Virtual Reality

BigScreen brings Martian LAN parties to the Oculus Store

BigScreen is hitting the Oculus Home store with a big update today, delivering on the promise to bring a ‘completely cross-platform’ VR LAN party experience to consumers.

Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Google Assistant may support English and German at launch

Google has announced Assistant, a chatbot-like digital assistant that will be integrated into other services and products, like Google Home, and Allo, a new messaging app from the search giant.

Mac Evernote users can now quickly switch to OneNote

Switching from Evernote to OneNote just got easier. Microsoft brought their importer tool to the Mac. It grabs Evernote content and adds it to OneNote, meaning it takes just a few minutes to switch note-taking services.

Mac users, watch those links! New, convincing malware wants to trick you into clicking

Mac malware is rarely as sophisticated as its Windows counterparts, and this latest discovery is no different. It needs users to actively choose to install Advanced Mac Cleaner, which opens the flood-gates for a torrent of pointless apps.

Bastion might look like a killing machine, but the latest 'Overwatch' short shows he's a sweetie

Overwatch's Bastion is one of the most deadly characters in the game, but he still has kindness in his mechanical heart, and the game's latest animated short proves that. Just don't startle him.

Nvidia’s GTX 1070 mobile is up to 35 percent quicker than the former mobile gaming champ

Nvidia is simplifying its laptop GPUs to bring them more in line with the desktop offerings. That said, they aren't identical, and our hands-on time with the mobile GTX 1070 has revealed impressive performance.

Microsoft PowerShell now available to users on Linux and Mac OS X systems

Microsoft is making good on its commitment to open source software with the release of the source code for its PowerShell framework, and brand new alpha builds for both Linux and Max OS X.
Cool Tech

New bee-inspired algorithm is ridiculously good at planning routes for delivery vehicles

Vancouver-based startup Routific has developed a route optimization algorithm based on the way bees seek out nectar. And it's resulting in major savings on fuel and vehicle maintenance.

Looking for a specific photo? 500px’s new tool allows you to search from a sketch

Looking for an image with certain colors in certain places? 500px's latest search tool, Splash, allows visitors to search from a rough sketch. The program, currently in beta, seems to do well picking up lighting and color patterns.

Tekserve's demise means you could get your hands on a collection of classic Macs

The most coveted vintage items? They're not shoes, bags, or other article of clothing. Rather, for the time being at least, they're old-school Mac computers, and you can get your hands on some thanks to the unfortunate closing of Tekserve.

U.S. government to ditch the domain-name business on October 1

The U.S. government says it is satisfied with the progress ICANN has made to prepare to take over control of domain names, and will cede control this fall as previously agreed. The handover is set for October 1.

Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac debuts with the stand-alone Parallels Toolbox

Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac boasts expanded support for PC gaming, including games available via Microsoft’s Windows 10 Xbox app, and Blizzard’s blockbuster team-shooter 'Overwatch.'