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Unity engine now natively supports SteamVR

Virtual reality technology is set to finally hit the consumer market this year and as you would imagine, a lot of work is being done on the software side to ensure that there will actually be games to play when the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive hit this year. Now …

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Google to start banning Flash adverts

Companies have been moving away from Adobe Flash for a while now and Google is set to sever yet another tie with the software as the company has announced that it will no longer be accepting adverts made using Flash from the 30th of June onwards. If advertisers get their …

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The first UHD Blu-Ray player has arrived early

The first Blu-Ray player designed to play back Ultra-HD/4K content has hit the market a little earlier than expected. Samsung’s upcoming player was first revealed at CES 2016 and would make this year’s first batch of UHD Blu-Rays playable on the 4K TVs that have flooded the market in the …

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Google working on a proper VR headset

Google has some success bringing cheap Virtual Reality to the intrigued masses last year with the DIY Google Cardboard but now it seems that the company wants to take the next step with a proper VR headset of its own set to launch sometime this year. Much like Cardboard and …

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Google’s self-driving cars may be coming to London

Google has been testing its self-driving cars on public roads in California for quite some time and while the company does seem to be focussed on the US right now, things may soon spread to other countries, including the UK. According to London’s deputy mayor for transport, Google is currently in …

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Forget nets, police train eagles to take down drones

In an effort to combat the problem of drones flying into airspace that they shouldn’t, Metropolitan police may be set to use a tactic from the Netherlands, where eagles have been trained to target the quad-copters. It’s thought that such birds could be used to help protect landmarks or major events …

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PayPal to start cutting off payments to VPN services

PayPal is already known for its stance against Torrent sites and file-hosting services but now it seems that the payment processor has an issue with VPN and SmartDNS services too. This week, PayPal began refusing to accept payments for a company providing users with VPN or SmartDNS tools to bypass …

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Nintendo is postponing its ‘quality of life’ project

Back in 2014,  a series of patent filings revealed that Nintendo was working on something a little different for a gaming company. Nintendo was planning a ‘quality of life’ product that would track your sleep and give you health updates based on sleeping patterns. However, after playing around with the …

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BT is facing a broadband outage across the UK

If you happen to have BT as your ISP here in the UK, then you may find yourself having connection troubles today as the provider is currently facing outages across the country, which are currently affecting both business and home broadband customers. According to the Down Detector chart, more than …

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Google Chrome is set to get a redesign

Ever since Android Lollipop, Google has been moving towards a new ‘material design’ with its software and now, it looks like Google Chrome will be following in that same direction over on the desktop. Screenshots of the redesigned version of Chrome began popping up over the weekend, showing off little …

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Robots may replace window cleaners, painters next

More than five million jobs are thought likely to be replaced by robots in the coming decade according to some analysts, and it may be that window cleaning and painting are part of that number. A new drone design from Apellix is conceptualising the idea of a robotic painting system, …

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Google shuts down Glass social media accounts

While we do know that Google is still working on its Glass concept behind closed doors and plans to bring its smart glasses to enterprise customers this year, it seems that Glass name could be no more. This week, Google finally shut down all of the Google Glass social media …

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