What Thunderbolt 3 means for the future of PC connection standards

Thunderbolt 3, the latest version of the super-quick connection standard, makes big changes. The most notable is USB Type-C compatibility, but that's just the beginning. Here's what you need to know.

Firaxis has big plans for XCOM 2, and that’s why it’s PC-only

XCOM 2 creative director Jake Solomon explains Firaxis' surprising decision to develop the game exclusively for Windows, Mac, and Linux, leaving console gamers to lust for this new entry in the well-loved strategy franchise.

Trends with Benefits: How Google builds the ‘Map of You’

Our round table of tech experts discusses and debates how truly useful Google's newly redesigned security and privacy controls actually are.

Acer shows off 11K widescreen monitor setup, new Predator gaming rigs

Acer showed off the latest entries in the Predator line at Computex. They include new gaming desktops and laptops, of course, along with a projector and two G-Sync monitors, including a 34-inch super-wide option.

Meet the release-ready Steam Controller

Valve's long-anticipated Steam Controllers are finally available for pre-order. Here's a new video that breaks down the distinctive features that separates Valve's gamepad from the pack.

Weekly rewind: Dish and T-Mobile flirt, Windows 10 gets a drop date, and more

It can be challenging to keep track of everything that happens in the tech world. That's why, we have compiled a list of the top 10 tech stories from this week - just for you.
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Microsoft makes Skype for Web available to all users in the U.S. and U.K.

Skype for Web, Microsoft's browser-based version of the popular messaging platform, is now available to all users in the U.S. and U.K. It isn't without its limitations, though -- its video and audio messaging requires a plugin.

Leaked Windows 10 build lets you try experimental features, or stop updates

A leaked build of Windows 10 has new options in the Settings app to stop Insider updates, and let Microsoft enable experimental features. Whether they'll make it to the next build remains to be seen.

IR keyboard lets you use touch controls without touching anything

Moky IR has figured out a way to implement IR control in a wireless keyboard to give users to functions like multi-touch scroll and pinch-to-zoom, all without an actual touchpad.

HP Enterprise will unveil prototype of ‘The Machine’ in 2016

Next year, we'll see HP Enterprise unveil a prototype version of The Machine, intended to be used by developers to create software ahead of the product's full rollout.

Stop in the name of battery life! Chrome beta automatically pauses Flash elements

An update to the Chrome beta now allows the browser to detect and intelligently pause Adobe Flash animations. This is said to significantly reduce power consumption, so it should help laptop users squeeze out those crucial extra few minutes…
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Acer makes a 4K monitor with a futuristic design to match its razor-sharp screen

Looking for a 4K monitor? You’re spoiled for choice, but most affordable options are as exciting as a winter vacation to Nebraska. Acer’s slick, white, futuristic S277HK tries to change that trend without sacrificing the value the…