Social Media

This beer was perfectly crafted using social media and data science

The secret to really great beer? It's not great hops, the right aging barrel, or even really great company -- it's data. When it comes to giving the people what they want, you've gotta go straight to the source.

Microsoft looks to kill old IE versions with latest patch snub

If you're still running an old version of Internet Explorer, it really is time to upgrade, as extended support has ended for almost all of them. The latest patch for Edge and IE11 has left out 7, 8, 9 and in some cases 10 as well.

The NYPD has been spying on phones since 2008

The New York Civil Liberties Union has published a report that confirms the use of phone-intercepting technology by the NYPD. These "stingrays" can track a device's location. The NYPD has issued a statement contesting the NYCLU's…
Cool Tech

Smuggled into North Korea, your old flash drives could help topple a dictatorship

The Flash Drives for Freedom campaign smuggles foreign media like films, movies, interviews, and website archives into North Korea. Under Kim Jong-un's ban, citizens are indoctrinated to fear the world outside North Korea and they have no…

Buy a game on Xbox, get a copy for Windows – if Microsoft’s cross-buy works out

After announcing that pre-orders for the Xbox One version of Quantum Break will offer customers access to the game on a Windows 10 PC, Microsoft has plans to expand its cross-buy program going forward.
Virtual Reality

Google reportedly will offer two VR headsets by the end of the year

Google is planning on building two virtual reality headsets by the end of this year, according to The Wall Street Journal. One will be an update to Cardboard VR, and the other will not require a connection to a smartphone, gaming console…

Amazon adds zombie apocalypse clause to Lumberyard terms of service

A clause in the terms of service for Lumberyard, Amazon's new video game engine, limits company liability in the event of a viral outbreak triggering a zombie apocalypse.

AMD still thinks more cores are better cores, plans up to 32 in Zen processors

A speaker at a CERN event included a slide in their presentation that confirms some interesting rumors around the upcoming Zen Architecture, but how many of them will actually make it into PCs?

Microsoft: Android compatibility works, 74 OEMs now pre-installing apps

Microsoft might still lament that it hasn't been able to make Windows Phone the platform of choice for professionals, but it has had some real success with cross-platform applications. Its Android apps are now pre-installed by 74 OEMs.

Quantum Break is coming to PC the same day as Xbox One 1:47

Quantum Break, originally announced as an Xbox One exclusive, will be releasing on PC in April, the same day as the console version. This comes soon after Rise of the Tomb Raider made the move to PC, as well.

Can your PC run Hitman? Find out here 2:10

Keeping your PC up to date and capable of running the latest games might be easier than it used to be, but that still doesn't mean you can rest on your laurels. If you're interested in the new Hitman game, check out these specs to…

Relive early 90s software today, thanks to The Internet Archive

The Internet Archive has posted over one thousand ancient apps and games from the Windows 3.1 era, including classics like Minesweeper, all accessible from the convenience of your web browser.