OnePlus One “Perfect Phone” Explodes in Users Pocket

They say that all publicity is good publicity, but OnePlus may well be testing that adage to its limits. In June, it made the mistake of redesigning a mandatory regulatory mark on its products in Europe, resulting in delayed shipments to its customers there. Then, this month, the company launched an ill-advised photo contest, encouraging women to share pictures of themselves to be publicly judged on its forums, to try to win an ‘invite’ to buy one of its phones.

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Rumour: Intel Haswell-E and X99 Chips to Launch August 29

Intel is reportedly accelerating the launch date for both their next generation CPUs and motherboards. Japan’s Hermitage Akihabara says that, “according to several officials,” the Intel Haswell-E and Intel X99 Express chipset will be launched on Friday 29th August. Previous rumors suggested that the launch would always happen in the second half of 2014.

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EE Network to Charge for Support Calls, More for “Priority” Support

As with most service providers and mobile carriers, users of the UK’s largest 4G network, EE, will be familiar with the hassle of being held in a long queue to talk to a customer service representative over the phone. It’s something that most users become accustomed to – when dialing 150 to call EE, your call may be answered in five minutes or it may be fifteen, or longer.

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iPhone 6 said to Launch September 9

Earlier in the week, it was reported that Apple would be launching the iPhone 6 in October. However, trusted tech journalist John Paczkowski from Re/code has now revealed that Apple will hold a media event on Tuesday, September 9 to launch its next generation smartphone. The day and date falls in the same timeline as the previous iPhone launch events.

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Virtual Desktops coming to Windows Threshold

Before we go any further, know that the Windows Threshold is still early in development and features that we talk about may not make it into the final version but could arrive in later updates or be cut right before launch to never been seen again. While we wouldn’t call these features experimental, they are still early on in development and have lots of bugs that must be squashed before they would be considered for the final RTM build.

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Google buys Twitch for $1bn

You may recall that back in May, reports suggested that Google was preparing to purchase gaming video-streaming service Twitch, and that Twitch had reportedly turned down an acquisition offer from Microsoft. It seems that the deal may now have been finalized, and could be announced publicly soon.

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92% of UK users Opt-out of Porn Filters

By all accounts, the UK’s national porn filters have been a disaster. The network-level filters were introduced at the insistence of the government, which said that companies could either implement them voluntarily, or face legislation to force them to do so. Many, including high-profile figures like Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, berated them and said that they simply wouldn’t work – and indeed they didn’t.

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