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Sonos releases AI-powered home speaker with Sonos One

Google’s Home Mini isn’t the only competition that the Apple HomePod will be facing this month, with Sonos debuting its Alexa and Google-powered Sonos One. Amazon’s Alexa is also set to arrive to existing Sonos speaker owners that will work in sync with nearby Amazon Echos and Echo Dots. The …

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Google introduces its high-powered Pixelbook laptop

Alongside the hotly anticipated second generation of Pixel smartphones, Google announced a refresh of its Chromebook line starting with the brand new Pixelbook. Built with a 4-in-1 design, the lightweight laptop is aimed to fit most needs of its user. The Pixelbook is Google’s first high-powered Chromebook since it began …

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MSI launch GC30 and GC20 multi-platform controllers

MSI has been pushing into the peripheral market, confidently releasing keyboards, mice, headsets and mouse pads under its banner. Now, the company is expanding its range of gear to include controllers, launching the Force GC30 and GC20 with multiplatform support. While both controllers echo the Xbox One controller design in …

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EFF raises concerns over Kodi lawsuits attacking open source

Kodi has become infamous in the past few years, rising to prominence through the abuse of its open source platform via the inclusion of illicit applications brought about by third-party developers. This has raised concerns in The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), in which it wants a properly placed definition surrounding …

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NES Classic hack works on Nintendo’s SNES Classic

Earlier this year, modders discovered a way to boost the limited library of Nintendo’s ever popular NES Classic using a software known as hakchi2. Less than 24 hours after the official release of its sequel miniature console, users have found that Hakchi2 is also compatible with the SNES Classic. Nintendo’s …

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Internet Explorer bugs pose security risks

Anyone still defaulting their browser to Internet Explorer might want to be careful as a serious bug that leaks information has been found. The bug can result in your search habits being exposed, as whatever you type into the address bar is revealed to the host of the current website …

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Google pulls YouTube from Amazon’s Echo Show device

Google isn’t playing nicely with Amazon products as of late, with the search giant removing support for its YouTube platform from Amazon’s Echo Show device on Tuesday. A wave of statements regarding the move has come to light, with both companies pointing the finger. Google and Amazon are in direct …

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Microsoft was once working on an Xbox smartwatch

Back in 2014, Microsoft delved into the market of fitness watches by introducing the Microsoft Band. According to new photos, however, it looked like the company was once working on a very different type of wearable that carried the Xbox brand. The potential Xbox smartwatch was unearthed by SuomiMobiili, with …

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Guillemot might lose Ubisoft to Vivendi in November

Ubisoft’s Yves Guillemot might feel ready to fight, but the threat from Vivendi is stronger than ever as the media conglomerate is set to receive double voting rights in November. This would result in the Vivendi breaching 30 percent voting rights, prompting a hostile takeover that could end the Guillemot’s …

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Amazon rumoured to push Alexa-powered smart glasses

It’s no surprise that Amazon is pushing Alexa given that its virtual assistant dominates much of the market. Alongside implementing the AI into its rumoured 2017 revamp of its Fire TV series, the company is also possibly going to be pushing wearables with its own pair of glasses. The rumoured …

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