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Acer Profits Tumble in Struggling PC Market

Acer, the 5th largest PC manufacturer worldwide has revealed their financial results for the second quarter of 2015. The data shows a downturn in sales of over 30% which is the smallest quarter recorded since 2006.…

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AMD’s Revenue Expectations Reduced

AMD’s growth forecasts have been downgraded from 8% to 3% for the second quarter which ended on July 17th. The company attributes this scaling back of commercial expectations on: “The sequential decrease is primarily due to…

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Samsung’s Cutting Edge Research Could Theoretically Double Battery Capacity

Samsung’s Institute of Research and Technology has developed an innovative production process based on a new silicon cathode covered in high-crystalline graphite to double the battery life compared to existing products. This results in a huge…

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Google’s Covert Snooping Tool Installed Without User Consent

Google’s reputation with privacy advocates is pretty abysmal and the latest revelation that audio footage has been monitored on PCs without permission will do little to improve matters. Open source developers noticed a peculiar line of…

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Smartphone Shipments in China Faced with First Decline in Six Years

We’ve all been super hyped with the latest smartphones these past years, haven’t we? I mean, since Steve Jobs revealed the first iPhone back in 2007, every manufacturer went crazy and started expanding this industry, building…

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Costa Rica Has Been Fully Powered by Renewable Energy for 75 Days Straight

Costa Rica has achieved a major milestone in clean energy, having the country be fully powered by renewable energy for 75 straight days. “The year 2015 has been one of electricity totally friendly to the environment…

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Apple Fighting to Prevent Release of Steve Jobs Deposition

The Associated Press, CNN and Bloomberg have filled a motion to have the video deposition of Steve Jobs released from the ongoing iPod lawsuit. The publications are in a battle against Apple’s lawyers who are actively…

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Steve Jobs Still Delivering Sharp Opinions From the Grave

The other day we reported on the news that Steve Jobs was to appear in court over an iPod lawsuit via a video deposition recorded in 2011. Well the trial began yesterday, and we have some of the…

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Google’s “Don’t Be Evil” Slogan Goes Further

Google CEO Larry Page is known for his implementation of the search engine giant Google slogan of “Don’t be evil”. But now he’s taking it one step further, claiming that his company is prepared to go…

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ZALMAN Files for Bankruptcy

Today is a sad day in the world of technology, as legendary Korean manufacturer Zalman have filed for bankruptcy. The company filed for bankruptcy on the 3rd of November in Seoul. This is suspected to be…

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Western Digital to Pay Seagate $800 Million Rules Court

Western Digital Corp. were dealt a heavy blow this week after a court ruling said that they must pay around $800 million to their rival storage company Seagate. The ruling started in 2012, when Western Digital…

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Samsung Developing Own GPU Hardware

Samsung have been putting a lot of effort into creating their own GPU hardware over the last couple of years, they’ve poached a few ex Nvidia, AMD and Intel employees to gain some expert knowledge, and…

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Pirates Win Latest Virtual ‘War’, Music Website Redirects to The Pirate Bay

There has been a constant war between the record industry and the pirates, which doesn’t seem to come to an end anytime soon. It’s been going back and forth for some time now, having battles being…

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Google Take A Bite Out Of Apple, Now World’s Most Valuable Brand

“How do you like them apples” should be the quote of the day, now that Google has dethroned the technology giant that is Apple, who are no doubt as stunned as everyone else that Google has…

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Oculus VR Snap Up Valves Michael Abrash

While many reacted badly to Facebook buying up Oculus VR earlier this week, both companies could do with some good news, and now it looks like they have it. Plucked from the ripe tree that is…

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3D Concrete Printer Can Build A 2500sqft Home In One Day

3D printing is big business, but up until now it has been about small things made of plastics. Sure there are other 3D printing technologies, such as the ones used in Formula 1 to create prototypes…

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Supermicro UK Ready To Go Solutions Based On NVIDIA GRID Technology

Supermicro UK have just announced an addition to their Ready To Go family of products with the NVIDIA GRID Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. These solutions cater for the needs of even the most demanding of working environments…

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IDC Publish Report Of Top PC Makers For 2013

The recent 3Q13 report was published by research firm IDC, it listed the top five PC makers for the last quarter and it did so by working out who had shipped the most units. The company…

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TWTRQ Stock Shoots Up 1500% Because People Thought It Was Twitter (TWTR)

Twitter only filed to go public yesterday and doesn’t expect to start trading until near Thanksgiving later this year. Twitter has chosen the stock ticker name “TWTR” which is obviously a shortened version of “Twitter”, which…

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Cryptic Software And Bournemouth University Team Up To Train Students In Cyber Security

Cyber Security is becoming an increasing concern for everyone; businesses, schools, hospitals, governments and even the everyday home user. That’s why we were quite interested to see security company Cryptic Software teaming up with Bournemouth University to…

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Apple’s New Supplier “Pegatron” Are Worse Than Foxconn Says New Report

Apple are shifting many of their contracts from Foxconn to Pegatron and while we all know that Foxconn don’t exactly have a clean record for how they treat their staff, Pagatron is said to be much…

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GDC Next Reveals Double Fine, Riot Notables On Board For November Event

As Game Developers Conference Next session selections are prepared, event organizers have revealed the industry notables curating content – alongside GDC staff – for the future-facing conference. GDC Next is the spiritual successor to GDC Online –…

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SpecialEffect Open The Call For Heroes Of Video Game Music Band Members!

Disabled gamers’ charity SpecialEffect and Kickstarter project Heroes of Video Game Music today opened the call for industry supporters to join the ‘SpecialEffect All-Stars’, a band being assembled to create a unique track for an upcoming…

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UK Gaming Charts For Week Ending 20 July 2013

The latest weekly charts are in and its great news for Sony as their current flagship title The Last Of Us is still sitting at the top of the charts and continues to dominate sales. I’m…

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Foreign Games Consoles Can Now Be Sold In China

The Chinese Ministry of Culture has officially confirmed that all foreign games console makers can now sell their hardware in China, so long as they register in Shanghai’s free trade zone. However, they haven’t said that…

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GDC Europe Adds Wii U, Hitman: Absolution, DeNA Talks To An Already Packed Schedule

As Thursday’s early registration deadline looms, new GDC Europe talks include Hitman: Absolution’s AI/animation; Scattered Entertainment’s Senta Jakobsen (The Drowning) on distributed work environments; and Nintendo on using Unity, HTML, and JavaScript on the Wii U.…

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Ford Hybrid Gets Better Performance And MPG Via Firmware Update

Don’t judge a book by its cover as when you bought a car from Ford’s Hybrid line, the specifications were apparently just a starting point and it looks like Ford are about to give the car…