Computing
Mobile

If it seems like your apps run slower when it's humid – you're right

Particularly with LTE networks, summer humidity can mean up to a 15 percent weaker signal for your mobile apps. By itself the humidity weakening factor would be more than a "blink of an eye," but with other factors you could lose data…
Computing

Amped Wireless’ new Ally Wi-Fi promises coverage for up to 15,000 square feet

Live in a mansion? You might need the new Ally Wi-Fi system. This high-end networking solution is designed to cover up to 15,000 square feet, and can be controlled from your smartphone.
Computing

Think your PC is fast? Deus Ex: Mankind Divided might make you think otherwise

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is the toughest game we've ever installed on our test rig, but that doesn't mean you can't wrestle it into running on your rig - if you meet the minimum requirements.
Gaming

Sony is finally giving the DualShock 4 official PC support with new USB dongle

Sony confirmed today that PlayStation Now, the company’s game streaming service, is coming to Windows. The company is also putting out its first wireless dongle to enable DualShock 4 use with a computer.
Virtual Reality

Leap Motion's Interaction Engine aims to simplify VR development in Unity

Leap Motion has released a beta version of its Interaction Engine, a Unity module that's designed to help developers achieve tactile interaction with small objects in a virtual space.
Computing

Researchers discover alternative to data center routers with hard-coded internals

Data center hardware must be fast, and that often means its functionality is hard-wired in. Now, MIT researchers have unveiled two new papers which could make routing hardware programmable -- without sacrificing speed.
Computing

WTF is FTP? The file transfer protocol, explained

FTP stands for "File Transfer Protocol," and it's used to transfer files online. Most internet users don't need it, but web developers use it constantly. Here's what FTP is, how it works, and how you can get started using it.
Gaming

Philip II leads Spain in ‘Civilization VI’ with the help of his Conquistadors

Philip II, "the prudent," will lead Spain in 'Civilization VI.' A focus on religion and colonialism will make the Spanish a force to be reckoned with in the renaissance.
Gaming

Tekken 7 will launch on PC, developers show off 4K gameplay on GTX 1080

If you have a 4K monitor and a fancy graphics card, the upcoming port of Tekken 7 on the PC would be a great way to show them off, as it's going to support 4K resolutions at launch. Is this the most striking beat-em-up to date?
Virtual Reality

What’s inside the Microsoft’s HoloLens’ holographic processor? Now we know

Augmented reality is a special sort of reality, which means it needs a special sort of processor to create it. That's where Microsoft's Holographic Processing Unity comes in, delivering compact performance in a low power package.
Computing

Several Epic Games forums were hacked; change your passwords now

A few forums run by Epic Games were hacked this week, meaning it's a good idea to change your password. If you share passwords between sites, change those too, and consider not sharing passwords between sites anymore.
Cars

Nvidia offers a peek under the hood of its Drive PX 2 platform for self-driving cars

Nvidia's Drive PX 2 platform for self-driving cars features two of the new Parker processors, which were designed with autonomous cars in mind, Nvidia says. The Drive PX 2 platform will be used in Volvo autonomous cars, among others.