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Several Epic Games forums were hacked; change your passwords now

A few forums run by Epic Games were hacked this week, meaning it's a good idea to change your password. If you share passwords between sites, change those too, and consider not sharing passwords between sites anymore.
Cars

Nvidia offers a peek under the hood of its Drive PX 2 platform for self-driving cars

Nvidia's Drive PX 2 platform for self-driving cars features two of the new Parker processors, which were designed with autonomous cars in mind, Nvidia says. The Drive PX 2 platform will be used in Volvo autonomous cars, among others.
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TP-Link rebrands to focus on consumers, boosting market share in U.S.

TP-Link wants to improve its market share in the U.S. To do that, it needs a new brand and identity, and apparently a strong push into the smart home. The company recently opened a smart home business unit in the U.S.
Product Review

Dell Inspiron 17 7000 2-in-1 (2016) Review

What the Dell? The Inspiron 17 7000 is a massive laptop-tablet hybrid.
Virtual Reality

We’ve made a map so you can find the HTC Vive demo nearest you

Virtual reality is difficult to truly understand until you've tried it yourself. HTC knows that, and has set up demo stations across the globe to give people a first taste of VR. Here's where you can try to the Vive.
Computing

Microsoft’s Office 365 suite just got smarter by freeing Genee from its bottle

Microsoft said that it has acquired Genee, an intelligent service for scheduling meetings. Slated for Office 365, it's backed by a proprietary algorithm that is fine-tuned for natural language processing and decision making.
Computing

The sixth generation of on-board memory for GPU cards won’t arrive until 2018

During a recent convention in Korea, Samsung revealed that GDDR6 memory for graphics cards will become available in 2018. HBM2 and HBM3 were topics as well, with HBM2 expected to arrive in 2017 followed by HBM3 in the 2019/2020 window.
Cool Tech

Researchers develop next-gen laser based on fluorescent jellyfish proteins

Researchers have demonstrated the world’s first polariton laser based on lab-grown, fluorescent jellyfish proteins -- which has the possibility of helping trigger major advances in fields such as optical computing.
Computing

The Wolfe could turn your MacBook into a gaming powerhouse, if it’s funded

MacBooks don't offer the best graphics performance, but what if you could plug in an external card? The Wolfe aims to be just that, and it's debuting on Kickstarter.
Computing

Windows 10 update is crashing USB-connected webcams

Users are complaining to Microsoft about changes in the latest Windows 10 update that has caused some USB-connected webcams to crash. The changes affect the encoding stream used by webcams. Microsoft says a fix is forthcoming.
Computing

OpenOffice port hits iOS as Office 700

Apple iPad users rejoice, for you now have official app support for Open Office, one of the world's most popular suites of work software. Text editing, spreadsheets and presentations are now all possible with the Open Office port, all for a…
Cool Tech

Recycle your old Game Boy Classic by turning it into a drone remote control

Drone enthusiast Gautier Hattenberger has come up with a way to upcycle his old Game Boy Classic by turning it into an awesome drone remote control. Here's how he did it, and what he's got planned next.