Computing
Computing

Apple signals the end of the line for some Macs by declaring them vintage, obsolete

Although Apple appears to be no slouch in terms of supporting its products, even it has to draw the line somewhere. Starting on December 31, a number of Apple Macs will be dropped from the support rolls and be officially declared as…
Computing

Nvidia’s new GeForce driver is perfect for ‘Watch Dogs 2’, ‘Dead Rising 4’, more

On Monday, Nvidia released a new GeForce Game Ready 376.09 driver for its graphics cards optimized for the upcoming games 'Watch Dogs 2', 'Dead Rising 4', and 'Steep'. 'Watch Dogs 2' arrives on PC on Tuesday.
Computing

Tresorit wants to protect activists and nonprofits with free encryption services

Tresorit, an encrypted cloud storage firm from Hungary, has launched a new nonprofit initiative that provides free encrypted storage subscriptions for activists to help their secure their data and protect themselves.
Virtual Reality

U.S. Navy reveals F-18 fighter simulator for VR powered by Nvidia's Quadro GPU

For the very first time, the U.S. Navy is demonstrating a F-18 cockpit simulator powered by Nvidia Quadro graphics for training pilots in virtual reality. A single server can play host to four simultaneous demos on the Oculus Rift and HTC…
Computing

Specs for Intel’s unlocked Core i3 processor leak– and they’re impressive

Following a price list leak, it appears that specs and Geekbench scores for Intel’s upcoming seventh-generation Core i3 processors might have hit the web ahead of the processor’s official unveiling.
Computing

MacBook Pro bug is most common on the 15-inch Radeon 460 model, survey says

Survey data suggests the graphics bug affecting a number of users of the MacBook Pro 2016 may be more widespread than initially thought. It seems to be most common on the 15-inch model with the Radeon 460 GPU, though it is unconfirmed.
Computing

Surface Phone could be the ultimate mobile device, but not till late 2017

Microsoft's long-rumored Surface Phone could be the "ultimate mobile device" that won't release until late 2017, utilizing Snapdragon 835 and 4GB or 6GB configurations, according to new leaked information.
Computing

Samsung 850 Pro 4-terabyte solid state drive wins CES Innovation Award

Walking away with awards before the show has even begun, Samsung has announced that its 850 Pro 4TB will make an appearance at CES 2017, where it will be granted an Innovation Award.
Web

Privacy might go out the window if a draft law in Germany goes into place

Thanks to a report from the nation's union for data protection, it's been revealed that the Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has a draft law in place that would do some serious damage to the state of data privacy rights in Germany.
Computing

MIT algorithm can predict the (immediate) future from still images

A team of researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a system that can predict the following events in images and generate videos to depict them.
Photography

VLC adds another trick to its bag with support for 360-degree video

The VLC media player has just added another trick to its bag – support for 360-degree video. The functionality is currently offered as a technical preview for desktop, and should also be coming to Android, iOS, and Xbox One, as well as VR…
Computing

SF Muni public transit system hacked, resulting in free rides

Muni is the essential transit lifeblood of the city of San Francisco, and hackers messed with it on Saturday forcing fare gates to remain open for holiday shoppers.