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The Inside Story of the Great Silicon Heist

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The tech economy runs on highly purified polysilicon. It’s pricey and difficult to trace. Two Alabama factory workers found it surprisingly easy to steal. …read more

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Keep your SNES Classic Mini safe from scalpers with this official carry case

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It’s an exciting time for those who managed to secure one of the early SNES Classic Mini pre-orders – dispatch emails have started to appear in inboxes and we’re only a few more working days away from that September 29 release date.

Though at this point it’s probably hard to imagine a time when the tiny console won’t sit trophy-like in front of your TV, you might find that you’ll eventually have a reason to take it to a friend’s house or put it into storage. When such times come, you’ll want to keep it safe and that’s where PDP’s officially licensed deluxe carrying case will come in.

The chunky case uses the purple and grey color scheme of the North American SNES model and is able to hold the console, two controllers, and connection cables.

The soft foam inserts inside the case are measured specifically for the SNES Mini and its peripherals so there’s no chance of them shifting around in transit.

Keep it not-so-secret, keep it safe

The front of the case features a clear plastic slot where you can insert one of the six pieces of classic SNES game artwork that come included. These artwork cards feature popular …read more

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Best Android Wear smartwatches in the UAE 2017

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Asus Zenwatch 2

After a shaky start, Google’s Android Wear is now an increasingly mature platform thanks to the recent update to Android Wear 2.0.

New features for the smartwatch operating system include a much easier way to reply to messages, handwriting recognition, Google Assistant on your wrist and apps can now run without your phone in reach.

There’s no better time than now to grab yourself an Android Wear wielding watch, so below we’ve put together the definitive list of the best available on the market right now.

The first wave of new Android Wear watches have hit the market and unsurprisingly, they have ended up at the top of our list. But with many more to come this year, keep a look out for this page to receive an even more frequent shake-up than usual.

Asus isn’t an obvious name to associate with Android Wear watches, though with the ZenWatch 3 it has more than earned in place.

Available at AED 1,275, Asus’ latest …read more

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Best fitness trackers in UAE 2017: the top activity bands on the planet

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Update: Garmin’s latest fitness tracker – the Vivosmart 3 – has jumped into the best fitness tracker list. Read on below to see where it placed:

A fitness tracker is the perfect way to monitor your activity and healthy effortlessly and with unmatched accuracy. Think of it as an electronic finger on the pulse, constantly measuring your vitals, quality of sleep and step count.

Today’s fitness band market is stuffed with fantastic devices, most of which can do a pretty good job at the basics of tracking. But frankly, we’re only interested in the best, and you should be too.

We won’t be looking at all the techiest wristwear here – check out our best smartwatch guide for that, which includes Apple Watch 2 and Samsung Gear 3. If you’re looking for a fitness tracker recommendation though, you’ve come to the right place.

This guide will show you the best of the best activity trackers money can buy and show you how each ranks in terms of stand-out features, price, design and the quality of the software you’ll be using on your phone.

What You Call a Color Depends on How You Use It

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Categories for colors are remarkably stable across languages and cultures. New research may finally explain why. …read more

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God of War trailers, release date, news and features

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Updated: In a recent interview God of War’s director, Cory Barlog, offered some more details on the game’s new upgrade system.

The system has essentially been overhauled as the team aimed to “leave behind” the classic system and “contextualize” it in order to make something that’s a little more fun.

This time around, then, the game will feature a dwarven duo called Brokk and Syndri. This pair, responsible for the creation of Thor’s hammer, will be responsible for upgrading Kratos through the game. Barlog said they will be there to help you upgrade “as well as develop your combat perspective for the two main characters.”

Interestingly, Brokk and Syndri will have their own story that revolves around their being locked in a family feud and not having spoken for 50 years. As the game progresses, players will learn more about them and could potentially impact their story arc.

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God of War and Kratos are coming to PlayStation 4 in what looks set to be a reboot for the series. This time around, Kratos is moving away from Greek mythology to delve into the Norse world and he’s bringing along his son for the ride.

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Nokia 8 could be the next OnePlus 5 killer at Rs 36,999

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Soon after Nokia launched its Android based budget and mid-range smartphones in India, the company has unveiled the hotly anticipated Nokia 8 in the country. For those who still don’t know, Nokia 8 is company’s first flagship phone after it’s revival. It comes with top of the line hardware specifications and a flavour of pure Android with a stunning camera powered by Carl Zeiss optics.

The phone was first launched on August 16 at an event held in London priced at €599, while it costs Rs 36,999 in India. It will be exclusively available on Amazon India and major offline retailers from October 14 onwards.

The company wants the Nokia 8 to reflect the new approach from once the most loved phone maker. To make sure it justifies the name it carries along, Nokia 8 comes with Zeiss optics for enhanced camera performance and premium audio experience by OZO audio, which is known to be used on 360-degree VR cameras. It basically allows the phone to record binaural audio using multiple microphones to capture high dynamic range.

It comes with dual 13-megapixel sensors combining a RGB (with OIS) and a monochrome sensor. On …read more

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Call of Duty WWII (2017) trailers, release date, news and features

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Update: Sledgehammer Games has revealed more details for Call of Duty WWII’s upcoming PC beta. The biggest news is that pre-loading has started and you can access that right now on Steam. Taking advantage of the pre-load means that when the beta goes live on September 29, you’ll be ready to go.

We also know a little bit more about the features that will be supported in this open beta and they’re surprisingly extensive. PC owners will have native 4K support, controller support, fully re-mappable keyboard and mouse options, G-Sync support, advanced video settings and much more.

Read on to find out the minimum system requirements to take part in the beta and the parts of the game that it’ll be possible to play.

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It’s official: the Call of Duty franchise is returning to WWII in 2017. We’ve now seen the official reveal trailer, courtesy of a worldwide reveal on April 26.

The Call of Duty franchise faced its toughest year yet in 2016. While the futuristic Infinite Warfare sold pretty well, it was surpassed by other shooters in nearly every way. Titanfall 2‘s slick campaign put it to shame, while Battlefield 1‘s …read more

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The best free VPN 2017

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Why use a VPN?

There are various reasons for wanting to use free VPN (virtual private network) software, but the two main ones are to hide who you are, or to hide where you are. Why might you want to do either of these things?

Depending on what you’re up to online, it is entirely possible that you do not want your online activities to be traceable – particularly in parts of the world where internet surveillance is a serious issue.

As for wanting to disguise where you are, this has the advantage of opening up websites that might otherwise be inaccessible.

There are a large number of websites – often video or television sites – that use geo-locking to try to block visitors from certain countries, and free VPN software can be used to get around these restrictions.

It can also be used to bypass site blocks put in place by governments – like the one in Turkey – and ISPs, effectively getting around censorship, and helping to preserve freedom of the web.

Although the authorities can crack down on VPNs themselves, such can be the perceived threat from the services, as we’ve seen in China recently with the news that …read more

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5 best VPN services for Indonesia 2017

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Indonesia has a tightly controlled internet infrastructure, with the government having the ability to spy on its citizens and block online content it deems unfit, with considerable censorship in some areas such as the entertainment sector. Another example of censorship is that this year messaging service Telegram was blocked. As such, connecting online without compromising your privacy is something of a challenge – but it’s one that a VPN can solve.

A VPN can protect you from snooping by masking your IP and keeping your anonymity online, and it can help you get around blocks which have been placed on websites.

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How to choose the best VPN service for Indonesia

Obviously, you want a VPN provider with top-notch security and a ‘zero logs’ privacy policy. Local server coverage is also very useful as it provides the fastest (and most reliable) connection in most cases. Native clients are also a definite boon in terms of a user-friendly VPN experience. Lastly, look for round-the-clock customer support to swiftly deal with any potential issues.

Now, without further ado, here are our five choices for the best VPN for Indonesia.