Cool Tech

Mark Zuckerberg’s AI butler now manages his entire house, and makes him toast

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg claims in a new interview that his AI personal assistant now lets him control his entire home, and also makes him breakfast. Zuck states that he is readying the system for a demo "soon."

Gaming PCs are weaker than you think, but that’s okay!

Every PC gamer understands the urge to pump a system full of cards and cores until it heats your room with its outrageous power. But are people actually building those machines, or playing on budget hardware?

Working with RAW video files? Update to SlimRAW lowers file sizes without quality loss

SlimRAW's latest update adds a new lossless RAW video compression to reduce file sizes while keeping quality intact. The update also adds more lossy compression options, giving videographers more options for converting and compressing…

How to use Photoshop’s Face-Aware Liquify for work or play

In Adobe’s latest update to Photoshop, the photo-editing software that has dominated the industry for so long that its name is now interchangeable with editing in everyday speech, the firm introduced a featured called Face-Aware…
Product Review

Samsung CF591 27-inch monitor Review

Samsung’s CF591 is late to the 1080p monitor party, and it didn’t bring a gift.

Microsoft updates OneDrive with automatic 'Pokémon detection'

A new feature bound for Microsoft's OneDrive cloud storage service identifies the species Pokémon from augmented reality game Pokémon Go. It's available on the OneDrive app for Android and iOS.
Cool Tech

Looking to track earthquakes on your own? Do it with the Raspberry Shake

Was that a tremor you just felt? You don't have to be a seismologist to answer that question, at least, not if you have the Raspberry Shake. Branded as a "professional grade personal seismograph"
Virtual Reality

HTC reportedly plans to serve up Vive-branded desktop PCs from HP

Rumors suggest that HTC has reached an agreement to rebrand VR-optimized PCs provided by HP with the "Vive" name. The company reportedly wants to provide a consumer price-friendly package, presumably with a bundled headset.
Virtual Reality

Nvidia plans to prove that new method improves image quality in virtual reality

Nvidia Research will reveal next week new methods of foveated rendering using eye-tracking tech that improve the overall image quality in virtual reality while retaining a high contrast. It's based on a high-speed eye tracker from SMI.
Virtual Reality

Virtual reality is the new canvas: Oculus shows off Medium sculptures

The Rift Touch 3D sculpting program, Medium, is really starting to take shape, so Oculus invited a gang of artists in to turn their digital art into tactile experiences. We really like the robots.

Pokémon Go decoded: Data miners dig into Niantic's hot new app

If you're the kind of player who likes to min-max your gaming experience and isn't quite so interested in the mystery and discovery involved, a data mining dump for the recently released augmented-reality title Pokémon Go is for you.

‘Rocket League’ and ‘Gwent’ gear up for cross-play, but Sony hasn’t given the green light

Add CD Projekt Red to the list of developers ready to bridge the gap between Xbox and PS4 multiplayer. The developer has the solution ready for Gwent, and Psyonix for Rocket League, and all they need is Sony's go-ahead.