China using Beidou to track people
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Taiwan government warns employees not to use it

The Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology is warning government employees to avoid using phones that use China's GPS system Beidou to prevent ‘targeted attacks’

iPhone is a leather case in China
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Apple didn’t invent the name

Fruity cargo cult Apple has been told by a Chinese court that a leather goods maker invented the name “iPhone” and it can’t kill off the business simply because its iPhone product did rather well.

Oculus COO quits
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FitBit’s COO headhunted


Oculus VR’s CEO, Brendan Iribe has announced that Laird Malamed is no longer the company Chief Operating Officer. Instead Hans Hartmann will be leaving FitBit, where he is currently COO, to take over.

VR could cure paranoia
Published in Wearables


But that is what they want you to think

Researchers at Oxford University think that virtual reality could soon be being used to treat psychological disorders such as paranoia.

Nintendo NX will mean a return to the cartridge
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Like the 3DS


We have suspected that the Nintendo NX rumours was going to abandon optical discs for game storage, but we thought it would move to download only.

Ulefone has Helio P10 smartphone for $199
Published in Mobiles


Full HD bezel-less screen, 4GB RAM, 32GB ROM

Ulefone Future is an interesting smartphone that is currently selling for $199 to $239, and you get quite a lot including Helio P10 SoC, 5.5-inch bezel-less Full HD screen, Android 6.0 out of the box, Gorilla Glass 3 and 16-megapixel camera.

Acer to release two more ultra-thins in September
Published in Notebooks


Undercutting the market

Acer's new ultra-thin Aspire S 13 raised a few eyebrows by charging $699 for what many other manufacturers would charge more than $1000. Now it is planning two more which will appear in September.

Intel Core i7 6850K 'Broadwell-E' benchmarked
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Benchmarked against Core i7 5820K Haswell-E

On Thursday, a user named Maintenance Bot on the Overclock.net forums posted a sneak peek of what to expect from Intel’s upcoming Core i7 6850K ‘Broadwell-E’ desktop chip.

Russian hacker hands over 272 million unique email accounts
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Biggest credential cache amassed by a single individual to date

This week, an anonymous young Russian hacker calling himself “the Collector” just handed over roughly 232 million unique email account credentials and passwords on a social media forum, with a total cache of 1.17 billion records.

Alleged 2018 'Chevrolet Jolt' isn't an official vehicle
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GM denies involvement, hints at copyright infringement

Recently, a website for an unreleased Chevrolet vehicle has been listed alleging to portray an upcoming all-electric vehicle with a 230-mile range and a price as low as $30,000. While the new Chevrolet vehicle is schedule to launch sometime in 2018, there is only one problem – it isn’t an official vehicle authorized by Chevrolet or any of its partners.