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Apple’s Tim Cook responds to European Commission’s $14.5 billion fine

Apple has to pay Ireland $14.5 billion in back taxes, a European Commission investigation has concluded. Apple's Tim Cook has responded via an open letter, saying the decision has "serious, wide-reaching implications."
Computing

Better battery life, 4K love, and more of the perks to Intel’s next Core chips

Intel has taken the wraps off its 7th-generation Intel Core processor, previously codenamed Kaby Lake. The chips include a New Media Engine, which specializes in decoding 4K video.
Gaming

Pokémon Go will soon be available on the Dreamcast VMU

Pokémon Go may not be as popular as it was a month ago, but it's still pretty ubiquitous. That's only going to continue in 2017, as one developer is porting the game, or an approximation of it, over to the Dreamcast visual memory unit.
Business

VMware is serving up free upgrades to its personal desktop virtualization tools

VMware has unleashed free updates to its Fusion and Workstation software tools. All four now support Windows 10 Anniversary Update and Windows Server 2016, while the two updated Fusion products support next month's MacOS Sierra.
Computing

LG is showing off a monster 38-inch ultra-wide monitor at IFA

LG is using IFA 2016 to launch a trio of big ultrawide monitors, including a 38-inch behemoth, the largest ultrawide monitor ever produced. Its siblings including a gaming monitor with FreeSync, and a thin-bezel media display.
Mobile

All the coolest stuff we’re expecting to see in Berlin

Germany's IFA in Berlin is one of the largest and oldest tech shows in the world. This year, we expect to see a ton of new devices from Samsung, Huawei, ZTE, Sony, Intel, Panasonic, and many more. Here's what's coming.
Gaming

Sony’s slimmed PS4 may have a wireless module supporting the 5GHz band

The latest PlayStation 4 "Slim" rumor is that it will have an updated wireless component supporting the 5GHz band, which should boost the wireless performance of remote play. Wired will always be the way to go, but the added 5GHz option…
Gaming

The Boss Update for 'Minecraft Pocket Edition' and Win 10 unleashes the Kraken

Minecraft: Pocket Edition and Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition are being invaded by massive bosses thanks to an upcoming update that may arrive in October. This update will also include ocean locations where many bosses will lurk, waiting to…
Cool Tech

EyeForce is an affordable, ultra-widescreen VR headset will expand your horizons 3:44

New Kickstarter project EyeForce wants to beat the established giants of virtual reality by doubling the field of vision offered by headsets from Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Can it do it? Its creator sounds confident.
Computing

Political site Infowars was hacked 2 years ago, and we just found out about it

A database obtained from political site Infowars was leaked in 2014, meaning user info has been circulating in the digital underground all this time. The database includes a user's email address, username, and a "poorly hashed" password.
Computing

Unfortunately, Microsoft did not just tease a black Surface Book 2

Microsoft's official Surface Instagram account posted a teaser image of what appeared to be a black Surface Book 2, but according to Twitter sleuths, appearances can be deceiving.
Computing

Fantom ransomware hides behind phony Windows update to infect your computer

A security researcher at AVG has discovered a new ransomware dubbed Fantom. When downloaded, it looks like a normal Windows update but it's actually a malicious virus that encrypts your files and holds them for ransom.