Computing
Computing

The open source version of Windows Live Writer is heading to the Windows Store

The open source version of Microsoft's Windows Live Writer tool, Open Live Writer, is heading to Windows Store as a Windows 10 app. It's used for writing blogs and supporting services like Google Blogger and WordPress.
Virtual Reality

'Minecraft' gets bossy next month with new support for Oculus Touch controllers

Mojang recently said that the upcoming Boss Update for Minecraft will add support for Oculus Touch and Xbox Wireless controllers. The latter means Samsung Gear VR owners will be able to play the game using Microsoft's new…
Health & Fitness

Could holograms help bring the end of malaria? Experts build new tool

Experts are in short supply, particularly in impoverished regions where malaria hits hardest, so a team of engineers from Duke University devised an innovative technique that replaces the expert with an algorithm.
Cool Tech

Shortcut is a 3D-printed smart mouse substitute for hand amputees

Shortcut is a 3D-printed smart wristband, which works in conjunction with hand prostheses as a mouse substitute for amputees without the use of their hands.
Computing

Nvidia job listings hint at renewed graphics chip deal with Apple

AMD has recently been Apple's go-to supplier for advanced graphics chips — but new job postings being circulated by Nvidia suggest that company's biggest rival might be offering some competition.
Virtual Reality

Oculus wants MSI to offer a backpack PC supporting the Rift

Recent rumors suggest that Oculus VR is working with MSI on a backpack PC. The collaboration will likely produce a VR One unit supporting the Rift headset rather than a completely new backpack PC.
Deals

You can save $140 on this awesome Asus Zenbook

These days it's hard to find a laptop that's fit for both work and play, but the 13.3-inch Asus Zenbook UX305UA comes as close as you can get. Here's how you can save $140 on one of the best ultrabook values currently on the market.
Mobile

Google's upcoming Nexus tablet may run rumored Andromeda OS

Huawei is rumored to be manufacturing Google's upcoming Nexus 7 successor, and it's rumored to run a new operating system that merges Android and Chrome OS. It's unclear whether the device will be branded as a Nexus or a Pixel.
Computing

Time for some chaos? Reconfigured processors may extend life of Moore’s Law

Chaos theory might be what helped Ian Malcolm flirt shamelessly with Ellie Sattler in Jurassic Park, but it could also be the cure for the ailing Moore's Law -- by giving processor developers a new way to program the ever-shrinking general…
Computing

Brian Krebs is back online following a DDoS attack thanks to Google’s Project Shield

Brian Krebs is taking on DDOS attacks after criminals tried to take down his site last week following his investigation into a shady DDoS-for-hire company. He’s now using the free Project Shield service from Google for protection.
Cool Tech

Listening to you speak could help reveal stress, depression, and even heart conditions

Can the same technology which analyzes emotion in voices also be used to identify health-related issues, ranging from stress to heart conditions? A team of researchers certainly thinks it can.
Computing

Google reaches for the stars with rumored do-it-all laptop running new "Andromeda" OS

Google may debut a laptop and tablet hybrid in 2017 that runs an operating system that merges Android and Chrome OS. Internally, the OS is codenamed Andromeda. The ultra-thin laptop is rumored to cost $800.