Cortana befuddles car accident witness by calling police station thousands of miles away

Microsoft’s digital assistant Cortana very nearly saved the day when a woman in Barnstaple, England witnessed a hit-and-run. Unfortunately, Cortana called the police in Barnstable, Massachusetts, a couple thousand miles away.

Hardware requirements released for ‘Resident Evil 7: Biohazard’ on PC

The minimum and recommended system requirements for "Resident Evil 7" on PC are now listed on Steam, revealing that gamers need a 64-bit operating system. The game only calls for 8GB of system memory despite the photo-realistic enviroinment

Alienware’s new gaming laptops to start shipping by the end of September

This year's Alienware 15 and 17-inch gaming laptops pack a VR-capable PC into a portable package, one that's almost 25 percent thinner than the company's previous model.

Several updated apps ride in on the latest Windows Insider preview build wave

Microsoft released Preview Build 14931 to Windows Insider participants in the Fast ring that serves as a launch platform for several updated apps to test. These include Sticky Notes, Maps, Feedback Hub, and a new service for Skype Preview.
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Flybrix is a modular drone for kids that's built almost entirely out of Legos

Flybrix, a startup based in San Francisco, has created a drone that can be built almost entirely out of Lego bricks. It's modular, too, and better yet programmable: Its flight computer can interpret commands.

With the Securifi Almond 3, its associated Alexa skills, even your router can be smart

On Thursday, Securifi announced the release of its Almond 3 Smart Home Wi-Fi system. Integrated with Echo's Alexa, the Almond 3 allows multiple units to come together to create a broad Wi-Fi network

Modder replicates ‘No Man’s Sky’ in ‘Doom,’ and it’s truly a sight to behold

Modder Robert Prest spent the last three weeks turning the popular shooter Doom into Hello Games' No Man's Sky. Everything from minerals to space stations has made it into the modded adventure.

Universal Stylus Initiative 1.0 is here, but devices won’t be until 2018

Tired of expensive, device-specific styluses? The Universal Stylus Initiative wants to blow the category open and make any device work with any stylus. An official version of the specification has been approved.

Ditch your dusty keyboard and mouse for Bastron’s touch-sensitive glass combo

Touch-sensitive keyboards are the norm when it comes to smartphones, but now you can give your desktop a modern-day upgrade with Bastron's B9 Glass Bluetooth Keyboard. The touch keyboard also doubles as a mouse with gesture control support.

Warning from police: Never plug in a USB stick you get in the mail

If you found an unmarked USB stick that you knew wasn't yours, your first reaction might be to stick it in your PC to find out what's on it. But beware – it could be infected with some nasty malware.

New ROG Strix GL702VM gaming laptop from Asus is slim, powerful, and stylish

Asus is getting ready to ship the Republic of Gamers Strix GL702VM laptop packing Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1060 graphics chip. The screen supports Nvidia's G-Sync tech, which syncs the displays refresh rate with the graphics chip's output.

New custom overlays make 360Fly action-cam shots look like a video game

Beware, using this software may remind you of your favorite racing video game. A new partnership between 360Fly and RaceRender allows users to upload custom speedometers, track maps, and more to their own 360 footage.