Product Review

Dell XPS Tower Special Edition 8910 SE Review

Dell’s XPS Tower SE is a gaming rig you can actually afford.

Microsoft schedules the second 'Bug Bash' for Windows 10 Creators Update

In an effort to make Windows 10 the best that it can be, Microsoft has scheduled the second Creators Update Bug Bash for February 3-12. Windows Insiders will be able to complete Quests and interact directly with Microsoft staff.

Razer’s stolen Project Valerie prototypes are on sale in China for $21,700

The Project Valerie laptop prototypes that were stolen from Razer's booth at CES 2017 last weekend have turned up on Chinese online shopping website Taobao with an asking price of $21,700. So much for industrial espionage.

Adobe experiments with the possibility of 3D face rotations — on a 2D image

What if you could rotate a 2D portrait in 3D? That's the idea Adobe Research is working on in the latest in a series of teasers. The third teaser comes after a Siri-like voice assistant for Photoshop and a 3D version of Photoshop.

Keeper unveils 2016’s most common passwords, and they look a lot like 2015’s

A new survey from password manager and digital vault company Keeper has revealed 2016's most common passwords, and as ever, the report does not reflect well on our ability to choose safe strings.

Consumer Reports recommends MacBook Pro after Safari fix and battery life retest

After a bit of back and forth between Apple and Consumer Reports, the product review company agreed to retest the MacBook Pro's battery. After finding a much-improved battery life, the device received a stamp of approval.

New Telegram desktop app may just make users forget about security concerns

Amid concerns over its security, Telegram is hoping to turn users' attention to its aesthetics instead. The new desktop app is titled version 1.0 and is fully redesigned from the original. It features animations and support for themes.
Virtual Reality

Explore the final frontier with Kennedy Space Center's Space Visor VR experience

Most of us will never make it to space, and so it's great to see NASA making investments into bringing their unique subject matter to VR. One such project is underway at the Kennedy Space Center in conjunction with brandVR,
Cool Tech

‘Morphing wing’ drone capable of landing just like a bird

Researchers at the U.K.’s University of Bristol and BMT Defence Services have trained a drone to fly and land just like a bird. The secret? Deep learning machine learning algorithms.

Microsoft’s Windows Hello makes headway, with almost 100 supported devices

Windows Hello is approaching a milestone of sorts, with almost 100 unique devices now supporting the protocol. Microsoft took a few minutes in a blog post to bring us up to date on all of the different ways you can now log into Windows 10.

Microsoft makes it easier to restore shared versions in Office 2016

Microsoft has issued its December 2016 update for Office 2016 users in the Office Insider Slow Ring, adding in the ability to easily restore shared document versions, more easily use the Surface Pen in Excel, and more.

Not so fast! Research shows we’re overconfident at spotting phishing emails

A new survey from researchers in Texas shows that most people get overconfident when they are identifying phishing emails and this leads to several mistakes. The researchers believe the study will help in reducing the amount of phishing…