Computing
Virtual Reality

Feel the shape and firmness of virtual objects with this exoskeleton for VR

When you pick up an object in virtual reality, you can't feel its shape. That could change with Dexmo. Force-feedback makes objects feel real, giving you the ability to feel both shape and firmness.
Podcasts

Close to the Metal Ep. 9: Will Deus Ex: Mankind Divided also divide PC gamers? 37:41

PC gamers love to play games with all the details turned up. But as Deus Ex: Mankind Divided proves, there's been a recent uptick in the load maxed-out games demand. Do gamers need to prepare for a costly upgrade?
Computing

Update brings 64-bit support and performance boosts to Office 2016 for Mac

Having announced its plan to introduce 64-bit support for the Mac version of its Office suite back in April, Microsoft has now started distributing the upgrade to users via a software update.
Computing

DirectX support will be patched into 'Deus Ex: Mankind Divided' soon

AMD has detailed a new promotion that will allow customers to get Deus Ex: Mankind Divided for free, alongside confirmation that the game will soon receive a patch adding DirectX 12 support.
Mobile

If it seems like your apps run slower when it's humid – you're right

Particularly with LTE networks, summer humidity can mean up to a 15 percent weaker signal for your mobile apps. By itself the humidity weakening factor would be more than a "blink of an eye," but with other factors you could lose data…
Computing

Amped Wireless’ new Ally Wi-Fi promises coverage for up to 15,000 square feet

Live in a mansion? You might need the new Ally Wi-Fi system. This high-end networking solution is designed to cover up to 15,000 square feet, and can be controlled from your smartphone.
Computing

Think your PC is fast? Deus Ex: Mankind Divided might make you think otherwise

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is the toughest game we've ever installed on our test rig, but that doesn't mean you can't wrestle it into running on your rig - if you meet the minimum requirements.
Gaming

Sony is finally giving the DualShock 4 official PC support with new USB dongle

Sony confirmed today that PlayStation Now, the company’s game streaming service, is coming to Windows. The company is also putting out its first wireless dongle to enable DualShock 4 use with a computer.
Virtual Reality

Leap Motion's Interaction Engine aims to simplify VR development in Unity

Leap Motion has released a beta version of its Interaction Engine, a Unity module that's designed to help developers achieve tactile interaction with small objects in a virtual space.
Computing

Researchers discover alternative to data center routers with hard-coded internals

Data center hardware must be fast, and that often means its functionality is hard-wired in. Now, MIT researchers have unveiled two new papers which could make routing hardware programmable -- without sacrificing speed.
Computing

WTF is FTP? The file transfer protocol, explained

FTP stands for "File Transfer Protocol," and it's used to transfer files online. Most internet users don't need it, but web developers use it constantly. Here's what FTP is, how it works, and how you can get started using it.
Gaming

Philip II leads Spain in ‘Civilization VI’ with the help of his Conquistadors

Philip II, "the prudent," will lead Spain in 'Civilization VI.' A focus on religion and colonialism will make the Spanish a force to be reckoned with in the renaissance.