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Gaming

EVE Online spin-off Dust 541 set for closure, but will live on through PC successor

CCP Games has announced that the servers for its PlayStation 3 multiplayer FPS Dust 514 will be shut down in May, with a successor powered by Unreal Engine 4 in the works for the PC.
Mobile

The Aquaris M10 Ubuntu tablet’s big feature is one that trumps Microsoft’s Continuum

The newly announced BQ Aquaris M10 tablet runs Ubuntu software, and is the first tablet to feature Canonical's Continuum-killing convergence features, where the device has both full mobile and desktop modes.
Web

Google will finally start warning users about sites with fake download buttons

The web is about to get a little less tricky, as Google announced yesterday that a new update to its Safe Browsing will now warn users about sites with fake download buttons, update notifications, and other deceptive ads.
Gaming

Batman: Arkham Knight won’t be coming to SteamOS, Mac and Linux ports cancelled

If you decided to forgo the PC release of Batman: Arkham Knight and wait to play it on SteamOS, Mac, or Linux, you're out of luck. Those ports have been cancelled and the developer is urging those who pre-ordered to request refunds.
Computing

How to send free text messages from your PC

Texting is a fact of life, but that doesn't mean you always have to have your phone handy. Here are the best ways to send text message from your computer, whether you prefer to use your favorite email client or Windows 10.
Computing

Google's Project Zero publicly shames Malwarebytes for poor update security

Malwarebytes updates are offered over un-encrypted HTTP, which Google's Project Zero says leaves users vulnerable to attack. A fix is reportedly on the way.
Computing

Did you think three monitors was a lot? Matrox's new video card can handle three times as many

While the 4GB PCIe video card is unlikely to end up in any gaming rigs, its set of nine Mini-HDMI outputs is perfect for digital signage, video control booths, security offices, and insane PC enthusiasts.
Computing

Fifty bucks for a 120GB SSD? OCZ revamps its budget drives

OCZ has updated its Trion line of solid state drives, offering a 120GB SSD for just $50, with read speeds of 550 megabytes per second. Capacity goes up to 960GB, which is priced at just $270.
Computing

Performance art: Google USB Type-C cable reviewer fries his own Chromebook

RIP Benson Leung's Chromebook. The Google Engineer has had to halt his crusade to find all of the worst USB Type-C cables out there, after the latest one, a Surjtech Type-C to Type-A converter fried the controller in his Chromebook Pixel.
Computing

Dell’s Ubuntu-Flavored Skylake XPS 13 expected to ship soon

Dell's XPS 13 Developer Edition will be no exception. In fact, it will be the only compact Linux laptop using a Skylake chip from the top five PC makers in the world. And it's close to shipping.
Product Review

NextDesk Terra standing desk Review

We give a standing ovation for NextDesk's Terra, our favorite high-tech desk.
Computing

Skyrmions could be the path to faster, denser hard drives

There's a good chance that you've never heard of a skyrmion before today, but these miniscule vortex-shaped particles could potentially be the key to tomorrow's storage solutions.