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Toshiba 24 hours away from declaring bankruptcy for its nuclear unit

Toshiba’s cash-strapped nuclear unit looks set to file for bankruptcy in the next 24 hours. Bosses at Westinghouse Electric are meeting with American stakeholders and utilities today to propose filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The board will then meet Tuesday morning to reach a final decision on the Chapter 11 …

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Amazon investigating VR and AR homeware stores

While virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR) have already shown themselves to have viability in gaming, in terms of non-gaming applications there hasn’t really been much to show the tech off. However, according to a new report, Amazon apparently is coming up with a solution.  The company already has …

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Micron smashes forecasted estimates as memory chip market booms

The global memory chip market continues to be big business. Latest figures released by Micron Technology show that investment in the sector is growing at a rapid pace. Beating second-quarter profit estimates, shares in the company are current trading 9.4 per cent higher year-on-year. As a result, Micron adjusted its …

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AMD Ryzen 5 being sold three weeks early

Despite not officially going on sale for another three weeks, it would appear some retailers are jumping the gun and are already selling the new AMD Ryzen 5 processors.  According to a reddit post from user marcosmcc, a store in Paraguay has sold at least one of AMD’s new processors. …

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Advertisers agree to better online standards

A wide group of advertisers across advertising trade groups, ad buyers and sellers from Western Europe and the United States have joined together to urge the industry to move away from the annoying marketing tools that have driven millions of users to ad blockers.  According to Reuters, this group that has …

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British high street lost five stores a day in 2016

The British high street has been in a reported fall from grace over the past few years, and the latest annual report from LDC seems to back that up. Particularly, the run up to Brexit saw an increase in the number of shops closing where it reached a peak at …

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Amazon launches Prime Now with Alexa

Back in 2015, Amazon brought its Prime Now service (you know, that service where you can order whatever and have it rock up to your front door in an hour) to the UK, and a year later it unleashed the force of nature that is the Amazon Echo and Alexa …

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Samsung unveils Bixby in Galaxy S8 as answer to Siri and Alexa

The days of operating devices with just our fingers are long behind us. Siri’s capabilities have been available to iPhone users since the birth of the iPhone 6S in 2013. More recently Alexa has rejuvenated Amazon’s place in the market since it launched two years ago. And soon to join …

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Apple hardware rumours go wild as online store goes down for ‘scheduled maintenance’

I know that Apple rumours are ten-a-penny these days, but a new wave of speculation has been inspired by the company’s web store being replaced by a teasing message of "We’ve got something special in store for you. And we can’t wait for you to see it. Please check back …

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ARM to launch ‘drastically improved’ DynamIQ chip for smartphones, cars and mobile devices

‘Drastic improvements’ to ARM’s smartphone, cars and mobile chips have been promised by the manufacturer. Announcing that the launch of its DynamIQ chip will take place later this year, an ARM spokesman promised big changes. “This chip represents the biggest architectural shift since the 64-bit ARMv8-A in 2011,” the spokesman …

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