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Apple iPhone 6 release date may be in September; clones go for sales

by Gizmoration July 20, 2014
Apple’s iPhone 6 release date is rumored to be in late September as clones of the much awaited smartphone have already appeared in the Chinese market. There have been rumors floating around recently, however, that the release of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 could be delayed until 2015. It seems highly unlikely, given the high-profile nature of the […]
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CactusVPN Review: Surf anonymously and watch sites outside US, UK

by Gizmoration July 18, 2014
How many times have your tried to watch your favorite sites while outside U.S. or U.K. and it was impossible to enjoy them or you just wanted to surf the web anonymously? CactusVPN is a able to hide your IP address, download torrents anonymously and encrypt your internet connection, but the most important feature from my point […]
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Google acquires the streaming music company Songza for $39M

by Nick Adamson July 2, 2014
Google is buying Songza, a popular music app, Long Island-based, founded in 2007. The 6-year-old company is run by Elias Roman, who won a $4.7 million funding round from Amazon, Lerer Ventures and music manager Scooter Braun in late 2013. The app recently got a makeover. On the version for Apple’s iPhone, for instance, you can now play music videos […]

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Tunepics is the next Instagram, but with mood music

by Matthew Lucason May 22, 2014
There is a new social media network in town, which is called Tunepics, launched on Wednesday. With this new Tunepics iOS app, users can feature a song with every image they share. Users can search from more than 35 million songs on iTunes. If users decide they like the song enough to buy it form Apple, Tunepics will […]
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You can now stream ‘AAA’ games to your OUYA

by Ryan Burgesson May 2, 2014
  Playcast Media is a new cloud based gaming program for the OUYA, Playcast enables you to stream ‘AAA’ games to your OUYA rather than being stuck with the restricted library the android system has. At the moment Playcast is in beta and therefore missing a lot of titles but so far they have to […]

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Linux now supported by Unreal Engine 4

by Ryan Burgesson April 27, 2014
It was revealed today in Unreal Engine 4.1 update notes that Linux is now going to be supported by the engine. This is great news for those of us wanting to get off of Windows as the industry’s most popular engine is now able to play on Linux systems. This should mean if Unreal Engine […]
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H1Z1′s monetisation system revealed

by Ryan Burgesson April 23, 2014
H1Z1 and SOE’s John Smedley yesterday explained the monetisation system that would be present in the free-to-pay DayZ lookalike. He said in a reddit post: We will be selling wearables. We felt like this will be a good, fair revenue generator, However—we recognize how important finding wearables in the world is so you’ll be able […]

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The Xbox One runs on Windows 8

by Ryan Burgesson April 21, 2014
Whilst many thought the Xbox One ran just 2 OS’ with a switcher for the two it is now been revealed that the Xbox One in fact runs 3 different operating systems. It was found that the Xbox One contains a fully fledged Windows 8, a stripped down Windows 8 and a host OS. The […]
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DirectX with Granite API can reduce shader complexity and memory usage

by Ryan Burgesson April 14, 2014
It looks like this year it will be the battle of the API’s after the DirectX 12 announcement for Xbox One, companies have been capitalising on the weird notion that somehow DX12 will double performance on the Xbox One. Graphine Software seem to be one of these companies piggy backing on the excitement for DX12 […]

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Microsoft are considering Xbox 360 emulation for the Xbox One

by Ryan Burgesson April 7, 2014
In an interview at the Microsoft Build Developer Conference, development lead Fred Savage explained the difficulties behind a 360 emulator on the Xbox One. Fred Savage said: There are, but we’re not done thinking them through yet, unfortunately, It turns out to be hard to emulate the PowerPC stuff on the X86 stuff. So there’s […]
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Plex is coming to Xbox One

by Ryan Burgesson April 5, 2014
Plex the home media OS has announced today that Microsoft has approved a Plex client for the Xbox One. Plex is an amazing free Linux based OS that turns any machine into quite an impressive home media centre. This should hopefully pave the way for many more applications, like the hugely popular XBMC. Microsoft have […]
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Microsoft to launch the Xbox One in China

by Ryan Burgesson March 31, 2014
In what may come of some surprise, Microsoft has managed to arrange the release of the Xbox One in China. This move could mean a lot of money for Microsoft, China is relatively untouched due to their various human rights issues but Microsoft’s Zhang Yaqin, global vice president said that they: would add more content […]

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Microsoft reveals Kinect V2 for Windows

by Ryan Burgesson March 29, 2014
Microsoft showed off recently their ‘new’ Kinect for Windows PC’s, the major difference between it and the Xbox One version is the removal of the xbox branding. You will need ‘a hub’, a USB 3.0 port and a power supply connection to use the Kinect with your PC. The ‘hub’ is something that allows the […]
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Microsoft won’t allow Xbox One and PC Cross-platform play

by Ryan Burgesson March 27, 2014
War Thunder Developer Gaijin Entertainment revealed today in an interview that Microsoft will not permit cross-platform play. In a rather typical move by Microsoft it looks like we’ll never see the cross-platform play that pretty much every gamer would like to see. Microsoft will not allow this cross-platform play because of their process of verifying […]

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Facebook to Buy Virtual Reality Startup Oculus for 2 Billion Dollars

by Ryan Burgesson March 26, 2014
In news that has shocked nearly everyone, Mark Zuckerberg took to Facebook to announce the purchase of Oculus. Oculus already has big plans [in gaming] that won’t be changing and we hope to accelerate. The Rift is highly anticipated by the gaming community, and there’s a lot of interest from developers in building for this […]
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Greg Costikyan’s GDC 2014 rant

by Ryan Burgesson March 24, 2014
At GDC there is a ‘rant’ session every year, this session allows people within the game industry to speak out against trends they find worrying in the industry. This year it was the turn of Greg Costikyan, This year marks the rant session’s 10th anniversary and Greg Costikyan (he also spoke in 2005′s session) took to […]

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Microsoft to give XP users $100 off of select Windows 8 PC’s

by Ryan Burgesson March 22, 2014
I reported a while back about Microsoft ending their support of XP in an attempt to get people to move to their currently failing Windows 8 now though Microsoft are throwing money into the mix with $100 off of select Windows 8 PC’s. Though to see what models this discount applies to you have to […]
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Gmail now encrypts every email you send

by Ryan Burgesson March 21, 2014
Google announced yesterday they were to make Gmail encrypted through a HTTPS connection at all times. Before this change HTTPS encryption was an option, now it is mandatory and rightly so as new revelations of government snooping and spying are released everyday. Google also announced that every email you send will be encrypted from when […]

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EA game web server hacked to host Apple phishing website

by Ryan Burgesson March 20, 2014
Hackers have managed to take over an EA game server and have hosted on there a phishing website under the guise of an Apple website. The website asks users to enter their Apple ID and bank account details. Paul Mutton, from Netcraft, the internet security company that uncovered the hack said in his blog: The […]
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Unity 5 engine revealed at GDC

by Ryan Burgesson March 19, 2014
At the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Unity Technologies revealed the new iteration of their engine Unity 5 and it is available to pre-order today. David Helgason, CEO of Unity Technologies, wrote in a press release: Every time we ship a new version of Unity, we’re looking to empower developers with technology that’s more […]
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GOG to start stocking Linux games this Autumn

by Ryan Burgesson March 19, 2014
GOG announced yesterday that they are to start selling Linux versions of games starting this Autumn with at least 100 games to be available. GOG said in a blog post: We’re initially going to be launching our Linux support on GOG.com with the full GOG.com treatment for Ubuntu and Mint. That means that right now, […]

 
 
 
 

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