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Drones, VR, and brisket collide (peacefully) at Digital Trends’ TechPop Drone Show 1:23

On the rooftop of the Portland-based Hotel deLuxe's parking garage, Digital Trends hosted its third TechPop event, this time geared toward teaching those in attendance more about drones and virtual reality.

New ROG Strix GL702VM gaming laptop from Asus is slim, powerful, and stylish

Asus is getting ready to ship the Republic of Gamers Strix GL702VM laptop packing Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1060 graphics chip. The screen supports Nvidia's G-Sync tech, which syncs the displays refresh rate with the graphics chip's output.

New custom overlays make 360Fly action-cam shots look like a video game

Beware, using this software may remind you of your favorite racing video game. A new partnership between 360Fly and RaceRender allows users to upload custom speedometers, track maps, and more to their own 360 footage.

First ‘Dark Souls III’ expansion, ‘Ashes of Ariandel,’ teased in new gameplay trailer

Publisher Bandai Namco has released a new Dark Souls III trailer giving fans an early look at the upcoming Ashes of Ariandel expansion prior to its multiplatform launch next month.

These 'Destiny: Rise of Iron' guns will keep you entertained

'Rise of Iron' is finally here and with it comes a host of new, absurd weaponry in the 'Destiny' tradition. Here are some of the most comical new guns to be had in the games latest expansion, from "Disassembly Required" to "B-29 Party…

PS4 Pro specs are ‘not enough to do true 4K,’ says Xbox executive

Xbox senior director of product management and planning Albert Penello claims that the computing speed driving Sony's upcoming PlayStation 4 Pro console is "not enough to do true 4K."

‘Pokémon Sun’ and ‘Moon’ to get post-launch ‘Pokémon Bank’ support

The Pokémon Company revealed this week that the upcoming Nintendo 3DS RPG duo Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon will be upgraded with Pokémon Bank support following their retail debuts later this year.

Can you survive ‘Gears of War 4’s punishing new Horde mode?

50 waves of enemies might not sound like much, but Gears of War 4’s Horde Mode will make sure you and your friends earn every frag.

Baseball! Apocalypse! Prison! Here are October’s Games With Gold for the Xbox

If you like baseball, escaping prison, or wallowing in depression as everyone around you dies, then October's Xbox Games With Gold has something for you. I Am Alive and The Escapists are among the freebies being offered.

Every GTX 1070/1080 sold comes with a free ‘Gears of War 4’ on PC, Xbox One

Gears of War 4 is now free for anyone buying Nvidia GTX 1070 or 1080 graphics cards. The new title offers support for 4K gaming, so both Microsoft and Nvidia want to use it to showcase what the new generation of GPUs can do.
Virtual Reality

Oculus Touch costs even more in the U.K., which may negate Rift’s price advantage

A leaked retail listing for the Oculus Rift's Touch Controller pack which includes a second tracking camera, has been listed online at 200 euros, or $225. If true, this means the Rift could end up more expensive than the HTC Vive.