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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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Three confirms plan to buy O2 for over £10 billion

Hutchinson Whampoa, the parent company of UK mobile network, Three,  has confirmed that it is hosting “executive negotiations” with Telefonica to acquire O2 for £10.25 billion. This news comes just a few days after rumors of a potential purchase began to fly around. In a statement from Hutchinson, a company …

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Steam can show average ISP speeds in each country

Valve has added many useful features to Steam over the years but one that you may have overlooked is the Steam Stats page, which was updated to let you check the data rates and average speeds for different Internet Service Providers in each country and region. Valve is calling this feature …

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Google may stop selling Google Play Edition devices

It looks like Google may unfortunately be giving up on its Google Play Edition program, which saw popular Android devices re-released with stock Android pre-installed and fully unlocked. Devices to be included in the program included the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S5. SlashGear was the first to notice …

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Overclockers UK is reaching out to Twitch streamers

Overclockers UK is making a push to support professional gamers and more specifically, Twitch streamers this year, with a new sponsorship plan in place and a vision for the future. The OCUK team has kicked things off with a new PC build for Twitch streamer, Sacriel. The streamer’s new build includes …

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Google may launch its own wireless service in the US

Google is apparently working on its own wireless service for mobile phones in the US, which would make use of the T-Mobile and Sprint networks. Google will achieve this by purchasing bandwidth from two of the four national carriers, rather than building its own network from scratch. Google has been …

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Samsung Galaxy S6 may use new type of wireless charging

The Samsung Galaxy S6 is due out sometime over the next few months and may include new “magnetic resonance” wireless charging technology, making it the first consumer device to implement what could become the new standard. This is all according to a new Korean report spotted by Patently Apple. If …

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Apple Patent shows iPhone home button joystick

The iPhone’s home button may be doubling up as a joystick some time in the future if this new Apple patent is anything to go by. The patent describes a “Multi-Function Input Device” and was granted by the US Patent & Trademark office just last week. The patent was filed …

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Netflix has significantly expanded its subscriber base

Netflix has managed to add more new subscribers than it had anticipated during the fourth quarter, thanks to a constantly growing international user base. As you can expect, this has made investors pretty happy and shares rose swiftly following the announcement earlier this week. The company saw 4.33 million subscribers …

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