Computing
Virtual Reality

Oculus wants MSI to offer a backpack PC supporting the Rift

Recent rumors suggest that Oculus VR is working with MSI on a backpack PC. The collaboration will likely produce a VR One unit supporting the Rift headset rather than a completely new backpack PC.
Deals

You can save $140 on this awesome Asus Zenbook

These days it's hard to find a laptop that's fit for both work and play, but the 13.3-inch Asus Zenbook UX305UA comes as close as you can get. Here's how you can save $140 on one of the best ultrabook values currently on the market.
Mobile

Google's upcoming Nexus tablet may run rumored Andromeda OS

Huawei is rumored to be manufacturing Google's upcoming Nexus 7 successor, and it's rumored to run a new operating system that merges Android and Chrome OS. It's unclear whether the device will be branded as a Nexus or a Pixel.
Computing

Time for some chaos? Reconfigured processors may extend life of Moore’s Law

Chaos theory might be what helped Ian Malcolm flirt shamelessly with Ellie Sattler in Jurassic Park, but it could also be the cure for the ailing Moore's Law -- by giving processor developers a new way to program the ever-shrinking general…
Computing

Brian Krebs is back online following a DDoS attack thanks to Google’s Project Shield

Brian Krebs is taking on DDOS attacks after criminals tried to take down his site last week following his investigation into a shady DDoS-for-hire company. He’s now using the free Project Shield service from Google for protection.
Cool Tech

Listening to you speak could help reveal stress, depression, and even heart conditions

Can the same technology which analyzes emotion in voices also be used to identify health-related issues, ranging from stress to heart conditions? A team of researchers certainly thinks it can.
Computing

Google reaches for the stars with rumored do-it-all laptop running new "Andromeda" OS

Google may debut a laptop and tablet hybrid in 2017 that runs an operating system that merges Android and Chrome OS. Internally, the OS is codenamed Andromeda. The ultra-thin laptop is rumored to cost $800.
Music

Music made with Alan Turing’s massive computer restored after more than 50 years

Alan Turing is celebrated for many things — as the father of computer science, legendary Nazi code breaker, and mind behind the Turing test. But few people view his as a pioneer of electronic music. Until now.
Mobile

iOS 10 was not great for Apple’s backup security, experts say

In love with the new iOS 10? If you're a hacker, you might be as well. That's because the newest operating system allegedly makes it "considerably easier" to hack iTunes logins for backup passwords stored on a Mac or PC.
Computing

Have a .RAR file? Here’s how to get that sucker open

Few things are more bothersome than not being able to open a file when you need it most. Check out our quick guide about opening RAR files in Windows and MacOS, so you'll have little trouble opening the file format on either platform.
Web

Why doesn’t Korean Air offer in-flight Wi-Fi? Because it sucks, a top executive says

In Korea, the wireless infrastructure is so advanced that in-flight Internet services based on existing commercial satellite technology would be disappointing. That is a primary reason why Korean Air has not implemented in-flight Wi-Fi
Mobile

An Android and Chrome OS merger may be in the works

A long-rumored unity between Google's Android and Chrome OS may finally be ready for public eyes. It's code-named Andromeda, and it means October 4 is going to be a jam-packed event.