Photo-realistic graphics could take 40TFLOPS, according to Epic's Tim Sweeney

That new GTX 1080 of yours might perform pretty well, but it's close to 30 teraflops of performance behind what Epic Games' Tim Sweeney believes you'll need to power photorealistic graphics. That's not that far off though.
Virtual Reality

Star Wars ‘Trials on Tatooine’ is the closest you’ll get to being a real Jedi

Lucasfilm's immersive entertainment subdivision ILMxLAB has released Trials on Tatooine, a free-to-play virtual reality Star Wars experience and Jedi training simulator available via Steam for the HTC Vive headset.

Opera is now a Chinese company, after $600 million sale

Opera, the oldest mainstream web browser, is no longer Norwegian. The browser, and the brand, have sold to a Chinese consortium for $600 million. The remaining parts of the company, including Opera TV, have 18 months to find a new name.

Xbox One S releases August 2 at $400, but only the 2TB version will be available at launch

The Xbox One S, a sleeker, slimmer revision of the original Xbox One, will hit stores on August 2. However, cheaper bundles with a smaller hard drive will not be releasing at the same time.

No secrets, no shame: How technology forces honesty

When everyone already knows what you’re trying to hide, will there be any point to privacy? We may be moving toward a world where we’ll find out.

Leaked Intel NUC roadmap shows a healthy heaping of new planned hardware

Leaked Intel NUC consumer roadmap shows a heaping helping of hardware planned for the tiny NUC units. Models with new processors and enhanced options are expected as soon as the end of the year.

Microsoft launches edX curriculum for IT professionals

Hosted on edX.og, the Harvard- and MIT-founded nonprofit learning site, the program aims to offer an “employer-endorsed, university-caliber curriculum for professionals at any stage of their career,” A release said.

Weekly Rewind: Emmy madness, yet more 'Pokémon Go,' and a moon photobomb

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech…

Worried about your online privacy? Here are the best VPN services

Browsing the web can be less secure than most users would hope. If that concerns you, a virtual private network -- aka a VPN -- is a decent solution. Check out a few of our favorite services on the market, so you can encrypt data on any…
Cool Tech

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Brain zappers, sapphire razors, SuperMeat

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

Detangle that desk with these 6 mighty wireless mice

If you need a new wireless mouse for your desktop or laptop, you have a nearly unlimited selection to choose from. Here are six sure-fire options for all kinds of applications, from desktop divas to road warriors to ergonomic experts.

Google just made it easier to find travel deals and book them on your phone

Google is making it easier to find deals to book travel and shop on your phone. Soon, mobile search for both travel and retail will be enhanced to make using a mobile device to shop and travel easier.