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First HTC Vives arrive in the hands of consumers

Amidst the news that Oculus has run into some difficulties with its shipping, the first HTC Vive virtual reality headsets have started arriving on the doorsteps of consumers all over the world. From Tokyo, to California, to New Zealand, Vives have been showing up over the last 12 hours, with …

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Nvidia could debut Pascal ‘GTX 1080’ in May

Nvidia is gearing up to launch its new Pascal GPU architecture this year. While early rumours pointed towards a Q1 2016 release it is clear that the timeline has shifted a bit. The latest unofficial word on the street is that Nvidia may launch the GTX 1080 in May, with …

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Bezos confirms Blue Origin has touched down again

Even without the billionaire sarcasm war between Space X CEO Elon Musk and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, there’s no denying that Blue Origin’s efforts to get people into space are still exciting. That’s doubly so when launches can be repeated with the same hardware too, as it brings costs down …

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HTC One M10 launch pushed back a bit

This year at the Mobile World Congress event, HTC was initially expected to reveal its 2016 flagship HTC One smartphone. However, the device maker has now confirmed that it will be skipping the event this year, pushing the HTC One M10 reveal back a bit. MWC takes place at the …

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Oculus Rift to come with DK1-style carry case

The commercial release of virtual reality hardware is closer than ever before and with the announcement of Oculus Rift CV1 pre-orders opening up on 6th January, the hype train is hitting maximum speed. To help fan the flames of its boiler, Oculus founder Palmer Luckey announced that much like the …

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The Oculus Rift is on track for Q1 launch

Next year is set to be big for virtual reality, we’ll have the HTC Vive in April, the PlauStation VR headset in the second half of the year and perhaps most excitingly, the final version of the Oculus Rift in the first quarter. Palmer Luckey and the Oculus crew have …

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Space X’s next Falcon 9 rocket launch to take place today

“Punting 24 hours,” sounds like a very relaxed way to push back the launch of a $50 million rocket, but that’s exactly what Space X CEO Elon Musk did on Sunday, via Twitter. His announcement means that the improved Falcon 9 rocket carrying 11 ORBCOMM satellites will instead head into …

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First British astronaut under the ESA banner heading to ISS

The first British astronaut to head into space under the banner of the European Space Agency, Tim Peake, is set to launch into Low-Earth-Orbit (LEO) and join up with the International Space Station later today. He will be joined by American astronaut Tim Kopra, and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko aboard …

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AMD reaffirms Zen CPUs are coming to desktops in 2016

AMD has once again confirmed that its new Zen architecture CPUs for desktops are on target for a 2016 launch, following reports that the AM4 platform is due to launch as early as March. This marks the second time that AMD has officially confirmed that its new CPU architecture will …

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Prison Architect hits v1.0 with new launch trailer

Prison Architect is Introversion’s first truly new game since 2007’s original Darwinia release, with ports and suspended projects spanning the many years in between. It’s been a long road of development, though the success of the game’s alpha has meant much more financial success for the British developer than it’s …

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One Plus apologises over OnePlus 2 launch

OnePlus has gone ahead and offered an apology to those who were frustrated by the launch of the company’s latest smartphone, the OnePlus 2. Ahead of its launch, OnePlus seemed fairly confident in its plans and had hoped to make things go smoother than they did with the original OnePlus …

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Space X launch parameters angering local residents

As much as Space X launches might be something the world at large can delight in when they – almost –  land a rocket on a barge, or run test flights of their manned capsule system, not everyone is so pleased. For the 26 residents of the village nearby the launch …

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Atlas V rocket successfully puts U.S. Navy satellite in orbit

United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Boeing Defense, Space and Security, has successfully launched the fourth U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite into orbit around the Earth. This should greatly improve the tracking and navigation abilities of U.S. and allied military personnel …

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Apparently the Galaxy Note 5 won’t launch in the UK

Samsung held its Unpacked event today, revealing two phones we have been reporting on for weeks: The Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+. While traditionally the Galaxy Note devices have sold very well, it seems Samsung has a plan to divide these two new phones up depending on …

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