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Nintendo has announced a new video game system today - the Nintendo Switch. The platform is different to anything else on the market in that it can be used in a variety of different configurations, as shown in their release video:

You can read their full press release here.
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NVIDIA has today announced two new additions to their Pascal-based GPU range - the GeForce GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti. Prices for the 1050 will start at $109 and it will be launched on or before 8 November 2016, and the 1050 Ti is expected to retail for $139 and will be released on 25 October 2016.


Read the full announcement here, and check out the specifications here.
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Battlefield 1 is out on Friday 21st October 2016, and there are a number of pre-release reviews which have been published online today. As you would hope to see, the feedback is overwhelmingly positive. Nerdist has been taking a look:

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Read the full review here.
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A biologist in Japan by the name of Joji Yamaguchi has developed a harness for dogs which measures their heart rate and visualises the emotion they are feeling by way of a coloured light. The device, named Inupathy, has been tested on over 30 dogs so far, and BBC Click has been to meet the creator of Inupathy:

The company is currently seeking funding through IndieGoGo, and you can view more about the device here:

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Microsoft has announced that their highly-anticipated augmented reality headset, the HoloLens, is now available for pre-order in the UK, France, Germany and Ireland. However so far only businesses and developers can place an order, so it may be a while before consumers are able to get their hands on the device. The headset costs £2,719 for the developers edition, and a whopping £4,529 for the commercial suite edition... it's too early to tell how much the headset would cost if made available to consumers, but it's safe to say that you had probably start counting your pennies if you're interested in buying one.

The headset differs from devices such as the HTC Vive and PlayStation VR due to the fact that it is augmented reality rather than virtual reality. Wired reports:

Read more about it here.
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The first public test of a driverless car has taken place in the UK, although they did not venture on to roads. BBC News reports:

The software powering the vehicle was developed by Oxford University, and it uses both lidar (radar powered by lasers) plus cameras to navigate its way around obstacles. The UK government has made changes to the law to allow driverless cars to be used on the roads as early as 2020, and further tests will be carried out in Bristol and London, so watch this space.

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