Computing
Computing

Chromebooks can Zip, unzip, and so much more, here's how

Not sure how to create or unzip a .ZIP file on your Chromebook? Here's how, along with some advice on how to open .ZIP files, .RAR files, and those belonging to a handful of other popular file formats.
Computing

Author Ray Kurzweil develops new chatbot with Google based on one of his characters

A new chatbot coming from Google and Ray Kurzweil can be based on any given text. The first one, Danielle, is based on a character from one of Kurzweil's books. He says meaningful conversations with AIs will happen in 2029.
Computing

Use these tools to find out how good your PC is at handling DirectX12

There may not be lots of DirectX12 games out there just yet, but they are coming. By the end of the year there will be a lot of them, so how your PC performs in DX12 environments is important. To find out if it's capable, try running these…
Computing

Hacked? app for Windows 10 notifies you if online accounts are breached

The Hacked? Windows 10 app takes your email address and automates the notification process if your credentials ended up in the latest data breach catalog.
Computing

Can machines be creative? Meet the Google coders teaching them to make art

Can machines be creative? Google believes that you can teach a machine anything you want. At the Google Cultural Institute, the coder artists in residence teach machines how to view images like humans and create art from them.
Social Media

Need some extra money? Become a bug bounty hunter for Twitter

The bounty hunters of today aren't roaming the Wild West with a rifle and a pair of handcuffs -- rather, they're denizens of the online world, hunting for bugs. And boy, are they getting paid -- by Twitter.
Computing

Did your last laptop break too soon? Here’s where you can find a reliable replacement

Wondering which laptop brands are the most reliable in the long run? Check out our roundup of some of the most dependable manufacturers on the market, so you can opt for a machine that won't break down within a year.
Computing

Want a thin but fast PC? Check out the 5 best ultrabooks

Want a portable, yet powerful, notebook? Then you probably want an ultrabook. Check out a few of our favorite models currently on the market, all of which mix power, portability, and image quality within a compact package.
Social Media

Facebook Live goes beyond smartphones with Windows 10 app update

The latest version of the Facebook app for Windows 10 allows users to exclusively broadcast from compatible desktops and tablets. For everyone else, the livestreaming service is still only available on smartphones.
Photography

Google Photos is one year old — here’s what’s next for it

Google Photos has reached its one-year anniversary, and what a year it has been for the service. To celebrate, the team from Photos has shared some favorite tips and tricks on using the service.
Computing

Asus launches two new graphics cards based on Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1080 ‘Pascal’ GPU

Asus has launched two new cards based on Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 "Pascal" GPU, one of which has two turbo speeds for PC gamers and overclockers to cuddle up to. As expected, the cards don't come cheap, with a starting price of $620.
Mobile

Samsung Pay may be coming to iOS devices and PCs in the form of a new app

Samsung may launch Samsung Pay Mini, a streamlined mobile payments app, for third-party Android devices, iOS phones, and computers later this year. The service could debut as soon as June 2016, rumor has it.