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SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD competition winner announced

Competitions can get a little dull when they’re the same “like this page,” “answer this question,” “email us this,” types, so here at KitGuru we like to mix it up where we can. One new type of contest we’re running involves you pledging to review a piece of hardware for …

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Facebook to shut down gift shop

Facebook has announced that it’s going to shut down its voucher filled gift shop after just a few years of operation. However, that’s not the end of the experiment, with the social network stating that it has plans to improve on what it’s offered before. “We’ll be using everything we learned …

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Watch out for fake MH17 scam pages

If you’re looking to find out more about the Malaysian Airlines MH17 crash over the Ukraine recently, then try not to do it on Facebook, as many of the pages set up in memorial for victims – especially children – are turning out to be scams that send you to …

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Netflix, Facebook and Google try to block internet fast lanes

Some of the world’s biggest tech companies have banded together to stand against the growing acceptance of internet fast lanes and the end of net neutrality. We’ve already seen companies like Verizon throttle traffic to their services, despite a premium being charged and it’s only set to get worse. Those …

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Facebook buys video ad-firm Liverail for half billion

Facebook has been throwing its financial weight around this week once again, announcing the purchase of yet another firm, this one a video advertising company called LiveRail. Costing the social network a reported $500 million (£291 million), it’s expected that Facebook will leverage its content matching technology to add relevant adverts …

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Facebook conducts psychological study on users

Facebook is finding itself under attack this morning, after news emerged that it had conducted a psychological experiment on just under 690,000 of its users without their permission. In conjunction with two universities, it manipulated the news feeds of individuals to see if it affected their regular posting habits. The …

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Facebook goes down, the world panics

Update: And it’s back. That was fast, but I bet it cost the social network a pretty penny in ad revenue. Original Story: Facebook is down you guys. That means I can’t read your comments pointing out my mistakes, which is a real killer first thing in the morning. Still, …

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Oculus VR talks consumer rift V2, cheaper V1

There were a lot of concerns from gamers about the future of Oculus VR when Facebook bought it from founder Palmer Luckey earlier this year for a cool $2 billion. People thought it would become a social networking device, or too much of a profit focused product, but it sounds …

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Oculus Rift is still a gaming VR headset first – company

While Facebook did say that the virtual reality technology is a strong candidate to emerge as the next social and communications platform when it acquired Oculus VR earlier this year, the main focus of the virtual reality headset that is under development today is gaming, according to Nate Mitchell, vice …

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WhatsApp has been pulled from the Windows Phone Store

Whatsapp has been mysteriously taken off of the Windows Phone Store by the app developer as it is completely incompatible with the upcoming and long awaited Windows Phone 8.1 update. The incompatibility was discovered by the developers while beta testing a preview version of the app. The developer has found …

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Oculus fires back at ZeniMax over VR ownership claims

Last week it was revealed that ZeniMax wants to take legal action against Oculus as it believes that it had a huge part to play in the company’s success thanks to John Carmack’s early efforts, which led to people getting excited about Virtual Reality again before Palmer Luckey launched the …

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ZeniMax wants to sue Oculus

Oculus and Facebook may be facing a legal challenge as John Carmack’s former employer, Zenimax, claims that the famed programmer stole the company’s intellectual property when he left to work for Oculus. Zenimax’s claim is on a prototype that Carmack built long before the Oculus Kickstarter campaign, it was a …

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Amazon Web Services reportedly begins to develop its own chips

Amazon Web Services, a service arm of Amazon and one of the world’s largest providers of cloud services, recently established silicon optimization engineering team (SOET) with the aim to create custom server platforms and microprocessors. The company has already begun to hire specialists to develop highly-tailored server platforms. Nowadays companies …

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HP and Foxconn team up to make cloud servers for hyperscale datacenters

Hewlett-Packard and Foxconn Electronics, the world’s largest contract maker of electronics devices, on Wednesday signed a joint venture agreement under which the two companies would produce low-cost cloud-servers aimed at big online service providers. The machines will be tailored for individual customers. The changing needs of cloud computing require a …

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