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UK to bring in drone registration

UK to bring in drone registration The UK government has announced plans to introduce drone registration and safety awareness courses for owners of the small unmanned aircraft. It will affect anyone who owns a drone which weighs more than 250 grams (8oz). Drone maker DJI said it was in favour of the measures. There is no time frame or firm plans as to how the new rules will be enforced and the Department of Transport admitted that “the nuts and bolts still have to be ironed out”. The drone safety…

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Gaming 

The 25 best VR games for PC, consoles and mobile

The 25 best VR games for PC, consoles and mobile A whole new way to game Update: Keep reading to the next slide to find out why we’re excited for Marvel’s Powers United VR, coming next year! Now that the Oculus Rift is on sale for $399/£399 and Samsung’s next headset is clearly on its way, VR has grown even more compelling. Don’t get us wrong, VR is still niche – only 1 million units of the most affordable gaming headset, PlayStation VR, have been sold to date.  However, developer…

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Managed private cloud stacks trying to find their way in the enterprise

Managed private cloud stacks trying to find their way in the enterprise For a long time, traditional IT resisted the cloud, but that has changed in recent years as companies have come to realize that they can’t survive without the agility, scalability and economics that only a public cloud approach can provide. Yet in spite of the clear advantages the public cloud brings, there are still many companies out there that resist it for a variety of reasons. That’s where managed private clouds come into play. Vendors have begun offering…

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Gadgets 

Optoma’s UHD60 projector delivers great, affordable 4K performance

Optoma’s UHD60 projector delivers great, affordable 4K performance If you’re among those who use a projector for your home theater, you haven’t really had a great option for jumping on the 4K bandwagon, and you might be feeling left out now that the high-resolution tech is more common among TV manufacturers. But now there’s a great, relatively affordable way to get onboard 4K with a projection-based setup, thanks to Optoma’s new UHD60. The UHD60 is the lower priced of two new 4K projectors Optoma first revealed at CES, and recently…

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Andriod 

Google brings its GIF-making Motion Stills app to Android

Google brings its GIF-making Motion Stills app to Android Google last year introduced an app called Motion Stills that aimed to help iOS users do more with their Live Photos – including being able to crop out blurry frames, stabilize images, and even turn Apple’s Live Photos format into more sharable GIFs. Today, Google says it’s bringing Motion Stills to Android, along with a few changes. Obviously, Android users aren’t in need of a Live Photos image editing tool. Live Photos, after all, are a format Apple introduced back in…

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Tech News 

YouTube to redirect searches for IS videos

YouTube to redirect searches for IS videos YouTube says it will redirect people searching for “violent extremist propaganda” and offer them videos that denounce terrorism. People searching for certain terms relating to the so-called Islamic State group will be offered playlists of videos “debunking its mythology”. YouTube said it wanted to help prevent people being radicalised. The company told the BBC that uploading IS propaganda was already against its terms and conditions. In a blog post, the video-streaming giant said it was implementing ideas from the Redirect Method, a campaign…

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Kodi magazine 'directs readers to pirate content'

Kodi magazine 'directs readers to pirate content' A British magazine is directing readers to copyright-infringing software, the Federation Against Copyright Theft (Fact) has said. Kodi is a free, legal media player for computers – but software add-ons can make it possible to download pirated content. The Complete Guide to Kodi magazine instructs readers on how to download such add-ons. Dennis Publishing has not yet responded to a BBC request for comment. The magazine is available at a number of retailers including WH Smith, Waterstones and Amazon. It was spotted on…

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Gaming 

Call of Duty WWII (2017) trailers, release date, news and features

Call of Duty WWII (2017) trailers, release date, news and features Update: We’ve just had our first look at the new Call of Duty’s Zombie mode at San Diego Comic-Con. The mode will feature a single player campaign set in a snowy Bavarian village in which Nazi experiments appear to have created the monsters. You can check out the reveal trailer below.  Original article continues below… It’s official: the Call of Duty franchise is returning to WWII in 2017. We’ve now seen the official reveal trailer, courtesy of a worldwide…

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Microsoft 

Microsoft earnings beat expectations thanks to strong cloud performance

Microsoft earnings beat expectations thanks to strong cloud performance Following its longstanding tradition of reporting quarterly earnings for its fourth financial quarter of the year in July, Microsoft today announced non-GAAP revenue of $24.7 billion and GAAP earnings per share of $0.83 (and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.98) for the last three months. Operating income was $7.0 billion non-GAAP. Wall Street expected revenues of around $24.3 billion, which was pretty aggressive to begin with given that this called for a 7 percent year-over-year growth. As for earnings per share,…

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Microsoft 

Microsoft is quietly fighting a clever war against Russian hacking group Fancy Bear

Microsoft is quietly fighting a clever war against Russian hacking group Fancy Bear While the White House mulls striking up a joint cyber program with Russia, an unlikely vigilante is taking care of business. As the Daily Beast reports, Microsoft has been waging a quiet war against the hacking entity known as Fancy Bear, which is believed to be associated with the GRU, Russia’s covert military intelligence agency. The Daily Beast details how in 2016, Microsoft’s legal team sued Fancy Bear (also known by many other aliases) for reserving domain…

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