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Gaming

Bastion might look like a killing machine, but the latest 'Overwatch' short shows he's a sweetie

Overwatch's Bastion is one of the most deadly characters in the game, but he still has kindness in his mechanical heart, and the game's latest animated short proves that. Just don't startle him.
Computing

Nvidia’s GTX 1070 mobile is up to 35 percent quicker than the former mobile gaming champ

Nvidia is simplifying its laptop GPUs to bring them more in line with the desktop offerings. That said, they aren't identical, and our hands-on time with the mobile GTX 1070 has revealed impressive performance.
Computing

Microsoft PowerShell now available to users on Linux and Mac OS X systems

Microsoft is making good on its commitment to open source software with the release of the source code for its PowerShell framework, and brand new alpha builds for both Linux and Max OS X.
Cool Tech

New bee-inspired algorithm is ridiculously good at planning routes for delivery vehicles

Vancouver-based startup Routific has developed a route optimization algorithm based on the way bees seek out nectar. And it's resulting in major savings on fuel and vehicle maintenance.
Photography

Looking for a specific photo? 500px’s new tool allows you to search from a sketch

Looking for an image with certain colors in certain places? 500px's latest search tool, Splash, allows visitors to search from a rough sketch. The program, currently in beta, seems to do well picking up lighting and color patterns.
Computing

Tekserve's demise means you could get your hands on a collection of classic Macs

The most coveted vintage items? They're not shoes, bags, or other article of clothing. Rather, for the time being at least, they're old-school Mac computers, and you can get your hands on some thanks to the unfortunate closing of Tekserve.
Web

U.S. government to ditch the domain-name business on October 1

The U.S. government says it is satisfied with the progress ICANN has made to prepare to take over control of domain names, and will cede control this fall as previously agreed. The handover is set for October 1.
Computing

Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac debuts with the stand-alone Parallels Toolbox

Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac boasts expanded support for PC gaming, including games available via Microsoft’s Windows 10 Xbox app, and Blizzard’s blockbuster team-shooter 'Overwatch.'
Cool Tech

‘Interscatter communication’ could help your brain implant talk to your iPhone

Researchers at the University of Washington have created a way of letting next-gen wearables and implants communicate with the outside world using 10,000 times less power than regular Wi-Fi.
Computing

Tear down the regional walls: How to unlock hundreds of movies on Netflix

Tired of being blocked from viewing Netflix content solely because of where you live? With a few steps, you can easily bypass the regional restrictions on Netflix and gain access to hundreds of new movies in minutes.
Computing

Nvidia slashes GTX 1060 memory to compete with AMD's Radeon RX 480 4GB card

EVGA and MSI launched on Thursday new cards based on a cheaper, 3GB version of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card layout. Pricing likely starts at $200, targeting the similarly priced 4GB model of AMD's Radeon RX 480 graphics card.
Computing

AMD shows Summit Ridge processor outperforming Intel’s Core i7-6900K chip

During Intel's IDF 2016 convention, AMD spilled more beans about its Zen core architecture and Summit Ridge CPUs. The company pitted its Zen-based CPU against Intel's Core i7-6900K “Broadwell-E” chip.