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Apple Pay is off to a great start in the US

Apple’s new form of contact-less payment, Apple Pay, which launched last year alongside the new iPhones, is off to a pretty great start and has been well received over in the US. Apple CEO, Tim Cook, recently announced that $2 of every $3 spent using contact-less payment has used Apple …

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Sky to launch its own 4G mobile network in the UK

Sky is planning to become a cellular network provider, with its own 4G network set to launch in 2016. The company’s Chief Executive believes that Sky has proven that it is capable of launching new services at scale, so launching a new network service could pay off. Jeremy Darroch, Sky’s …

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LG may sue Qualcomm over special Galaxy S6 Snapdragon 810

Apparently LG may sue Qualcomm if the company chooses to provide Samsung with a revised version of the Snapdragon 810 processor for its upcoming flagship device, the Galaxy S6. Samsung believes that the current Snapdragon 810 chip runs too hot and is therefore planning to use its own made Exynos …

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Apple has posted the biggest quarterly profit in history

Apple has managed to break several records this week with its first fiscal quarter earnings report of the year, managing to post the biggest quarterly profit of any company ever in history. Over the last several months, Apple managed to generate a profit of $18 billion. This beat out the previous …

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Evidence suggests that Spartan will support Chrome extensions

Microsoft officially revealed its new web browser, currently code-named ‘Spartan’, at its Windows 10 press event earlier this month. Since then, there has been much speculation surrounding the browser’s extension compatibility. However, evidence suggests that Microsoft’s new browser will support Chrome extensions. Originally, it was a report from Neowin that …

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Xbox One controller update reduces connection times

Microsoft is in the process of testing a new Xbox One controller firmware update, which will halve the time it takes for the gamepad to connect to Xbox One consoles. The current controllers currently take around five seconds to sync up with the main console. However, the new update will shrink …

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You can now take selfies in World of Warcraft

The latest patch for World of Warcraft adds more than just Twitter integration to the game, players can now also access the S.E.L.F.I.E camera, which does exactly what you would assume it does- take selfie pictures of your in-game character. Patch 6.1, which is currently being sent out to the …

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Razer announces Razer Arena competitive gaming software

Razer has revealed its new ‘Razer Arena’ software, which will allow users to automate the process of finding competitive gaming servers and then tracking your progress.  The community will also be able to organize their own competitions and tournaments. First of the software’s functions is automatic match creation and reporting, …

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Oculus VR has its own movie production studio

Oculus VR has been expanding its focus beyond games for some time now but it seems that movies may play a larger role in the company’s plan than originally thought as it has been revealed that there is an internal movie production studio at work. The internal production studio is …

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Tesco is giving up on Blinkbox

Over the last few months, Tesco has been winding down on its loss-making digital download service, Blinkbox. The movie watching side of the business was sold off to TalkTalk a few weeks ago but Tesco still owned Music and Books services, which are now either being sold off or shut …

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Here is why the Nexus 6 doesn’t have a fingerprint sensor

Apparently it is Apple’s fault that Motorola didn’t include a fingerprint sensor on the Google Nexus 6 smartphone, according to new reports. Former Motorola CEO, Dennis Woodside, confessed that the Nexus 6 was originally supposed to include a fingerprint sensor. Motorola was originally working on fingerprint sensor technology as far …

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HTC begins sponsoring eSports teams

HTC is now getting involved with the eSports scene in an effort to update its brand image and be seen as something more than just a smartphone maker. The company now sponsors Cloud9, Team Liquid and Team SoloMid, three prominent professional teams. Team Liquid welcomed its new Taiwanese sponsor in …

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New Graphics Cards won’t be essential for DirectX 12

Following Microsoft’s recent Windows 10 press conference last week, there has been some confusion surrounding the DirectX 12 API and current GPU compatibility. However, Microsoft is hoping to clear things up a bit and has said that you won’t need a new graphics card for the basic features. Following last …

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Qualcomm to make updated Snapdragon 810 for Samsung Galaxy S6

Qualcomm is apparently going to provide Samsung with an updated version of the most recent Snapdragon 810 mobile CPU, after rumors began suggesting that the company would be moving ahead with its own Exynos chip for the upcoming Galaxy S6 flagship. According to a Wall Street Journal report, Qualcomm is …

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The very first 20th Anniversary PS4 has sold for $129,000

The original 20th Anniversary Edition PlayStation 4 console has been auctioned off for just under $130,000 in Japan. The first of the 12,300 units was saved by Sony for a charity auction, which raised $129,000, Sony then matched this making for a total donation of $258,000 for a Japanese charity. …

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Gearbox is gearing up for Borderlands 3

Gearbox Software is gearing up to start work on Borderlands 3 the development studio has reveled. Gearbox President, Randy Pitchford, teased the game during a panel at PAX South over the weekend, following the panel, he tweeted out that the studio was hiring for the upcoming project. “We are recruiting …

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Apple Watch battery life won’t be anything special

The Apple Watch is due to launch some time in March but the device’s battery life may hold it back as internal tests are reportedly showing a 2.5 hour battery life with active application use, which doesn’t sound too great, although it does fall in line with earlier reports that …

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