Humble Store offers X-COM: UFO Defense for free, XCOM 2 for dirt cheap

Tuesday, 31/January/2017 - at 11:48 PM

Giveaways pop up all the time in the world of PC gaming, but this latest freebie should bring a particularly big grin to the faces of old-school PC gamers and retro gaming enthusiasts. Through 1 p.m. Eastern on Friday—just over 24 hours from now—the Humble Store will give you X-COM: UFO Defense for the low,…

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BT Sport kicks off 4K Dolby Atmos football with Chelsea vs Liverpool

Tuesday, 31/January/2017 - at 11:47 PM

BT is set for the world’s first live broadcast of Premier League football in Dolby Atmos and Ultra HD, kicking off proceedings with a game between Chelsea and Liverpool.The game is being shown live on the BT Sport 4K UHD channel tonight (31 January), from 7pm, and will be the first time Dolby Atmos has…

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Netgear exploit could expose passwords for thousands of routers

Tuesday, 31/January/2017 - at 11:43 PM

 It’s time to update your firmware. An exploit that affects a number of Netgear routers can easily give hackers access to your wireless admin password which could lead to router lock-out or, worse, illicit use of your Internet. The exploit, which Netgear firmly patched, used a bug found in 2014 to expose admin passwords in…

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Razer brings Robin phone into its nest with Nextbit acquisition

Tuesday, 31/January/2017 - at 11:43 PM

Mergers and acquisitions are nothing new in the tech world, but every now and again, one comes along that makes us raise our eyebrows. The news that gaming company Razer was purchasing Android phone maker Nextbit certainly falls into that category.While the exact terms of the deal haven’t been disclosed, Nextbit will continue to function…

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Play interactive virtual reality games on your smartphone

Tuesday, 31/January/2017 - at 11:39 PM

Nolo is a compact system that allows for virtual reality (VR) gaming on your mobile device. Simply attach the headset marker to your smartphone, set up the single base station motion tracker, grab the two controllers and you’re ready to start gaming. Games like “Tilt Brush” and “Job Simulator,” as well as over 700 SteamVR…

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If you’ve been thinking of buying a Wii U, now could be a good time to do it

Tuesday, 31/January/2017 - at 11:37 PM

We’ve known for a while that Nintendo was planning to end production of the Wii U, but now it’s been confirmed that production has officially finished in Japan.The news was announced on the Nintendo Japan website where it’s stated that though production has ended, this is only domestic production in Japan. Considering the launch of the…

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LEGO Life is a new social network where kids can share their creations

Tuesday, 31/January/2017 - at 11:37 PM

 Club Penguin may be shutting down, but there’s a new social network for kids arriving today from LEGO. The company known for its physical blocks and building sets is launching LEGO Life, a safe, online space where kids can share their LEGO creations, and connect with a broader community. Available as an iOS and Android…

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LG's 5K monitor doesn't work near Wi-Fi routers

Tuesday, 31/January/2017 - at 11:31 PM

If you’re eyeing LG’s 27-inch UltraFine 5K display for Mac—the monitor that Apple recommends for Mac users and sells in its online store—you’ll want to be aware of an irritating flaw in its design. The Thunderbolt 3-capable display apparently suffers from signal interference, rendering the monitor unusable when it’s within 6.5 feet or so of…

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