Intel is introducing a six-core processor to the mainstream market with 2018's "Coffee Lake" family

In addition to the 10nm Cannonlake processors, a recent leaked slide shows that Intel plans to release "Coffee Lake" CPUs in 2018 based on an optimized 14nm process node. This new family will introduce a six-core model to the mass market.

Pre-order ‘Civilization VI’ and get Montezuma and the Aztecs as a bonus

Montezuma returns to lead the Aztec empire in Civilization VI' though initially just as a pre-order bonus. It's available free of charge to everyone else 90 days after the game launches in October.

New advance in 3D graphics may make the next Avengers movie look even more realistic

Light reflecting off detailed virtual surfaces like metal and water can now be quickly rendered thanks to researchers at the University of California San Diego. This advance could mean a major leap forward in cinema-quality computer…

Update your Apple devices now – new Stagefright-style hack discovered

A Stagefright-like exploit in older versions of Apple's iOS and OS X could let nefarious programmers commandeer your devices for denial-of-service attacks, theft of personal information, and more.
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PlayStation VR wants to put you in front of a 226-inch screen with its virtual cinema mode

PlayStation VR might be behind the Oculus RIft and Vive on features and release date, but it does have a few tricks up its sleeve. It's shipping with a VR cinema mode, which puts viewers in front of the virtual equivalent of a 226 inch…

Nova U.2 SSDs from Super Talent bring big speed to big solid state storage

Enterprises and adopters falling in love with the U.2 standard rejoice, as Super Talent is helping to expand its offerings. There are now solid state drives available up to two terabytes in size, supporting the high-speed standard.

Ransomware threat is only getting more dangerous and costly, Symantec report says

Ransomware threats to individuals and businesses are growing rapidly. with even more dangerous strains of the virus and higher ransom demands, according to Symantec's latest ransomware report.

Intel ships 7th-gen Core chips to device makers, systems likely coming this fall

The 7th generation of Intel Core processors, Kaby Lake, is currently shipping to computer makers, suggesting devices with it will be fore sale this fall. You might want to put off any big laptop purchases for a while.

French data authority gives Microsoft three months to clean up Windows 10

France's National Data Protection Commission, CNIL, has issued a notice to Microsoft, ordering the company to change the way that Windows 10 collects user data and tracks browsing habits.

Microsoft literally counting the seconds until free Windows 10 upgrade expires

Grab it while you can: Microsoft's free upgrade to Windows 10 is coming to a close on July 29. In case you forgot, though, a new update nags Windows 7 and 8.1 users with notifications and a full-screen advert.

Heads up Surface Pro 3 owners: you might have a failing battery

If you have a Simplo battery in your Surface Pro 3, there's a good chance your battery may eventually be unable to hold a charge for more than an hour or two, reports indicate. Microsoft isn't saying much, though.

Linksys to release clever Smart Wi-Fi app, with notification support, for high-end routers

Linksys updated its smartphone app today. You can now receive a notification on your phone when your router goes down, and configure your home network from your phone.