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New OS X and Linux bug could be worse than Heartbleed

A new exploit has been discovered for Unix-based systems that some experts are claiming could be more harmful than the SSL bug, Heartbleed, which was discovered earlier this year. This new exploit is called ‘the bash bug’ and allows users to take control of Bourne Again Shell (Bash), the software used …

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The Stomping Land has finally received an update

The Stomping Land might not be a dead game after all as the title has finally received not one but two updates this month, adding in changes to the crafting system, hunting mechanics and inventory system. The developer, Alex Fundora, who goes by the name ‘Jig’ on the official forums, …

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UK Games companies are worth £1.7 Billion

The UK gaming industry consists of just under 2000 companies, 1902 to be exact and they seem to be doing quite well as they have a reported total economic value of around £1.72 Billion. This estimate is double what the UK industry was deemed to be worth back in 2012, …

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Bayonetta 2 sales are suffering in Japan

Bayonetta 2 is off to a slow start in Japan as the Wii U exclusive has only managed to sell 38,828 copies since its launch on the 20th of September. This number is a far cry from the 135,242 copies sold when the original Bayonetta launched for the PS3, the first game …

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Apple pulls iOS 8.0.1 after reports of issues

Apple has been forced to pull the iOS 8.0.1 update after it was found to be causing widespread issues with iPhone handsets, including but not limited to: frequent drops in signal, greater WiFi issues and problems with Touch ID. Affected users who did install iOS 8.0.1 will have to sync …

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Amazon launched eBook subscription service in the UK

Amazon has officially launched its eBooks and audiobooks subscription service in the UK. The service is called ‘Kindle Unlimited’ and allows customers to pay a monthly fee for unlimited access to a pre determined library. In the UK, the service will cost £7.99 a month, Amazon Kindle EU Vice President, Jorrit …

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Samsung to fix 840 Evo SSD performance crippling bug

Over the last few weeks there has been numerous reports of a performance crippling bug found in Samsung’s 840 Evo SSDs. Users over at Overclock.net found that when month old data was found on the drive, read speeds would suffer greatly. However, fortunately for Samsung SSD users, the company has …

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Lionhead Studios reveals canceled game InkQuest

Lionhead Studios, the developer behind the Fable series, has revealed InkQuest, a now canceled game from the studio’s lesser known ‘incubation team’, which is in charge of experimenting with new game ideas and showing them off to gauge public reaction. The Microsoft owned development company has been dabbling in new …

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iOS 8 nears 50% adoption despite some performance glitches

Apple has revealed that nearly 50 per cent of all iOS devices have upgraded to the latest version, iOS 8, which launched just last week, surpassing Android KitKat’s adoption rate in a mere six days. The new statistics were quietly revealed on Apple’s App Store distribution site. The exact percentage …

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Xbox One gets another price cut in the UK

UK retailers are continuing to lower the price of Microsoft’s Xbox One console in an effort to shift more units. The Xbox One had an official price cut a few months ago, bringing the price down to £350, matching the Playstation 4 and now UK based retailers are cutting the …

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Steam has over 100 million active user accounts

Valve has announced that Steam has surpassed a couple of milestones alongside the launch of the store’s huge ‘Discovery’ update. Over the past nine months alone, 3700 titles have been added to Steam, 1300 of which were actually new games. Additionally, the service now has 100 million active user accounts, …

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Playstation TV UK release date announced

Sony has officially revealed the release date for the Playstation TV in Europe as well as the list of games available on day one. The new device will allow you to stream PS4 games to another TV in the house via the ‘Remote Play’ feature, you’ll also be able to …

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EE and Vodafone buy almost 200 Phones 4U stores

EE and Vodafone have gone ahead and bought almost 200 former Phones 4U stores, despite serious allegations that UK networks colluded to drive the company out of business. The former phone retailer entered administration last week, after EE and Vodafone unexpectedly decided to not renew their contracts, a move that Phones 4U …

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Google Nexus 9 tablet ‘coming very soon’

HTC hasn’t made or released a tablet for a number of years but that will change very soon as the company is gearing up to reveal the Google Nexus 9, the first Nexus device from HTC since the Nexus One. According to The Wall Street Journal‘s sources, the Google-HTC partnership …

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Nvidia GAME24 event coverage

As promised, here is our weekend coverage for those of you who missed out on Friday night’s Nvidia Game24 event in London to celebrate the launch of the highly rated GTX 980 and GTX 970 graphics cards.   There was plenty going on at the venue, we  got to take …

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Nvidia GAME24 kicks off tomorrow

Nvidia’s #GAME24 event kicks off tomorrow evening in the UK and you guys are invited, remaining spaces are filling up but you can still register for entry. The event will feature big announcements from Nvidia along with game developers and publishers. There will be competitions and giveaways dotted around and …

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Larry Page wants Google 2.0 to build cities and airports

Google really does want to try and do everything, it’s got driverless cars, Internet carrying balloons- heck, the company is even trying to eradicate death itself. However, apparently all of that isn’t enough, as Google’s CEO, Larry Page, has reportedly started up a new project, ‘Google 2.0’, with plans to solve more …

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