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Devs abandon Steam Early Access title Towns

Yesterday a Steam Early Access title had to be booted off of steam, which raised some valid worries about how Greenlight and Early Access are run. Today we have more cause to not trust the Greenlight or Early Access programmes as the developers behind Towns have abandoned the project completely. …

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New Android malware is holding phones to ransom

Researchers have uncovered new Android based malware that holds smartphones for ransom, claiming that you must pay $300 or face completely false criminal charges for viewing illegal porn. In order to really freak people out, Android-Trojan.Koler.A uses Geo location data to tailor warnings to whichever country the user is based in. …

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Tesco is planning to launch its own smartphone

Upon the success of Tesco’s budget Android tablet option, the Hudl, the supermarket has revealed that it is now focussing on bringing out its own Hudl branded smartphone. The supermarket’s latest device is said to be out by the end of the year, just in time for the holidays which …

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Amazon now lets you shop on Twitter

Amazon launched a new service yesterday called #AmazonCart, the online retailer is hoping that you’ll be scrolling through Twitter, see an Amazon link and and want to buy the product on less than 140 characters worth of information. In order to add Twitter items to your cart, all you have …

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Microlab T1 wireless headset review

Microlab is a relatively small company in the audio world but that isn’t stopping it from delivering decent quality speaker systems. Previously we have had a look at the Solo 6C as well as the FC360 2.1 speaker systems and were impressed by both. Can Microlab deliver similar sound quality …

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Steam yanks scam game from Steam Early Access

Earth: Year 2066 has been kicked off of Steam’s Early Access programme after being accused of plagiarism, deleting negative feedback and creating fake accounts to talk up the game. The rip off title cost $19.99 on the Steam store which was deemed far too much considering how broken the game …

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S leak reveals 2560×1600 display

Samsung has been expanding its Galaxy line to no end in recent years with several different tablet models, smartphone models and even smart watches. It seems that right now the Korean company is focusing on its Tablet line as some specs for the upcoming Galaxy Tab S have leaked revealing …

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You can 3D print a lightsaber with these free files

Star Wars day was two days ago so this might seem a bit late but Ultimaker has released some free files to allow anyone to 3D print their own lightsaber which is modeled after Obi Wan Kenobi’s from the movies. The finished product looks awesome, complete with Lightsaber glow: A lot …

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Activision has invested $500 million in Destiny

Activision is betting big on Bungie and its new IP, Destiny, having already sunk half a billion dollars in to the project, making it a huge gamble for both the publisher and the developer. According to Reuters, the Call of Duty publisher is spending $500 million on developing and advertising …

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Steam Music beta has begun

Valve has sent out its first wave of invites to the Steam Music beta this week, allowing some big picture mode and Steam OS users access to the feature. Steam Music is one of Valve’s steps in to making the Steam Machine a competing entertainment platform with access to more …

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There’s a $499 NES console remake coming out

If you fancy buying an old console for the price of an Xbox One then retro hardware manufacturer,  Analogue Interactive, has something for you. The company is known for releasing expensive editions of old consoles having released a wooden Neo Geo system in the past for $649. Now the company is …

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Oculus fires back at ZeniMax over VR ownership claims

Last week it was revealed that ZeniMax wants to take legal action against Oculus as it believes that it had a huge part to play in the company’s success thanks to John Carmack’s early efforts, which led to people getting excited about Virtual Reality again before Palmer Luckey launched the …

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Apple VS Samsung patent case gets a verdict

The Apple VS Samsung patent cases seen to never end but after a lot of stalling and several appeals, the court has finally given its verdict on the second patent case and neither company really wins. Apple was suing Samsung for a hefty $2.2 billion over some of its pre-Galaxy …

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HTC One M8 mini specs and body leaks

The HTC One M8 launch has passed and most of the hype has settled but it seems that HTC is almost ready to reveal the mini version of its new Android flagship as some specs and the images of the phone leak. EVLeaks is behind this one, revealing what appears …

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EA nearing game streaming deal with Comcast

EA is reportedly working out a game streaming deal with Comcast, the deal would allow EA to stream games on the American cable provider’s X1 operating system. This move would also expand EA’s customer base significantly as the publisher would be able to reach all of Comcast’s 22 million customers. …

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Neversoft is merging with Infinity Ward

Activision is doing some internal reshuffling this week as the publisher has announced plans to shut down NeverSoft Studios in order to merge its current staff with Infinity Ward, Activision is referring to the now larger Call of Duty developer as a ‘super studio’. The news was announced through a …

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Microsoft fixes IE security flaw- even on XP

Earlier this week we reported on an Internet Explorer bug that could potentially hurt Windows XP users since the decade old OS was no longer supported. However, Microsoft decided that it wouldn’t be a good idea to leave its XP users at risk and fixed the bug. Microsoft announced the …

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Evolve community manager fired over controversial tweet

Turtle Rock, the developer behind the upcoming game, Evolve, has fired its Community Manager over a controversial tweet backing LA Clippers owner, Donald Sterling, who was banned from the NBA for life after a recording of him being racist in his own home leaked. Sterling had told his girlfriend not to …

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