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Has the bubble burst? Bitcoin now worth ‘only’ $10,000

Has the Bitcoin bubble burst? That’s the question a lot of people have been asking recently, and with renewed vigor today, given that the virtual currency has taken a massive tumble – indeed, it has just dipped below the $10,000 (£7,250) mark, almost half of the peak it reached last month.Around mid-December, Bitcoin hit highs of around $19,500...

Hori Onyx PS4 controller finally cuts the cord on third-party gamepads

Hori's Onyx PS4 controller is the first wireless third-party controller for the console, which means that other manufacturers will finally be able to match the functionality of Sony's own-branded gamepads. Competition is never a bad thing, and third-party controllers are no exception. They keep console manufacturers like Sony on their toes, and gamers ultimately get to benefit. We've been impressed...

Blizzard’s Overwatch League entertains 10 million esports fans in first week

Blizzard’s pro gaming Overwatch League finally kicked off a week ago today, and quickly accrued a good deal of viewers – in fact, the first week of play witnessed over 10 million esports fans spectating the matches.Games took place on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday last week, and the 10 million viewing figure includes all streaming services and...

Fitbit teams up with Xbox One to get gamers moving through new fitness app

Gamers get a bad rap when it comes to stereotypes about their personal fitness, with the reductive assumption being they're more interested in their headshots than their heart rates. But Microsoft has been trying to shift that perception for years.The Xbox One launched with the now sadly deceased Kinect-enabled Xbox Fitness. But rather than give up entirely on...

WhatsApp officially launches its app for businesses in select markets

WhatsApp today officially launched its new WhatsApp Business app in select markets, including Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, the U.K. and the U.S., ahead of its planned worldwide rollout. The addition of business profiles and new messaging tools aimed at business customers is part of the company’s broader plan to generate revenue by charging larger enterprises...

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is a mobile RPG for wannabe wizards

It may require pulling out a Pensieve to remember, but in late 2017 Warner Bros announced a brand-new publishing label, called Portkey Games, which would be dedicated to creating games tied to the Harry Potter universe.The first game to be announced was Harry Potter: Wizards Unite – an AR game from Niantic, the team behind the wildly popular...

Forget VR and AR, Nintendo Labo puts the future in your hands

Nintendo is a company which is famous for swimming against the tide, confounding expectations and doing precisely the opposite of what everyone anticipates. While rivals such as Sony and Microsoft pour millions into developing Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality for applications within the world of gaming, Nintendo seems to delight in pushing in the opposite direction. Just as the HD...

YouTube's new ad policy appeases advertisers but hurts small channels

YouTube has been trying to clean up its act in the wake of a scandal that began after popular YouTuber Logan Paul showed footage of a suicide victim in Japan's Aokigahara Forest, but in the process, it's sacrificing its reputation as a place where small channels can earn cash.For better or for worse, the latest effort is aimed...

The Australian Government is totally fine with the state of the NBN

It's no secret that many people aren't happy with the NBN right now, with reports that only one quarter of FTTN users can reach 100Mbps, resulting in some telcos offering reduced rates for their highest speed tiers.The Australian Government however, doesn't seem to think there's anything wrong, having mostly dismissed a report from the Joint Standing Committee on...

Nomad’s new wireless charging hub is a traveler’s best friend

If you spend any meaningful amount of time in hotels, you’ll know that many of them are still living in the age of the 30-pin adapter, even though most of us have already moved on to Lightning, wireless charging and USB-C. So it’s essential to pack charging equipment to handle any need that...