Computing
Computing

Microsoft now cleaning up its Windows 10 promotional mess on Windows 7 and 8.1

Microsoft released an optional update that removes all programs and links related to its former Windows 10 free upgrade program for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1. This update can be obtained through Windows Update, which cleans up seven…
Computing

HP confirms new firmware may block many third-party printer cartridges

Hewlett Packard has admitted that firmware released to a large number of OfficeJet printers may prevent third-party ink cartridges from working altogether. One company claims the firmware has a scheduled cartridge block that kicked off days…
Product Review

Dell Precision 15 3510 Review

When power trumps portability, Dell's Precision 3150 is your weapon of choice.
Computing

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 battery woes resurface after August’s firmware update

In August, Microsoft released new Surface Pro 3 firmware to fix an annoying battery issue, but the update may have caused new battery woes for other owners. The new problem stems around units sporting LGC batteries, not Simplo versions.
Product Review

Lenovo ThinkPad 13 Chromebook Review

Lenovo’s ThinkPad 13 Chromebook looks good on paper, but its annoyances add up.
Computing

Meet Optimized Storage, MacOS Sierra's best kept secret

MacOS Sierra does a lot of cool stuff. But there’s one feature that you’ll probably get more use out of than all the others combined, and it’s an easy one to miss - Optimized Storage.
Computing

AMD to release three Vega graphic card chips in 2017, with Navi to follow in 2019

A leaked road map reveals that AMD may release three versions of its "Vega" graphics chip in 2017: Vega 10, Vega 11, and Vega 20. The latter chip will be similar to Vega 10, only smaller, and will enable more video memory.
Computing

Play the latest PC games for less with these awesome Steam Machines

The best SteamOS computer for you might not technically be a Steam Machine branded by Valve. Here are the best options on the market, from low-cost streamers to wildly overpowered rigs.
Cool Tech

MIT researchers have figured out a way to detect emotions by using wireless signals

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) have created a way of detecting emotions by using wireless signals. It is 87 percent accurate at guessing how you are feeling.
Computing

Opera 40 users can access foreign media without moving overseas

The latest version of the Opera browser for the desktop includes a VPN feature, allowing users to connect to a foreign server and surf the internet. This hides their true address and enables them to view foreign media.
Gaming

With trading, in-game events finally coming to ‘Pokémon Go,’ are battles next?

After in-game events and trading between players are added to Pokémon Go, we may see player-versus-player battles become part of Niantic's augmented reality app.
Cool Tech

MakerBot upgrade: New 3D printers offer bigger prints at faster speeds

MakerBot has unveiled a series of new printers, the Replicator+ and Replicator Mini+, offering larger prints, faster speeds, and quieter volumes. The printers were unveiled alongside new MakerBot apps and a new filament.