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Reasons why Nintendo Switch worked but PlayStation Vita failed in handheld gaming

Reasons why Nintendo Switch worked but PlayStation Vita failed in handheld gaming

Here are two great handheld gaming consoles. One is currently taking the gaming world by storm; The other has faded out of production with a whimper. They are the Nintendo Switch and the retired PlayStation Vita, consoles so alike but with sales figures that couldn’t be more different.

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Why Microsoft’s answer to a folding screen works better

Why Microsoft’s answer to a folding screen works better

This is the way to do it. Microsoft has been hard at work this year, unveiling a long list of new products, including a pair of folding devices: the Surface Neo and Surface Duo. Both these devices have two screens connected with a hinge that can fold a full 360 degrees. The Surface Neo is a folding tablet that Microsoft envisions as its evolution of a laptop. It has two screens and runs Windows 10X, a new version optimised for folding screens. And the smaller one, the Surface Duo, has two 5.6-inch screens bolted together and runs on Android.

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Every brand has “true wireless” earbuds now: what are the important differences?

Every brand has “true wireless” earbuds now: what are the important differences?

It seems like every other tech brand is developing its own “true” wireless earbuds. Since the success of Apple AirPods, companies have quickly jumped on board the bandwagon, offering their renditions of these tiny audio devices, housed in a small charging case.

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Smart glasses are back: What’s new this time?

Smart glasses are back: What’s new this time?

Smart glasses have been on adverts, movies and the news for decades now. From Google Glass way back in 2012, to Peter Parker’s EDITH spectacles, we’ve seen why there’s certainly a place for tech like this in our world. These technologically enhanced spectacles come with all sorts of tricks up its sleeve, from inbuilt sensors and cameras. Most also have Augmented Reality or Heads-Up Displays (HUD), like what you’ll find in Iron Man’s helmet - Despite this awareness, smart glasses have never really kicked off, even after being in mass production for many years now.

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Explainer: Uber, Lyft, WeWork – Why are these tech companies losing money?

Explainer: Uber, Lyft, WeWork – Why are these tech companies losing money?

Rising tech companies like Uber and WeWork have been on the news lately, but not for reasons they would have anticipated at the start of the year. What was meant to be a record-setting year for tech companies listed on the stock market has led to major disappointment, with many of these big names losing up to half of their stock value in a matter of months.

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Spider-Man is back: What was all the fuss about?

Spider-Man is back: What was all the fuss about?

Our friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man has swung back to Marvel, keeping Tom Holland’s incarnation of the hero alive. A new deal between movie studios Sony and Disney agreed to keep Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), and even confirming the release date of a third Spidey film on July 16, 2021.

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Google Play Pass, Apple Arcade: Should you subscribe to mobile gaming service?

Google Play Pass, Apple Arcade: Should you subscribe to mobile gaming service?

Not one, but two mobile gaming subscription packages have launched this month. Google Play Pass for Android and Apple Arcade for iOS have joined the subscription model, in the same vein of Netflix and PlayStation Plus. Each of these services grant you access to hundreds of titles and perks for a monthly fee – both at $4.99.

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Nintendo Switch Lite vs Switch – Which is the right one for you

Nintendo Switch Lite vs Switch – Which is the right one for you

This generation’s PlayStation Portable is finally upon us and it’s the Nintendo Switch Lite. It welds together the removable parts of the OG Nintendo Switch – which by principle makes it not a “Switch” anymore – delivering a compact experience you can fit into your pocket.

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How Apple has reacted to the trade war

How Apple has reacted to the trade war

Apple may be the pride of America, but there’s no avoiding the ironic fact that a “Assembled in China” stamp sits at the bottom of most Apple products. As much as the Trump Administration would like to eject American corporations from manufacturing in China, U.S. companies have their knees deep in Chinese partnerships. The iPhone has many parts sourced from China. Its screen, processor, glass and cameras all have sources in China.

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Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple antitrust probe: Why are they in trouble?

Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple antitrust probe: Why are they in trouble?

The Capitol's war on tech companies is heating up. The U.S.' biggest corporations - Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple - were all told to hand in information as part of an ongoing antitrust investigation. They're calling for greater transparency in their data collection practices – and to investigate the possibility of corrupt practices to cripple competition.

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Facebook Dating: Things you should know before using it

Facebook Dating: Things you should know before using it

Facebook was always about friends. But now it’s also about love. The social media giants have launched Facebook Dating in the U.S., their answer to Tinder, Coffee Meets Bagel, Bumble and other dating apps. The new feature brings together Facebook’s networking infrastructure and data to help find matches that suit you.

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What to expect at Apple September 2019 Event – iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5, new MacBook

What to expect at Apple September 2019 Event – iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5, new MacBook

It’s that time of the year again; Apple are about to announce their latest products on 10 Sept at the Steve Jobs Theatre at the Apple Campus in Cupertino, California. The event’s mysterious “By invitation only” poster may be all secretive, but this is the world of tech. Rumours, leaks and logical assumptions have painted a clear and almost predictable picture of what will be unveiled. Here’s what we can look forward to.

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