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ChatOn IM reaches 100 million user milestone

ChatOn, the IM service provided on Samsung phones, has managed to double its user base in the last four months, hitting the 100 million user milestone. The cross platform messaging service is available on: IOS, Android, Blackberry and Samsung’s own mobile OS ‘Bada’. Samsung pre-installs this app on its android …

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$100 gadget to block the NSA

John McAfee wants to protect us from the NSA, with a d-central device that communicates directly with your devices to create a private network – this network would be inaccessible to the government. The technology has been planned for a few years, but with the recent NSA leaks, work on …

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UK is building a hacking army

Finally, the future is here. The UK is set to recruit a new generation of cyber soldiers, digital warriors and hacking heroes, in an effort to counter current and future security problems in the digital sphere of combat. No longer will the British isles lag behind countries like the US …

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100 gamers line up to beat Dotcom, one succeeds

Kim Dotcom recently announced his partnership with the New Zealand gaming/tech show, DigitalNationz, which would see him face off against 100 celebrities and competition winning gamers, donating $100 to charity each time he beat one of them, but offering big prizes to the first eight people that beat him. 99 …

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Battlefield 4 multiplayer maps and modes available day one

DICE, shortly after revealing the new improvements to its Battlelog, has now dished out more information. This time its about the multiplayer experience we can expect on day one, with multiplayer maps and modes being announced. Returning modes will include; Conquest Team Deathmatch Rush Squad Deathmatch Domination With two new modes: …

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Microsoft bringing fitness to the Xbox one

Microsoft is looking to keep its customers in shape with its new fitness app, developed for the Xbox one. All Xbox live gold subscribers will have access to the app, which uses the Kinect sensor to keep you on track with exercise programmes such as: INSANITY and P90x. With many …

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Current PS4 pre-orders confirmed for Christmas delivery

Last week we reported that there may not be enough PlayStation 4 stock to go around, causing shortages for months after release. However, Sony has come out to reassure customers that they will get their PS4’s before Christmas. Fergal Gara, Managing Director of Sony UK stated: “Everyone who has put …

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What good do games do? KG reader stories

There’s been a lot of negative talk from the mainstream press again lately, on the subject of videogames and particularly, videogame violence. Once again it’s been rolled out as the bane of modern society, much like dance clubs, video nasties and rock and roll were used as scapegoats before it. …

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Valve announces hardware beta testing

Earlier this week Valve announced the Steam OS. That however, was just the beginning. Today beta testing for Valve’s ‘Steam Machines’ was announced and you can be a part of it. To become eligible for beta participation you must follow these steps: Join the Steam Universe community group Agree to …

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Rockstar releases GTAV soundtrack

Rockstar isn’t done making money just yet, after earning more than $1 billion in its first week and making Grand Theft Auto V the fastest selling game of all time, its only right to release the soundtrack. ‘The Music of Grand Theft Auto V Collection’ spans across three albums with …

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This is what the PS4 sounds like when it starts up

Has the release of the next-gen got you all excited for the new developments in graphics, connectivity and gameplay? Don’t be so dull, there’s more to it than that: like how the consoles sounds when you hit the on button. With that in mind, here’s a PS4’s start beep. See? …

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IMessenger unofficially comes to Android

Have you recently switched over from IOS and found yourself lost without IMessenger? Well there is an app now in the Google Play store that can emulate the experience and connect to your Apple ID. However, there is a compromise: your security and privacy. This app has been a bit …

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Battlefield 4 will include in game Battlelog

DICE has released details of its new and improved Battlelog system. Battlefield 3 had you exiting the game and returning to a webpage every time you wanted to change multiplayer servers or play some campaign on your own for a while; it was a confusing and unnecessary experiment. However, now Battlelog …

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