Computing
Computing

AMD’s unannounced Radeon RX 490 may have shown up in a benchmark

The unannounced Radeon RX 490 may have appeared in a recent benchmark. It isn't specifically named, but the Device ID is similar to other AMD GPUs. The benchmark stems from Ashes of the Singularity with an average frame rate of 85 FPS.
Computing

MacBook Pro 2016 users can avoid death by dongle with new USB-C hub

Apple's unpopular solution to its limited connectivity is a bundle of dongles, which is inconvenient if you need to connect to most of today's external devices. The HyperDrive Compact Thunderbolt 3 USB-C hub aims to solve that problem.
Podcasts

Close to the Metal Ep. 24: What can you do about a bad console-to-PC port?

The PC is by far the most powerful platform for modern gaming, but its technical greatness is often held back by poor console-to-PC ports. Can you upgrade your system to reduce the problem, and if not, how can you avoid bad ports?…
Computing

South Korea accuses North Korea of hacking military, stealing classified data

South Korea accused North Korea of hacking its military’s cyber command center and stealing an unknown amount of classified data that reveals the inner workings of its military. North Korea has yet to respond to the allegation.
Outdoors

Finally! A pickpocket-proof backpack you can fall asleep on the subway with

Tired of worrying if someone’s about to steal from your backpack? The RiutBag takes all that concern away, because the openings are all against your back, not facing the crowds behind you.
Computing

Home Hub, Microsoft’s answer to Alexa and Google Home, could be PC-driven

Recent information suggests that, while Microsoft does indeed have plans for a "Home Hub" product to compete with Amazon Alexa and Google Home, it might be entirely PC-based, as opposed to a stand-alone device.
Computing

Latest Nvidia GeForce drivers optimized for the best Oculus Touch experience

Nvidia has launched their latest GeForce drivers, version 376.19, with improvements not only for some important games as usual but with enhancements for virtual reality systems as well. In particular, the Oculus Touch has been optimized.
Computing

Battle of the browsers: Edge vs. Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Safari vs. Opera vs. IE vs. Vivaldi 4:21

Choosing a web browser can be tough. Here, we pit the latest versions of Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera, Firefox, Edge, and Vivaldi against one another to try and name the best browser for most users.
Gaming

Get comfy: You'll be the only human BattleMech pilot in 'MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries'

MechWarrior has been a multiplayer-only game for more than a decade at this point, but that's about to change. In 2018, Pirahna Games is releasing a new single-player MechWarrior game and it looks to be very faithful to the…
Computing

Zyxel's latest wireless range extender can beam dedicated streams to devices

Zyxel launched a new wireless range extender featuring MU-MIMO technology, the first extender in the industry to offer this connectivity feature. The device is available now, and can even be used as a wireless adapter for wired devices.
Mobile

Apple closing in on 500 stores worldwide with new location near Shanghai

Apple has been busy this year -- the Cupertino, California company will open a new retail store in the suburbs of Shanghai this weekend -- the company's 489th store in China. The store is at Vanke Mall in Qibao.
Mobile

Google is hiring creative writers to make Assistant more personable

Google's artificially-intelligent bot, Assistant, is now available in a "Preview Edition" in Google Allo, a messaging app. Support for Hindi is coming soon, and here's everything you need to know.