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Qualcomm has made a Snapdragon 4K streaming stick

Qualcomm has announced its new entry in to the streaming market with its new Snapdragon-based Chromecast competitor, capable of streaming 4K. Unfortunately, Qualcomm’s streaming stick won’t be made available to consumers and is instead there as a reference design for third-parties to license out. Third-party manufacturers will be able to …

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Sony has abandoned The Last Guardian trademark

Sony unveiled The Last Guardian a number of years ago, initially as a PlayStation 3 exclusive. However, despite the long and troubled development cycle, the company has refused to announce its cancellation and has remained certain that it will come out eventually. Unfortunately, that may longer be true as Sony …

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Apple’s lightning connector opens door for Jailbreakers

Apple’s lightning connector protocols have been cracked open and could be a big breakthrough for the iOS Jailbreaking community. The exploit allows access to Apple’s serial kernel debugger, which was previously only available on past iOS devices. Apple Jailbreak site, iDownloadblog, has reported that past iOS hacks were developed for …

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Toshiba starts making cameras for Project Ara

Toshiba has shown off two new camera modules that it is developing for Google’s modular smartphone, currently named ‘Project Ara’. There are two versions at present, a 5 megapixel camera module and a 13 megapixel one. These cameras can be swapped in and out of the handset, allowing for easy …

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Dying Light patch brings mod support

Earlier this month, Dying Light developer, Techland, promised to bring full mod support to the zombie survival title. Now the studio has made good on that promise, with a new patch restoring the ability to mod the game. Full mod tools are also on the way. Patch 1.4.0 unlocks the …

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Samsung teases Galaxy S6 launch with new video

Samsung isn’t even hiding it anymore, the next Galaxy flagship from the device maker will launch during a Samsung Unpacked event on the 1st of March, just before the Mobile World Congress is due to take place. The Samsung Mobile Twitter account begun teasing the next flagship with a #TheNextGalaxy …

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Parallels 10 brings Windows 10 to Mac

You can now throw the Windows 10 Technical Preview on your Mac with the latest version of Parallels. Parallels Desktop 10 now gives Windows 10 as an option for the virtual machine, alongside Ubuntu and the older Windows 7/Windows 8.1 ISOs. Parallels works by creating a virtual machine on your …

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Deus Ex Universe to be shown at GDC next month

The Game Developers Conference is set to go ahead in March, which will be our first look at the future of games in 2015. At the event, Eidos Montreal will be showing off its new game, Deus Ex Universe, featuring AMD Tress FX 3.0 technology. The description for the Eidos …

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Apple adds ‘pay once and play’ category to App Store

Micro-transactions have become the norm these days, particularly in mobile games, so much so that it can be difficult to track down games that don’t feature them. However, Apple is looking to make things a little bit easier for you with its new ‘Pay Once and Play’ category on the …

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New leak shows HTC One M9 specs

The HTC One M9 is due to be officially revealed in just a few weeks at MWC but as usual, we may already know most of what HTC has in store for us thanks to a new leak, detailing the specifications of the device. According to new leaks published by …

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Project Ara may appear at MWC next month

Google has been showing off more and more of Project Ara during recent months and we may get to see even more of the modular smartphone at the Mobile World Congress, which starts next month, in Barcelona. Around 50 of the device’s modular components are also due to be displayed …

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Virgin Media to spend £3 billion improving fibre network

Virgin Media has today announced plans to spend £3 billion improving its fibre-optic broadband network, creating 6000 jobs in the process. These improvements will roll out over the next five years and is the largest investment in the UK’s broadband infrastructure made in the past decade. The investment is currently …

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Mozilla to block unsigned add-ons from Firefox

It turns out that Mozilla is planning to tighten up its security restrictions regarding add-ons for the Firefox browser. In a blog post the company said that the decision to block unsigned add-ons was made to reduce a user’s chances of installing a dodgy add-on that can do dodgy things …

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Android Wear shipments only hit 720,000 last year

Android Wear smart watches have gotten off to a slow start as multiple companies only managed to ship a total of 720,000 units during 2014, according to analyst firm, Canalys. The company also revealed that the Moto 360 was indeed the most popular device. 4.6 million wearable devices were shipped …

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Apple to increase app size limit from 2GB to 4GB

Apple has today announced that it is increasing the size limit for apps submitted by developers to the App Store via the iTunes Connect service. Previously, a 2GB limit was imposed on apps but now, that has been doubled to 4GB, allowing developers to create bigger and better applications. Apple …

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Samsung Smart TVs inserting ads in to third-party apps

It turns out that Samsung’s smart TVs are inserting unwanted adverts in to TV shows and movies played on third-party apps. Several owners have begun complaining about a silent Pepsi advert interrupting playback every ten minutes or so. Obviously this isn’t supposed to be happening, so Samsung has launched a …

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App allows Android devices to use PS4 remote play

An unofficial Android app has made it possible to use the PS4 Remote Play feature on non-Sony devices. Sony initially launched an official app bringing the functionality to Xperia devices but it looks like someone got a hold of it and unlocked its functionality. The unofficial PS4 remote play app …

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iPhones 6S to use improved Touch ID sensor

Apple’s next iPhone, presumably to be called the iPhone 6S, will launch later this year featuring a much improved version of the Touch ID sensor, which originally made its debut on the iPhone 5S just under two years ago. Apple has a history of following up major design shifts with …

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Swatter arrested, faces five year prison sentence

19-year-old American, Brandon Wilson, was recently arrested and had his Las Vegas home raided in connection to several incidents of swatting. Swatting has become a significant problem for live streamers over the last year or two. For those who don’t know, swatting is a ‘prank’ in which a hoax call is …

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Samsung teasing new camera for Galaxy S6

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 is expected to be announced in just a few weeks time and now the Korean device maker is beginning to tease its latest flagship device, promising to deliver nothing less than “the future of cameras”, in a new blog post. In a post from Samsung’s camera Research …

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