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G2A is overhauling its Shield service

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Key sales website, G2A, is looking to change up the purpose and function of its Shield service. Initially designed as purely a form of insurance against bad keys, it is now being overhauled into a form of premium membership, complete with game bundles, better chat support and more features set …

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Would you pay someone to play Pokémon Go for you?

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Pokémon Go is a game that has taken much of the world by storm in the past two weeks, sending people of all ages scrambling for local landmarks to try and catch their favourite pocket monsters. But what if you can’t, or won’t and still want to be the ‘be …

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Facebook set to recruit army of chat bots for customer service

As much as companies have made great strides in improving customer service over the past few years, offering social media responses, live-chats on websites and more localised call centres, they’re still far from perfect. To help improve that, Facebook is looking to recruit chat bots to answer more people’s questions, …

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Netflix price-hike won’t grandfather you in

If you’ve been a Netflix subscriber for a number of years, you’ve likely taken advantage of the fact that as prices were changed and options added, you were grandfathered in at the lower price point. That’s not going to happen this time around though, as the latest Netflix price change …

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Whatsapp confirms end-to-end encryption addition

The Whatsapp messaging service has confirmed that as of Tuesday 6th April, all communications on its platform are encrypted from end to end, meaning that even if it was given a court order, it wouldn’t be able to read its users’ messages or images. Only the sender and receiver will be …

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Dotcom’s BABOOM launches, promises bigger artist profits

The music sharing, streaming and networking service BABOOM, originally founded by Kim Dotcom, has now officially launched. Designed to be a competitor of the likes of Spotify and Apple Music, BABOOM offers a mixture of free and paid for streaming content to users, as well as a premium account service …

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Uber makes a huge loss every year

Despite being the crest of a wave of change in the way we get about our roadways, Uber, the app based taxi service which in just a few years has grown to be worth an estimated $50 billion, is said to be a financial sinkhole, losing tens of millions a …

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Windows 10 to reach end of life in 2025

Microsoft has revealed the end of life date for its latest operating system, Windows 10. The soon to be released OS will reach its end of life support date on the 14th of October 2025, despite previous reports suggesting that Windows 10 would be the ‘final’ version. The new end …

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NZ VPN providers set to be sued by TV networks

Two steadfast VPN and internet providers based in New Zealand, which refused to comply with demands set by media corporations are set to be hit by legal action in the coming few days. While they have technically done nothing illegal by offering the service, it’s being argued by both TVNZ …

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Is your broadband provider failing you?

Chances are, if you are hooked up to the service of one of the UK’s largest ISPs, then the answer to the above question is, yes. Data from a new survey conducted by Which? magazine, suggests that some of the most highly appreciated ISPs are often the smallest ones, with …

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Amazon launched eBook subscription service in the UK

Amazon has officially launched its eBooks and audiobooks subscription service in the UK. The service is called ‘Kindle Unlimited’ and allows customers to pay a monthly fee for unlimited access to a pre determined library. In the UK, the service will cost £7.99 a month, Amazon Kindle EU Vice President, Jorrit …

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Google to launch YouTube Music Key streaming service

Google’s long awaited music streaming service may finally see the light of day as new rumors suggest that it will launch under the name ‘YouTube Music Key’ and will feature 20 million songs. The latest leak comes from Android Police, which reveals that Google’s Spotify rival will also feature offline listening …

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Amazon’s Fire TV isn’t guaranteed a UK release

Amazon’s recently revealed set top box, the Fire TV, might not make it outside of the United States as the company currently has no plans to release in other countries. Selling a streaming device is never easy as licensing agreements need to be made with copyright holders in order to …

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Rental options appear on the Playstation store

Sony revealed its plans for Playstation Now at CES in January, the game streaming service will include rental streaming options but it seems Sony might be looking to experiment with rental download options too as an option for one day, seven day and 30 day rentals appeared on titles in …

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