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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

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

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

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

The Witness will rack players' brains on January 26, 2016
— 1:10 PM on September 17, 2015

In The Witness, the next game from Braid creator Jonathan Blow and Thekla, players will be dropped onto a deserted island, and they're on their...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

Cooler Master V-Series PSUs get Silencio fans, fully modular cables
— 9:42 AM on September 17, 2015

Cooler Master's V-Series power supplies got a small-but-welcome update recently. The company is now using its Silencio FP 120-mm fans to provide cooling...

Type: News story Tags: Power

Star Wars Battlefront beta will be open to all
— 5:51 PM on September 16, 2015

There's been a great disturbance in the Force every time EA has doled out information about the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront. It's only fair,...

Type: News story Tags: Software

iOS 9 arrives today with proactive features and iPad multitasking
— 10:07 AM on September 16, 2015

iPhone and iPad owners, rejoice: a new iOS version arrives today. iOS 9 will begin rolling out to a wide range of devices starting...

Type: News story Tags: Software Mac

— 9:06 AM on September 16, 2015

Morning, folks. Hope all is well with you. I have an article to edit, and then you should see something new posted here soon. I'm also hard at work...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

Nvidia hands out software updates for all Shield devices
— 8:19 AM on September 11, 2015

Nvidia has unleashed a torrent of firmware updates for all of its Shield devices. Buried within each update are security updates and minor changes....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming Game consoles Software

Intel graphics drivers are OpenGL 4.4-certified
— 6:08 PM on September 10, 2015

Intel has released updated drivers for its integrated graphics processors, which introduce support for Skylake-series CPUs with Intel HD Graphics 500 series IGPs. Perhaps...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

We're talking tonight with Zotac's Zbox guru
— 9:24 AM on September 10, 2015

We have a special guest joining us on the TR Podcast live stream this evening: Jacky from Zotac, who heads up product design for the...

Type: News story Tags: Cases The Tech Report Podcast

Android Stagefright bug exploit sample code published
— 9:17 AM on September 10, 2015

Roughly a month after the frightful Stagefright Android vulnerability was disclosed, Zimperium's security researchers have published sample code for exploiting the bug. As a...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime's local co-op ruins friendships
— 8:38 AM on September 10, 2015

Local multi-player gaming is something of a lost art these days. Asteroid Base is trying to change that with Death Star simulator Lovers in a...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

Updated: AMD VP explains Nano exclusion, apologizes
— 6:09 PM on September 9, 2015

Update: See below for an update to this story. I've been too busy covering other things to follow most of the fallout from AMD's decision to...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics The Tech Report

We're all Pawns in Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen
— 5:31 PM on September 8, 2015

Capcom has announced that Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen, best described as one part Dark Souls and one part Devil May Cry, is getting a PC release. The trailer below,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

So long, RC4, and thanks for all the fish
— 5:02 PM on September 4, 2015

It's official. Support for RC4, a stream cipher used by browsers for securing connections (among other things), will be dropped sometime in early 2016...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Networking