So long, dongles: Microsoft will build one into your next Windows 10 PC
Xbox is phasing out unnecessary dongles for your Windows 10 PC, announcing a new line of computers that communicate wirelessly with your Xbox accessories without the need to buy any extraneous adapters. From there, the company also plans to bake Xbox Wireless connectivity directly into PC motherboards so that one […]

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This tiny computer is a quarter the size of Raspberry Pi
Hackers and tinkerers rejoice! There’s another single-board computer for you to build your next project with. The Onion Omega2 is a full-fledged Linux computer that you can buy for $5 (about £4, AU$7). But what would you even do with a computer like this? Onion positions the Omega2 as an […]

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Solve the world’s biggest challenges through AI and win a prize
Interested in the future of artificial intelligence? Fancy winning a few million dollars? If you answered in the affirmative to both of these questions, you might want to consider putting your little gray cells to good use by signing up to the newly opened IBM Watson AI Xprize. The AI […]

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Steam reveals system requirements for ‘Deus Ex: Mankind Divided’ on PC
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is slated to hit the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC on August 23, 2016. Developed by Eidos Montral and Nixxes Software, the Square Enix-published game will be the sequel to 2011’s Deus Ex: Human Revolution. For PC gamers, this highly anticipated action role-playing stealth […]

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Think a neighbor is stealing your Wi-Fi? Find out for sure
Is your internet a little slow? Do videos on YouTube take too long to buffer? Do movies on Netflix show up in a lower resolution than expected? We’ve got some bad news for you — one of your neighbors might be stealing your Wi-Fi. While you might not mind if […]

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‘No Man’s Sky’ exploit lets players farm crucial items
The technique centers around an unintended consequence of the game’s save system, according to a report from Eurogamer. When players die, the items stored in their exosuit inventory are left on the ground nearby as a “grave” — if they can return to that spot, they can reclaim the items, […]

‘No Man’s Sky’ exploit lets players farm crucial items


Impressive mod turns the Xbox One S into a laptop
Unveiled at this year’s E3 event, the Xbox One S takes the power of Microsoft’s flagship home console and puts it in a smaller, more refined package, even if it doesn’t provide a bump in performance. That gave one DIY-minded gamer the idea to take the company’s efforts to streamline […]

Impressive mod turns the Xbox One S into a laptop


Microsoft has just acquired its own game streaming service
Following in the footsteps of Sony’s acquisition of game-streaming service Gaikai in 2012, Microsoft has acquired Beam. But unlike Gaikai, Beam’s service has an emphasis on bringing interactivity to watching live-gaming streams. Whereas services such as Twitch allow users to watch passively as game streamers play, Beam’s service allows viewers […]

Microsoft has just acquired its own game streaming service



Is Google working on a unified OS codenamed Fuchsia?
It has been rumored that Google wants to unify the mobile and desktop worlds making a single OS for a better user experience. Today we learned from an anonymous source about Google Fuchsia. This appears to be an operating system project hosted on Google’s own GitHub that appears to be […]

Is Google working on a unified OS codenamed Fuchsia?


NASA has just released a cute Mars rover game to celebrate Curiosity anniversary
Mars enthusiasts will be beside themselves with dusty red delight when they hear about what NASA’s just gone and done. Celebrating the fourth anniversary of the Curiosity rover’s arrival on the faraway planet, the space agency has released a new social game with the deliciously obvious title of Mars Rover. […]

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Legendary digs the ‘Life is Strange’ game so much that it’s producing a live-action series
The Life is Strange blog on Tumblr reports that developer Dontnod Entertainment and publisher Square Enix have reached a deal with Legendary Digital Studios and dj2 Entertainment to bring the popular episodic graphic adventure to life in a new live-action digital series. Unfortunately, there are no other details to share […]

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New Family Library lets you share purchased Google Play content with up to 6 people
Until now, Android users haven’t been able to share apps between family members — meaning each person had to buy an app to be able to use it. That’s no longer the case, thanks to the Google Play Family Library. It functions just like it sounds — it’s a library […]

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Two-step verification through texts might go the way of the dodo sooner or later
Even though the number of websites and services that use two-step verification as a way to secure accounts has increased over the years, the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s latest proposal might put a halt to the verification method. In its mainstream incarnation, two-step verification, also known as multi-factor […]

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Dota 2 players help build record-breaking $18M prize pool for The International 2016
Since the inaugural tournament back in 2011, The International has become the defining Dota 2 event on the eSports calendar. Now, there’s word that the prize pool for 2016 has already eclipsed the amounts raised in previous years. As of the time of this writing, $18,661,259 is up for grabs, […]

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Hands on: Windows 10 Anniversary Update
  The latest update to Windows 10 is subtle, but the operating system feels mature. “How likely are you to recommend Windows 10 to a friend or colleague?” It surprised me. I don’t think an operating system has ever asked me whether I like it or not. The fact it […]

Hands on: Windows 10 Anniversary Update


AMD’s new $10,000 graphics card has its own built-in SSDs
As much as gamers might be willing to spend on their PCs, their computers have nothing on the cost of high-end workstations, especially if those workstations use one of AMD’s new Radeon Pro Solid State Graphics (SSG). The new $10,000 Radeon Pro Duo from AMD, comes equipped with its own […]

AMD’s new $10,000 graphics card has its own built-in SSDs



YouTuber creates virtual drum set, bangs out Pokémon theme song in VR
Why buy a drum set when you can use an HTC Vive and create your own perfect virtual setup? Well, that’s exactly what YouTuber Emre Tanirgan did when he covered the theme song to Pokémon down to a T. Tanirgan is currently developing a VR application that will allow users […]

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Microsoft injects Office 365 with cool new features for Word, Outlook, PowerPoint
Microsoft’s Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team, updated the company’s Office blog on Tuesday with news of freshly baked features that are heading to Office 365 this month. The new goodies specifically hitting Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint are backed by the cloud, including a Researcher service for […]

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How Xbox One, Xbox One S, Windows, and Scorpio will work together
Microsoft had an eventful Xbox presentation for E3 2016, with major announcements for both new hardware and compatibility. It was also pretty confusing. We heard about new services, an upcoming console, another upcoming, mostly secret console, cross-play options with Windows 10, and a lot more. Many gamers were left scratching […]

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Want to upgrade your old PC? Here’s how to gain maximum speed at minimum cost
PC sales are down more or less across the board. That’s not necessarily a bad thing (unless you happen to be a PC manufacturer, of course). The truth is that almost any Windows machine sold in the last five years can handle surfing the web, checking email, and even streaming […]

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