Computing
Computing

A new research report shows consumers love their PCs despite the market doomsayers

The latest ACSI Household Appliance and Electronics Report shows that consumer satisfaction regarding PCs is on the rise. The report spans desktops, laptops, and tablets, and even shows that Apple's rate has steadily increased since 1994.
Computing

Microsoft’s Azure platform will power next-gen connected Renault and Nissan cars

Nissan said on Monday that the Renault-Nissan Alliance has teamed up with Microsoft to create next-generation connected services and features for automobiles. These include remotely monitoring a car and automatically paying parking fees.
Mobile

Lenovo continues Motorola integration by firing 1,100 employees

Lenovo has laid off 1,100 employees from Motorola. The company says it's a part of ongoing integration efforts that have followed its 2014 acquisition of the company. The layoffs account for 2 percent of Lenovo's global workforce.
Photography

Stocked with gadgets dating back to 1996, Lexar's testing lab is almost a museum

For its 20th anniversary, Lexar invited us to its headquarters and take a tour of the Lexar Quality Lab, where the company houses over 1,100 devices on which it tests its memory cards and USB drives.
Computing

Microsoft’s Ignite 2016 conference reveals that placeholders will return to OneDrive

Microsoft revealed during its Ignite 2016 conference in Atlanta that placeholders are coming back to OneDrive in the form of an "On-Demand Sync" feature. The company did not say when this new OneDrive feature will go live, but may appear in…
Photography

Neural Photo Editor works like magic thanks to machine learning

Neural Photo Editor is an experimental piece of retouching software from researchers at the University of Edinburgh that uses neural networks to act like Photoshop on steroids, applying major changes to a photo in mere seconds.
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.