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Seriously tiny ECS LIVA X Mini PC shown off at CES

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has lifted the curtain on the latest member to its LIVA family of mini PCs. The Liva X is a new, super small, 15w consuming mini PC powered by a 22nm Intel Bay Trail-M System on Chip CPU. Just as impressive is the thermal design, which …

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Samsung may abandon the Galaxy Alpha after just a few months

Samsung officially announced its mid-range, all metal Galaxy Alpha smartphone in August last year, however the device may soon be discontinued after just a few short months on sale according to new rumors coming from inside the industry. Apparently, the sudden shift away from the Galaxy Alpha will allow Samsung …

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Destiny’s potential DLC roadmap has leaked

A newly leaked image from what looks to be a Bungie meeting is doing the rounds on the Internet today, showing off what could be Destiny’s DLC roadmap for 2015. According to the leak, we can expect to see one major on-disc expansion titled ‘Comet: Plague of Darkness’. Comet will …

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The ViewSonic V55 smartphone may launch with an Iris scanner

The ViewSonic V55 smartphone is currently penciled in for an early 2015 release and could very well be the first consumer smartphone in the world to launch with iris scanning technology implemented. Bio-metrics began sneaking on to smartphones and other devices last year with fingerprint scanners but now it looks …

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Kodak is going to lend its name to a line of smartphones

Kodak has announced that it is going to license its name out to a range of mobile devices that will come with new functionality to make it easier to share and print images. The company’s first smartphone attempt will be revealed at CES later this month. This smartphone will be …

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The Xbox One SDK has been leaked

A group called H4LT has managed to leak the official Xbox One developer SDK, potentially opening the door for homebrew applications as well as giving unapproved developers the ability to create unofficial software for the system. The leak was announced via H4LT’s Twitter account, the group also provided screenshots of …

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iTunes now offers refunds in Europe

Apple has changed the iTunes refund policy making it so that Europeans can return almost any digital item bought from the store within two weeks of purchase. However, as you would expect, there are some caveats in place to avoid abuse of the system. If you open an app, or …

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Microsoft may launch a new web browser for Windows 10

Microsoft is reportedly working on an all new web browser to launch alongside Windows 10 in 2015. The project is currently codenamed ‘Spartan’ and will see the company move away from Internet Explorer, which has garnered up quite a bad reputation over the years. According to ZDNet, the new app …

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Halo 5: Guardians beta launches today

Those of you that own an Xbox One along with a copy of the Halo Master Chief Collection will be able to check out the Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta test later today. This test will last three weeks and is there to help 343 Industries to tweak gameplay based …

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Xbox Live and PSN back online following Christmas day attacks

Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network are back online following the Christmas period DDOS attacks which saw both services suffer from issues for a few days. The attack was carried out by Lizard Squad, a group of ‘hackers’ that threatened to take down Microsoft and Sony’s respective online services earlier this …

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Game of Thrones crowned as most pirated show of 2014

Game of Thrones has managed to become the most pirated show of 2014, continuing its annual winning streak. This year’s season was downloaded more than eight million times via BitTorrent, steaming ahead of the rest of the competition. The Walking Dead came in at a distant second place with just …

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Apple pushes first ever automated security update to Mac users

Apple has pushed out its first ever automated security update to computers running the Mac OS X operating system in order to help defend against new bugs that security researches warned could allow hackers to remotely take control of machines. Apple pushed out the software update yesterday to fix critical …

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