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Elite developer Frontier focusing on SteamVR over Oculus

For a time, Oculus Rift Dev Kit owners enjoyed being able to play Elite: Dangerousthrough the eyes of a pilot. Then the news came that Frontier were struggling to make Elite play nice with SDK 0.7, and although it can be made to behave on 0.8, it’s not the simplest solution. Now, Frontier has confirmed that Rift support is …

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Gaming

Yandere Simulator banned from Twitch

Yandere Simulator has joined the likes of HuniePop and any game with ‘Sakura’ in the title in being banned from Twitch, surprising… who, exactly? The decision has upset a few hundred thousand people, but is anyone actually confused by the addition of a high school murder simulator in which upskirt photos are …

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Apple

Apple Tipped to Launch 4-Inch iPhone 5se, New Watch Models, iPad Air 3 in March

Fans of Apple’s shiny products, rejoice! The Cupertino-based company has been tipped to launch a 4-inch iPhone – dubbed iPhone 5se – new Apple Watch models, and possibly an iPad Air 3 at an event in March, according to a report by someone with a reliable track record. Chatter around …

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News Updates

Google to Pay $185 Million UK Back Taxes, Critics Want More

Google said on Friday it agreed to pay the UK tax authority GBP 130 million (roughly Rs. 1,253 crores) in back taxes, prompting criticism from campaigners and academics who said the UK tax authority had agreed a “sweetheart deal”. Google, now part of Alphabet Inc , has been under pressure …

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Mobile Info

Asus ZenFone Zoom Smartphone With 3X Optical Zoom Launched in India

Asus launched the ZenFone Zoom smartphone at an event in Agra on Friday. The Asus ZenFone Zoomis the “world’s thinnest smartphone with 3X optical zoom” and it comes to India carrying a price tag of Rs. 37,999. The phone is now available to purchase via Flipkart, and will be available …

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Computer Info

China Plans Supercomputer Capable of More Than a Billion Billion Calculations per Second

China is planning a supercomputer 1,000 times more powerful than its groundbreaking Tianhe-1A within two years as it faces rising demand for next-generation computing. The National Supercomputer Centre in Tianjin will release a prototype in 2017 or 2018 of an “exascale” computer – one capable of at least a billion …

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Computer Info

A Computer Program Is Writing New ‘Friends’ Episodes

With a single tweet, Andy Herd raised a question about the job security of every TV writer: “I fed a recurrent neural network with the scripts for every episode of friends and it learned to generate new scenes” The comic artist behind Pandyland shared scenes from an episode of “Friends” …

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Tech Info

Jeff Bezos’ Space Company Successfully Re-Flies, Lands Rocket for the Second Time

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ space transportation company, Blue Origin, successfully launched and landed a suborbital rocket for a second time, a key step in its quest to develop reusable boosters, the company said on Friday. The New Shepard rocket and capsule, which is designed to carry six passengers, blasted off …

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Apple

Steve Zadesky, Head of Electric Car Project, to Leave Apple

Apple Inc’s Steve Zadesky, who has been overseeing the company’s electric car project for the last two years, has said he is leaving the company, citing people familiar with the matter. Zadesky, who previously worked with the iPod and iPhone teams, is leaving for personal reasons not related to his …

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News Updates

BitTorrent Sync Update Brings Encrypted Folders and More

BitTorrent has released an update for its file synchronisation app called BitTorrent Sync to bump the version up to 2.3 and add a number of features for its users. One of the major additions is the ability to add encryption to a folder. BitTorrent Sync allows users to move files …

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