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‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ PlayStation virtual reality-exclusive content revealed

Publisher Square Enix announced a collection of PlayStation VR-exclusive content bundled with the upcoming PS4 version of 'Rise of the Tomb Raider' that allows players to freely explore series star Lara Croft's childhood home from a…
Social Media

Don’t ‘get’ Snapchat? Its weirdest, most innovative creators may change your mind

Snapchat, to anyone not already on the social network, looks confusing, weird, and almost impenetrable. It turns out that beneath the surface is a creative, entertaining community that may just be worth the effort to join.
Movies & TV

Amazon Studios orders full seasons of ‘The Tick’ and ‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson’

'The Tick', 'Jean-Claude Van Johnson', and 'I Love Dick' have all received full-season orders from Amazon Studios after users voted for them in the studio's most recent pilot season program.
Computing

Display maker AOC now offering its two AGON gaming monitors in the United States

Display maker AOC said that its AGON line of monitors for PC gaming is now available in the United States. Both are 27-inch panels with high resolutions packing technology to reduce image tearing, stuttering, and input lag. Prices start at…
Computing

Malware can now detect virtual machines, and then go dark like a Cold War spy

Getting some malware to do its thing on a virtual machine is a godsend for security researchers, but that may not be something they can enjoy for long, as we're now seeing malware that can detect where it is and shut down if it knows you're…
Mobile

BlackBerry to stop making its own smartphones, will outsource production

During BlackBerry's second quarter 2016 earnings call in late September, the company confirmed what was widely expected: it would no longer manufacture its own smartphones, instead pivoting focus toward software.
Computing

D-Wave claims that its latest quantum system is 1,000 times faster than its predecessor

Despite lingering doubts about the broader utility of quantum annealers as opposed to universal quantum computers, D-Wave's new 2,000-qubit processor is an achievement in its own right.
Podcasts

Close to the Metal Ep. 14: GTX 1060 review, and what’s up with video card prices?

We took a close look at a high-end GTX 1060 from Zotac. Though its performance was great, the price was hard to tolerate, given its increase over the base MSRP. And the GTX 1060 isn't the only card to suffer the problem.
Computing

Mozilla’s Test Pilot gains three new experiments – we gave them a try

Mozilla launched on Wednesday three new experiments for its Test Pilot program for Firefox. These include a screenshot tool and a picture-in-picture tool. The company is also bringing Tracking Protection to the main browsing window.
Cool Tech

Social media posts can help predict pollution in some of the world’s biggest cities

A new study by researchers at Rice University analyzed millions of posts on social media in Beijing to find out whether microblogging can double as a proxy measurement system for airborne pollution.
Mobile

Leaked Huawei Mate 9 images suggest Leica branding for dual-sensor camera

Huawei is hard at work at the next addition to the Mate lineup, the Mate 9. From leaks about the phone's design to leaks about the device's specs, here's everything we know about the phone so far.