Save up to £145 on PC monitors for Amazon Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day continues today, and there are fantastic deals on high-end PC monitors that’ll make your games and movies look sublime.

There are some truly stunning screens heavily discounted today, including amazing ultra-wide, curved displays that immerse you in the action. These monitors are equipped with anti-flicker technology to make things easier on your eyes, and FreeSync to minimise screen tearing.

If you don’t have acres of desk space to spare, you can also find great deals on smaller screens that pack all the same premium technology into a neater package. Whatever you’re looking for, there’s a great monitor deal here for you.

To take advantage of these and other Prime Day deals you need to be an Amazon Prime member, and if you’re not already then you can sign up for a 30-day free trial when you click through to a deal.

LG 29in Ultrawide | was £248.18 now £199.99 at read more

Valve temporarily stops adding adult games to Steam

Shining Song Starnova creator Love in Space said via Twitter that its title was being withheld from Steam until it satisfied new requirements. Valve confirmed the suspension in a statement to Gamasutra: “Yes, some titles are being held. We will have more info on this soon”. Despite appearances, this isn’t about outright censorship — Valve says it’s refining tools that would give users more control over what they see in the store.

Still, the company is yet to provide official guidelines as to what kind of content passes the litmus test — and as a result, many developers like Love in Space are stuck in limbo. Valve read more

Uber’s head of policy for flying taxis and autonomous vehicles leaves for self-driving car startup Voyage

Uber’s head of policy for autonomous vehicles and urban aviation, Justin Erlich, has left the company to join self-driving car startup Voyage, TechCrunch has learned.

“I was really excited at the prospect of joining such a great early stage team, and by its initial focus on deploying in communities who stand to benefit among the most from this technology – senior citizens,” Erlich told TechCrunch via email.

To lead its policy efforts for autonomous vehicles, Uber recently brought on Miriam Chaum, previously of Philanthropy University. Erlich’s departure comes a couple of months after Uber Chief Product Officer Jeff Holden, who oversaw Uber Elevate, left the company.

“We wish Justin all the best with his new opportunity at Voyage,” an Uber spokesperson told TechCrunch.

At Voyage, Erlich will lead the company’s strategy, policy and legal efforts. Voyage, led by CEO Oliver Cameron, spun out of Udacity last year and has read more

Apple’s App Store revenue nearly double that of Google Play in first half of 2018

Apple’s App Store continues to outpace Google Play on revenue. In the first half of the year, the App Store generated nearly double the revenue of Google Play on half the downloads, according to a new report from Sensor Tower out today. In terms of dollars and cents, that’s $22.6 billion in worldwide gross app revenue on the App Store versus $11.8 billion for Google Play – or, 1.9 times more spent on the App Store compared with what was spent on Google Play.

This trend is not new. Apple’s iOS store has consistently generated more revenue than its Android counterpart for years due to a number of factors – including the fact that Android users historically have spent less on apps than iOS users, as well as the fact that there are other Android app stores consumer can shop – like the Amazon Appstore or Samsung Store, for example. In addition, Google Play is not available in China, but Apple’s App Store is.

Last year, consumer spending on the App Store reached $38.5 billion, read more

IBM demands $167 million from Groupon for using its patents

Two of the patents involved in the lawsuit are old intellectual properties that came out of the pre-internet Prodigy online service from 80’s. The newest of the bunch is a “single sign on” technology allowing users to log into a website with their Facebook or Google accounts. Groupon lawyer David Hadden argued that the case isn’t valid, because the patents don’t cover the world wide web, because IBM did not invent it.

Hadden also accused the tech giant of using the patents it owns to squeeze money out of other companies. “We are here because IBM has another business that IBM does not talk about in its commercials,” he said. “In that business IBM uses its huge stock of patents as a club to get money from other companies.” According to Bloomberg, IBM has been winning the largest number of patents in the read more

Save up to 29% on gaming keyboards on Amazon Prime Day

If you’ve been looking out for a great deal on a gaming keyboard, we’ve got some brilliant options for you, with premium boards from Corsair all steeply discounted for Amazon Prime Day.

These boards all feature mechanical switches that feel delightfully responsive under your fingers, dedicated multimedia controls and customisable backlighting. Some boards even offer programmable keys for quick access to complex in-game macros, plus advanced lighting effects including animations.

They’ll take your gaming to the next level, whatever your preferred genre, and they’re a delight to type on, too. 

Corsair STRAFE | was £114.99 now £86.29 at Amazon
Prime Day is the perfect time to snap up a premium gaming keyboard, and there’s 25% off this Corsair model right now. With Cherry MX Silent mechanical switches and dynamic multi-coloured backlighting, it’s a joy to use.View Deal

Corsair K95 Platinum | was read more

‘FIFA 18’ correctly predicted France’s World Cup win

EA ran a simulation this past May that called France as the eventual winner of the real World Cup, using free Russia World Cup DLC available in April. The company also tallied up stats from the 406 million virtual games played by FIFA 18 owners, including one billion goals and 1.7 billion keeper saves. 170 million games were played for Brazil, 153 million with the French team and 81 million for Argentina. The most wins per country included France with 248,000 wins, Brazil with 226,000 and Germany coming in at 105,000 wins. Mobile platforms aren’t as precognitive, however. 1.4 billion goals were scored across the 410 million mobile games played, and these stats predicted Brazil with the most World Cup wins.

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