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Oculus Pre-Order Deliveries Delayed by up to Two Months

Due to an “unexpected component shortage”, reported last week, some early pre-orders of the Oculus Rift have had their shipping dates delayed by up to two months, with one buyer – who pre-ordered 33 minutes after…

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Diamonds Could Help Unlock Quantum Computing

The stumbling block when it comes to quantum computing – which aims to use the quantum-mechanical phenomena of entanglement and superposition in order to perform superfast computational operations without electronic transistors – is maintaining superposition (i.e.…

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Restaurants in China Fires Robot Staff for Incompetence

It seems we shouldn’t worry about automation taking away jobs from us humans just yet, with one restaurant in Guangzhou, China being forced to “fire” its robotic staff members for incompetence, while two others with robot…

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Real Handgun Transformed into Nintendo Zapper

A US company has transformed a Glock pistol into a Nintendo Zapper, the light gun used with NES classic Duck Hunt. The makeover, though, is merely cosmetic; rather than turning the semi-automatic pistol into a light…

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NVIDIA DRIVE PX2 Powered by Two GP106 Chips

NVIDIA showed of its DRIVE PX 2 system – the new iteration of its autonomous and driver assistance AI platform – at last week’s GTC 2016 conference, and eagle-eyed viewers may have noticed that the board…

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Each Final Fantasy VII Remake Episode Will be as Long as Final Fantasy XIII

Reception was mixed when Square Enix announced that its remake of Final Fantasy VII was to be split into episodes, with some fans accusing the developer of milking the game’s release. However, Final Fantasy VII Remake…

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Reddit Releases Official Smartphone App

Reddit, the self-proclaimed “front page of the internet”, has released its first official app for Android and iOS, and not before time. While reddit-loving mobile users have been well-catered for with a number of solid third-party…

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Steam Controller Set for a Hardware Upgrade

Valve’s Steam Controller, the gamepad designed to bridge the gap between regular controllers and mouse and keyboard gamers, is set to receive a hardware revision in the future, despite around 400,000 units already being sold since…

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EU Judge Rules on Whether Hyperlinks Infringe Copyright

After two months of deliberation, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled on whether including a hyperlink on a website without permission from the original copyright holder can be deemed as being copyright infringement. In…

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US Congress Bill Plans to Make Effective Encryption Illegal

In the wake of the FBI’s feud with Apple over bypassing the encryption of San Bernardino shooting suspect Syed Rizwan Farook’s iPhone, the US Congress is proposing a new bill that aims to outlaw effective encryption,…

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Blizzard Forces “Pirate” Classic WoW Server to Close

The largest “pirate” server hosting an early version of World of Warcraft that is no longer available via conventional means is being forced to close after WoW developer Blizzard Entertainment threatened the team responsible with legal…

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PS4 Update Sneaks in Key New Features

While most people know that the new firmware update for PlayStation 4 allows gamers to remote play via Windows PC (but not Windows 7, sadly), Sony managed to sneak through a number of appealing new features…

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Could Planet Nine Destroy the Earth This Month?

Astronomy circles are all abuzz over speculation that a potential ninth planet – a Jupiter-sized super-planet –has been discovered in our solar system, with some sources reporting that its irregular orbit may have triggered the meteor…

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Fan MGS Remake Will Have VR Support and Return of the Real Snake

From the ashes of Shadow Moses, the recently cancelled Metal Gear Solid fan remake in Unreal Engine 4, emerges The Fan Legacy: Metal Gear Solid, a kind of best-of collection which aims to recreate iconic moments…

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How Many Idiots Will Plug Random USB Drives into Their Computer?

You’d have to be stupid to pick up a random USB drive off the ground and connect it into your PC, right? If the answer is yes (which it is), then there’s a whole lot of…

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Star Wars: Rogue One Trailer Drops

The story trailer for the first film in the Star Wars Anthology series, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, dropped today, and it’s taking us all the way back to 1977. The movie, helmed by Monsters…

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Final Fantasy XV Director Admits Series was in a “Tough Spot”

Hajime Tabata, the director of the forthcoming Final Fantasy XV, has admitted that the series has failed to deliver a truly successful game during the HD era – a “tough spot,” as he puts it –…

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WhatsApp Turns on Encryption for All Platforms

In a move that is sure to rile the FBI, following the law enforcement agency’s feud with Apple over its refusal to unlock the iPhone of a suspect in the San Bernardino shooting, instant messaging app…

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PINE A64 Creators Receive Death Threats over Kickstarter Campaign

The creators of the PINE A64, a Raspberry Pi-esque single board computer, which demolished its $31,416 Kickstarter funding goal, raising a whopping $1.7 million, have received abuse and death threats – with one person even showing…

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$1.4m TSA App Built in 10 Minutes

It was recently revealed that the contract to create US Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) randomizer app – which decides which pre-check line travellers should join prior to a flight with a giant left or right arrow…

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Researchers Develop Molecule-Sized Diode

A team of researchers form the US and Israel have developed the world’s smallest diode, the size of a single molecule. The scientists, from the University of Georgia in the US and Ben-Gurion University of the…