Valve responds to requests to shut down 'Counter-Strike' weapon skin trading

It's no secret that some Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players gamble with weapon skins online — but Valve has stated publicly that the Steam platform is not at fault for this activity.

Tech support scams are getting more sophisticated, says new study

Security company Malwarebytes has released a report into how modern tech support scams operate, detailing the tactics used, leveling accusations against a number of companies, and offering advice to consumers for staying safe.

Bing Campaign Landscape helps voters make sense of a crazy political season

Bing is releasing a new Campaign Landscape research tool to help voters make sense of the race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in an increasingly challenging election cycle.

Origin PC’s new laptop is super thin, impossibly light, and totally VR-ready

Ready to bring your VR on the road? Origin's new EVO-15S sports a GTX 1060 and Core i7 CPU, with all the trimming that go along with it. Despite that, it weighs less than four pounds and is just .69 inches thick.

Nvidia's new GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti aim to put your aging desktop back in the game

After a series of leaks, the GTX 1050 and 1050 have been officially announced at budget-friendly price points. It is clear that Nvidia is taking aim at AMD's low-cost Radeon RX 460 and 470 video cards.

Latest MacBook rumor confirms new Pro model for October, but 11-inch Air is out

Apple will apparently lift the lid on the new version of its MacBook Pro this month -- but the reveal is set to be accompanied by news that the 11-inch MacBook Air will be discontinued.

Fitbit issues a patch that should fix tracking issues for its Charge 2 wearable

GPS tracking should now be as accurate as it can be on the Fitbit Charge 2, after the manufacturer released a new patch. Fitbit has pledged to continue releasing bug fixes and feature updates for its new wearables in the future.

Mad Catz has improved sensors, ergonomics, and more in new line of RAT mice

Mad Catz updated its RAT line of gaming mice with a number of new features including updated sensors, improved ergonomics, enhanced lighting, and customizable software. The lower-end models are available to buy now.
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I ate a pizza made by a robot in the back of a truck, and it was delicious

Zume Pizza is the latest Silicon Valley startup to be making headlines, largely because of the way that it automates the pizza-making process. We took a tour of the company's facility to find out just how automated the process really is.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 could finally launch at the beginning of 2017, report says

According to a recent report, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 will finally launch at the start of 2017 -- months after it was originally rumored to launch. Unfortunately, it remains to be seen what kind of specs the new tablet has.

Is the search for dual-monitor wallpaper driving you wild? These 8 sites can help

Multitasking with two monitors doesn't necessarily mean you need to split your screens with two separate wallpapers, but finding the right image can be hard. We've found eight sites that offer hundreds of images tailored for two screens.

Intel, Micron to bring 3D XPoint Optane drives to consumer PCs by end of 2016

Intel and Micron are expected to make 16GB and 32GB 3D XPoint Optane drives available to consumers by the end of 2016. The new technology promises significant performance and endurance gains.