotaku leak of 2013. Now, the game has finally arrived, bringing us back to the wasteland, but how does the PC version hold up? I managed to get access …

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iPad Pro goes on sale this week

Back in September, alongside the iPhone 6s launch, Apple announced the long rumoured iPad Pro, a 13-inch tablet, which is aimed at multi-taskers. Now, the tablet is finally ready to go on sale, with a date pencilled in for the 11th of November this week here in the UK. Given …

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Rare PlayStation SNES prototype switched on

Earlier this year, a super rare prototype of Nintendo and Sony’s collaboration console was found in what seemed like perfect condition and photos of it appeared online. Only 200 of these consoles were ever made, most of which were thrown out after the project fell apart. Now for the first …

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AMD faces class action lawsuit over Bulldozer core count claims

It looks like AMD has a class action lawsuit on its hands over the company’s Bulldozer series of processors. The complaint stems from claims that AMD overstated the number of cores contained in the chip, the lawsuit says that while AMD advertised Bulldozer as having eight cores, it only really had …

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Overwatch won’t be free to play

After around a year of speculation, Blizzard today announced the proper release date for Overwatch and what payment model it will use. The game will be a full priced title, though skins will still be sold as microtransactions on the side. The game is also heading to the Xbox One …

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GlobalFoundries and AMD announce first 14nm FinFET success

GlobalFoundries and AMD have announced this week that they have successfully produced the first 14nm FinFET sample chip. Previously, GlobalFoundries has been licensing Samsung’s own 14nm process but it seems that the fab is now ready to make it work alone. This is also good news for AMD, as it …

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AMD said to launch the Radeon R9 380x next week

Last week, we began hearing rumours that AMD was preparing another GPU for launch before Christmas and now it seems that we know exactly when to expect it. Next week, AMD is said to be releasing the new Radeon R9 380x, featuring a fully unlocked Tonga GPU with more stream …

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157,000 people had details stolen in TalkTalk hack

With four people now in custody for their connection to the TalkTalk hack, we are starting to learn more and more about what actually happened. After a couple of weeks of speculation as to how much data was stolen, we now know that 157,000 customers of the ISP had their …

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PlayStation VR specs officially confirmed

Sony has been working on PlayStation VR (formerly Project Morpheus) since 2013. We already knew that the company had the final specification in mind, it was just waiting for developers to build a solid library of launch titles. Now, Sony has shared that final specification with the world, with a …

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The Witcher is getting its own movie

It looks like Geralt is heading for the big screen in 2017, as a movie based on The Witcher series is now in the works. Right now, it isn’t clear if this will be a live action or animated film, but we do know that Polish company, Platige films, will be …

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Lian Li announces its first CPU water block

It is not unusual for us to see those in the PC market begin to diversify. Today, Lian Li, normally known for its PC cases, has announced its first step in to the custom watercooling arena with its own CPU water block, the CB-01. The focus for the CB-01  appears …

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Apple Watch sales near seven million milestone

The smartwatch market wasn’t quite what it is today before the Apple Watch. In total, Android Wear makers were shipping less than one million units a year combined, according to 2014 sales numbers. However, when the Apple Watch launched, the device quickly became quite popular, with three million or so …

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YouTube now supports VR video, app supports Cardboard

YouTube today announced that it would be bringing two new features to the service, both of them being virtual reality related. For a start, YouTube now fully supports virtual reality video playback, meaning content creators with the right equipment could upload some pretty interesting experiences. Additionally, the YouTube mobile app …

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