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OverclockersUK launches extreme 8Pack-inspired INFIN8 range

OverclockersUK has announced its brand new 8Pack-inspired INFIN8 range of desktop solutions, collectively worth a whopping £31,000. Of course, OCUK doesn’t skimp on the components, packing custom acrylic pass through plates, dual loop hard pipe water cooling and dual GTX 1080 Tis into the most premium cases on the market. …

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AVerMedia launches HDR-compatible 4K capture cards

Elgato might have beaten its rivals to the punch on launching a 4K-capable capture card, AVerMedia has finally caught up by bolstering its Live Gamer line of capture cards. It’s Live Gamer 4K is a PCIe-based capture card that bests the Elgato 4K60 in price and features, while the Live …

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A ‘Digital Key’ standard for cars is in the works

Whilst some cars can be unlocked via a smartphone, these models are few and far between and are often very pricey additions. The Car Connectivity Consortium is looking to change this, by creating a standard so that more manufacturers can easily implement a Digital Key system that works no matter …

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Google adds Continued Conversations to Google Home

When you get a smart assistant such as Alexa or Google Assistant, it never really stops feeling unnatural to add Ok, Google, or Hey, Alexa before every command. Google is looking to tackle that problem with a new feature for Google Home, known as ‘Continued Conversations’. This feature was a …

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Facebook testing paid subscriptions for private groups

Yesterday we learned that Facebook is planning to further monetise Messenger with auto-playing video ads. Now, we have more details on the social networks future monetisation plans, with Groups set to get subscription fees. Facebook made the announcement in a press release today, with the company claiming that it often …

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Amazon silently kills Mayday Support for Fire Tablets

Five years ago, Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos announced ‘Mayday’, a live video calling support service for the company’s own Amazon Fire tablets. The idea was to bring something new to customer support, making assistance quicker and faster. However, it looks like Amazon is now ready to move on, with Mayday …

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