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‘Most-missed device’ study reveals gadget lust by age

‘Most-missed device’ study reveals gadget lust by age

Every generation has its favorite gadgets — we’ve seen studies that indicate, for example, that the youngest television viewers prefer watching on their phone or tablet while their parents, more often than not, prefer a traditional television. A big study by the UK’s Ofcom recently dug deep into the data about gadget preferences and broke the information down by age, giving a side-by-side look at every age group and how those in them feel about their devices. It chose to do this by ranking devices based on which one each age group would miss the most.

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Chinese console rips off PS4 chassis, Xbox One controller

Chinese console rips off PS4 chassis, Xbox One controller

We've seen homemade hardware mods that combine the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One into a single console before, but no one outdoes the Chinese when it comes to such shenanigans. Errr, wait, unless you were expecting something that actually plays PS4 or Xbox One games. Meet the OUYE, the Chinese crowdfunding console that looks exactly like a PS4, and comes with a controller that rips off the Xbox One's. It's not even a real gaming console, as it's actually an Android-powered micro-console, which means even the name is an OUYA ripoff!

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The need-to-know on Qualcomm Snapdragon 820’s Adreno 530 graphics

The need-to-know on Qualcomm Snapdragon 820’s Adreno 530 graphics

Qualcomm has taken the wraps off of its latest Adreno graphics architecture, the potent GPU to be found in its next-gen Snapdragon 820. The Qualcomm Adreno 5xx series will include GPUs like the 530, intended for the Snapdragon 820, and more affordable versions like the 510, which will be headed for the upcoming Snapdragon 610/618. Rather than throwing numbers at the wall, however Qualcomm says that this time around it started with some key user experiences and worked backwards; I sat down with the company's chip execs at SIGGRAPH 2015 this week to find out more.

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PlayStation Plus subscription prices to increase in UK

PlayStation Plus subscription prices to increase in UK

Bad news for PlayStation gamers in the UK today: the subscription prices for two of the PlayStation Plus plans are increasing next month. The one-month option is rising from £5.49 to £5.99, and the three-month plan is going from £11.99 to £14.99. The silver lining in all of this? The price for the one-year subscription is staying the same, at £39.99. This last option was already the best value, now it will be even more so.

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Expand your Xbox gaming with new Chatpad, Seagate Game Drive

Expand your Xbox gaming with new Chatpad, Seagate Game Drive

Gamescom this week has seen Microsoft make its biggest pitch to try and wrest the laurel away from Sony's PlayStation 4. While the jury still deliberates on whether it has succeeded or not (and some already think it has), Microsoft continues to throw more and more goodies to the gaming public. Completely optional but at the same time completely wanted, Microsoft is making available two peripherals for its Xbox consoles that extend the gaming experience almost quite literally, with a Chatpad controller plugin and a new Seagate Game Drive storage.

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PS Now finally comes to the PS Vita, God of War III in tow

PS Now finally comes to the PS Vita, God of War III in tow

Sony is slowly, very slowly, but also very surely, expanding the coverage of its game streaming platform. Almost a month after it has flipped the switch for, rather ironically, some of Samsung's Smart TVs, Sony is now enabling PlayStation Now on its own portable and TV devices, namely, the PS Vita and the PS TV. Of course, it wouldn't be much fun if that's all that Sony has in store in its announcement. It has also expanded the lineup of games available on PS Now to include, among other things, the gory God of War III.

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Autodesk gets its game on with Stingray game engine

Autodesk gets its game on with Stingray game engine

In the creative industry, especially in the 3D and game development realms, Autodesk is already a very popular name. Responsible for 3D modeling and animation software like Maya and 3D Studio Max, the company has had one foot already in the gaming world. Today, however, Autodesk ventures even further to plant both feet solidly in the game development market. With its new multi-platform Stingray game engine, paired with its plethora of creative tools, Autodesk gets into a position to offer the industry with an unprecedented integrated workflow that embraces not just programmers but also designers from start to finish.

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ZombiU heading to PS4, Xbox One, and PC as ‘Zombi’

ZombiU heading to PS4, Xbox One, and PC as ‘Zombi’

It has been a few years since ZombiU, the zombie game for Nintendo's Wii U, made its first appearance. The game came about in 2012, and by summer 2013 its maker, Ubisoft, failed to see a profit from the game -- something that was more damning of the Wii U than anything else. The game was originally meant to be a Wii U exclusive, but a few years ago it was mentioned that it may arrive on other consoles, and the very poor reception on the Wii U spurred that toward reality.

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Nintendo sees surprise profit: has Splatoon, 3DS, amiibo to thank

Nintendo sees surprise profit: has Splatoon, 3DS, amiibo to thank

Nintendo detailed its latest quarterly financial details today, revealing a surprise upswing in revenue as quarterly sales increased more than 20-percent and net profit hit 8.28 billion yen (versus last year’s 9.9 billion yen loss for the same quarter). Nintendo largely has a combination of weaker yen and a sharp rise in new game sales to thank, the latter of which was led by the widespread success of Splatoon. As expected, amiibo — which gained several new figures over the past couple months — also helped the video game company.

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Windows 10 begins its rollout to 190 countries

Windows 10 begins its rollout to 190 countries

The day has finally arrived. Microsoft has opened the floodgates and started the ball rolling to bring Windows 10 to desktops, laptops, and tablets everywhere. And by everywhere, we mean a whopping 190 countries. Naturally, Microsoft is in a very celebratory mood, though some might think it's a bit too early to party. Nonetheless, there is no stopping the latest version of Windows from making or breaking the company's legacy, setting its tone for the next 10 years or so as Microsoft navigates the waters of a mobile-centric world.

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