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AMD launches Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.9.2 update

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Just last night, Nvidia released its latest Game Ready driver update in preparation for Forza Horizon 3 next week and now, AMD has gone ahead and released a new optimised driver for Radeon GPU users as well. Earlier today, AMD made Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.9.2 available to download, bringing …

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Yahoo said to confirm major security breach this week

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It looks like Yahoo may have suffered a massive security breach recently, which could impact millions of users. So far, Yahoo has yet to publicly confirm the data leak but according to sources close to the situation, the breach is ‘widespread and serious’, we should also be getting confirmation from …

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Windows 10 upgrade ads now removed from 7 and 8.1

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Microsoft’s ‘free upgrade’ period for Windows 10 ended some time ago and while Microsoft did promise to stop nagging Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users about upgrades after July, the ‘Get Windows 10’ app had yet to be removed from many machines. However, it looks like Microsoft is finally ready …

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Blizzard is ditching the ‘Battle.net’ name

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Blizzard first launched Battle.net around twenty years ago and over the years, the platform has grown to encompass more games. However, it looks like it is time for change, which is why Blizzard announced today that it will be transitioning away from the Battle.net name, with plans to replace it …

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Nvidia Game Ready driver released for Forza Horizon 3

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Microsoft officially kicked off its big push for PC gaming this month with the launch of the Xbox Play Anywhere program and it looks like Nvidia is prepared for all of the new exclusives. Today, Nvidia launched its new GeForce Game Ready Driver for Forza Horizon 3, which is coming …

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Pokemon Company CEO talks about Nintendo NX hybrid console

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While Nintendo is keeping quiet on exactly what its next console is, other companies are being a little bit more open with what they know.  More specifically, the CEO of the Pokemon Company recently had some interesting things to say about the Nintendo NX, while also promising to release games …

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Tesla patches remote braking hack flaw found in Model S

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Tesla has released a hotfix for its Model S electric car to close a potentially nasty hole in its security, which could have allowed hackers to remotely take control of the vehicle’s Controller Area Network. The researchers who discovered it even showed themselves remotely activating the brakes of a Model S …

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Steam tweaks: a helpful review is a helpful review

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Following feedback from the community and developers, Valve has made changes to the way Steam’s review system works once again. Although reviews from those who activated the game from a source other than Steam, still won’t contribute to the game’s rating, those reviews will now at least be easy to …

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Pokémon Go player records own mugging on livestream

In another instance of a Pokémon Go player being attacked by someone unscrupulous, we have a near perfect video account of the crime, since the victim was livestreaming the whole time. In it we see the mugger approach, launch his assault before running away and factory resetting his new phone. …

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Microsoft to shutter UK Skype branch, 400 jobs at risk

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VOIP firm and Microsoft subsidiary, Skype, is set to close its doors in the UK. Not the service itself of course, but the British office will soon be shuttered for good. This will put some 400 jobs at the London based headquarters at risk, with most likely to be dissolved. …

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Runescape to auction off banned account inventories

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Although players banned from most games usually see their time invested simply wasted as their character and assets are locked away forever, Jagex, the developer of Runescape has another idea. It’s going to anonymously auction off the account bank balances and item inventories, giving people a chance to unlock everything …

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