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Computing

Xiaomi’s upcoming Windows laptops could pack impressive hardware at very low prices

If the rumors are true, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi could be moving into the Windows laptop space. Leaked slides reveal competitive specs at a good price, but there's more to making a laptop than picking the right parts.
Computing

Nvidia’s new Pascal-based Titan X leaves the 10 Series in the dust

Nvidia has lifted the lid on a new iteration of its Titan X graphics card, unveiling the powerful new GPU and graphics hardware at an artificial intelligence event held in Stanford, CA.
Virtual Reality

Could VR unlock the cure for Vietnam veterans' decades-old PTSD?

A crowdfunding campaign wants to build virtual reality tools to help Vietnam War vets cope with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Dr. Albert "Skip" Rizzo explained to Digital Trends how it works.
Mobile

Google's Bubble Zoom uses AI to enlarge the text of comic book speech bubbles

Google's new Play Books feature, Bubble Zoom, uses machine learning to intelligently enlarge the text of digital comic book speech bubbles. It's launching on Android in technical preview.
Computing

Pending Sony approval, 'Rocket League' cross-play between PS4 and Xbox One is ready

Cross-play between PS4 and Xbox One is ready pending Sony's approval. Psyonix has announced that all systems are in place, and within a few hours cross-play can be enabled worldwide.
Computing

Dell just patched a nasty bug that might have left your work PC exposed

Dell issued hotfixes patching vulnerabilities found in SonicWALL Global Management System and SonicWALL Analyzer, revealed by security firm Digital Defense. Several vulnerabilities allowed hackers to change the administrator's password.
Computing

Intel confirms 2016 arrival of 3D XPoint-based Optane SSD

During an earnings call on Wednesday, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich confirmed that Optane SSDs based on 3D XPoint memory technology will ship later this year. He also confirmed that memory sticks (DIMMs) based on the same tech will arrive in…
Computing

Intel is introducing a six-core processor to the mainstream market with 2018's "Coffee Lake" family

In addition to the 10nm Cannonlake processors, a recent leaked slide shows that Intel plans to release "Coffee Lake" CPUs in 2018 based on an optimized 14nm process node. This new family will introduce a six-core model to the mass market.
Gaming

Pre-order ‘Civilization VI’ and get Montezuma and the Aztecs as a bonus

Montezuma returns to lead the Aztec empire in Civilization VI' though initially just as a pre-order bonus. It's available free of charge to everyone else 90 days after the game launches in October.
Computing

New advance in 3D graphics may make the next Avengers movie look even more realistic

Light reflecting off detailed virtual surfaces like metal and water can now be quickly rendered thanks to researchers at the University of California San Diego. This advance could mean a major leap forward in cinema-quality computer…
Mobile

Update your Apple devices now – new Stagefright-style hack discovered

A Stagefright-like exploit in older versions of Apple's iOS and OS X could let nefarious programmers commandeer your devices for denial-of-service attacks, theft of personal information, and more.
Virtual Reality

PlayStation VR wants to put you in front of a 226-inch screen with its virtual cinema mode

PlayStation VR might be behind the Oculus RIft and Vive on features and release date, but it does have a few tricks up its sleeve. It's shipping with a VR cinema mode, which puts viewers in front of the virtual equivalent of a 226 inch…