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Samsung denies that its TVs are invading your privacy

News broke recently about Samsung’s new Smart TV privacy policy, which was unfortunately poorly worded and made it sound like the TVs were transmitting your conversations to a third-party via voice recognition software. This stirred up a bit of controversy but the Korean device maker is looking to clear things …

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Microsoft and Samsung settle patent dispute

Microsoft and Samsung have settled their patent dispute over royalty payments, which became an issue once Microsoft bought Nokia. Samsung had previously declined to pay Microsoft a patent fee and share sensitive commercial smartphone information after the company bought Nokia. The firm argued that the acquisition of Nokia would invalidate a …

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Qualcomm to pay $975 million in anti-trust fines to China

Mobile chip maker, Qualcomm, is set to pay $975 million out to Chinese officials in order to end a 14 month-long anti-trust investigation into the company’s patent licensing practices. The fine is actually the largest in China’s corporate history. The firm will also have to lower royalty fees on patents …

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Bethesda is having its own E3 press conference

In recent years, Bethesda has really expanded its reach, publishing excellent titles like Dishonored and Wolfenstein: The New Order. Now the company has enough going on to warrant its own press conference at E3, it has been announced. Bethesda announced that it will be hosting its own E3 press conference …

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Bioware and EA cancel Shadow Realms

Last year, EA and Bioware released a series of creepy live-action trailers leading up to the announcement of their new 4v1 co-op PC title, Shadow Realms. However, the game will no longer see the light of day as it has been officially cancelled so that the team working on it …

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iOS 9 reported to focus on stability and bug fixes

Apple’s iOS 9 update might not come packed with brand new features or apps but rather, focus on under the hood changes along with stability and bug fixes instead. This may well be a response to the troubled launch of iOS 8, which took a couple of months to patch …

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Google and LG to launch VR headset

Google and LG are teaming up to launch their own Samsung Gear VR competitor for the LG G3 handset. It is inspired by the Google Cardboard VR headset design, which was shown off last year. The headset will turn the LG G3 into a virtual reality device, essentially doing the …

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Cortana is coming to Microsoft Office

Microsoft is currently working on bringing its digital assistant, Cortana, to Microsoft Office. The company is currently testing a “Work Assistant” app that is designed to use Cortana to open up, edit and share documents using voice commands. The application is just a prototype right now, but sources familiar with …

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KickAss Torrents taken down by domain seizure

The Pirate Bay might be back in some shape or form, but KickAss Torrents is now down following a domain name seizure. The .so Somalian domain of the heavily visited torrent site is now listed as banned by the .SO registry, meaning that the site’s operators will need to find …

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Twitch streamer swatted in front of 60,000 viewers

A Runescape Twitch streamer was swatted last week in front of 60,000 viewers. Last Thursday, an armed SWAT team turned up at Joshua Peter’s (KoopaTroopa on Twitch), home following a fake emergency service call. The streamer’s ten year old brother was unfortunate enough to answer the door. Peters left the …

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New Gorilla Glass to almost be as scratch resistant as Sapphire

Late last year, Corning showed off the latest version of its Gorilla Glass, claiming that it was stronger than ever and more resistant to common drops and accidents. However, the company is already looking ahead to the future with Project Phire, which is apparently almost as scratch resistant as Sapphire glass. …

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Apple gives game developers credit for App Store success

Apple’s App Store wouldn’t have become such a huge success if it wasn’t for the support of game developers, according to the company’s Vice President of iPhone and iOS Product Marketing, Greg Joswiak, speaking to developers while accepting the first ever Technical Impact Award from the Academy of Interactive Arts …

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EA exec thinks games are too hard to learn

An EA executive thinks that the games of today are too hard to learn, stating that the average gamer spends two consecutive hours just learning how to play the most basic games. Last night at the D.I.C.E summit in Las Vegas, EA Chief Creative Officer, Richard Hilleman, commented on game …

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Facebook’s new privacy policy is worrying

Facebook has once again updated its privacy policy but it may be taking things too far in an effort to show you targeted ads. The new policy allows Facebook to check up on what you are doing on other apps and websites that have nothing to do with the social …

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Xbox One February update starts rolling out

The Xbox One February update has started rolling out, including game hubs, a quick connect controller function along with updates to party chat and TV. Microsoft has listed the changes coming in an Xbox Wire post, starting off with the controller improvements. The Xbox One controller takes a while to …

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Apple is finally replacing iPhoto

Apple is finally ditching its iPhoto application along with Aperture, in order to replace them both with a new photos app for OS X Yosemite. The change over was initially promised last year but it has taken a while for Apple to get things moving. The developer version of the …

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Canon launches highest resolution full-frame DSLRs ever made

Canon has launched its new 5DS and 5DS R DSLR cameras, packing in 50 megapixels of resolution, making them the highest resolution full-frame DSLRs ever made. There isn’t a big difference between the two models, they both use 50 megapixel full-frame sensors along with the body of the 5D Mark …

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The HTC M9 has been spotted in gold

HTC’s upcoming flagship device, the HTC One M9, is set to be shown off at the Mobile World Congress next month. However, we already have our first look at the device, in gold, showing a familiar design, aside from the new camera. The handset was formally known as Hima during …

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Google Glass 2.0 to be re-designed from scratch

A while back Google made the decision to end production on the current Google Glass model that we have come to know since its launch back in 2013. The company has since taken Glass development behind closed doors and will be redesigning the next model from scratch. Speaking to The …

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