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Iconsole TV will also use SteamOS

A while back the Iconsole TV was announced, and it attracted attention with its rather powerful developer kits that used Ivy-bridge CPU’s, 8GB RAM and dual 500GB hybrid drives. These specs make up the most powerful Android device out there and now it will come with Steam OS too. According …

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Nvidia announces G-Sync

Nvidia has just announced it’s new PC monitor technology ‘G-Sync’ at it’s press conference in Montreal. The announcement started off with an explanation on how monitor refresh rates work, in a standard monitor you have to turn on V-sync to stop screen tearing but then you get stuck with lag …

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Another PS4 launch title delay

The Playstation 4’s launch day list of games is getting smaller as  Drive Club has now been pushed back until early 2014. This comes just a couple of days after Watch Dogs was sent packing into next year, though this one is perhaps more surprising, since it’s a first party …

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The Nexus 5 briefly came out of hiding

While we still have no official word from Google itself on the Nexus 5, we’ve seen plenty of leaks and this one came directly from the Google Play Store. The Nexus 5 appeared there with a price tag of $349. Unfortunately clicking  on the listing didn’t lead to another web …

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Xplay3S to be the first 1440p smartphone

Our smartphone screens seem to be getting bigger every year, from the 4″ Iphone to the nearly 6″ HTC One Max. A bigger screen calls for a higher resolution and most smartphones have started adopting 1080p; now though Vivo wants to push 1440p onto smartphone screens starting with its Vivo …

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Watch Dogs delayed until 2014

Watch Dogs, one of the most anticipated and best looking launch titles for the next generation consoles has been delayed until 2014, Ubisoft has announced in a blogpost. The reason for the delay seems to be quality issues on the Xbox One and Playstation 4. “We know a lot of you …

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Mantle API will not be compatible with Xbox One

A couple of weeks ago AMD hosted the GPU14 even and along with showing off it’s new line of graphics cards, it also announced the new Mantle API for developers, aimed at getting console level performance and optimization out of PC hardware. The API’s presence on the AMD powered next …

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Argos is jumping on the tablet band wagon too

Earlier this month the supermarket Tesco jumped into the tablet arena with it’s budget Android device. At the time I was hopeful that this wouldn’t become a trend between UK shops but it seems that Argos is continuing the trend with it’s own £99 Android touchscreen device. As far as …

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The HTC One Max is now official

We usually know everything about a phone before it’s announced or released these days so this news isn’t all that ‘new’ but today the HTC One Max became official. There were various leaks leading up to this, from the chassis and screen to all of the internals, but at least …

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DICE will support Linux

In recent weeks a lot of companies have been announcing support for Linux. So far we’ve had: Valve, AMD, Nvidia and now DICE. In an interview with Polygon the company’s director, Lars Gustavsson, said it would only need a single “killer” game for the platform to become incredibly popular. In the …

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Ofcom wants to quadruple 4G license fees

If you thought 4G data prices were bad now, wait until you hear this: Ofcom, the UK communications regulator wants to quadruple the price of licensing 4G signal bands for networks. If the network is going to be paying 4 times more, it’d be safe to assume customers would also …

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Could the Xbox One outsell the PS4? One retailer says so

Recently we’ve been hearing a lot about the PS4. Whether it be about possible stock shortages or Chinese students building the console at Foxconn, we’re usually talking about the PS4 but today one retailer is expressing it’s belief that the Xbox One will outsell the Sony console this Christmas. Johnathan Marsh, …

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New Wii U bundles coming to the UK

We can all agree the Wii U is the underdog of the “next” generation. It came out a year early and for the longest time some people didn’t know it existed, others thought it was just a new Wii and others were waiting for the game library to improve. To …

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There will be AMD based Steam Machines

Last week Valve revealed the specs for the 300 prototype Steam Machines, based entirely on Intel and Nvidia hardware. Considering all the hype around AMD recently with the launch of the Mantle API and the forthcoming R9 290X graphics card, this move was surprising. It even led to  rumours that …

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PS4 pre-orders are illegal, claims trading standards

UK games retailer, Simply Games, has been making the news this week, because it’s been holding its customers PS4 pre orders for ransom, telling them if they want to keep their day one PS4, then they’ll have to pay extra money to keep their spot in line. The extra money …

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Grand Theft Auto V breaks a few world records

Well Grand Theft Auto V broke a few world records, are you surprised? The game has been recognized as breaking seven Guinness World Records now making the achievements official. The confirmation came yesterday as Guiness World Records Editor in Chief, Craig Glenda, praised the game with the following statement: “GTA totally deserves …

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Nexus 5 price leaks

In recent weeks we’ve seen a lot of Google Nexus 5 rumours circulating and a bunch of supposed leaks, from the manual coming out to the phone itself being shown off in a bar. We have rough ideas on what it’ll look like, the specs we’ll be getting and the …

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Square Enix partnering with Indigogo

Square Enix has announced the launch of its own Steam Greenlight type system called ‘Collective’. As part of it, the publishing giant will be giving Indie developers the chance to pitch ideas and garner enough interest to be put up for crowd funding. The real exciting part however, Square Enix …

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BBC Playlister announced

The BBC is launching its new ‘Playlister’ service today, which partners with Youtube, Spotify and Deezer allowing you to save songs you hear on the radio to a playlist to listen back to later on one of the partnering services. Last year we suspected the BBC was going to enter …

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Whatsapp website briefly defaced by protestors

A group of protesters demanding peace for Palestine took it upon themselves to paint their message across the Whatsapp website this morning. Taking responsibility, is KDMS, a team of pro-Palestinians claiming to be a part of the Anonymous group. The Whatsapp page title was changed to ‘You got pwned’, the reasoning …

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