• SoftBank Ups Its Stake In Supercell To 73% As Accel Cashes Out Of The Mobile Gaming Giant
    SoftBank Ups Its Stake In Supercell To 73% As Accel Cashes Out Of The Mobile Gaming Giant

    Some ownership changes afoot at Supercell, the mobile gaming giant out of Finland behind blockbuster titles like Clash of Clans and Hay Day. Japan's SoftBank has upped its stake in the startup to 73.2 percent, after buying an additional 22.7 percent

    • Posted May 22, 2017
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  • Amazon crowns winner of first warehouse robot challenge
    Amazon crowns winner of first warehouse robot challenge

    The robots that joined Amazon's Picking Challenge aren't quite ready to replace human warehouse workers, but some of them seriously showed great promise. Team RBO from the Technical University of Berlin, in particular, demolished all the other 27 com

    • Posted May 22, 2017
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  • Typo's truce with BlackBerry stops it from selling phone keyboards
    Typo's truce with BlackBerry stops it from selling phone keyboards

    Typo started fending off lawsuits from BlackBerry almost as soon as its lookalike iPhone keyboards went on sale, but it's at last getting a break... well, sort of. The Ryan Seacrest-backed company has reached a settlement with BlackBerry that ends al

    • Posted May 22, 2017
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  • Why 'Rock Band 4' got the gang back together
    Why 'Rock Band 4' got the gang back together

    Walking onto the roof of the Shangri La Hotel in Santa Monica, California, I was nervous and curious to see Rock Band 4. After all it had been five years since Rock Band 3. Would it still feel good? Is this really the right time to bring back Harmoni

    • Posted May 21, 2017
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  • How laser scans and VR are preserving London's hidden 'Mail Rail'
    How laser scans and VR are preserving London's hidden 'Mail Rail'

    Deep in the heart of London, buried beneath 70 feet of soil and concrete, lies a hidden underground railway. For almost 80 years, the UK's "Mail Rail" transported letters and parcels between the capital's main post offices and a few overground t

    • Posted May 21, 2017
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  • Google simplifies security and privacy with new account hub
    Google simplifies security and privacy with new account hub

    Many of us are dependent on Google apps like Gmail and now Photos, but Google has a rep for being less than transparent on security and privacy, especially in Europe. Now, the search giant has put all the ways you can protect yourself into one big hu

    • Posted May 21, 2017
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  • US limits the NSA's reach ahead of sweeping reform
    US limits the NSA's reach ahead of sweeping reform

    The Senate has voted overwhelmingly to reform the powers of America's security services, at the expense of renewing existing provisions of the Patriot Act. In a contentious debate leading up to midnight, the house belatedly opted to support the USA F

    • Posted May 21, 2017
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  • GoPro's Hero+ LCD puts a touchscreen on its entry-level camera
    GoPro's Hero+ LCD puts a touchscreen on its entry-level camera

    Last week, GoPro unveiled some for the more ambitious content creator. Today, for the folk that just want to snorkel in the Bahamas, or jump off a cliff there's a new member of the GoPro camera family to consider: the Hero+ LCD. If you're familiar wi

    • Posted May 21, 2017
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  • NVIDIA's G-Sync brings smoother graphics to gaming laptops
    NVIDIA's G-Sync brings smoother graphics to gaming laptops

    NVIDIA's G-Sync promised to kill a lot of gaming issues like lag and stutter on desktop PCs, but you need both a supported graphics card and monitor to make it work. However, that's obviously not an issue for laptops, and NVIDIA has just announced G-

    • Posted May 21, 2017
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  • Nintendo's new 'NX' console will reportedly run Android
    Nintendo's new 'NX' console will reportedly run Android

    Nintendo has already said that it won't be talking about its new NX console until 2016, but that hasn't stopped a few tantalising details from slipping out to the press. Nikkei reports that the new hardware could use the Android operating system, as

    • Posted May 21, 2017
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  • 4GB of RAM could put Huawei's Honor 7 above the rest
    4GB of RAM could put Huawei's Honor 7 above the rest

    Huawei is teasing an announcement for June 8 and the stars are aligning for an Honor 7 announcement. All the rumours suggest there will be two versions of the Honor 7 that will share the same hardware and design; the differences will be in storage an

    • Posted May 21, 2017
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  • Great tech innovators: Eric Migicovsky
    Great tech innovators: Eric Migicovsky

    Age: 27 Company: Pebble Best known for: Creating the Pebble smartwatch Quote: "It turns out people really like using Pebble as a watch. It makes sense. It's been 100 years that people have been putting watches on their wrist. It has to solve that pro

    • Posted May 21, 2017
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  • Rise of the Tomb Raider E3 teaser appears
    Rise of the Tomb Raider E3 teaser appears

    Everyone's favourite plummy-voiced adventurer, Lara Croft, is back in Rise of the Tomb Raider and there's a new teaser trailer that's just dropped today. Featuring the same voice actor as the latest Tomb Raider reboot, Camilla Luddington gives us a r

    • Posted May 20, 2017
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  • Asus Zen All-in-One is a Windows PC for iMac fans
    Asus Zen All-in-One is a Windows PC for iMac fans

    Asus has unveiled a new all-in-one PC that looks a lot like the new Apple iMac; the 23.8-inch Zen AiO Z240IC and 21.5-inch Z220IC may even share the same ODM (original design manufacturer) as the iMac, since Asus has a strong relationship with Pegatr

    • Posted May 20, 2017
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  • Rock Band 4's instruments won't reinvent the wheel, but they're darn cool
    Rock Band 4's instruments won't reinvent the wheel, but they're darn cool

    Verrey started my demo with the neck of the guitar and the instantly recognizable five fret buttons. They're noticeably firmer than before and have ridges between the frets to help axe-men and women find their fingering more easily. In the past, shak

    • Posted May 20, 2017
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  • Unannounced Intel Skylake CPU appears in mini PCs
    Unannounced Intel Skylake CPU appears in mini PCs

    Asus Vivo Mini There's also 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi and from what we could see from some blurry shots, four USB 3.0 ports, an Ethernet port, Display Port and HDMI as well as a SD card reader. Unlike the VC65, the PSU is likely to be outside. The bes

    • Posted May 20, 2017
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  • What went wrong with 3D?
    What went wrong with 3D?

    You'd go to the cinema, or put on a Blu-ray and after the film was finished you'd sigh and in most cases swear to never watch a movie in the format ever again. It was not a product that sold itself at all well. Especially not when Avatar, a movie whi

    • Posted May 20, 2017
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  • Microsoft Lumia 940XL leaks - is this the new flagship Windows Phone?
    Microsoft Lumia 940XL leaks - is this the new flagship Windows Phone?

    It's been almost a year since the last flagship Windows smartphone - the Nokia Lumia 930 - was launched, so the platform is certainly due a new addition. Say hello to the Microsoft Lumia 940XL. There have been a few rumours flying around about this h

    • Posted May 20, 2017
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  • Hands on: Corsair Bulldog review
    Hands on: Corsair Bulldog review

    Design The Bulldog, like its namesake, is squat, powerfully built and can pack in some serious muscle if you know what you're doing. Its red and black custom chassis is larger than the Steam Machines that are destined to grace living rooms later this

    • Posted May 20, 2017
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  • Didi Kuaidi, China's Dominant Taxi App Firm, Launches Carpooling Service
    Didi Kuaidi, China's Dominant Taxi App Firm, Launches Carpooling Service

    Uber launched a nonprofit car-pooling service in China called People's Uber last year, and now its biggest rival - and China's largest ride-sharing service - has followed suit with a service of its own. 'Didi Shun Feng Che' is the new car-pooling ser

    • Posted May 20, 2017
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