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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 will begin outsourcing smartphone production to third parties

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

In quantum computing advance, D-Wave announces 2,000 qubit processor

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? 31:51

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.
Gaming

Ubisoft acquires creative studio behind popular ‘Threes’ clone ‘2048’

Publisher Ubisoft has purchased casual games studio Ketchapp, creator of the popular Threes clone 2048 and other hit mobile apps, as it continues its attempts to fend off a hostile Vivendi takeover.
Mobile

Haven’t taken your vacation yet? T-Mobile is offering free data for when you do

Summer may have officially come to a close, but T-Mobile is looking for ways to extend those fleeting, joyous months -- at least, by way of your phone bill. It is offering free data throughout Europe and South America.
Cool Tech

This film wasn't just shot entirely with drones, but with drones on autopilot

A drone love story, shot entirely by autonomous drones? That's the premise behind a new film debuting at the London Film Festival next weekend and while the drone love story may be science fiction, the automated drone…
Photography

Lifelogging pioneer The Narrative Clip to shutter over financial troubles

The Narrative Clip, one of the pioneers of the idea of lifelogging (capturing and recording your life automatically), has notified customers that the company has filed for a voluntary dissolution -- they are closing up shop.