Microsoft buys new wand
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You Know Who wants a spell to make robots talk

Software (You-Know-Who) has just splashed out and bought Wand Labs which makes bots which can talk to muggles.

Apple copied Chinese design for iPhone 6
Published in Mobiles


Court ruling means it could face a ban

Appleā€™s Chinese troubles deepened after a court decided that it had stolen the design for the iPhone 6 from a local smartphone maker.

OnePlus 3 came with preloaded smut
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You get so much for less these days


OnePlus has been flogging phones packed to the gunnels with software and lots of add-ons for a reasonable price, but one user has complained that his OnePlus 3 also arrived with pre-installed p*rn.

Prices come down on Nvidia GPUs
Published in Graphics


Clearing the inventory for Pascal

Nvidia has dropped the price of its previous generation GTX 900-series cards to clear out any inventory and to make room fo the new  Pascal-based GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 cards.

Microsoft stuffs up update
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MS16-072/KB 3163622 patch breaks group policy settings

Software giant Microsoft has admitted that its MS16-072/KB 3163622 patch will cause headaches for system administrators.

LG builds a mosquito fighting telly
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Borrowing from Bill Gates

The Indian arm of LG Electronics has taken a leaf from Bill Gate's book and declared war on the mosquito by developing a telly which kills them while you watch.

GloveOne haptic touch VR gloves displayed at E3 2016
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First VR gloves to enable touch feedback and weight sensations

Earlier in January, we wrote that some startups were preparing to launch haptic VR gloves to offer a much more natural alternative controller interface for head-mounted displays than the traditional units currently offered by Oculus, HTC, Sony, Samsung, Razer and others.

Microsoft Xbox One S playable at E3 2016
Published in Games


Refreshed console and controller available in August


At E3 2016 this week in Los Angeles, Microsoft made its new Xbox One S console playable on the show floor for attendees to try out the revised Bluetooth controller before the console officially hits store shelves in August.

Why Apple deal is not so important to Qualcomm
Published in Processors


Apples are not the only fruit

The Tame Apple Press has been running down Qualcomm since its favourite company announced it was buying chips from Intel, but there are good reasons why the American chipmaker should not care that much.

Google nicked our looney idea
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Balloon wi-fi patented in 1999

Space Data Corporation is claiming that Google pinched its idea for a balloon based wi-fi project to distribute the internet.