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The UK Gambling Commission holds no authority on loot boxes

With the increasing inclusion of loot crates within popular triple-A titles came the concerns over their relation to gambling and subsequent ratings enabling minors to engage in the malicious practice. This has escalated as of late, with Belgium and certain states in the US calling for investigations and potential bans, …

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Microsoft is being sued over the HoloLens

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It has been quite some time since Microsoft first unveiled the HoloLens, but it seems that legal troubles are finally starting to follow. A company called HoloTouch has filed a lawsuit against Microsoft, claiming that the HoloLens headset infringes on two of its patents. The lawsuit alleges that Microsoft’s augmented …

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The US DOJ has indicted the HBO hacker

Over the Summer, HBO was hit by a massive cyber attack, during which a ton of data was stolen. This included confidential information on employees, unfinished scripts, emails and full episodes for some of the network’s biggest shows, including Game of Thrones. Now, after plenty of investigating, the US Department …

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Amazon Key exploit allows couriers to re-enter your home

Last month, Amazon announced its unusual new scheme that allows couriers to enter its customer’s homes in order to deliver parcels. While the company managed to quell many security concerns with Amazon Key, it turns out there’s one fatal flaw that could allow the same courier to re-enter your home …

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Piracy-enabled streaming boxes are deemed hazardous

It seems that breaking the law isn’t the only way you can get burned by investing in piracy-enabled streaming boxes. A new study has unsurprisingly found that such devices present fire and electrical safety concerns as well as insufficient instructions of use, installation and maintenance. The results of this study …

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Qualcomm has rejected Broadcom’s $100B+ buyout bid

Earlier this month we learned that rival chip maker, Broadcom, would be making a $130 billion bid for Qualcomm. The deal would merge the two companies, creating the third largest chip maker in the world. However, it seems that Qualcomm is not interested in selling, with reports this week saying …

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Re:scam the scammers with this new email bot

Chatbots have been a way to test steadily improving artificial intelligence for a while, probing it with questions to receive an incredibly human response. It turns out that this can be incredibly useful, as non-profit organisation Netsafe has launched its own Re:scam email bot to combat scammers. While some people …

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Telltale Games has downsized by 25 percent

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Ahead its 2018 line-up revisiting its take on beloved DC Comics’ characters, Telltale Games has laid off 90 people from its workforce. Approximating around 25 percent of its staff, the move was apparently made as a part of “comprehensive company restructuring. ” Telltale is known for its narrative-focused episodic titles …

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Overclockers UK is offering 5% off of full systems

Update (07/11/17): Good news folks, Overclockers UK has decided to extend this 5% off offer until the 1st of December! Everything found in the original story below still applies, including the discount code. You just have more time to take advantage now. Original Story (26/10/17): If you’re in the market …

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