Computing
Apple

Osmo Coding kit aims to be the Lego of coding

The newly announced Osmo Coding kit allows kids to snap together instructions on physical blocks to create their own wee programs and control an on-screen character. Digital Trends spoke with Pramod Sharma, Osmo’s CEO and founder.
Mobile

Comcast sets limit of $200 per month for data overage costs

Comcast's implementation of data caps has caused plenty of controversy over the last couple of years, but a new amendment to the company's policies might actually make things a little more fair for customers.
Computing

Why obsessed hockey fans are updating 'NHL 2004' every single year

On the Internet, active communities can pop up around anything -- even updating a 13-year-old hockey game long since abandoned by the company that made it. Meet NHL 2004 Rebuilt, the best hockey game you've never heard of.
Computing

Toshiba’s new OCZ-branded RD400 SSD is built for high-end speed

Toshiba is looking to expand its SSD offerings with a high-powered NVMe model, known as the RD400. Available in capacities from 128GB right through to a terabyte, the RD400 is a powerful storage solution with a reasonable price tag.
Virtual Reality

BigScreen’s update lets you ditch the mouse for motion controls on Vive

Virtual reality is so much better when we can interact with it naturally, which is why the addition of HTC Vive controllers to the BigScreen social VR experience is such big news. Now, you can go totally mouse-free, letting you…
Computing

Microsoft (sort of) backtracks on sneaky Windows 10 upgrade tactic

Microsoft annoyed a lot of people by making the Windows 10 upgrade opt-out, rather than opt-in, but it's already responded to the outrage by adding another notification, to help those who are set to upgrade without their consent.
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.