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Sony Pictures hacked, internal information compromised

Sony Pictures has reportedly lost control of its desktop PCs, phone lines and a large portion of data following an attack from a hacker or possibly a group of hackers known as #GOP. The group is demanding some kind of ransom but information on specific requests is unfortunately not available currently. …

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Court rejects excessive $30,000 fine for pirating a movie

A federal court judge in Washington has gone ahead and rejected a $30,000 damages award against internet subscribers accused of downloading a pirated movie through a torrent client. The judge, Thomas Rice, expressed doubts that the filmmakers were really hurt that much and branded the $30,000 request as “excessive punishment”. …

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Xbox One adoption rises and UK sales hit 1 million units

Microsoft is off to a good start this holiday season, the company recently announced that it is steadily catching up to the PS4, having managed to sell 10 million units worldwide and adoption looks to be increasing here in the UK, with sales finally toppling 1 million units to customers. …

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Gorilla Glass 4 aims to stop screens from smashing

Corning is currently working on developing Gorilla Glass 4 with the aim of developing a solution that it strong enough to withstand sudden drops on to hard surfaces such as concrete, in an effort to stop phone screens from smashing so easily. Gorilla Glass has been embraced by almost every …

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Asus to launch ROG Poseidon GTX 980

Asus Republic of Gamers has announced that it will be launching the Poseidon GTX 980 graphics card, featuring the DirectCU H2O cooler, which uses a hybrid solution for efficient cooling on air or water. According to the company’s own tests, the Poseidon GTX 980 will run up to 27 degrees …

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The Moto 360 2 might be coming out early next year

The original Moto 360 smartwatch has only been out for a few months but there is already rumors floating around, suggesting that the next iteration of the product could launch as soon as early next year, presumably during Q1. According to Lenovo Eastern Europe Vice President, Gleb Mishin, the original …

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Valve updates Early Access rules for developers

Valve has sent out an updated copy of its terms and conditions to developers looking to use the Steam Early Access program. The new rules and guidelines are aimed to help consumers out a bit more with more transparency from developers on projects. The updated rules recognizes that unforeseen circumstances …

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Walmart changes price-match policy following $50 PS4 scam

Walmart has officially changed its price matching policy in an effort to stop shoppers from being able to abuse the system and end up purchasing Playstation 4 consoles for as low as $50. Several Amazon users were able to set up fake selling accounts recently in order to list consoles for …

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Battlefield 5 to return to military setting

Battlefield 5 is currently penciled in to release towards the end of 2016 but we are already starting to hear some details about the game. For example, it turns out that the upcoming title will bring the series back to its military roots, taking a step away from Battlefield Hardline’s approach, …

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iOS drops the ‘FREE’ icon on F2P apps

Apple’s iOS App Store will no longer advertise ‘free to play’ or ‘freemium’ apps as free, instead these applications will now have a ‘+ GET’ icon beside them, giving users a better warning that an app likely has a heavy focus on micro-transactions. Apps such as Angry Birds, Candy Crush …

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Sony Xperia Z4 front panel leaks

Sony has announced its schedule for its CES conference in January at which we will likely see a slew of new devices announced. While specific details aren’t confirmed yet, the Xperia Z4 smartphone is expected to make an appearance, which could be backed up by this latest leak, showing off …

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Whatsapp starts encrypting all chat messages by default

WhatsApp has revealed that going forward, it will be encrypting every chat message sent via the service by default, signalling another step in the right direction for privacy online. The rollout was announced today and is described by the App maker as the “largest deployment of end-to-end encryption ever”. There …

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The Google Nexus 6 is now available to pre-order in the UK

Google’s latest smartphone, the Nexus 6, is finally available to pre-order in the UK ahead of an impending December release date. The 6 Inch smartphone is built by Motorola, featuring many of the same specifications as this year’s Moto X. The ‘Midnight Blue’ 32GB Nexus 6 is available to pre-order …

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Valve won’t be appearing at CES next year

Earlier this year, Valve showed up at CES with a bunch of Steam Machines to talk a little more about its plans and show off the controller. The controller and OS have since been delayed but it doesn’t look like we will be hearing anything new in January as Valve …

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Android Lollipop arrives on Nvidia Shield tablets

The public OTA update for Android Lollipop on Nvidia Shield tablets is now live and should be hitting your device some time today if it hasn’t already. The update will bring Android’s latest user interface, animations and notifications inspired by material design. Users should experience improved app performance and the …

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