Amazon launches 3D game engine with Twitch integration

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Amazon’s cloud computing division, Amazon Web Services (AWS), has launched a free, cross-platform, 3D game engine called Amazon Lumberyard. The new platform is designed to… Read more

Foxconn expected to complete Sharp deal this month


Foxconn is expected to finalise a takeover deal for electronics firm Sharp by the end of this month, according to reports. Reuters reported on Friday… Read more

Virtual Reality content to hit US$8.3 billion by 2020

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Total global spend on virtual reality (VR) video and games content will reach US$8.3 billion (€7.4 billion) by 2020, up from just US$79 million in… Read more

Barcroft makes virtual reality moves

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Barcroft Media has struck two virtual reality deals, marking the UK-based content company’s first moves in the growing VR sector. Barcroft, which makes content for… Read more

Report: Apple hires VR expert

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Apple has reportedly hired computer science professor and virtual reality expert Doug Bowman, in a bid to compete in the nascent VR space. According to… Read more

Racing UK to launch HD service


Horse-racing service Racing UK is to launch an HD TV channel on the Sky platform in March. The channel will air all 28 races from… Read more

Sony taps NeuLion for 4K live streaming

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Sony has partnered with digital TV technology provider NeuLion to bring 4K live streaming to its 4K Ultra HD TVs. Sony Visual Products will integrate… Read more

Samsung unveils first UHD Blu-ray player

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Samsung has unveiled its first Ultra HD Blu-ray player, promising a March 2016 US launch for the device. Showcasing the player at the Consumer Electronics… Read more

CSA confirms plans for public channels in HD after MPEG-4 switch

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French media regulator the CSA has confirmed that public broadcaster France Télévisions’ France 3, France 4, France 5 and France Ô channels will be able… Read more

Vimeo to roll out adaptive streaming for 4K

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Online video portal Vimeo is to roll out adaptive 4K streaming across its platform, making the service available to all users early in the first… Read more