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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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Google’s Android Silver program faces uncertain future

Google’s Android Silver program  has reportedly been put ‘on hold’ for the foreseeable future as Google employees have expressed doubt it would ever be a success. The rumored program was said to replace the Google Play edition program, showcasing the best high-end phones around, running stock Android with updates direct …

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Indiegogo to launch Patreon style service

Indiegogo is looking to take on Patreon with its own consistent crowd funding service, which will reportedly be called ‘Forever Funding’. These new campaigns will allow content creators to to receive a continuous stream of money for their work, rather than having to resort to temporary crowd funding methods. A source …

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Sony quadruples forecast loss for financial year

Sony is continuing its downward spiral, having quadrupled its predicted loss for the current financial year, ending on the 31st of March 2015. We’ve known about Sony’s poor financial state for a while as the company has cut wages, shut down two-thirds of its stores and sold off parts of …

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Mod brings PC master race to Civilization V

You can now play as the ‘glorious PC master race’ in Civilization V, with unique buildings, units and abilities. As you would expect, Lord Gabe Newell of the Master Race will be your leader, the mod creator, Monk Preston, has admitted that this race is over powered and due to …

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Samsung is building its own GPU

It turns out that Samsung is building its own GPU, presumably for use with its own mobile devices in order to compete with the likes of Nvidia and its Tegra mobile graphics chips, this will also help the Korean company avoid licensing costs, allowing it to become more profitable in mobile sales. Samsung …

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EA to re-establish ‘player first culture’

EA CEO, Andrew Wilson, has been making an effort to turn around the publisher’s image this year, admitting to mistakes and claiming that changes are coming. These changes have yet to really come in to play as game development is a long process but Wilson is looking to assure gamers …

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