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Prey franchise’s reboot trailer turns heads at Game Awards 2016

With enemies that become anything you see, it's only fair that the protagonist in Prey fights back. In the new trailer for the game we're introduced to the setting, the scene and the fact that you can turn into a coffee mug if you…
Virtual Reality

Roster of Oculus Touch-enabled games continues to grow -- here's the latest

The Oculus Touch Controller has nearly arrived, which should only bolster the Rift's level of immersion. Here's everything you need to know about the price, shipping date, and the games that will support the added peripheral.
Cool Tech

Cartography neural network generates realistic maps of imagined places

Artists in Italy have trained an artificial neural network to generate its own hyperdetailed satellite image maps based on nothing more than a quickly drawn doodle. Welcome to the Imaginary Cities project.
Virtual Reality

Time elects the HTC Vive to bring Pearl Harbor attack to virtual reality

HTC partnered with Time to bring Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor to life in virtual reality. Being able to experience a historical event from smack dab in the middle of the action lends both reality and weight to it.
Cool Tech

QuadBot is the 3D-printed, customizable crab robot that will teach you to code 2:34

QuadBot is a 3D-printed, 100 percent programmable, Arduino-powered walking crab robot that's designed to transform you from zero to robotics hero. It's also the focus on a new Kickstarter campaign.
Computing

Windows 10 appears to be poised to hit 24 percent market share by end of 2016

The newest figures from Netmarketshare show that Windows 10 is set to hit 24 percent of the desktop operating system market share by the end of the year but Windows 7 is still the most popular OS.
Computing

No human touch needed: Computers learn new way to recognize natural sound

A group of researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, or CSAIL, have pioneered a new way to teach computers to recognize sound – by cutting out the middle men.
Computing

Careful with that Surface Dial — iFixit teardown reveals it’s a pain to repair

The Surface Dial is an attractive and easy-to-use peripheral, but what makes it tick? The folks over at iFixit eviscerated one to find out, and discovered the Surface Dial is a tough nut to crack.
Buying Guides

Get the best deals at the lowest prices with our favorite Cyber Week deals

The Cyber Monday sales event has transformed into Cyber Week. That said, many of these discounts are featured all week, or at least until the stock is depleted. Here are our favorite deals so far, whether you're looking to pick up a 4K TV…
Gaming

Razer is now a member of the consortium responsible for Vulkan-based graphics

The Khronos Group, the consortium backing the new Vulkan API for PC graphics, said that PC gaming peripheral maker Razer is now a "Contributing Member." The news falls in line with Razer's open-source approach to PC gaming.
Computing

“Fatal” security bugs discovered in defibrillators and medical implants

Researchers in the U.K. and Belgium found potentially “fatal” security vulnerabilities in medical devices like defibrillators that allowed hackers to steal sensitive healthcare data and alter the functions of the devices.
Computing

Microsoft seeking fix after vulnerability found in Windows 10 security feature

Any security feature is only as good as the entire system that surrounds it, and Windows 10 has a weak link -- the operating system turns off Bitlocker during Feature Updates, aka upgrades, creating a potential exploit.