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John W Arthur

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John is the head of our IT Security team and he writes about Security, IT news on The Next Digit. He was the Employee of the Year 2013 for his selfless support and efficiently setting up the whole security infrastructure. He also occasionally writes on "IT Sec Pro" Print Media of Sweden. All posts by John

Sony’s E3 Press Conference Will Be Live in Latin American Cinemas

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PlayStation fans, rejoice! According to Michael Steranka, the Brand Activations Manager at Sony Computer Entertainment America, you will be able to watch the E3 live in some 85 cinemas in the United States, Canada and – starting this year – Latin America. The event is scheduled to take place at Los Angeles convention center, but Sony gamers are spread all ...

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Backpack PCs Could Become a Trend in Experiencing Virtual Reality

One of the stranger effects of the expanding business of virtual reality is that chiropractors will become rich. If this trend of carrying your PC on your back catches on, the health professionals that deal with the manual adjustment of the spine will have their work cut out for them. As VR rises to popularity, tech companies are looking for ...

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General Motors Tests Autonomous Chevy Bolt in San Francisco

More and more car-making companies – and tech companies as well – are getting into the autonomous driving business, and the latest news in the field comes from General Motors. The multinational corporation has started testing two self-driving vehicles in San Francisco after it purchased Cruise Automation earlier this year. If you live in the city of the Golden Bridge, ...

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Waze Tests New Carpool Feature in San Francisco Bay Area

Waze, the Google-owned navigation app, has started testing a new feature that steps on the toes of ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft: carpooling. For those unfamiliar with the term – the practice is not spread internationally yet – carpooling allows people to access a special lane if more than one person travels in the vehicle. As it announced its ...

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Check Virtual Boy Games via Google Cardboard Headset

The Nintendo 3DS has made a name for itself as the Nintendo 3D gaming platform, but it is not the company’s first dive into the stereoscopic land. Remember the Virtual Boy? In spite of its short-lived stint and the dramatic end, this device was the first to introduce Nintendo fans to 3D gaming. The ‘torture’ equipment was an unpleasant blot ...

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How Nest’s Revolv Shutdown Affects the Internet of Things

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Customers are left irate as Nest Labs has announced it will disable and remove support for the Revolv smarthome hub and app starting May 15. After the $300 Internet of Things (IoT) gadget stops working, all the connected things in your home will not be usable at all. The Revolv hub was used a convenient controller for one’s IoT devices ...

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Amazon Clamps Down on Sale of Faulty USB-C Cables

Rogue USB-C cables can cause some major problems when connected to laptops and smartphones. Thanks to Amazon, you might be a little more protected with the new regulations enforced by the e-retailer around the type of cables that it sells. Amazon’s list of items that cannot be put on sale on its online retail shop has just been expanded to ...

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Windows Insiders Call Dibs on Microsoft’s Universal Skype App

The next edition of Skype will be for Windows Insiders’ eyes only. Designed to work on any Windows 10 device, the next version of Microsoft’s messaging service will be launched under the name of “Skype Universal Windows Platform Preview.” After purchasing it for $8.5 billion in 2011, Microsoft has continuously improved its messaging platform to the point that it will ...

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Amazon’s Alexa Can Adjust Room Temperature with Nest Thermostat

Do you have a Nest thermostat installed in your home or at the office? Amazon’s Alexa can now help you control the temperature in the room simply with voice commands. All you need to do is link the smart heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) control to your Amazon account via the accompanying Alexa mobile app. After you integrate the voice ...

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