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Hololens will be available next month for $3000

Microsoft has opened up pre-orders for its Hololens augmented reality headset today with the first developer units set to ship out at the end of March. As previously reported, the developer edition of the headset will cost $3000 so it is an expensive investment but that price will likely come …

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Google rumoured to build Chromecast into TVs

Google impressed quite a lot of people a couple of years back when it launched the Chromecast, a cheap $30 HDMI dongle that could turn any TV into a smart TV with access to apps and streaming features. The Chromecast has been updated over time but now it looks like …

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Boston Dynamics next-gen Atlas robot is much more lifelike

Every time we catch a glimpse of what Google owned robotics development firm Boston Dynamics is working on, it’s always impressive. Whether we consider Big Dog, Little Dog or Cheetah, they’re all amazing and terrifying in equal measure. The next-generation Atlas however, could be the most lifelike yet, with accurate bipedal …

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Spotify is moving its data over to Google’s cloud servers

This week, Spotify announced that it would be moving its business over to Google’s servers, taking over most of its data to the Google Cloud platform. According to those working at Spotify, this move was largely down to Google’s data analytics capabilities though some of Spotify’s business will stay with …

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Samsung Galaxy S7 pre-orders will come with GearVR

Samsung was the first smartphone company to jump into consumer VR with its GearVR headset and now it seems that the company is hoping to get its headset into more hands as it will now come bundled with pre-orders of the Galaxy S7, which was officially announced this week. The …

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HTC to announce Vive price tag at MWC

It looks like we could be learning the official price tag of the Valve-backed HTC Vive virtual reality headset very soon. We already know that pre-orders are due to go live at the end of the month but apparently the price tag will be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress …

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Facebook to start showing ads in Messenger

It looks like Facebook will soon be monetizing its Messenger app with paid advertisements some time in the next few months. Facebook is currently distributing a document to business partners indicating that they will be able to send ad messages to customers directly starting this year though businesses will only …

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Microsoft launches new wireless display adapter

Back in 2014, Microsoft first introduced a brand-new accessory, allowing users to project anything with Miracast enabled to another screen without the need for long cables. The Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter is about 18 months old now, which means it is due an update, so Microsoft will be bringing out …

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PlayStation VR to release in Autumn

Sony is set to bring Virtual Reality to consoles this year with the launch of PlayStation VR and while Sony has been pretty tight-lipped on things like pricing and a release date, GameStop’s CEO, Paul Raines has jumped the gun and said that the PS4 headset will be launching in …

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Kodi to take legal action to combat links to piracy

Kodi is a pretty well-known media player, used by millions across the world to view content. However, it also doubles as a popular tool for piracy, with many third-party packs available that grant access to streaming sites, torrent trackers as well as streams to live TV channels like Sky Sports. …

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Adobe users faced with Creative Cloud file deletion bug

Towards the end of last week, an issue with Adobe’s Creative Cloud subscription-based software came to light, with some users finding their files being deleted without any authorization. This issue seems to have affected quite a few people but Adobe has announced that they are currently working on a fix …

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Google to extend ‘right to be forgotten’ to all domains

Back in 2014, the EU ordered Google to implement what is now known as the ‘right to be forgotten’ allowing people to protect their privacy by having specifically about them to be hidden from EU-based Google search. Since its initial implementation, results were only hidden on Google’s EU-based domains but …

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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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Asus is giving away some of its wireless routers

Here in the UK, ISPs and their routers can be a bit hit and miss when it comes to speeds and range even on higher tier packages. However, ASUS appears to be pretty confident that its routers can improve your experience, which is why they are currently running a ‘Test …

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