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.

Microsoft updates Windows 10 Sticky Notes app in response to user feedback

The latest update for the Sticky Notes app for Windows 10 fixes a couple of major bugs and makes a couple of pointed improvements to its UI, in response to user feedback submitted to Microsoft.

Anniversary Update feature makes high-density displays a little bit less glitchy

Move a window from a high pixel density display to a low one and things can get weird. Microsoft knows about this, and fix it in the Anniversary Update. Programs need to implement a change to take advantage, however.

Facebook lays foundation for its own PC gaming platform by making publishing easier

Facebook has announced plans to make publishing games to the social media service easier for Unity developers. It's laying the groundwork for its long-term goal of a dedicated PC gaming platform.
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Want to track quakes on your own? Get a Raspberry Shake before campaign ends

Was that a tremor you just felt? You don't have to be a seismologist to answer that question,not if you have the Raspberry Shake, that is. It's branded as a "professional grade personal seismograph"

Onion’s Omega2, a $5 rival to the Raspberry Pi, smashes crowdfunding goal

Onion's Omega2 has raised $440,000 after setting a crowdfunding goal of $15,000, making it a strong contender to the undisputed ruler of the single-board computer market, the Raspberry Pi.

Corel PaintShop Pro now includes depth-enabled ‘refocusing’ editing

In their latest release, Corel adds compatibility with Intel RealSense depth images, an editing history export option, design templates, workflow enhancements, and more in PaintShop Pro X9.

How to personalize the Vivaldi browser and make it your own

Customization is the heart and soul of Vivaldi, a new web browser poised to become the next big thing. Here's how to personalize it to your liking, whether you want to change the color scheme or use it to take copious notes while…
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Instagram may be more accurate at diagnosing depression than a doctor, study suggests

When you're feeling blue, your Instagram photos will be more blue (and gray), one study suggests. Using machine learning, a group of researchers were able to correctly identify depressed individuals 70 percent of the time.

Google Apps for Education update will let parents see students' report cards

A big summer update for Google Apps for Education includes a bevy of new features including student progress reports, annotations, improvements to Google Classroom and Cast for Education, and more.

The Xbox One could be the last 'generational' console from Microsoft

Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg recently hinted that Xbox One may be the last "generational" console, as the brand moves to more frequent, incremental hardware updates.
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The best way to teach AI to communicate politely? Introduce it to Reddit, of course

Researchers at the Elon Musk-backed research group OpenAI want to teach an AI to hold a polite conversation by feeding it message threads from Reddit. This could either be the best or the worst idea we've ever heard.