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Virtual Reality

Valve gives developers access to the Vive’s front-facing camera

Valve wants to give developers all the tools they need to create great virtual reality experiences, and to that end the company has opened up access to the Vive's front-facing camera.
Computing

Ransomware attackers refuse to decrypt hospital's files after being paid off

Paying off criminals doesn't always work, as Kansas Heart Hospital learned this week. They paid off ransomware, only to be asked for more money by the attackers. It's just the latest in a long string of hospital ransomware attacks.
Computing

Corsair’s new memory kit built for Asus ROG motherboards boasts blazing clock speed

Corsair introduced a Dominator Platinum ROG Edition memory kit with four 4GB DDR4 sticks designed specifically for Asus ROG Intel 100 Series motherboards. These sticks boast a clock speed up to 3,333MHz.
Computing

Police departments in smaller cities getting real-time street surveillance centers

High tech street surveillance centers are coming to smaller cities to fight crime. Often funded by drug forfeiture money and federal grants, the tech centers enable real-time information transfer to officers on the street.
Mobile

Apple to rehire security expert in wake of showdown with FBI

Apple said its upcoming iPhone and iCloud services would be more secure thanks to its recent showdown with the FBI. Now, the Cupertino, California, company has rehired security expert Jon Callas.
Photography

Meet the camera that shows you a stranger’s images instead of your own

A French artist and engineer has created a wacky Raspberry Pi-powered camera that not only doesn't show you the image you took, but instead display someone else's from Google Image search.
Computing

FBI finally warns private businesses about snooping KeySweeper devices

The FBI has issued a warning to private businesses about KeySweeper, a gadget revealed in January 2015 that looks like a mobile device charger but sniffs out and captures keystrokes transmitted by wireless keyboards from…
Computing

Thermaltake ditches mechanical keys to build an affordable, feature-packed keyboard

Tt eSPORTS launched the Challenger Edge, a gaming keyboard with membrane keys that packs plenty of features for a very low price. The company has positioned it as the affordable alternative to extravagant mechanical keyboards.
Virtual Reality

Which VR headset should you spring for? We tried them all, and the winner is clear

Virtual reality is finally going mainstream, but which headset is right for your needs and budget? Check out a few of our favorites, whether you want the best of the best or a budget-based alternative that's specifically designed for your…
Computing

SteelSeries has a modular gaming mouse with a built-in OLED screen and tactile alerts

SteelSeries has launched the Rival 700, a modular mouse for PC gamers packed with an OLED screen and a Tactile Alerts system sending vibrations up through the user's hand. The mouse also sports RGB lighting supporting 16.8 million colors.
Computing

Researchers break wireless bandwidth record with 6-gigabit connection

A German research team has broken new ground in wireless data communication by achieving the highest transmission rate to date while beaming information across a span of 23 miles.
Business

15,000 may be out of work if Nokia rumors are true

It turns out that Nokia's announcement for a couple of thousand job cuts in Finland and Germany may just be the tip of the iceberg, as a rumor doing the rounds suggests that it could cut as many as 15,000 positions in the coming months.