Our favorite gaming desktops make the latest consoles look pathetic

They won't come cheap, but with top-tier performance and speed, these systems are our favorite for getting your game on.

Homeland Security warns some Sierra Wireless devices are subject to attack

Certain Sierra Wireless networking devices may be vulnerable to Mirai malware, according to an alert issued by the Department of Homeland Security last week. Mirai is amassing a botnet and targeting devices with factory default settings.

Researchers: Intel CPUs are inherently flawed and open to a specific attack

A recent paper published by researchers at the State University of New York at Binghamton alleges that certain Intel processors are flawed, and open to an attack that exploits a feature of modern operating systems.

Close to the Metal Ep. 17: Can you really live with just one USB port? 34:10

Axing ports has become a trend in modern device design, including laptops. Some of the best new laptops have just one or two USB Type-C ports. Can you really get by with one port, and if so, how? We take a closer look.

Researchers in Australia develop more stable qubits for quantum computers

The University of New South Wales published a paper detailing dressed qubits, a method of protecting quantum bits that makes them 10 times more stable than previously possible. The result will impact the development of quantum computing.

Check out all the GeForce GTX 1050, 1050 Ti cards that arrive later this month

Here is a list of cards that will be based on Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti graphics chips. Individual card pricing is not yet known for most of the hardware, but everything else is out in the open.

Microsoft, NFL respond to Belichick’s complaints about Surface tablets

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick once again went on a rant against the NFL's use of Microsoft Surface tablets on the sidelines, promising to give them up for good and to go back to paper.

BBC creates foundation for Micro:Bit, announces international launch

With new hardware and an international release planned, it's no wonder that the BBC has created a new seven-man foundation to continue its development. The little micro system that could is coming stateside in 2017 for the first time.
Virtual Reality

This company wants to be the Netflix of virtual reality

Netflix, Amazon Video, and even YouTube are go-to sites for great streaming video. But what if you want awesome VR video? Inception VR wants to be your destination, and we've chatted to the team about their plans.

Asus VG245H monitor focuses on console gamers despite FreeSync support

Asus quietly launched the VG245H, a 24-inch display packing two HDMI inputs and AMD's FreeSync technology. It is aimed at console gamers despite its PC roots, packing a fast response time and a full-HD resolution at a 75Hz refresh rate.
Cool Tech

Your face is familiar — to the FBI. Its facial recognition database holds 117 million of them

In the years since it established a new identification system, a new report from published by Georgetown Law shows the FBI has apparently compiled a facial recognition database of roughly 117 million American adults.

FCC data hints at upcoming premium Asus Chromebook 2-in-1

FCC data hints at an upcoming Asus Chromebook 2-in-1 that's decidedly more premium, the Chromebook C302CA with Intel Skylake, 12.5-inch FullHD display, possible pen support, and more.