Oculus boss sues ZeniMax
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Owes him $22.5 million


While ZeniMax Media might have won a trademark dispute against Facebook-owned Oculus, it seems that the court battles are far from over.

There's a Munich disagreement over Open source
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Politicians square off against the IT people 


Moves by German politicians to undo Munich’s decade experiment in open source are unnecessary, according to the bloke in charge of the project.

Businesses that snub open source 'will fail'
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Linux Foundation warns


Companies who do not use open source software will eventually go tits-up according to a top open saucy type.

Web inventor highlights three problems facing the world
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Free speech, targeted ads, and the quest to unspread misinformation


Sunday marked the 28th anniversary in which Tim Berners-Lee, the English computer scientist accredited with the invention of the World Wide Web concept, submitted his original proposal to CERN that ultimately became the first standard for the internet.

Pioneer releases combo 4K Blu-ray disc player for PC
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Combo CD/DVD/BD burner and UHD Blu-ray player

The industry has been awaiting the release of the first UHD Blu-ray disc drives for PCs ever since the Ultra HD standard was announced during CES 2016. Nearly fifteen months later, it appears that Pioneer will be one of the first manufacturers to offer a combo drive supporting CD/DVD/Blu-ray writing along with UHD Blu-ray playback.

Seagate focuses on TDMR, SMR and HAMR for 12TB and higher drives
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12TB drives later this year, 18TB next year


According to senior executives familiar with Seagate’s research and development plans, the company plans to fine-tune the next three years of its HDD developments using shingled magnetic recording (SMR), two-dimensional magnetic recording (TDMR), and heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR).

Amazon's Alexa apparently works for the CIA
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Device shuts down after being asked about federal connection


In light of recent revelations that the Central Intelligence Agency has been keeping thousands of zero-day technology exploits at its disposal for public surveillance purposes, the Amazon voice-activated assistant known as Alexa has now come out into the light and revealed her potential involvement with the intelligence group’s covert operations.

Nvidia launches new Geforce 378.78 driver
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Game Ready, GTX 1080 Ti support and DirectX 12 

Nvidia has released its latest Geforce 378.78 driver which brings support for Geforce GTX 1080 Ti, further optimizations for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands game as well as should improve performance in DirectX 12 titles.

iPhone 8 may not actually exist
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It is just a figment of your sad, limited imagination

One of the sillier iPhone 8 rumours to hit the streets crossed our desk this morning. It claims that the iPhone 8 might not actually exist.

Google admits some Pixel mics are borked
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"Only a small number" will need to be replaced 

Google has admitted that a "small number" of its Pixel phones have shipped with borked microphones which will need to be returned so they can be replaced.