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Apple and Google are battling over mobile exclusives

Gamers are pretty used to the idea of platform exclusives on consoles and PC but it isn’t something we’ve really had to deal with on mobile devices until recently, as now Apple and Google are battling over exclusivity deals with App developers more aggressively than ever. With gaming apps being …

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Hearthstone now available on iPad worldwide

Hearthstone has finished its soft-launch and is now available on the iPad worldwide. Blizzard’s free to play card game currently has over 10 million registered players, a number that is likely to grow now that it is available on more platforms. Hearthstone spent quite a long time in closed beta …

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The first Heartbleed hacker has been arrested

The Heartbleed bug has been around for a couple of years but it caused quite a stir when it was publicly revealed last week. However, there had been no reports of people abusing the bug until now, a Canadian hacker has become the first person to get arrested for abusing …

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Sony sells off its Square Enix shares

Sony has just sold off the 9.5 million share stake it had in Publisher, Square Enix for $47 million despite its stock in the company being worth upwards of $150 million. The 9,520,000 shares were passed on to a company known as SMBC Nikko Securities, which specialises in corporate finance. Square Enix …

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Google aims to bring project Ara to life within a year

Project Ara is happening and its happening fast, Google has taken charge of the modular smartphone project and is aiming for a January 2015 release- it won’t cost much either, with the standard price coming in at $50. That said, new modules and customisation options will likely bulk up the …

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Half-Life speed run world record set

Speed running team, ‘Quadrazoid’ has set a new world record by beating Half-Life in just 20 minutes and 41 seconds, comfortably beating the previous record of 29 minutes and 41 seconds by about a the third of the time. This wasn’t just a stroke of luck though, the speed run …

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Windows Phone 8.1 is now available to download

Windows Phone owners have been stuck without a major OS update for some time now but thankfully, Microsoft has finally released the Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview bringing some big features such as Cortana, the digital assistant as well as a new notification centre and skinned tiles for the start …

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AOC launches IPS monitors with ONKYO speakers

AOC has launched two new 1080p IPS  monitors based on a stylish razor concept design. The new monitors will feature “world class brand” sound provided by ONKYO speakers as well as MHL and Miracast connectivity, which allows for high definition streaming straight from your Android device. Both the i2473Pwm and …

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Age of Empires is going mobile

Age of Empires, the history based RTS game is now coming to mobile devices, the last main instalment to the series was Age of Empires III which came out in 2005. An online focused game came out in 2011 but failed to take off and as a result, it will …

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Kickstarter launched for pocket sized robot printer

While 3D printers are getting smaller and cheaper, traditional printers are going mobile, but more expensive. A group of students from the Jerusalem College of Technology have created a pocket sized printer that rolls around on top of your paper like a robot vacuum, eliminating the need for huge, bulky printers. The …

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UK retailers cutting down Xbox One prices even more

Microsoft has been getting pretty aggressive with its pricing recently, once Titanfall launched, the Xbox One dropped in price to £399.99 and now the Titanfall bundle has been cut down further to match the PS4 at £349,99, which is closing in on £100 off of the console’s original launch price. …

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Microsoft Surface 2 4G gets UK release date

The 4G version of Microsoft’s much improved Surface 2 tablet will be coming to the UK next month, Microsoft has confirmed. Currently only WiFi models are available and with networks getting stricter on mobile tethering, its getting harder to use your tablet to get online while on the road. The …

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Atlus saves failed RPG Kickstarter

Indie studio, Eden Industries, went to Kickstarter to fund its retro RPG, Citizens of Earth but only came out with a third of the necessary funds to create the game, which seemingly doomed the project until publisher, Atlus, swooped in to save the day. Atlus, which has published titles like …

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Borderlands the Pre-Sequel is official

Yesterday we reported on rumours of a Borderlands Pre-Sequel, which was said to be in development at 2K Australia and it turns out that the rumour was true, a new Borderlands game is in the works and not being worked on by Gearbox. The game will be set in space …

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New battery tech can fully charge a smartphone in 30 seconds

Battery technology hasn’t scaled well with smartphones, leaving consumers wishing for bigger and better batteries and while energy efficiency has improved a bit, many users find their phones dying before the day is done. This is where Israeli startup StoreDot comes in, the small company has created a Bio-Organic battery …

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