Gaming 

The best PS4 games: 20 of this generation's must-play titles

The best PS4 games: 20 of this generation's must-play titles Best PS4 Games: Welcome! Update: We’ve added 5 new titles to our list of best PS4 games including the brand new Ninja Theory title Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice and the DC fighting extravaganza that is Injustice 2. Click through to read more. With almost 60 million units sold, the PS4 is without a doubt the highest-selling console of this generation. Part of that is due to the hardware’s power, but we all know the main reason for its success is its…

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Microsoft 

Microsoft Azure launches two new regions in Australia

Microsoft Azure launches two new regions in Australia Microsoft today announced the launch of two new Azure regions in Australia. These two new regions will complement Microsoft’s existing two regions on the continent and bring the total number of global Azure regions to 42. The plan is for these new regions to go online in the first half of 2018. Microsoft specifically notes that these two new regions will be certified to run both unclassified and protected government workloads (“protected” being the first level of national security classified information in…

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Gadgets 

Update bricks smart locks preferred by Airbnb

Update bricks smart locks preferred by Airbnb A subset of smart locks made by Lockstate have been bricked after an update. The smart lock vendor is part of Airbnb’s Host Assist program, and integrates with the accommodation rental platform so, for instance, hosts can automatically generate and email one-time codes for their guests to use during check-in. TechCrunch was alerted to the problem by a Lockstate customer, Ruffin Prevost, who forwarded us the email he had received from the company informing him of the “fatal error” following a software update. Two…

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Gadgets 

DJI adds an offline mode to its drones for clients with ‘sensitive operations’

DJI adds an offline mode to its drones for clients with ‘sensitive operations’ DJI is working on a “local data mode” for its apps that prevents any data from being sent to or received from the internet. The feature will be welcomed by many, but it’s hard not to attribute the timing and urgency of the announcement to the recent ban of DJI gear by the U.S. Army over unspecified “cyber vulnerabilities.” “We are creating local data mode to address the needs of our enterprise customers, including public and private…

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Social Networks 

Facebook is rolling out a Trending News section on mobile, now with its own link

Facebook is rolling out a Trending News section on mobile, now with its own link Facebook is rolling out a “Trending News” section on mobile that includes its own link in the app’s main navigation. This follows the company’s earlier announcement this spring of a redesign for Trending Topics, an increasingly important part of Facebook’s social network, where it tracks the news stories that are buzzing across its service. That redesign is now rolling out to users on iPhone and Android devices in the U.S., while the added navigational link to Trending…

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Andriod 

Beijing’s public transport system gets an app for paying fares — but Apple isn’t invited

Beijing’s public transport system gets an app for paying fares — but Apple isn’t invited Apple continues to be locked out of China’s massive mobile payments space. The latest reminder came this week when Beijing’s transportation system opened up to smartphone payments… via an Android app. Already Tencent’s WeChat Pay and Alibaba’s Alipay services dominate China’s mobile payment space, which is estimated to have processed $3 trillion last year, but now Apple has missed out being part of what is sure to be a very convenient usage case. The Financial…

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Tech News 

Record-sized data centre planned inside Arctic Circle

Record-sized data centre planned inside Arctic Circle Plans to build the world’s “largest” data centre are being made public. The facility is set to be created at the Norwegian town of Ballangen, which is located inside the Arctic Circle. The firm behind the project, Kolos, says the chilled air and abundant hydropower available locally would help it keep its energy costs down. The area, however, suffers the country’s highest rate of sick leave from work, which may be related to its past as a mining community. The US-Norwegian company says…

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Tech News 

NHS cyber-defender Marcus Hutchins pleads not guilty in US

NHS cyber-defender Marcus Hutchins pleads not guilty in US A British cyber-security researcher has pleaded “not guilty” to charges of creating and selling malware that snooped on victims’ banking logins. Marcus Hutchins, 23, appeared in court in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A trial has now been scheduled for October. He shot to fame after helping to stall the WannaCry ransomware cyber-attack that struck the NHS and affected many other organisations around the world in May. Mr Hutchins was arrested by the FBI on 2 August. The Milwaukee court has granted the cyber-security…

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Gaming 

Get 15 months of PlayStation Plus for the price of 12 for one day only

Get 15 months of PlayStation Plus for the price of 12 for one day only Looking for a cheap PlayStation Plus deal? Sony is running a promotion for one day only that will allow you to get 15 months of the service for the price of 12. The deal should be helpful for anyone looking to avoid the upcoming price rise for the service, which will see the cost of PS Plus raise by £10 for an annual subscription.  Even if your subscription isn’t coming up for renewal you can…

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Gaming 

Now AI is beating humans at Dota 2 as well

Now AI is beating humans at Dota 2 as well We’ve already seen artificial intelligence systems trounce human beings at the ancient board game Go, and now computers are winning at multiplayer video games too – the OpenAI engine backed by Elon Musk has been beating the best Dota 2 players in the world championships in the US. The AI took on three of the best Dota 2 players on the planet and beat them all, having learned the game from scratch through playing itself over and over again and…

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