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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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Elgato launches 4K-capable capture card

Elgato has made a name for itself in the capture card industry, with its HD60 being a go-to for up-and-coming content creators. While its previous entries have been limited to 1080p and 60 frames per second, its new 4K60 hopes to change that by introducing ultra-HD recording and streaming. The …

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Broadcom is offering to buy Qualcomm for $130 billion

Qualcomm already has its plate full with its various legal battles against Apple, but it looks like the company is about to have another issue to deal with. This week, rival chipmaker Broadcom made an unsolicited bid to take over Qualcomm, in a deal worth $130 billion. Broadcom is offering …

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Facebook adding security to combat fake news and propaganda

Facebook owner, Mark Zuckerberg took to the company’s earnings call earlier today to announce that it has exceeded $10 billion in quarterly revenue, thanks to its 500 million users. It wasn’t all sunshines and rainbows, however, as Zuckerberg swiftly moved onto the topic of security, discussing the future of the …

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Cooler Master unveils its own RGB Mousepad

For some, RGB has gotten out of hand and is an unstoppable marketing technique, for others, it’s a matter of versatility in customising the theme of their systems. The Cooler Master MasterAccessory RGB Hard Gaming Mousepad is the latest in this trend, however “it isn’t all about looks.” “The RGB …

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