HTC is testing Vive VR Cafes in China for possibly internationalization

HTC opened a new Vive VR Cafe in Shenzhen, China, last weekend, its third overall. According to the president of Vive for China, it is looking at possible internationalizing the cafe chain through franchising.

Flashpoint: Friday’s DDoS attacks were likely conducted by amateur hackers

A recent report provided by security firm Flashpoint suggests that amateur hackers unleashed the waves of DDoS attacks on Friday for fun, not by the "pros." The report goes on to point a finger at a specific online hacker forum frequented…

Modder’s Earth map for ‘Civilization VI’ is too big for some PCs to handle

Civilization VI has only been out for a few days, but one modder has already set about making up for the omission of a map based on Earth's geography -- and the results might just crash your system.
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Eye-tracking could help readers by noticing when they struggle with a word

Eye-tracking technology could be used to help readers struggling with particular words, claims new research from the University of Copenhagen. Its applications could cover everything from classroom learning to Google Translate.

Surprise! Microsoft is selling three new Surface-based Bluetooth peripherals 1:08

As expected, Microsoft launched three new Surface-branded peripherals: one ergonomic keyboard, one slim keyboard, and a sleek mouse, all based on Bluetooth. They were quietly added to Microsoft store during Wednesday's press…

Oculus Rift vs. PlayStation VR: Can console convenience top PC VR power?

The Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR are some of the most exciting devices in the world of consumer tech, but which looks to be the better option? Our comprehensive spec breakdown will give you a better idea in regards to their specs and…

Microsoft Surface Dial ships November 10, but can be pre-ordered now for $100

If you found yourself watching Wednesday's Microsoft Surface event and wanted to get your hands on the newly announced Surface Dial, then you are in luck. The new Dial accessory unveiled by Microsoft at the event is now available for…
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Wide-open Valve: More than 50 developers now certified to produce SteamVR hardware

Lighthouse tracking is one of the big reasons we chose the HTC Vive as our favorite VR headset of 2016, but we're not the only ones who like it. More than 50 developers have now completed a training course to begin developing the…

Microsoft demonstrates 3D integration planned for Windows 10 Creators Update

The Windows 10 Creators Update is scheduled for early 2017, and will bring a brand new 3D-centric version of Paint, as well as a host of other features intended to facilitate the creativity of users.

Microsoft unveils pricey but powerful Surface Book update, Surface Studio at NY event

Microsoft’s event on Wednesday in New York was a lot more than just a Windows 10 showcase. The Surface lineup added two major new products, the Surface Book 2 and, yes, the Surface Studio.

Your friends and family come first in the Windows 10 Creators Update 6:35

Windows 10 already has a bunch of sharing tools built in, but Microsoft is amping that up even more and putting people at the center of the experience, rather than the applications they are using.

Windows 10 Creators Update lets you dominate your friends in custom tournaments 5:11

The upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update brings a variety of new features designed to spark creativity, but PC gamers won't be left out in the cold. The Xbox app is getting some new features that will bring you and your friends…