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This plug-in makes Prisma-like painted videos possible on a PC

Mobile apps first brought painted videos into the spotlight -- but now those effects are available from a PC. A new plug-in for PowerDirector 16 allows video editors to turn their work into a painted film, in resolutions up to 4K.
Computing

Bitcoin put him on the street. Then it made him a fortune

Bitcoin has been good to Ray Youssef. As the co-founder of Paxul, a cryptocurrency exchange, it's helped make him wealthy. He’s a passionate promoter of using Bitcoin to give back, no matter the tactics required.
Web

YouTube removed 8M videos in 3 months, and machines did most of the work

Anyone can upload anything to YouTube, but the company's computers are getting better at fishing out objectionable content. On Monday, April 23, YouTube revealed it removed 8.3 million videos in the last three months of 2017.
Product Review

Pint-sized with paint that rivals a hot rod, the Tiki is no ordinary gaming PC

The original Falcon Northwest Tiki was one of our all-time favorite gaming PCs. We loved its compact form factor, powerful internals, and unique exterior design. That means the 2018 model has some big shoes to fill.
Product Review

It's the best Chromebook ever made. But is the Google Pixelbook worth buying?

Do you want the best Chromebook money can buy? Our Google Pixelbook review examines the operating system’s new flagship, which includes 2-in-1 versatility, an active stylus, and Google Assistant.
Computing

Apple’s Tim Cook says people don’t want iOS and MacOS to merge. What do you say?

Apple's Mac OS would benefit from a merger with iOS. Apple could reinvigorate interest in its MacBook Pro laptop from its prosumer audience by adding features first found on iOS, like LTE support, inking capabilities, and a touchscreen to…
Computing

New code in Windows 10 preview hints at a Surface Phone arrival

Microsoft may use the Surface Phone to showcase Windows 10's new telephony features. A Windows Insider Preview build reveals that support for phone features in Windows is coming, further fueling Surface Phone rumors.
Computing

Summer school is a drag, so enroll your kids in Microsoft’s Summer Camps

Microsoft will hold a new series of education courses for kids this summer. The courses focus on coding, game development, robotics, 3D moviemaking, and philanthropy. All classes are free and held at Microsoft Stores.
Computing

Microsoft warns Windows Defender can’t stop rising tech support scams

Unless you call in yourself, don't fall victim to the rising scams of attackers posing as tech support. These scammers will wipe your bank account and could compromise or steal your your personal data on your device.
Computing

Internet Explorer has a zero-day bug that Microsoft needs to fix

There is a rather sophisticated Internet Explorer zero-day bug that is apparently in the wild. It was discovered by Chinese antivirus company Qihoo 360 Core and infects PCs via a malicious Office document.
Computing

Upcoming XPS notebooks could have niche 3:2-aspect ratio monitors

Dell's XPS range of laptops may look a little different with the next generation, as Dell is reportedly interested in exploring the potential of less conventional aspect ratios, like 3:2 and more.
Computing

Microsoft is working to cut the file size of the basic Windows 10 install

Microsoft is reportedly working to cut the install size of Windows 10, but the resulting OS has some issues, and appears to lack many of the basic features that users of the OS have come to rely on.