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FBI officially names North Korea as culprit of Sony hack

After a week or so of unconfirmed reports and rumors suggesting that North Korea was behind the Sony hack, terrorist threat and subsequent cancellation of upcoming film, The Interview, the FBI has finally revealed the results of its investigation. The North Korean government is indeed behind the Sony Pictures hack …

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Hello this is Microsoft, suing tech support scammers

Microsoft DCU

I’m sure most of you have either received a call yourself, or know someone who has, where the person on the other end of the phone claims to be calling from Microsoft and has identified a problem with your Windows PC. Unfortunately while it may be easy for most of …

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Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent restart merge talks

Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia Corp. have restarted talks about a possible merger, according to a media report. If the companies become one, they will be the world’s largest manufacturer of telecommunication equipment with formidable portfolio of telco patents. The Manager Magazin reported this week that Nokia, with its strength in wireless networks, …

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The Steam Winter sale is now live

The Steam Winter sale is officially here and will run all of the way through until the 2nd of January! The sale has kicked off with daily deals on titles like Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, Euro Truck Simulator 2, Space Engineers, Dark Souls II, Sniper Elite III, State …

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Snapchat’s CEO isn’t too happy about the Sony email leaks

Snapchat’s CEO, Evan Spiegel, has made his feelings about the Sony hack known after emails between him and Sony Pictures CEO, Michael Lynton, leaked, revealing future business plans and secret company acquisitions. The information contained in the leaked emails offered a good look at the startup’s future ambitions and plans. …

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Sony has no future plans to release The Interview

This has not been a good month for Sony, the company was hacked, its emails were leaked, secrets were revealed and movies were prematurely hauled on to torrent sites. All of this, just to stop the release of one movie, The Interview, and unfortunately for those who wanted to see …

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Steam tightens up international game gifting

One of the cooler features on Steam is the ability to buy games as gifts for other people. This can make Christmas and birthdays for gamer friends and family members a lot easier, but it can also mean people can take advantage of regional pricing differences to make money or buy …

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Sony cancels release of The Interview following terror threat

It is official, we already learned earlier today that several big cinema chains would not be showing The Interview next week, the New York premier was canceled and now Sony is calling off the movie’s launch altogether following yesterday’s threats of violence, issued by the group behind the Sony hack. …

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Games Workshop could be in real financial trouble

Games Workshop has always been a polarising company. On one hand, it has for many years been the best outlet for fantasy and Sci-Fi miniatures, pushing the quality envelope and maintaining some of the most popular tabletop miniature games out there. But on the other, it’s repeatedly made moves that anger consumers …

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More than a quarter self-censor online after Snowden leaks

A survey recently appeared online from CIGI-Ipsos, that looked at how people felt about different aspects of online life. Part of it quizzed them on the aftermath of Edward Snowden’s NSA leaks, with over 60 per cent saying they were aware of him and almost 40 per cent saying they had taken …

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Valve reinstates controversial Hatred game

That was a quick turnaround. Just days after Valve removed the head-turning title Hatred from Steam due to it being ‘something it wouldn’t publish’ the controversial title is back on Greenlight and with its popularity, looks likely to get through the process before long. At its peak, Hatred was the 7th …

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Hearthstone is now available on Android tablets, but…

Hearthstone on Android

Good news Hearthstone players with Android tablets! Blizzard has just released the game you love for the tablet you own, allowing you to play  wherever you desire. But there is a temporary problem for some of us… Unfortunately for the first few days, you will only be able to download the …

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Skype, now with Spanish and English Babel fish

Skype announced several months ago that it would soon be rolling out it’s real time voice translation service for customers. Today it begins the first small step of that roll out, with users speaking Spanish and English now able to talk to each other over Skype voice or video chat …

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Syndicate successor Satellite Reign now in Steam Early Access

Satellite Reign

Although it had a 2012 reboot as a first person shooter, technically it’s been nearly two decades since the last ‘proper’ Syndicate game was launched back on DOS and the PlayStation. Satellite Reign however looks far more like the original and could easily be considered a spiritual sequel. It’s a a real-time, top-down, class-based …

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