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Creator of mouse, Doug Engelbart dies at 88

The inventor of the computer mouse, Doug Engelbart has died, aged 88. He was born on 30th January 1925 in Portland, Oregon. He studied electrical engineering at Oregen State University and then worked as a radar technician during World War II. Engelbart first came up with the idea in the …

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Xbox One won’t ship with bundled headset

Microsoft have said that the Xbox One will not have a headset in the bundle, but that the Kinect will provide the console with out of the box ‘in game chat capabilities’. Xbox Live has long been accepted by gamers as a more ‘vocally active’ multiplayer platform than the Sony …

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Android dominating – 1 billion devices to ship in 2014

Android is set to continue its domination well into 2014 as analyst firm Gartner are predicting that 1 billion devices will ship next year. This analysis includes products from mobile phones to desktop PC’s. Their research shows that Microsoft are in second place with Apple close behind. These positions will …

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Ouya released in UK today – £99.99

If you have missed it, then be sure to check out the new OUYA – which is released in the United Kingdom today, priced at £99.99. GAME UK have a list page already set up, for those interested. The page says ‘OUYA – a New Kind Of Game Console!’ and …

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Club3D video cards to target South Africa

Do you live in South Africa? Are you finding it hard to get hold of a quality video card? Club3D may be based in Amsterdam (Netherlands), but they are happy to announce the start of cooperation with Compitum for distribution of Club 3D products in South Africa. Marcel Van Steijn Of Club 3D …

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Amazon’s Song Catalogue Available to iPhone and iPod touch Users

Amazon.co.uk today announced the launch of its MP3 Store optimised specifically for iPhone and iPod touch. For the first time ever, iPhone and iPod touch users can discover and buy digital music from Amazon’s 25 million song catalogue using the Safari browser. Customers also have access to favourite Amazon features like …

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NVIDIA show their strong ARM

Graphics chip maker NVIDIA has announced that is considering licencing its technology to other firms in a similar fashion to the Cambridge chip maker ARM. In a statement made earlier this week Nvidia said it would start to licence both its GPU cores and its “visual computing” patent portfolio to new …

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MSI Unveils GeForce GTX 780 Gaming

Leading international motherboard and graphics card maker MSI has just officially unveiled its latest high-end GTX 780 Gaming graphics card. Featuring NVIDIA’s new GeForce GTX 780 GPU with 3GB of high speed GDDR5 memory and PCI Express Gen 3, the MSI GTX 780 also comes with the exclusive MSI Gaming …

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China takes the supercomputing crown from America

A Chinese supercomputer has claimed the top spot in the list of world’s fastest supercomputers. It has outperformed an American system, achieving double the performance. The Tianhe-2 (Milky Way 2) was developed by China’s National University of Defense Technology and now holds the title of world’s most powerful computer according …

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Google creating cross industry Database to fight child porn

Google are launching a new shareable database which will make it easier for organisations to report and subsequently remove images of sexual abuse of children from areas of the web. Google have said that the database will identify images by a process of ‘hashing’. This algorithm can break down an …

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Best Buy adding 600 Microsoft Mini stores

Our American readers will be interested to hear that Microsoft have teamed up with retailer Best Buy to bring the ‘Microsoft Store’ experience instore. Later this month Microsoft mini stores will be opened inside Best Buy branches – a total of 500 in the U.S. and another 100 in Canada. …

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Google spend $1.3 billion to acquire Waze

Source are said to have spoken to Globes – Israel’s Business Arena. They have been told that Google will acquire Waze Ltd for a cool $1.3 billion. The Israeli navigation app and traffic report start-up will be taken over after months of reports that the deal was underway. There were …

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FBI and Microsoft take down botnet network

Microsoft and the FBI have taken down a criminal network which was responsible for more than $500 million in bank fraud. Microsoft and the FBI said that they, together with a group of financial services had’ disrupted’ more than 1,000 botnets. The organisations have yet to identify the source of …

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Dell start to release Haswell powered systems

Dell have released some systems featuring the latest Haswell processors. They have announced at Computex that they are releasing three new Haswell desktop systems. XPS 8700 Their flagship desktop PC, the XPS 8700 tower ships with up to 4TB of storage and has four HDD trays if you need to …

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Belkin release Thunderbolt Express dock

Belkin first showed their Thunderbolt Express Dock back in IDF 2011. A year later and after a minor facelift it was showcased at CES 2012, due for release later that year. Finally the product has been released keeping the same low profile aluminum style exterior they used in January 2012. …

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Otterbox acquire rival case maker LifeProof

Otterbox, maker of some of the finest protective cases for smartphones has announced their acquisition of LifeProof. No figure was given for the deal. Otterbox have a well earned reputation for creating some of the finest protective cases that money can buy. My colleague Carl reviewed The Otterbox Defender for …

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Amazon planning intersecting ‘biospheres’ for Seattle campus

Amazon are taking a leaf out of Apple’s handbook by announcing that they are planning a biodome for their campus headquarters in Seattle. Documents hit the Seattle Department of Planning and Development showing the new campus headquarters design. They are building the 3.3 million square foot headquarters campus in the …

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Futuremark preparing PCMark 8 release

For the first time in the series, PCMark 8 will combine performance testing with battery life measurement. You can estimate battery use from each benchmark test or use Battery Life mode to loop a test until the battery is almost empty for more accurate results. New Adobe and Microsoft application …

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