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Man behind @EngadgetUK. Dad. Husband. Let's put on our classics and we'll have a little dance shall we? #coys

Amazon's new gaming engine comes with Twitch baked in — Amazon says Lumberyard is built around making games social. The company wants developers to focus on creating unique games that can support huge communities from the beginning, rather than getting bogged down with the complexities of building a custom engine or firefighting server issues.
Feb 09, 2016

Amazon’s launched a free game engine that lets devs connect to its cloud & add social/Twitch features with a click.

'Red Dead Redemption' pays a brief visit to the Xbox One — While it was available, Xbox One owners who owned a digital copy of the Xbox 360 version were able to download and play Red Dead Redemption. Alan Wake's American Nightmare, Left 4 Dead 2, Halo Wars, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 also made an unscheduled appearance.

BBC will make its first broadcast into space tomorrow — British astronaut Tim Peake has already achieved a number of "firsts" while aboard the International Space Station, but his next milestone will possibly be the most entertaining. Tomorrow (February 6th), Peake and his two astronaut colleagues will view the BBC's first ever space broadcast, when it live-streams the Scotland vs England Six Nations rugby match live from Murrayfield.

Destiny's new 'Damage Referee' will punish laggy players — Don't worry, your PvP battles won't soon be adjudicated by a virtual official in a black and white striped shirt. Instead, Bungie will implement new checks that can identify when a player is manipulating their connection to juice their kill stats or is unfairly profiting from poor connectivity.

Google engineer finds holes in three 'secure' browsers — For Avast, Ormandy identified that its Avastium browser (a fork of Google Chromium) allowed an attacker to "read any file on the filesystem by clicking a link." The exploit involved using a specially-crafted JavaScript web page that could bypass built-in checks and potentially allow a malicious party to read cookies and email.

Apple Music now lets Android users save music to an SD card — Apple doesn't often make Android apps, but when it does, it's either to secure more iPhone users or give people access to Apple Music. Now that the streaming app has eclipsed one million downloads, the company has begun outfitting it with features that are native to Google's mobile OS.

Matt LeBlanc will be one of the new 'Top Gear' presenters — At first glance, it appears an unlikely appointment, but he's actually no stranger to the show: LeBlanc has raced the show's reasonably priced car around the Dunsfold Aerodrome test track twice already (setting a record in the process) and also presented spin-off show Top Gear: The Races.
Feb 04, 2016

Matt LeBlanc will be one of the new 'Top Gear’ presenters. Totally unexpected.

Amazon brings its Alexa assistant to first-gen Fire TVs — AFTV News reports that while the Fire OS 5.0.5 update is making its way to Amazon's first-gen streamer, rollouts are traditionally slow and cannot be forced on devices themselves. It enables owners to press the microphone button on their Fire TV remote and ask for information, music, audiobooks, weather, traffic and sports updates.

Bloodhound's land speed record attempt delayed until 2017 — The car -- which is powered by a Rolls-Royce EJ2000 jet engine from an RAF Eurofighter Typhoon, a cluster of Nammo hybrid rockets and a supercharged Jaguar V8 engine -- was originally meant to fly out to South Africa later this year to try and beat the record (763MPH) set by the Thrust SSC in October 1997.
Feb 03, 2016

More delays for the Bloodhound team, which hopes to beat the world land speed record.

BT's phone and broadband services go down across the UK — Website reporting service Down Detector has collated at least 18,000 complaints originating from London, Birmingham, Guildford, Coventry, Manchester, Ruislip, Sheffield, Leicester, Glasgow, and Bristol. At the time of writing, it appears that the outage has been caused by a DNS issue, which allows BT to route customers' connections to websites and online services.
Feb 02, 2016

Yep, BT's phone and broadband services are down, hard.

Feb 02, 2016

BT has issued an update confirming that the majority of affected broadband customers are back online.…

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Feb 09, 2016

@andyvan @mrseb That might mean getting something now and forgetting about it or just going in budget and upgrading later,.

Feb 09, 2016

@andyvan @mrseb Good call. To be honest, I want to get in on the cheap Steam deals first, then think about VR.

Feb 09, 2016

@mrseb @andyvan Ta. With VR just around the corner, I think it’s the right time to invest in a decent rig.

Feb 09, 2016

I want to build a gaming PC next month but have no idea where to start. Parts sites help but I really don’t know what’s worth getting.

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