Microsoft takes a stance against terrorism on its consumer services

In a blog post published Friday, Microsoft unveiled a series of new policies designed to combat "terrorist content" across its consumer services. From Xbox Live to its Outlook email service, the company plans on purging extremist content.

Planned obsolescence has led to ridiculous product cycles, and it’s time to say enough is enough

Apple fans are already clamoring for an iPhone 7 release date -- but is modern hardware becoming more about the anticipation of new releases, instead of the pursuit of better devices?

Weekly Rewind: A weight loss vest, manmade meteors, and a physical Amazon store

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech…

How to spoof your Mac address and go truly incognito on your network

Your MAC address defines the physical devices a wireless network. There's a few cool tricks you can pull by spoofing this address, and we'll give you the know-how!

Expand your PC’s storage the easy way with these external hard drives

Whether you want an external hard drive that is fast, portable, or comes with a ton of storage, one of these five hard drives is absolutely perfect for you. It's just a matter of working out what's most important to you.

Everything you wanted to know about VPNs, but didn’t want to ask

As internet surveillance becomes an increasingly contentious topic, many people are turning to virtual private networks for privacy. But what exactly are VPNs? We examine how they work, how to use them, and what limitations they have.
Product Review

LaCie Porsche Design hard drive Review

LaCie's Porsche Design external hard drive is elegant, and very expensive.

Create a unique 3D avatar for Spielberg’s Ready Player One movie and get a wad of cash

Warner Bros. is looking for talented individuals to create 3D avatars for the upcoming movie Ready Player One. Submissions must be made by 10 a.m. on June 23, and follow creation and submission guidelines. Winners will receive a…
Product Review

NewMatter MOD-t Review

NewMatter’s $400 3D printer won’t break the bank, but it may break your spirit.

The key to unlocking OS X 10.12 could be your iPhone

Apple is working on a method that uses Touch ID on your iPhone to unlock your Mac computer when you're nearby. The feature is expected to debut in Mac OS X 10.12, due this fall.

Google sneaks in upgrade of Safe Browsing API, says it’s been guarding some users for months

Google has launched new APIs for its Safe Browsing service, which provides lists of known suspicious, malicious sites. The search giant says the feature provides an easy, lightweight way for developers to protect their users.
Virtual Reality

Oculus DRM breaks hack that made Rift exclusives playable on other headsets

It was fun while it lasted. Oculus Rift exclusive titles no longer work on the HTC Vive VR platform. An updated to the Oculus App broke the workaround, meaning anyone who bought Rift games can only play them on a Rift.