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Virtual Reality

Oculus Home is sabotaging the Rift while HTC’s Vive steams ahead

As both the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift start to find their way into homes, gamers are being asked to use Oculus Home, but its underlying foundation isn't what PC gamers are looking for.
Computing

Worried about breaking your Surface Book? This case can survive a 4-foot drop

Wish your Surface Book had a thicker skin? Urban Armor Gear has a new case for Microsoft's laptop that should protect it from drops up to 48 inches on the side, face, or edges, without obstructing ports or fans.
Computing

Third-party Minecraft community lost 7 million user passwords, and didn’t inform users

Minecraft community Lifeboat is under fire after a series of security errors facilitated a major breach, with up to seven million users thought to be affected.
Computing

Don’t have a meltdown, but German officials just found malware in a nuclear reactor

Workers at a German nuclear power plant discovered a wealth of malware on a system used for monitoring fuel rods, but nothing bad happened because the machine isn't connected to the Internet.
Computing

AMD’s Polaris may be the graphics cards we need, but perhaps not the ones we want

AMD's next-generation Polaris graphics cards might not be as powerful as fans hope, but AMD believes that expanding the availability of powerful, midrange graphics cards is more important, helping everyone get on board with…
Computing

Ubuntu's $70 computing stick could fit nicely behind your TV

Want a $70 Ubuntu stick computer for your TV? Chinese manufacturer Mele has you covered. It's underpowered, sure, but could prove useful to some users. It's amazing how cheap and small a PC can be these days.
Computing

Before you resort to MS Paint or piracy, give these free image-editing tools a shot

Unleash you inner graphic designer with these free and effective downloadable photo-editing apps. Plus, we highlight a few web-based alternatives.
Photography

EU’s antitrust charges against Google followed by similar claim by Getty Images

Getty Images has filed a complaint with the European Union's antitrust committee against Google -- citing that Image Search promotes piracy and stifles competition. Getty says Google's use of high-res images from its site affects its…
Computing

Kaspersky battles back against CryptXXX ransomware

The Russian software firm Kaspersky has updated its RannohDecrypter tool, adding functionality that allows it to combat efforts to extort users via the potent CryptXXX ransomware.
Computing

Latest Windows 10 build improves Cortana, command prompt and battery life

Microsoft continues to prepare for its rollout of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update by releasing Build 14332 of the OS just days after members of the Insider program received Build 14328.
Computing

Acer Predator Z1 priced to allow all of us to have big, curved displays

Forget spending $600 on an Oculus Rift, or $800 on an HTC Vive -- that's what Acer wants you to decide at least. It has priced its new lineup of curved displays, at various sizes and resolutions, at around that price mark.
Computing

Asus' Zenbook UX501 is the budget alternative to Apple's MacBook Pro, but is it better?

This head-to-head fight pits the venerable 15-inch MacBook Pro against the Zenbook UX501, a similarly-equipped, all-metal laptop from Asus. If you're on the fence, be sure to check out this in-depth comparison.