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39 Android Flaws Fixed in Major Security Patch

Google’s latest patch for their Android operating system is one of the biggest security patches ever released for the OS. This monthly security update covers 39 vulnerabilities that had been found, of which 15 were of…

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Microsoft Shows How Easily Chrome Extensions Can Be Added to Edge

Last month, Microsoft revealed that they had been working on the ability for their struggling Edge web browser to support the vast array of extensions that are available for Google’s Chrome. At an Edge developer summit…

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Microsoft Will “Never Force” Gamers to Compete Cross Platform says Phil Spencer

It is a growing trend amongst games to consider the inclusion of cross-platform play between PC and the current consoles. Even Microsoft’s own Windows Universal Platform and potential plans to make the Xbox One upgradable is…

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Blue Origin’s New Shepherd Rocket Succeeds in Third Landing

The race for reusable spacecraft is on, and the forerunners of this contest are SpaceX and Blue Origin. SpaceX may have landed their rocket from a far higher altitude, but have never achieved (or attempted) a…

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EV Wireless Charging Almost as Good as Plugging In

Wireless charging for electric vehicles has been an option to their owners for some time now, but the existing solutions are hardly efficient, with charging times far longer than the typical wired charger and there was…

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LG Producing Tesla Model 3’s Huge Touchscreen

With an incredible number of Model 3’s already preordered, Tesla is certainly going to need some help if they’re going to come close to filling the demand. According to Reuters, the first of the companies that…

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Electric Bikes Are Coming to Motorcross

In a world where the focus on electric vehicles seems almost entirely to be on cars and other on-road vehicles, Silicon Valley firm Alta Motors are taking a different path, with the firm preparing to release…

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What Happens When a Neural Net Colourizes Images?

We’ve already seen what happens to images when neural networks attempt to process them with Google’s DeepDream providing results varying from weird to nightmarish. This time, a neural network has been let loose with a far…

Consumer version of the Oculus Rift preorder date is nigh

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Oculus Waives Shipping Fees for All Past Orders

The Oculus Rift may have won the race to be the first VR headset to be available to consumers, but it hasn’t been so easy for Oculus due to the boom in interest for the VR…

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Wireless Passwords Could Be a Thing of the Past Thanks to MIT Research

  A new wireless technology in development by MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab could allow us to finally say goodbye to the Wi-Fi password. The technology, currently named Chronos, is capable of allowing a single…

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Tesla Have Taken $7.5 Billion Worth of Model 3 Preorders According to Elon Musk

Yesterday, Tesla unveiled their long-awaited affordable electric car, the Model 3. Tesla may have expected that there would be great interest in this new car for the masses, but the response to it has been enormous,…

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New Self-Driving Car Mapping Unit Backed by Amazon and Microsoft

  Amazon and Microsoft are two major companies that are yet to enter the arena of autonomous car development yet, but this could be set to change soon. Reuters have reported that according to sources, Here,…

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iOS Mobile Device Management Protocol Can be Abused to Load Malware

  Apple has worked hard to make it difficult to allow users to unwittingly install unauthorized and malicious apps onto their devices. Despite this, there is still one way in that attackers are still able to…

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Intel Announces New 3D NAND SSD Lineup

Intel has had a set of super-fast high-speed SSDs based on the cutting edge 3D NAND flash storage chips in the works for some time now, with the first of these drives having been announced on…

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Intel’s New Broadwell Xeon Chips Will have 22 Cores

In a growing trend for Intel’s server targeted chips, this Thursday they released the newest Xeon E5-2600 processors, which contain as many as 22 cores. The move to developing chips with an ever-increasing number of cores allows them…

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Microsoft Populates Skype With Helper-Bots

Your Skype chats could just get a little bit smarter thanks to Microsoft’s new array of assistive helper-bots. These bots were on show at Build 2016, where Microsoft demonstrated how Cortana, as well as a number…

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New Exoplanet Hunting Instrument Being Developed by NASA

NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF) have recently been constructing a team of astronomers as part of a project to construct a powerful new exoplanet-hunting tool. The selection process involved a national competition, with the…

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NASA To Offer Virtual Mars Walks Using Hololens

We may be a number of years off the first humans walking on Mars, but NASA plans to give us a sneak peek at what it may be like to walk on the Red Planet. Their…

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Microsoft Demo Linux Bash Terminal on Windows 10

At Build 2016, Microsoft showcased something almost unbelievable, the Linux Bash shell running natively on the Windows 10 operating system, using Ubuntu binaries. Kevin Gallo, director of the Windows Developer Platform ran the demonstration during the keynote he…

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Google Fiber Home Phone Service Announced

It had already been revealed in a leak of the trial program, but now Google has publicly announced Fiber Phone, the home phone addition to the existing Google Fiber high-speed internet and television package. This comes…

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Bitdefender Releases Free Tool to Fend Off Ransomware

Ransomware is a growing vector of attack in recent times and very few are truly safe from it and the potential loss of their personal data. Now antivirus firm Bitdefender have published a free tool that…