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Steve Wozniak: Apple Isn’t “Changing the World” Any More

Steve Wozniak – who, alongside Steve Jobs, co-founded Apple – thinks that his former company is not the one he and Jobs set up, is no longer “changing the world” like it once was, and that…

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Nintendo NX Controller Revealed?

Following the news that Nintendo is to cease production of the Wii U later this year – suggesting that its next console, the NX, is to be revealed imminently – possible pictures of the system’s new…

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NVIDIA Ramping Up GeForce Now to be “Netflix of Gaming”

NVIDIA is expanding its GeForce Now game on-demand service, which streams PC and console games to the NVIDIA Shield set-top box. The service currently has over 100 games available, for a monthly subscription fee, and has…

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John McAfee Wants China to Handle US Cybersecurity

Crackpot plutocrat and self-professed “cybersecurity legend” John McAfee believes that the US is doing such a terrible job of protecting its cybersecurity interests, and that it should outsource the task to a country better equipped at…

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Gelid Zentree USB Charging Station Review

Introduction As our lives increasingly revolve around portable and mobile devices – smartphones, tablets, wearables, and handheld gaming – so our homes become invaded by a tangle of accompanying cables. Thankfully, most devices – even with…

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Astronomers Observe Exploding Star for the First Time

For the first time ever, astronomers have recorded the moment at which a star started to explode – known as the “shock breakout” – within the optical wavelength of NASA’s Kepler space telescope. The astronomy team,…

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Tesla Quietly Drops its 10kWh Powerwall

Elon Musk’s Tesla has quietly removed all mention of its 10kWh Powerwall home battery from its website and press kit, leaving the 6.4kWh model as the only version on sale, only a year after the pair were…

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BT Openreach Told to Reduce its Wholesale Broadband Prices

While Openreach – the company that holds a monopoly over the main broadband and telephone infrastructure in the UK – has managed to dodge calls for it to break its affiliation with BT over fears that…

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Hackers Claim ISIS Twitter Accounts Lead Back to UK Government

Unconfirmed reports suggest that a number of Twitter accounts affiliated with the militant group ISIS can be traced back to IP addresses associated with the UK government. According to Russia Insider, a group of hackers known…

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Critics React to Batman v Superman Première

Hotly-anticipated comic book movie spectacular Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice held its world première in New York last night, and the critical reaction to the film has been vociferous, to say the least. It seems…

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Valve Has VR Plans for Older Graphics Cards

Are you preparing your PC for the new advent of virtual reality? Well, don’t ditch that GTX 680 just yet. Alex Vlachos, a programmer for Valve, revealed during his GDC 2016 talk in San Francisco last…

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Sophia the Robot: “I Will Destroy Humans”

While most efforts are mired deep in the Uncanny Valley, roboticists remain determined to create lifelike human automatons. Sophia, the latest creation from Hanson Robotics, brings us one step closer to creating humanoid robots. Sophia’s development…

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Amazon Customer Banned for Returning Faulty Goods

A self-confessed Amazon addict has had his account banned and gift card balance seized after returning a number of items which he insists were faulty. Greg Nelson, a computer programmer from the UK, bought 343 items…

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Brutal DOOM 64 Early Alpha Gameplay Revealed

Anticipation has been building ever since Sergeant_Mark_IV, the man responsible for the Brutal DOOM mod, revealed he was working on a new version of DOOM 64. To sate that appetite, Sergeant_Mark_IV has revealed the first glimpse…

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Sony to Reject Any PlayStation VR Game That Drops below 60fps

At GDC 2016 this week, during a Sony-sponsored talk on the development of its PlayStation VR headset, Chris Norden, the Senior Dev support Engineer at Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA), revealed that any game for the…

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Apple’s Tim Cook Describes FBI Fight as a “Bad Dream”

Apple CEO Tim Cook has spoken candidly to TIME about his on-going battle against the FBI – with the US law enforcement agency putting him and his company under immense pressure to bypass the iPhone encryption…

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Driver Blames Demon in His Uber App for Killing Spree

An Uber driver, charged with the murder of six people, and wounding of two others on 20th February, has claimed that he was forced to commit the crimes by a “devil figure” in his Uber app,…

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Cyberpunk 2077 to Be “Better, Bigger, More Revolutionary” than Planned

Cyberpunk 2077 – the hotly-anticipated game, based on tabletop RPG Cyberpunk 2020, currently in development by The Witcher 3 makers CD Projekt RED – has already been proclaimed as “far bigger than anything else that CD…

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PlayStation VR Already Sold Out on European Amazon Stores

Pre-orders of the PlayStation VR, Sony’s PlayStation 4-compatible virtual reality headset, were made available this morning, and within minutes Amazon stores in the UK, France, and Germany had sold out. Following its “out of stock” notice,…

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FBI Hacking Case Judge Doesn’t Understand Computing

A US Judge, during a case regarding the FBI’s use of Network Investigative Technique (NIT) – effectively a form of hacking – was found to have little knowledge or understanding of the concepts being discussed. During…

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Google’s AlphaGo AI Wins Go Series 4-1

Go grandmaster Lee Se-Dol was unable to claw back another consolation win in his five-match battle against AlphaGo, with Google’s artificial intelligence winning the series 4-1. AlphaGo – a development of Google’s DeepMind AI program –…