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Microsoft acquires Havok physics engine from Intel
— 4:01 PM on October 2, 2015

After being acquired by Intel eight years ago, Havok is changing hands once more. Microsoft announced that it's purchased the 3D physics software provider...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

Deals of the week: Crucial's MX200 500GB SSD and more
— 2:15 PM on October 2, 2015

Happy Friday, gerbils. Pickings were slim for deals this week, but we've still found a couple bargains worthy of your hard-earned dollars today. Newegg has

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

IBM claims key advance in carbon nanotube transistors
— 4:23 PM on October 1, 2015

IBM's research division says it's found a way to overcome a key roadblock on the way to practical carbon-nanotube transistors. The company notes that scaling carbon...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

More cuts: AMD to reduce global workforce by 5%
— 3:47 PM on October 1, 2015

AMD plans to reduce its global workforce by about 5%, according to a Form 8-K filing that became public today. The layoffs are part...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

WinRAR SFX archive bug could put 500 million users in danger
— 4:51 PM on September 30, 2015

Are you one of the roughly 500 million people using WinRAR? Best be careful with the archives you open. Security researcher Mohammed Reza Espargham...

Type: News story Tags: Software

AMD goes Pro with TrustZone-enabled APUs
— 9:25 AM on September 30, 2015

AMD has released a Pro family of APUs and management tools targeted at business environments. These APUs hail from the Godavari and Carrizo families,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

Nvidia GeForce Now is a rebuilt, reimagined Grid
— 8:43 AM on September 30, 2015

Nvidia believes game streaming is an increasingly compelling way to play. Its GeForce Now service is a from-the-ground-up reimagining of the Grid streaming service, and...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

Turn-based BattleTech game project hits Kickstarter
— 7:47 AM on September 30, 2015

Harebrained Schemes, the developer that brought back Shadowrun, is working on a turn-based BattleTech game for the PC. The game is being

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

Report: AMD, Silver Lake in stalled talks for 25% stake
— 9:08 PM on September 29, 2015

Amid declining fortunes in every sector of its business, it appears AMD is looking to outside investors for a capital lifeline. According to

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

Google outlines improvements in Android 6.0 Marshmallow
— 12:18 PM on September 29, 2015

During its press event today, Google outlined many of the improvements it's made to Android 6.0 Marshmallow in more detail. The company says this release...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

Microsoft says it collects no advertising data with Windows 10
— 1:10 PM on September 28, 2015

Every time somebody publishes an article about Windows 10, it's not long before someone accuses Microsoft of spying on its customers. The company is...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

Deals of the week: Crucial's BX100 1TB SSD and more
— 2:28 PM on September 25, 2015

Happy Friday, gerbils. We've clawed our way out from the weekly avalanche of deals, discounts, and clearances to bring you the very best of the...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Chess, guns, and chainswords collide in Warhammer 40,000: Regicide
— 11:39 AM on September 25, 2015

Dakka! Dakka dakka dakka! That, my friends, is the most beautiful sound in the universe. Well, second best, perhaps, after the dulcet tones of...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming Software

The Core i7-6700K and 5775C are both available now
— 4:26 PM on September 24, 2015

Our gerbil-eyed "chuckula" spotted three animals today, often spoken of in tale but yet to be seen traipsing around in the wild. I'm talking,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Buying a Rift-compatible PC will be easier with Oculus Ready
— 12:58 PM on September 24, 2015

At Oculus Connect today, Oculus reiterated its recommended specifications for a Rift-compatible PC. (For quick reference, that means a Core i5-4590-class CPU and a...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous

Samsung's updated Gear VR arrives in November for $99
— 12:29 PM on September 24, 2015

At the Oculus Connect keynote today, Samsung unveiled its updated Gear VR headset, which it's trumpeting as the device that will make VR experiences accessible...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Displays

CableRobot simulator could be the ultimate VR add-on
— 9:47 AM on September 23, 2015

VR headsets are supposed to provide an immersive enough experience on their own, but a group of researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Biological...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

The Rocket League Invitational is here
— 12:00 PM on September 20, 2015

The Rocket League Invitational for Extra Life should be underway soon. I'll be playing for Team TR along with Gyromancer. Here's the stream:

Type: News story Tags: Gaming The Tech Report