Computing
Computing

Pending Sony approval, 'Rocket League' cross-play between PS4 and Xbox One is ready

Cross-play between PS4 and Xbox One is ready pending Sony's approval. Psyonix has announced that all systems are in place, and within a few hours cross-play can be enabled worldwide.
Computing

Dell just patched a nasty bug that might have left your work PC exposed

Dell issued hotfixes patching vulnerabilities found in SonicWALL Global Management System and SonicWALL Analyzer, revealed by security firm Digital Defense. Several vulnerabilities allowed hackers to change the administrator's password.
Computing

Intel confirms 2016 arrival of 3D XPoint-based Optane SSD

During an earnings call on Wednesday, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich confirmed that Optane SSDs based on 3D XPoint memory technology will ship later this year. He also confirmed that memory sticks (DIMMs) based on the same tech will arrive in…
Computing

Intel is introducing a six-core processor to the mainstream market with 2018's "Coffee Lake" family

In addition to the 10nm Cannonlake processors, a recent leaked slide shows that Intel plans to release "Coffee Lake" CPUs in 2018 based on an optimized 14nm process node. This new family will introduce a six-core model to the mass market.
Gaming

Pre-order ‘Civilization VI’ and get Montezuma and the Aztecs as a bonus

Montezuma returns to lead the Aztec empire in Civilization VI' though initially just as a pre-order bonus. It's available free of charge to everyone else 90 days after the game launches in October.
Computing

New advance in 3D graphics may make the next Avengers movie look even more realistic

Light reflecting off detailed virtual surfaces like metal and water can now be quickly rendered thanks to researchers at the University of California San Diego. This advance could mean a major leap forward in cinema-quality computer…
Mobile

Update your Apple devices now – new Stagefright-style hack discovered

A Stagefright-like exploit in older versions of Apple's iOS and OS X could let nefarious programmers commandeer your devices for denial-of-service attacks, theft of personal information, and more.
Virtual Reality

PlayStation VR wants to put you in front of a 226-inch screen with its virtual cinema mode

PlayStation VR might be behind the Oculus RIft and Vive on features and release date, but it does have a few tricks up its sleeve. It's shipping with a VR cinema mode, which puts viewers in front of the virtual equivalent of a 226 inch…
Computing

Nova U.2 SSDs from Super Talent bring big speed to big solid state storage

Enterprises and adopters falling in love with the U.2 standard rejoice, as Super Talent is helping to expand its offerings. There are now solid state drives available up to two terabytes in size, supporting the high-speed standard.
Computing

Ransomware threat is only getting more dangerous and costly, Symantec report says

Ransomware threats to individuals and businesses are growing rapidly. with even more dangerous strains of the virus and higher ransom demands, according to Symantec's latest ransomware report.
Computing

Intel ships 7th-gen Core chips to device makers, systems likely coming this fall

The 7th generation of Intel Core processors, Kaby Lake, is currently shipping to computer makers, suggesting devices with it will be fore sale this fall. You might want to put off any big laptop purchases for a while.
Computing

French data authority gives Microsoft three months to clean up Windows 10

France's National Data Protection Commission, CNIL, has issued a notice to Microsoft, ordering the company to change the way that Windows 10 collects user data and tracks browsing habits.