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The EU Commission hits Qualcomm with antitrust charges

Earlier this year, we heard that the European Commission had begun investigating Qualcomm after receiving some anti-trust complaints. Now, it seems that investigation has wrapped up and the smartphone chip maker giant is facing antitrust charges. Right now, the EU Commission is also trying to pin similar charges on Google …

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Toshiba faces £39 million fine over accounting scandal

Toshiba is facing a huge fine of 7.37 billion Yen/£39 million/$60 million, following a huge accounting scandal that took place over seven years and saw the company overstating its profits by huge amounts. So far, the current fine is just the suggested figure from the Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission, …

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MicFlip reversible micro-USB cable now in stock

Although the USB 3.1 standard had some exciting features for us all to enjoy, Type-C was perhaps the biggest recent development, as it promises a reversible header. As the WinnerGear guys said in their IndieGoGo campaign though, it’s going to be some time before that’s common in our hardware. How …

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New video shows off Halo 5 on the Hololens

So far, most of the demos we have seen for the Hololens have been gaming oriented, with Minecraft being a pretty big focus at E3. This trend isn’t changing any time soon as a new video posted online by Microsoft project manager, Varun Mani, shows off Halo 5 on the …

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Microsoft confirms 60 job cuts in Hololens team

Microsoft has confirmed that it has cut 60 jobs from the Hololens team as part of a shift in priorities in the development of the augmented reality headset. The team based in Israel was affected, with 30 full-time workers and 30 third-party contractors affected, the development of the Hololens will …

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Microsoft may be making huge changes to Hololens

Microsoft might be making huge changes to the development of the Hololens behind the scenes, as new reports are suggesting that the company recently fired as many as 60 engineers working on the project, based on technology that Microsoft acquired six years ago. Apparently the project change has been quite …

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Nvidia pretends to drop a living room from a plane

Nvidia is looking to push its Shield set-top box once again, with a promotion and accompanying video that showcases the CG potential of Nvidia hardware. It appears to drop a living room from a plane, including gamer, TV, and Shield, but Nvidia wants you to guess whether it’s really happening, …

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Google asked to take down 1500 links per minute

Media companies have lumped Google with a lot of responsibility when it comes to fighting piracy, so much so that Google now handles two million takedown requests every single day. According to Google’s own transparency report, the company received 65 million takedown requests in the last month alone. The math …

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Google is finally willing to protect Fair Use on YouTube

Over the years, YouTube has become a huge platform for content creators. Over the years, it has seemed like the copyright system on YouTube was stacked against creators, with no real fair use protection against bogus copyright claims. Now, YouTube is finally doing something about it with a new fair …

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Amazon’s same day delivery service expands in UK

Amazon has been experimenting with same day delivery over in the US this year, with Prime Now expanding to a few cities. The retail giant even brought the service over to London earlier this year but now it is set to expand further to cover nine more locations across the UK. …

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5Gbps broadband is landing in the UK- for a price

The UK isn’t exactly known for its blazing fast internet speeds, with average household broadband speeds sitting at 10.7Mbps. However, one company is planning on blowing the UK away with its own 5Gbps broadband service, though it will cost you quite a bit to get it. Right now, the 5Gbps …

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This iPhone case doubles as a virtual reality viewer

Virtual reality is growing and there is a big push for it on smartphones, thanks to products like the Samsung GearVR and the Google Cardboard. The YouTube app even supports virtual reality headset viewing from smartphones now, something that Figment is looking to help push with its iPhone case, which …

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