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Microsoft working on a split controller for tablet gaming?

Getting rid of physical buttons on our gadgets has been a massive advantage for phones and tablets – but for gaming… it makes things more difficult. Luckily though, it appears that Microsoft could be working on an interesting solution. Patently Apple has dug up some diagrams filed by Microsoft with the US patent office that show plans an Xbox-style controller …

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James O'MalleyMicrosoft working on a split controller for tablet gaming?
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Nvidia announces Shield Tablet for mobile gaming

Graphics card-maker Nvidia is expanding its Shield line of handheld Android gaming devices with a new tablet that works with a separate controller. The 8-inch Shield Tablet – which can also stream games from a PC – is powered by a 32-bit Tegra K1 chip with 192 GPU cores. The tablet comes in several different models including wifi-only or with …

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Stuart O'ConnorNvidia announces Shield Tablet for mobile gaming
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Battery breakthrough could lead to longer-lasting smartphones

As new rules come into force about proving your phone is actually a phone when you catch a plane, there is good news for people worried that their battery may well give out on the journey from home to the airport. Beacon News reports that a team at the energy storage technology company AdvEn Solutions has developed a new technology …

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Stuart O'ConnorBattery breakthrough could lead to longer-lasting smartphones
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UK digital banking reaches £1bn a day

Remember the very, very old days where, if you wanted to get money out of your bank account, you had to walk into a building and conduct a conversation and a physical transaction with an actual human being? How those times have changed – most of us now do pretty much all our banking online or at ATMs. A new …

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Stuart O'ConnorUK digital banking reaches £1bn a day