Category Archives: Tech News

Review: Razer Wolverine Ultimate (Xbox/PC)

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It isn’t too often that I think back on a game controller fondly. I think the only exception is the Nintendo WaveBird, arguably the first great wireless controller, which was frickin’ life-changing. Nowadays, most folks probably stick to the bundled controller that comes with whatever console they buy. That’s why I was surprised when I picked […]

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Connected toys have ‘worrying’ security issues

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Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption The security services have warned about the dangers of toys being exploited by malicious hackers Consumer watchdog Which? has called on retailers to stop selling some popular toys it says have “proven” security issues. Those toys include Furby Connect, the i-Que robot, Cloudpets and Toy-fi Teddy. Which? found that there […]

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Final Fantasy's Naoki Yoshida on the challenges of developing for 4K consoles

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Now that the Xbox One X has arrived alongside the PlayStation 4 Pro, we have well and truly entered the era of 4K gaming. Sure, many of us still have one foot in the not-so-distant Full HD past but the march onwards has begun.  Technology is advancing and gaming is changing for both players and […]

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SoftBank looks to finalize Uber investment today

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After months of talks, SoftBank Group is close to finalizing its investment in Uber. Multiple sources tell TechCrunch that the deal is expected to be signed later in the day on Sunday. SoftBank plans to lead a $1 billion investment directly in the company alongside Dragoneer Investment Group. The joint venture will also buy up […]

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Review: Incase NoviConnected 4 Wheel Hubless Travel Roller

If you’re the kind of person who will arrive at the airport without charging your phone or laptop, you are also the kind of person who will forget to charge the battery bank in your smart luggage. I discovered this when a three-hour delay kicked off my weekend trip with Incase’s NoviConnected carry-on suitcase. Sorry, […]

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Viewsnight: ‘If it’s censorship you want, don’t leave it to Facebook’

Historian Niall Ferguson argues that we should beware giving the big tech companies even more power. Source link

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Uber loses in London again in its battle over driver rights

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Uber’s not having the best of times in London at the moment: today it lost its appeal over a decision on driver classification. An employment tribunal has upheld a decision made last year drivers are not self-employed but must be treated as workers employed by Uber. That means drivers are entitled to workers’ rights, including […]

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PayPal takes on crowdfunding with Money Pools, where groups chip in to raise money and buy things

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When Airbnb acquired and subsequently shut down Tilt — a platform that let people pool together to pay for items or events — many (including former Tilt employees) were left wondering what could and would replace it. PayPal has stepped into the fray in an attempt to provide its own answer. The payments giant has now […]

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Logitech Is Giving Every Harmony Link Owner a Free Harmony Hub

When Logitech decided to intentionally brick its Harmony Link hub next March, it somehow didn’t anticipate the backlash, which spread from Reddit comment threads to major tech publications and beyond. Thursday, the company changed tack. The Harmony Link will still die next spring. But if you own one, no matter when you bought it, you’ll […]

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Leaked benchmarks for Intel CPUs with AMD graphics are exciting news for laptop gamers

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Intel and AMD may be processor rivals, but as we saw at the start of this week, they’ve got together to produce a new Intel Core H laptop CPU which will feature Radeon graphics – and benchmarks have just leaked showing the power of Intel’s chips which have integrated AMD GPUs. The reported benchmarks spotted […]

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