Computing
Computing

Windows 7, Windows 8.1 device owners may still be able to get Windows 10 free

Seems as though Microsoft's free Windows 10 upgrade program is still active despite closing shop in July. But is the process legal? That is the question, as it seems to be tied to the extended plan for those using assistive technologies.
Computing

Microsoft opens up the Office Insider program to iPhone and iPad users

Microsoft has another insider program that is also valuable for users of the company's productivity software, Office Insider, and Microsoft recently added Apple's iPhone and iPad devices to the program.
Computing

Oft-delayed Email Privacy Act is back for another go-round with Congress

The Email Privacy Act has returned for another effort in Congress to close a loophole in the law that allowed law enforcement to access a person’s emails without a search warrant as long as they were at least 180 days old.
Computing

GM pledges $250,000 for after-school clubs run by nonprofit called Girls Who Code

GM has pledged $250,000 in support of education nonprofit Girls Who Code, which will be used to fund after-school clubs delivering STEM activities and mentorship to young women in underserved communities.
Gaming

TwitchCon 2017 announces dates, location of its live-stream gaming fest

On Tuesday, Twitch announced the dates and location of its annual TwitchCon convention. It will take place in Long Beach, California, this October, spanning three days. Attendees and exhibitors can book now at six local hotels.
Gaming

The first wireless kit for HTC's Vive gives new meaning to 'hot pocket'

TPCast's wireless adapter for the HTC Vive lets you walk around in VR without being strapped to a computer. However, that freedom comes at a high price — stability and very short battery life.
Computing

CyberPowerPC’s Best Buy bundle packs a $499 desktop with the Oculus Rift

CyberPowerPC said on Monday that a new bundle packing together a $499 desktop and the Oculus Rift headset is available now at Best Buy. The drawback is that the bundle doesn't include the Oculus Touch controllers and second sensor.
Virtual Reality

Intel's Project Alloy chases perfect immersion, but comes up short

Intel's Alloy headset is an ambitious project that brings together a little bit of everything the chipmaker works on. The early concept is rough around the edges, but it sets the stage for the future wireless VR.
Computing

Apple’s new flagship Apple Store in Milan, Italy will be a ‘leader in innovation’

Apple Stores come in all shapes and sizes, from extravagant examples of modern architecture to more mundane locations, and now it appears that the company will be opening a new flagship Apple Store with an unusual feature in Milan, Italy.
Wearables

Apple could be planning new wearables, starting with Carl Zeiss smart glasses

Apple might be looking to get in on a risky market where Google famously failed with its botched Google Glass project. According to rumors, Apple is currently exploring smart glasses as part of a push into augmented reality.
Computing

The Asuspro B9440 is working from two playbooks, but still manages to score

The newest Asuspro laptop attempts to bridge the gap between consumer and business machines by bringing together the best of both sides. Is that a recipe for mid-range success, or a compromise?
Virtual Reality

Tim Sweeney: Oculus VR's 'walled garden' approach gives HTC Vive an advantage

Epic Games co-founder Tim Sweeney says the HTC Vive VR headset is outselling the Oculus Rift 2-to-1 worldwide. He relates this discrepancy to the closed marketplace of the Oculus Store. The HTC Vive is an open platform.