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Kickstarter was hacked last week

Popular crowd funding site, Kickstarter, was hacked last week and the attackers managed to get away with some of the company’s customer data although no payment information was compromised. However, during the breach, some passwords, phone numbers and email addresses were taken. The company was very open and honest about the …

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The Titanfall beta runs at 792p on Xbox One

The Titanfall beta is live for those of you who were lucky enough to get a beta key but for Xbox One users the game seems to be running at a pretty weird resolution. The Titanfall beta is currently running at 1408×792 or 792p, Respawn has confirmed. Eurogamer was the …

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US scientists make crucial step towards limitless power

A team of Scientists working in California have announced that they are one step closer to developing a pollution free, controlled fusion energy reaction. However they are still far off reaching their final goal. Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory released a peer reviewed case study on Wednesday which revealed that …

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Former Valve Director leaves Microsoft

Former Director of Business at Valve, Jason Holtman, has left Microsoft after just six months at the company. Holtman originally left Valve to focus on making Windows a better platform for gaming and interactive media but by the looks of his LinkedIn profile, he has given that up. While at …

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MSI teasing new Gaming series product

If you’ve been paying attention to the MSI UK Facebook page over the last couple of weeks then you might have noticed that a few teasers have been posted for an upcoming ‘Gaming series’ product, due t0 release next month. So far very little information is available aside from one …

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Nokia set to debut its first Android phone at MWC

Nokia is set to reveal its low end Android powered smartphone at the Mobile World Congress this month according to the Wall Street Journal. The publication cited sources “familiar with the matter”, the phone is said to be code named the Nokia Normandy and will appear at the Barcelona based …

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HTC might release its own Smartwatch this year

It looks like HTC is gearing up to join the wearable tech market this year as the Taiwanese phone maker has hinted that it is making its own Android powered Smartwatch, which could compete against the Samsung’s Galaxy Gear. During an interview with Bloomberg, company co-founder, Cher Wang, admitted that …

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The Order 1886 won’t feature multiplayer

If you were hoping to see some competitive or co-operative multiplayer included in The Order 1886 after seeing the launch trailer, then you’re going to be disappointed as Ready At Dawn studio founder, Andrea Pessino, has confirmed that the game will be void of any multiplayer modes. A curious gamer tweeted …

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John Carmack explains why he left id Software

When id Software founder and Doom programmer, John Carmack, originally left his former studio late last year to work on the Oculus Rift, the studio’s parent company, Zenimax, merely said that Carmack was interested in “focusing on things other than game development at id.”, but it turns out that there’s a …

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Free to play mech shooter Hawken is moving to Steam

Free to play multiplayer mech shooter, Hawken,  is moving to the Steam platform, developer, Adhesive Games, has just announced on the company’s blog. The existing launcher will move to Valve’s platform and Adhesive is hoping that all of the game’s current players will make the switch in time for the upcoming …

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Razer smartband already has 10,000 devlopers signed up

Ten thousand developers signed up to make apps for Razer’s upcoming smartband, ‘Nabu’, just 24 hours after it was unveiled at CES last month. Razer is taking a detour from its usual line of gaming peripherals and laptops to create its own piece of wearable tech, it’s not just developers …

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Apple experimenting with solar and kinetic charging for iWatch

Apple’s long rumoured iWatch could feature solar-powered, wireless or even kinetic based charging if a report from The New York Times is to be believed. Early last year The Verge reported that Apple was apparently having trouble with battery life on the upcoming wearable device, so it is possible that …

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Google’s Q4 earnings indicate strong Nexus 5 sales

While Google’s fourth quarter earnings fell just short of analyst expectations on Thursday, the firm did manage to post strong Nexus 5, Chromecast and Google Play sales. Wall Street expected Google to generate $16.75 billion in revenue,  and while it did manage to surpass that, generating $16.86 billion, share prices …

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Tesco mobile customers to get free 4G

Tesco Mobile has announced today that the company won’t be charging its customers a premium for using the 4G network, which is based of off O2’s infrastructure. Tesco used to charge customers £2.50 premium but decided to drop the charge in order to compete with the network, Three, which will …

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DICE releases Mantle performance numbers

The Mantle patch for Battlefield 4 has finally arrived along with AMD’s accompanying beta driver, in addition to the news, DICE has gone ahead and posted some performance numbers along with details of what system configuration the team was using in order to give users an idea of what they …

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