Daily Archives: January 10, 2019

BT’s EU contracts ‘jeopardised’ by Brexit

BT’s existing communications contracts with the EU, and the company’s ability to bid for new tenders, could be jeopardised by Brexit. The Guardian reports that EU officials and MEPs are reviewing the role of its British-based contractors after the UK ceases to be a member state. It is thought that …

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We saw virtual reality’s bright future at CES 2019

Despite being around for decades, virtual reality (VR) has had some difficulty hitting a mainstream gaming audience. Whether that’s down to expensive headsets, a limited library, or just a general lack of appeal, gamers (and developers) just weren’t invested in virtual reality as a viable platform for ‘true’ gaming experiences.  …

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Chrome prepares major ad blocker update

Google’s efforts to make the web a safer place continue with the announcement that Chrome’s ad blocker will soon be available across the globe beginning on July 9th. As was the case with the initial rollout of its ad blocker, the date does not coincide with a new version of …

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Dirty dozen PUBG esports pros get banned for cheating

No less than 12 professional PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) players have been banned from competitive play because they cheated at the game, or were aware of teammates cheating. Cheating is a big issue with PUBG, as we saw at the close of last year, when a massive 30,000 players were banned, …

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How the Audi XR could usher in a new age of virtual reality

In was sitting in the backseat of an Audi E Tron electric sport utility vehicle. I couldn’t hear the engine, partly because it doesn’t make a sound but also because I was wearing an Oculus Rift headset. In front of me, an asteroid belt was slowly moving into view. This …

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Square launches SDK | TechRadar

Mobile payments company Square has announced the launch of its new in-app payments SDK which gives developers the ability to add its payment services directly to their mobile apps. The company is still best known for its offline payments solutions that have become increasingly popular with small business owners and …

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The best laptops of CES 2019: the top notebooks we’ve seen at Vegas

Laptops had yet another brilliant showing at CES 2019, with manufacturers eager to show that there’s still plenty of life left in these portable PCs. Nvidia’s announcement on Sunday of its latest RTX mobile graphics prompted a deluge of laptop makers to announce that their latest gaming laptops will feature …

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