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When I first saw the Amazon Echo, I thought it looked like a neat piece of kit, until I saw the price and the fact that it was unavailable in the UK without some special import wizardry. Fast-forward to October 2016 and Amazon releases the Echo and Echo Dot in the UK, complete with well spoken voice, and with a much cheaper price-tag for the dot. With Bluetooth Audio, Line Out and a (smaller) in-built speaker, it seemed a No-Brainer, as...
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Facebook has launched a platform called Facebook Gameroom (Previously Facebook Games Arcade), where you can download an app for your Windows Desktop. Some news outlets are touting this as a steam competitor, and while steam already has a large playerbase (over 125 million), facebook can target this platform at the critical mass of users on it's social network, integrating features such as notifications. However the games inside...
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LastPass is an excellent password manager that allows syncing of your passwords across desktop, tablet and mobile. However, this multi-device functionality would normally be part of their "Premium" tier at a price of $12 a year. While a small price to pay, Lastpass has announced that they're now offering this functionality for free. ...
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It's that time again, a new month, a new round of desktops. What does yours look like? Upload your image to an Image Host like Imgur, and embed into your post. Keeping mine super simple with a black background, excuse the Teamviewer session.
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To the disappointment (or relief depending on which way you look at it) of many people, the startup chime that signifies successful completion of a Mac passing it's POST (Power On Self Test) has been removed from the new MacBook Pros due to the nature of the laptop booting when the lid is opened. [See full post for an example video of the chime] If you're a lucky owner of one of the new MacBook Pros and you'd like to restore the chime, it has been discovered that you can simply re-enable the chime by typing the following into Terminal:
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The "USB Killer" has entered its second revision of hardware that is, according to it's creator "Dark Purple", designed to test USB Ports against Power Surges. The USB Killer operates by drawing power from the port until it reaches 240v, then dumps that power into the USB Data Lines. It will do this rapidy until the circuit is broken on the host machine or until the device is unplugged. Unless you own a Mac (which apparently is protected...
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Bethesda has recently announced it's continuation of a policy of giving game journalists review codes 1 day before release. As quoted from their Official Announcement: "While we will continue to work with media, streamers, and YouTubers to support their coverage – both before and after release – we want everyone, including those in the...
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The rumours were true... Apple had an event last night where they predominantly highlighted new MacBook Pro's, as far as to say that "The MacBook Pro is better than the MacBook Air in every way". They spent a good deal of that event talking about a Touch Strip bar replacing the function keys on the keyboard. The bar would change depending on which application...
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It's a day of saying goodbye to Online Video Services. Not long after the announcement of Vessel shutting down, Twitter's Vine short video sharing service has now given up the ghost. According to their official post, the site will be kept online to access previous posts, but the mobile...
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Vessel, a service used by many popular YouTubers where viewers get to "see the content first ad-free for a fee" before it appears on the popular video sharing site, is being purchased and is shutting down. Such YouTubers include LinusTechTips, Machinima, Pocketnow, Tested, Nerdist, Seananners, Syndicate and more can be found on the site and will be affected by this change.. Customers will be getting October free, and annual customers will be...