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Samsung’s Chromebook 2 is why Windows needs to go free

Samsung’s Chromebook 2 is why Windows needs to go free

When you look at the new "Chromebook 2" lineup from Samsung, you see a set of notebooks that don’t look like the first wave of Chromebooks. Here you’re seeing a set of devices that - aesthetically, at least - are just as brilliant to behold as their Windows-running counterparts. In this release is another big reason for Microsoft to truly free their operating system from the shackles of licensing costs.

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PS4 1080p 60fps claim doused: Killzone MP not up to snuff

PS4 1080p 60fps claim doused: Killzone MP not up to snuff

In the resolution wars that continue to rage today between Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One, there’s been some controversy about the top-end abilities of both machines. Games like Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes run at 720p native on Xbox One while the PlayStation 4 version of the game is able to natively run the game at 1080. Today it’s been made apparent that the PS4 launch title Killzone: Shadow Fall doesn’t always run as high-definition as Sony has claimed.

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Microsoft CEO confirms exec shuffle as two demur on “all in” change

Microsoft CEO confirms exec shuffle as two demur on “all in” change

New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has confirmed the latest executive shuffle, suggesting that he demanded his senior leadership team commit to being "all in" and that some execs were unwilling to step up. "We need to drive clarity, alignment and intensity across all our work" Nadella wrote in an open-letter today, with Tony Bates and Tami Reller opting to leave Microsoft instead.

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Xbox One Twitch broadcasting starts with Titanfall

Xbox One Twitch broadcasting starts with Titanfall

The Titanfall tie-ins continue with this exclusive launch that’ll also be bringing in full Twitch live game streaming integration to Xbox One. This launch has been tipped by Major Nelson in a suggestion that "you can start broadcasting from your Xbox One next week". It’s also been confirmed by a tip from the Titanfall launch experience with Microsoft and SXSW next week - the game itself launches on the 11th.

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Xbox One March update to bring 50Hz compatibility

Xbox One March update to bring 50Hz compatibility

Shortly after the Xbox One launched, UK gamers reported issues with video quality, namely in the form of "juddering" when streaming television -- the unfortunate result of television frame-rate differences. Microsoft's console doesn't play well with the 50Hz refresh rate (it uses 60Hz), and as a result gamers have had to perform some digital acrobats to fix the problem. With an update arriving next month, the problem will be fixed.

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Nokia X hacked: rooted, stock Android, Google Apps a go

Nokia X hacked: rooted, stock Android, Google Apps a go

Not a week after Nokia X has been revealed as the company’s first Android smartphone, it’s been hacked. Intrepid developer KashaMalaga has made with the quick process of bypassing the device’s locked bootloader and rooting it to bring on stock Android. With the one-click APK known as FramaRoot, the Nokia X becomes the umpteen-thousandth Android device to have its chains broken, running now as simple an Android iteration as you like.

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