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PCR Five for Friday (05/05/2017)

PCR Five for Friday (05/05/2017)

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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 5th 2017 at 11:26AM
Oculus shutters VR film Studio

Oculus shutters VR film Studio

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After two years of making award-winning virtual reality short films, Jason Rubin, Oculus' VP of content announced that the company is shutting down its film division Oculus Story Studio.

Jonathan Easton
by Jonathan Easton
on May 5th 2017 at 11:00AM
Amazon to open technology hub in Cambridge and create 5,000 jobs across UK

Amazon to open technology hub in Cambridge and create 5,000 jobs across UK

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Amazon is set to create 5,000 new jobs in the UK. The online retailer has announced that it is to open a new technology hub in Cambridge to work on ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on May 5th 2017 at 10:36AM
UK chip designer opens dispute with Apple

UK chip designer opens dispute with Apple

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A UK graphics chip designer has opened a legal dispute with Apple over use of its technology. Imagination Technologies has begun proceedings in relation to the use of its chips ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on May 4th 2017 at 11:57AM

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Google stops massive Google Docs phishing attack

Google stops massive Google Docs phishing attack

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On Wednesday, a huge phishing scam emerged and started spreading around like nobody's business but Google has managed to fix it. 

Jonathan Easton
by Jonathan Easton
on May 4th 2017 at 11:30AM
Chain reactions: the top five challenges facing the supply chain

Chain reactions: the top five challenges facing the supply chain

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Delving into the complex and multifaceted mechanics of the supply chain, Rob Horgan asks the channel what challenges it faces when getting a product to market and what is being ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on May 4th 2017 at 11:00AM
'The phone is already dead' says Kinect and HoloLens inventor

'The phone is already dead' says Kinect and HoloLens inventor

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Alex Kipman, top Microsoft boffin and inventor of the Kinect and HoloLens, has made a bold statement over the future of mobile phones – namely that there isn't one. 

Jonathan Easton
by Jonathan Easton
on May 4th 2017 at 10:40AM
Windows 10S won't let you change the default web browser

Windows 10S won't let you change the default web browser

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Microsoft yesterday launched the new eagerly-awaited Windows Surface Laptop and alongside it comes a new iteration of the company's operating system – Windows 10S. While this is all terrifically exciting, ...

Jonathan Easton
by Jonathan Easton
on May 3rd 2017 at 11:32AM
Microsoft unveils Surface Laptop and announces PC deals with seven major manufacturers

Microsoft unveils Surface Laptop and announces PC deals with seven major manufacturers

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Microsoft has tied up deals with multiple computer manufacturers as it targets the education market. At its event in New York, Microsoft announced deals with Acer, Asus, Dell, Futijsu, Toshiba, ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on May 3rd 2017 at 10:13AM
HTC Vive appoints former ex-Spotify MD as European general manager

HTC Vive appoints former ex-Spotify MD as European general manager

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HTC Vive has reinforced its position in Europe with the appointment of experienced general manager Paul Brown. 

Jonathan Easton
by Jonathan Easton
on May 3rd 2017 at 9:47AM

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