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The EU Commission has now set its sights on Amazon

The European Commission has gone ahead with yet another anti-trust investigation. This time, its sights are set on Amazon due to its e-book deals and contracts with book publishers. The investigation was formally launched this week with the aim of ensuring that Amazon’s publisher contracts don’t “make it more difficult …

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Microsoft is launching an 84-inch Surface

Microsoft is officially launching the Surface Hub, a giant 84-inch all-in-one system that will sell primarily to businesses. As you would probably think, these devices don’t come cheap, with the 84-inch model going for as high as $20,000. There will be a slightly smaller 55-inch model available as well, which …

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Dyson’s new lamp has heatpipes and heatsinks

One of the cornerstones of graphics cards of the past decade or so, is that they get quite warm, which means that heat needs to be dissipated in order to keep them functioning long term. While doing so was once possible with a little low profile fan, for a while now …

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Those leaked Oculus Rift images are apparently ancient

This week, members of the Oculus subreddit unearthed some images, supposedly showing off the final consumer version of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, giving us a good look around the upcoming device and even a controller for it. These images were found buried in the CSS of the official …

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Spotify will match Apple Music’s family sharing option

Last night at the World Wide Developer Conference, Apple went ahead and officially announced its long expected music streaming service, known as Apple Music, bringing some pretty heavy competition to Spotify’s door. In an effort to stay competitive, Spotify has revealed that it will be matching one of Apple’s subscription …

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Valve is sending off SteamVR dev kits

At the Game Developer Conference this year, Valve revealed its step in to the virtual reality headset market with The Vive, built in collaboration with HTC. Shortly after, Valve began accepting sign ups from developers to get early editions of the headset in order to start working on VR projects, …

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Hola speaks out on recent botnet accusations

Last week, it was revealed that one of the most popular VPN extensions for Google Chrome, Hola, had been caught out selling its user’s bandwidth via a separate company in order to allow attackers to send DDOS attacks to other sites or services. At the time, it was 8Chan that …

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Gearbox dropped from Aliens: Colonial Marines lawsuit

The lawsuit against Sega and Gearbox over false advertisement claims with Aliens: Colonial Marines has been on-going for quite some time now. However, it looks like Gearbox is about to get off the hook as court documents reveal that the studio has been dropped from the lawsuit entirely. The case …

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Adblock Plus wins court battle against advertisers

Adblock Plus has heavily impacted advertisement revenue on the internet and as you can imagine, this has riled some of the advertisers up. However, it looks like the courts are on Adblock’s side as the creator of the software has won a second court battle in recent weeks. This particular …

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Space X secures US military contract

Space X has increased its potential client base in a big way. While it may already have contracts with NASA to ferry cargo and eventual astronauts to the ISS, it’s now secured a deal with the US military to provide launch vehicles for satellites that will have various functions, including those …

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Oculus buys UK VR firm to make AR possible

Facebook has purchased the British based, Surreal Vision, in order to incorporate it into Oculus VR to aid further development within virtual reality and augmented reality technologies. The company, founded by students from the Imperial College London, specialises in converting real world scenes into virtual ones through 3D cameras, thereby …

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BlackBerry cutting staff following buyout rumors

BlackBerry has fallen pretty far since its glory days several years ago. However, the company’s brand, along with its thousands of patents, are still worth a fair chunk of cash, which is why we’ve been hearing about several big tech firms looking in to acquiring the company. Microsoft, Apple and …

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What is Antec teasing?

It seems that Antec has a new product up its sleeve as the company has begun teasing something over on its newly launched Antec UK YouTube channel. Check out the video below and put your speculation hats on: Whatever it is, it won’t be coming until June. We may even get …

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Intel: We know how to produce 7nm chips

Intel Corp. will likely start making central processing units using 10nm fabrication process next year, but the company is already hard at work developing an even more advanced process technology. According to Intel, it already knows well how to produce chips at 7nm node. “After 10nm, comes 7nm [manufacturing technology] …

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Swansea lagoon contractor confirmed for turbine house

The company that will build the turbine house and water flow sluice for the giant lagoon set to be built around Swansea has been named. Kent based engineering firm, Lain O’Rourke has been awarded the £200 million contract to build the facility and its underlying systems, with the project thought …

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Oculus VR has another lawsuit to fight

It looks like there is another company that wants a piece of Oculus as Oculus VR and its founder, Palmer Luckey, are being sued again, this time over an apparent breach of contract and “wrongful exploitation” of intellectual property. The company behind the lawsuit is Total Recall Technologies, alleging that …

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Philips develops supermarket navigation system using LEDs

For people that don’t shop for their food online, finding their way around supermarkets isn’t always the easiest of tasks. If they haven’t been there before or staff have rearranged everything, they are forced to rely on signs hanging from the ceiling and spotting the particular product they want can take a while. …

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Take-Two is suing the BBC over Rockstar drama/documentary

Rockstar’s parent company, Take-Two, is taking legal action against The BBC, in response to a dramatized documentary that the network has been developing, following the upstart of Rockstar Games and the creation of Grand Theft Auto, supposedly in an attempt to encourage young people to get in to programming. It …

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YouTube gets 60 FPS livestreaming

We’ve been hearing for a while that Google is attempting to make YouTube look like a more attractive option for livestreamers and it looks like the first phase has begun. You can now livestream at 60 frames per second on YouTube, bringing it a bit more in-line with Twitch. If …

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