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Gamers learn to control characters strictly through direct brain stimulation

A team of researchers from the University of Washington have developed a system that allows users to play a two-dimensional video game without seeing, hearing, or sensing the action in any traditional way.
Computing

Rumor: Intel might start using AMD GPU tech in its own integrated graphics

A new unsubstantiated rumor is swirling that perhaps Intel could be licensing AMD's Radeon Graphics technology for use in its own integrated GPUs, starting with a comment by Kyle Bennett at HardOCP.
Virtual Reality

Magic Leap AR headset testers will capture 'environments and user behavior'

The Magic Leap augmented reality headset is one step closer to becoming a reality, as a recently unearthed job posting indicates that testers will soon begin capturing "environments and user behavior" in real-world settings.
Mobile

Download before reading: Chrome on Android now supports offline page viewing

Included in the latest update for Chrome for Android, along with the bug fixes and performance improvements, is the ability to download videos and web pages for later viewing -- perfect for the train.
Computing

Millions exposed to ads that use images infected by malicious scripts

Antivirus firm ESET reports that ads for Browser Defense and Broxu contain malicious scripts within the alpha channel parameters of their displayed images. The malicious script doesn't require a manual execution on the web surfer's part.
Gaming

Now you can play pinball versions of Doom, Fallout, and Elder Scrolls

Throughout its history, developer Zen Studios and publisher Microsoft Studios have pushed downloadable content for Pinball FX2, and the newest DLC brings Fallout, DOOM, and Elder Scrolls tables with the release of Bethesda Pinball.
Computing

The Tecla Shield gives disabled people new choices for interacting with touchscreens

When a disabled person wants to use a touchscreen, actually touching it can be a problem. The Tecla Shield lets them use the assistive device of their choice, without hooking up any additional wires.
Computing

BenQ's new desktop panel may be one of the first to support HDR imaging

BenQ updated its U.K.-based website with a listing for the SW320 display, a new panel sporting an Ultra 4K resolution and Adobe RGB color space support. However, the panel also appears to be one of the first desktop displays supporting HDR.
Computing

Work hard, play hard with these versatile PC desks

Whether you are a serious gamer looking for an upgrade or just moved into a new space, it's probably time for a desk that doesn't look like an Ikea reject.
Product Review

AVADirect Avant P750DM2-G Review

This bruiser brings desktop firepower to a laptop fight, and cleans up.
Virtual Reality

Roster of Oculus Touch-enabled games continues to grow -- here are the latest

The Oculus Touch Controller has nearly arrived, which should only bolster the Rift's level of immersion. Here's everything you need to know about the price, shipping date, and the games that will support the added peripheral.
Computing

Google’s simple and elegant Google Wifi makes home networking easy

At $129 for a single access point or $299 for a three pack, Google Wifi is a great deal. But where Google's latest router shines is its ease of use, including an app that walks you through both setup and maintenance