Inside a Berlin ‘Gaming House’ – Where E-Sports Elite Hone Their Skills

Living on site with colleagues for months on end sounds like a nightmare for many, but Berlin is becoming home to a growing number of ‘gaming houses’ within the e-sports community. Germany’s capital, which is hosting the European championships of the world’s most popular online video game ‘League of Legends’ until the end of March,
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How is technology helping subscription services boom?

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If you love to be entertained in the modern digital age there is a chance that you are signed up to a subscription service. From a music streaming service to TV subscriptions, they are a big part of contemporary life for many. These kind of subscription services have really grown in recent times as they
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Ripple-Cambridge FX partnership; COO provides updates

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Earlier this year, Ripple announced that Cambridge FX, a subsidiary of FLEETCOR has been testing xCurrent to leverage the technology for cross-border payments. Recently, Mark Frey, Chief Operating Officer, spoke about utilizing the technology to provide a better experience for their clients. As stated in their original press release concerning the matter, Cambridge believes that
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Groundbreaking light-based photonic processor could lead to ultra-fast data transfers

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University researchers are claiming a bandwidth breakthrough with the first light-based microprocessor that communicates with conventional electronic circuitry. While optical computing is hardly a new concept, researchers at University of Colorado-Boulder, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and University of California, Berkeleyclaim to have made it work on a more practical level. The photonic transmissions are built
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The next wave of cybercrime will come through your smart TV

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Smart TVs are opening a new window of attack for cybercriminals, as the security defenses of the devices often lag far behind those of smartphones and desktop computers. Running mobile operating systems such as Android, smart TVs present a soft target due to how to manufacturers are emphasizing convenience for users over security, a trade-off
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The Kyocera Digno Rafre is the world’s first smartphone that can be washed with soap

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Japanese telecom operator KDDI in partnership with Kyocera has launched the Digno Rafre, which is the world’s first smartphone that can be washed with soap. The Rafre features an IPX5/8 rating, which allows it be washed using even hot water up to 43-degrees. It’s worth mentioning that hot water is not included in the usual
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Microsoft Azure-based Hug smartwatch with gesture controls unveiled

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Hug Innovations, an Indian technology startup, has launched its first smartwatch called the Hug. Unlike most smartwatches that are based on Google’s Android Wear, the Hug smartwatch is built on the Microsoft Azure platform and runs the Nucleous RTOS. The smartwatch lets you control other gadgets with a range of motion gestures, and according to
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ASUS Chromebit HDMI stick coming to India in January

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Last month, Google started selling the ASUS-made Chromebit accessory in several markets. Today, at the Google for India event, the search engine giant has announced that the Chromebit will go on sale in January for Rs 7,999. Originally launched in April this year, the Chromebit is an HDMI stick that can transform a TV screen to
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WhatsApp’s upcoming video calling feature spotted in leaked screenshots

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It appears that WhatsApp is gearing up to launch its much-anticipated video calling feature. According to a report from Germany, the latest beta versions of WhatsApp for iOS have video calling support built-in. A couple of screenshots leaked by a German website show the video calling feature in action on WhatsApp. As per the leaked
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