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Dell’s Inspiron 15 7000 tries to mature the brand, but it can’t handle the big leagues

The Inspiron series has always filled a key middle ground in Dell’s laptop lineup, but the 15 7000 falls in an awkward space between performance and portability, and misses the…

  • Pros: Enjoyable keyboard , Clean aesthetic
  • Cons: 4K display isn’t up to snuff , Lackluster power and…

Ultrasound turns TVs into malleable surfaces

Have you ever watched that scene in the Matrix where Neo pokes his fingers into the mirror and thought you'd like to do the same to your TV? Well that may be possible in the near future, as the GHOST project has developed a system for doing just that.


Ultimaker 2 really is the ultimate 3D printer, and our Editors' Choice

The Ultimaker 2 boasts some of the best print speeds, resolution, and durability in the business, even compared to competitors like MakerBot.

  • Pros: High maximum resolution , Excellent build quality , Easy to…
  • Cons: Expensive , Struggles with certain fine details

HoloLens: Microsoft offers researchers $500K to take its AR gear to the next level

Microsoft is doling out the dough in a bid to grab the attention of researchers interested in developing applications for the HoloLens. The company hopes that grants worth $100K each will help HoloLens unlock "new ways to create, communicate, work, and play."


Former DEA agent pleads guilty to extorting $700,000 in Bitcoin

Definitely a sad way to end a successful career in the DEA, agent Carl M. Force will be sent to prison for up to twenty years for his role in extorting hundreds of thousands of dollars in Bitcoin.


The Voyo V2 mini-PC is a desktop that thinks its a laptop

With so many PC options no bigger than a slice of bread, the Voyo V2 hopes to appeal to users with its optional 64GB solid state drive and an unusual added feature - a battery.


Update: AMD releases statement about Fury X liquid cooling pump whine

Pumped about the idea of a high performance, single chip AMD card once again? Be careful if you're thinking of the new Fury X for your next buy, as some outlets are reporting annoying, persistent pump whine.


The wait for Skylake is almost over, first desktop chips likely to hit August 5th

While no release date has been officially confirmed, reports suggest that Intel will reveal Skylake-S at Gamescom on August 5th, 2015.


Ditch the desktop and hit the couch with our favorite stick PCs

Stick PCs are a new trend in computing. They offer a full desktop experience in an extremely small form factor, and can be plugged right into a television's HDMI port. Here's the best options on the market right now, and the best coming soon.


Avira Antivirus is working on a super-secure web browser

A new player is about to join the fight for browser marketshare, as antivirus developer Avira has announced its own security-conscious browser packed with functionality to keep users safe online.


These five new features will make you respect OS X El Capitan

The latest version of OS X, known as El Capitan, is incoming. While it's not as large of an update as its predecessor, Yosemite, it still has a few awesome new features up its sleeve.


Microsoft unveils a redesigned Bing Maps for the Web

Microsoft has unveiled Bing Maps Preview, a redesign of its mapping service for the Web. It features a bevy of improvements, among them trip planning tools and interface improvements.


Microsoft will finalize Windows 10 this week, according to multiple reports

Microsoft is close to finalizing Windows 10, according to sources. That news comes as its official release date, July 29, draws close, and Windows Insiders are receiving new builds in rapid succession.


2TB Samsung SSDs hope to beat competitors to the punch

Get your wallets ready people, as the storage wars are coming. No, not the reality show, but the SSD market, where electronics makers are racing to become the first to offer high-capacity, affordable SSD solutions - and it seems Samsung has taken an early…


Is anti-virus enough? Security professionals say preventative measures are much stronger

A Bromium survey found that the security industry is moving away from traditional security software like anti-virus in favor of new preventative tactics like threat isolation.


Twin AMD Fury X cards deliver against SLI Titans on triple monitors

Putting three 4k monitors together may seem like a lesson in futility for anyone that wants to game. Not so if you have some Titan Xs lying around, or as it turns out, a pair of Fury X cards, as they are equally capable.


Hacking Team hacked by unknown hackers

Hacking Team is best known for helping police and governments around the world spy on local and foreign targets through their smartphones, but it may be remembered for its ironic name, since it was just hacked and 400GB of its data was stolen.


Get ready for even slimmer laptops with LG’s latest touchscreen displays

LG's latest Advanced In-Cell Touch displays use the same tech it uses in its phones' displays, except here it's scaled up for laptop-sized panels. This means that soon we'll see even lighter, slimmer laptops using these displays.


Virtual reality porn is here

Adult entertainment company Naughty America has announced the release of its first virtual reality porn scene. Designed for the Oculus Rift and the Samsung Gear VR, it's the first mainstream-produced scene of its kind.

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New fad of pulling games from sale continues with Mac version of Final Fantasy XIV

With the launch of its new expansion, titled Heavensward, Final Fantasy XIV also saw a Mac client released. This version of the game was plagued by performance issues, and now Square Enix has pulled it from sale and is offering refunds.


IMVU wants to show everyone how to do social VR right

Developers across the globe are trying to figure out what the world of virtual reality will be like a few years from now. IMVU's Brett Durrett believes VR will be all about social interaction, and he's prepared his game to embrace it.


The top eight laptop-buying mistakes

Buying a laptop can be a complex task, especially when you don't know what you're doing. Check out our list of the eight worst laptop-buying mistakes, whether you're a first-time buyer looking for a quality laptop or an experienced veteran to the process.


Are screensavers still needed, or just an artifact of the past?

Everyone likes a shiny screensaver, but does your computer still need one? What do screensavers do, anyway? Here are the facts behind the ubiquitous screensaver, and why it's not as important as it used to be.


Chromebook, say cheese! Here’s how to snap pictures on ChromeOS

ChromeOS has a number of built-in screenshot options and can also be used with Chrome screenshot extensions for added flexibility. You have a lot of options - but how they work isn't immediately obvious.


10 tech stories you missed this week: Netflix tax, iPhone 5C leaks, and more

It can be challenging to keep track of everything that happens in the tech world. That's why we have compiled a list of the top 10 tech stories from this week -- just for you.


The FBI is offering $4.3m for the world’s most notorious cyber criminals

The FBI's latest cyber crime most wanted list includes infamous hackers like the creator of Gameover Zeus, and other Russian cybercriminals wanted for hacking and fraud.


Nvidia G-Sync or AMD FreeSync? Pick a side and stick with it

There are some subtle differences between the two adaptive refresh technology offerings, and they affect cost, performance, and compatibility. Once you choose one, you're committed, so which should it be?


Microsoft won’t include support for Silverlight in Windows 10 Edge browser

Unlikely to impact the majority of streaming media consumers, Microsoft's video streaming standard Silverlight will not be supported in the upcoming Microsoft Edge Web browser that's shipping with Windows 10.


Intel Core i3 vs Core i5: Which is right for you?

Intel's Core i3 processors are thrifty and efficient, while Core i5 processors offer an appealing middle ground for price and power. Which one you want depends on what you want it to do.


Freeeeedom! Play these 10 indie games on Independence Day

These 10 indie games celebrate their independence from gaming’s major publishers as much as any proud American celebrates sticking it to England every July 4.