Computing
Computing

Latest Windows 10 Insider build tackles last-minute bugs

In just two weeks, Microsoft will release the Windows 10 Anniversary Update -- but work is still being done via preview builds for Insider program members. Build 14393 focuses on stability improvements and slight tweaks.
Computing

Acer’s Predator G1 limited edition packs GTX 1080 video card, unique keyboard and mouse

Acer has opened pre-orders for a limited edition model of its Predator G1 gaming desktop, packing a GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card. Acer is also serving up a free PC game, a wheeled carrying case, a keyboard, and a mouse.
Virtual Reality

Nvidia designs headquarters using VR headsets, its own chips and software

Employing more than 100 of the company's own graphical processing units and its Iray 3D-rendering software, Nvidia used virtual reality headsets to check every aspect of the design of its new headquarters before construction began.
Computing

Want to trick out your mouse cursor? Here's how to do it in Windows

The standard mouse cursor is boring, so change it! With this guide, you can choose to use one of Microsoft's pre-installed cursors, or download something a bit more extravagant from the web.
Mobile

Get the most out of your iPhone 6 and 6 Plus with these accessories

With an updated processor and larger screen, the iPhone 6 is bigger and better than any Apple smartphone before it. Check out some of our favorite accessories for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, whether you're in the market for top-notch sound or…
Mobile

Acer launches Windows 10 Jade Primo phone in the US and UK

Acer's Jade Primo, a phone it started teasing back in September, is now on sale. The big draw is Windows 10 and support for Continuum, which sees the phone become the center of a PC-like experience on the move.
Computing

Photo-realistic graphics could take 40TFLOPS, according to Epic's Tim Sweeney

That new GTX 1080 of yours might perform pretty well, but it's close to 30 teraflops of performance behind what Epic Games' Tim Sweeney believes you'll need to power photorealistic graphics. That's not that far off though.
Virtual Reality

Star Wars ‘Trials on Tatooine’ is the closest you’ll get to being a real Jedi

Lucasfilm's immersive entertainment subdivision ILMxLAB has released Trials on Tatooine, a free-to-play virtual reality Star Wars experience and Jedi training simulator available via Steam for the HTC Vive headset.
Computing

Opera is now a Chinese company, after $600 million sale

Opera, the oldest mainstream web browser, is no longer Norwegian. The browser, and the brand, have sold to a Chinese consortium for $600 million. The remaining parts of the company, including Opera TV, have 18 months to find a new name.
Gaming

Xbox One S releases August 2 at $400, but only the 2TB version will be available at launch

The Xbox One S, a sleeker, slimmer revision of the original Xbox One, will hit stores on August 2. However, cheaper bundles with a smaller hard drive will not be releasing at the same time.
Opinion

No secrets, no shame: How technology forces honesty

When everyone already knows what you’re trying to hide, will there be any point to privacy? We may be moving toward a world where we’ll find out.
Computing

Leaked Intel NUC roadmap shows a healthy heaping of new planned hardware

Leaked Intel NUC consumer roadmap shows a heaping helping of hardware planned for the tiny NUC units. Models with new processors and enhanced options are expected as soon as the end of the year.