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PCR Five for Friday (12/05/2017)

PCR Five for Friday (12/05/2017)

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Five for Friday is a weekly feature to give a brief roundup of our top five stories from the week that you might have missedThink we left anything ...

Jonathan Easton
by Jonathan Easton
on May 12th 2017 at 12:30PM
UK VR firm Improbable raises half a billion dollars to build huge virtual worlds

UK VR firm Improbable raises half a billion dollars to build huge virtual worlds

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UK start-up Improbable has just raised half a billion dollars to build the biggest virtual reality worlds ever seen. Wanting to build massive-scale simulations – effectively the Matrix – Improbable ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on May 12th 2017 at 11:08AM
Samsung creates new contract chip manufacturing unit

Samsung creates new contract chip manufacturing unit

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Samsung Electronics is splitting its semiconductor business in half in a bid to capitalise on growing interest in its chips. The technology giant has announced the creation of a breakaway ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on May 12th 2017 at 10:23AM
Brexit in the Channel

Brexit in the Channel

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The countdown to Brexit has begun with Theresa May finally squeezing the Article 50 trigger. Rob Horgan speaks to the Channel about how Brexit is, already has and will impact ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on May 12th 2017 at 9:45AM

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Samsung carries out executive reshuffle following its vice president's arrest

Samsung carries out executive reshuffle following its vice president's arrest

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Samsung has shuffled the pack in order to cope with the absence of its vice chairman. The electronics company has been forced to enforce an executive reshuffle to make up ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on May 11th 2017 at 10:15AM
AMD Ryzen 5 is 'most warmly' received CPU in seven years, survey finds

AMD Ryzen 5 is 'most warmly' received CPU in seven years, survey finds

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AMD’s Ryzen 5 processor has been named the most warmly welcomed CPU in seven years, in a new survey. In fact, the Ryzen 5 has scored the best customer satisfaction ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on May 11th 2017 at 10:03AM
Microsoft promises more Cortana products at Build 2017

Microsoft promises more Cortana products at Build 2017

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It is one of the most eagerly anticipated technology shows of the year. Developers flock from across the globe to hear what Microsoft has in store. And on the first ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on May 11th 2017 at 9:50AM
Snapchat co-founders lose $2 billion after poor Q1

Snapchat co-founders lose $2 billion after poor Q1

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Snapchat’s co-founders have lost a combined $2 billion after a surprisingly underwhelming first quarter. Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy have both lost $1 billion after the social media app recorded ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on May 11th 2017 at 9:15AM
iPhone 8 images leak

iPhone 8 images leak

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While there's been much discussion about the upcoming iPhone 8 very little has been about how it looks, with most of the speculation being on how it could potentially be ...

Jonathan Easton
by Jonathan Easton
on May 10th 2017 at 12:00PM
Canonical: 'rip up the rule book' for engineers

Canonical: 'rip up the rule book' for engineers

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Big software is going to change the way we work. That is according to Canonical, the firm that coined the term. At a breakfast at the Duck & Waffle in ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on May 10th 2017 at 10:46AM

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