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Gigabyte’s component sales continue to sink

Gigabyte’s motherboard sales have been a bit of a rollercoaster over the last decade, with the company experiencing high sales between 2013 to early 2015 only to dip again in subsequent years. 2017 has seen a drop in over a third of its sales, which is expected to continue and …

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ASUSTOR launch Linux Center for NAS drives

ASUSTOR has announced the official release of the Linux Center, allowing owners to run the native Linux system straight from their NAS drives. As well as giving access to operating system specific applications, the company claims that this “effectively turns the NAS into a computer with unlimited possibilities.” The Linux …

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Kickstarter offers local support for Japanese creators

Whereas Kickstarter has always been accessible for Japanese backers, creators from the country have always had to look elsewhere to crowdfund their projects. Now, Kickstarter has finally launched for Japanese creators, complete with local customer support and project reviewers. The crowdfunding site only began offering local support to Singapore and …

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Google appeals record breaking €2.42 billion fine

Google came under fire this June, netting the biggest fine the European Commission has ever handed out at €2.42 billion. The company has unsurprisingly filed an appeal, opposing the General Court of the European Union’s ruling. The €2.42 billion fine came about via the antitrust allegation that the tech giant …

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Galaxy Note 8 pre-orders break Samsung’s record

The Galaxy Note 8 begins shipping this week and Samsung have set an aim of selling 11 million units. It seems that the firm is well on its way, as the smartphone manufacturer has announced that pre-orders for the new phablet have broken company records, the highest-ever for the Note …

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PewDiePie issues an apology for racial remark

Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg landed himself in hot water again this week after shouting a racial slur live on stream, prompting action from developers to issue DMCA takedowns in a bid to disassociate themselves. Inevitably, PewDiePie has issued an apology addressing the most recent matter, making no excuse or defence for …

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YouTube Live improves latency and adds native iOS support

YouTube has gone through many changes lately, from updating its logo and redesigning its interface last week to updating its livestreaming service today. YouTube Live is being overhauled, with low-latency streaming that mimics real time and the ability to directly stream from Apple’s mobile products. YouTube Gaming previously had the …

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SanDisk launches licensed Nintendo microSD cards

Western Digital has been pushing its SanDisk line of microSDs as of late, with one of the latest memory cards offering  400GB of storage. The company isn’t stopping there, however, this time pairing up with Nintendo to produce licensed microSDXC for the Switch. Currently, the two entries to SanDisk’s Nintendo …

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Samsung’s Family Hub fridges get 8 new languages

Samsung smart refrigerators are getting a language overhaul, with the company announcing a host of European languages to arrive to the platform later this year. This news comes straight after revealing its virtual assistant, Bixby will be making its way to as many as 200 countries. Smart fridges aren’t a …

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