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Could you distribute the Nvidia Shield in the UK?

Shield

Ok maybe not you on your lonesome, but if you run a big tech firm, maybe you could handle the distribution of Nvidia’s handheld gaming device. You know, the one that can stream AAA titles straight from your PC? The reason I’m speculating like this, is because Nvidia is currently …

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US government potentially has social network spy tools

Raytheon

In a report that shows the capabilities of a piece of social networking snooping technology, developed by Raytheon, a US defence contractor, it has emerged that the tool, while not sold to any foreign parties, was shared with the US government in 2010. This means that the technology, dubbed ironically …

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bugged iOS 6.1 banned from corporate servers

The latest bug in iOS6.1 is causing issues for corporate servers due to ‘excessive logging’ on Exchange servers when a user connects for mail and calender services. A report on Microsoft Technet says “I had a user upgrade to 6.1 and immediately after he finished, his phone/IPAD started causing excessive …

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Journey developer went bankrupt to release it

The developer of hit social interaction indie title, Journey, thegamecompany, has been speaking about the development of the game, saying that a choice to hold off on release for a year ended up making the company go bankrupt – and many of the staff went without pay for a long …

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Project Holodeck: Ok, I want this

Project Holodeck

Lawnmower Man, Tron, The Matrix, anyone that’s grown up watching these sorts of movies that feature a virtual world and has gone back to their PC, a little more disappointed in its lack of immersion than they were before, has been looking for something like Project Holodeck their entire lives. …

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Symantec and Microsoft shutdown search fraud botnet

Bamital

A botnet that hijacked the clicks and search results of millions of net users has been shut down by Microsoft and Symantec. Apparently the group responsible was netting over a million dollars a year through advertising revenue, generated by the misappropriated traffic. In order to achieve the shut down, the Microsoft Symantec …

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PandaLabs claims a third of world’s computers are infected

Trojans

Anti-malware firm PandaLabs, has released new information from its 2012 security report, which suggests that just under a third of the world’s computers are infected with some sort of malware. It’s also been reported that there are 27 million new strains of infective software out there that weren’t present before …

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Ouya set for commercial release in June

Ouya

The little console that set Kickstarter ablaze and began what seems to be a current trend of crowd funding little home consoles to rival the big boys, has had its final release date outed. Those that didn’t pre-order or get in on the ground floor, will be able to get …

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Nintendo has a plan to let home consoles live on

Iwata

Head at Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, has expressed his confusion over the current trend of interest in cloud and mobile gaming and has suggested that going into the future, his company has plans to maintain the current setup of dominant home consoles. The big idea, is to universalise Nintendo software across …

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New Android Malware infects smartphone and uses PC to spy

New Android malware called Droidcleaner has been causing problems for many people, infecting smartphones and using a PC to spy on the end user. Researchers at Kaspersky Labs have uncovered the new malware which poses as a ‘cleaner’ style application, and one that can ‘free used’ memory on devices. It …

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New 3DMark available for download

For those who missed it, Futuremark released their latest 3DMark – simply called ‘3DMark’. Yesterday the company launched the PC version, although there will be versions for Android, iOS and Windows RT released in the near future. In their press release the company say “The new 3DMark includes everything you …

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Amazon offer support for OUYA android console

The OUYA Android powered gaming console funded on KickStarter will begin selling through Amazon, as well as Gamestop and other retailers. Preorders will start being taken on Tuesday in advance of retail availability in June 2013. American retails such as Best Buy and Target are also onboard to sell the …

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Borderlands 2 writer defends “racist” character

Tiny Tina

One of the writers for Borderlands 2, Anthony Burch, has responded to criticism about the character Tiny Tina, which some people have been suggesting speaks in a manner that could be considered racist, or at the very least stereotypical. He’s suggested that this was in no way the intention but if …

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Windows 8 market share 2%: Windows 7 45%

Microsoft Windows 8 has not met with the most successful launch for the company and according to data released by analytics firm Net Applications the market share is still very low. According to the new figures released, Windows 8 only has 2.26 percent of the desktop operating systems market. Windows …

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Twitter admit 250,000 users have passwords stolen

Twitter have admitted that 250,000 users have had their passwords and email addresses stolen by hackers. This breach is one of the biggest ever recorded by Twitter, they may have over 200 million users, but a quarter of a million people have had their accounts compromised. Twitter have said they …

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Sony tease Playstation 4 details at event

Sony have sent out invitations to journalists for a 20th February conference on ‘the future of Playstation’. This may mean a detailed announcement on the next generation Playstation 4 console. The news has caused much debate online on many blog sites. Gamers have been wanting an upgrade for the Playstation …

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