Microsoft is acquiring Bethesda Softworks parent company ZeniMax

Microsoft has agreed to acquire ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Doom and Fallout studio Bethesda Softworks, for $7.5 billion in cash. The acquisition follows earlier Bethesda games coming to Xbox Game Pass on console and PC, and it gives Microsoft control of upcoming games like the space epic Starfield. Microsoft says future Bethesda games, […]

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Coronavirus: England and Wales’contact-tracing app gets launch date

A new Covid-19 contact-tracing app will be launched across England and Wales on 24 September, announced the government. The app will allow people scan barcoded-like QR codes to register visits to hospitality venues and will implement Apple and Google’s method of detecting other smart-phones. Businesses have been asked to display QR posters to support the […]

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Netflix boss: Remote working has negative effects

Netflix’s chairman has said working from home has no positive effects and makes debating ideas harder. But Reed Hastings, who founded the platform, also said 8,600 employees would not have to return to the office until most of them had received an approved coronavirus vaccine. He also predicted most people would continue to work from […]

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Apple acquires virtual reality tech start-up

After showing interest in virtual reality and augmented reality in recent years, American tech company Apple has acquired a Virtual Reality (VR) start-up company Spaces, which specialises in virtual reality tech. Apple was also rumoured to be working on multiple virtual headsets. According to media reports, the company spokesperson confirmed the acquisition in a statement […]

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Apple’s last-gen iPad Pro with LTE is more affordable than ever

If you’re looking to upgrade your iPad but don’t necessarily need the latest or most powerful version of the iPad Pro, you can save a lot of money on the previous generation of the iPad Pro from 2018 for a limited time. It is steeply discounted, and what’s better, this model includes support for 4G […]

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Amazon’s Echo Studio speaker includes a free Echo Show 5 and Philips Hue bulb

Amazon’s Echo Studio smart speaker has never been cheaper than $170, where it’s at today at both Amazon and Best Buy. The $170 speaker includes a free Echo Show 5 smart display and a white Bluetooth-enabled Philips Hue smart bulb with the purchase (normally $300 altogether). It’s fantastic value if you want to go all […]

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Apple Maps’ Look Around feature gets first international expansion

Look Around, the Apple Maps feature that provides 360-degree views of locations at ground level, is starting to expand outside the US. This is unusual for Apple, it’s coming to Japan before anywhere else, and is now in four cities: Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Kyoto. This is essentially Google’s answer to Google’s Street View. You […]

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Microsoft’s xCloud game streaming will launch on September 15th on Android

Microsoft will launch its game streaming service, known as Project xCloud, on September 15th exclusively on Android devices. Project xCloud will be bundled as part of the Xbox Game Pass Ultimante subscription, priced at $14.99 per month, with a promise of more than 100 games available on Android tablets and phones. Game streaming will be […]

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