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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

A billion Android devices could be vulnerable to Stagefright 2.0 bug
— 4:37 PM on October 1, 2015

Zimperium Zlabs has disclosed a new Android vulnerability it's calling Stagefright 2.0. In case that name isn't ringing any bells, it's a bug...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

AMD Catalyst 15.9.1 beta driver is ready for Star Wars and Fable
— 7:44 AM on October 1, 2015

Are you ready for the Star Wars Battlefront beta? AMD is, too. The company has released some fresh Catalyst beta drivers, version 15.9.1,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Shield Android TV firmware update turns on 4K gaming
— 1:21 PM on September 30, 2015

Nvidia is giving native Android TV gaming and local media playback some extra love to go alongside the revamped GeForce Now service. Shield Android...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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

Mixing power-line networking with Wi-Fi proves intoxicating
— 11:27 AM on September 28, 2015

You may recall my failed attempt at using a second Wi-Fi router in repeater mode in order to overcome some signal-strength issues in the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Networking

Roll out with Transfomers: Devastation on October 6
— 12:47 PM on September 25, 2015

Bayonetta developer PlatinumGames' Transformers: Devastation will be released on October 6, and it looks unbelievably good to this fan. The game mixes the Generation...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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

Star Wars Battlefront beta kicks off October 8
— 12:09 PM on September 24, 2015

It's time to make plans to call in sick. We knew the Star Wars Battlefront beta would be open to all sometime in October, and...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Arctic Cooling's Freezer 32 CPU cooler promises silence at idle
— 11:51 AM on September 24, 2015

We've enjoyed the recent explosion of semi-passive graphics card coolers that stop their fans while the GPU is idle. Arctic Cooling is extending that idea...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

Fable Legends DirectX 12 performance revealed
— 8:00 AM on September 24, 2015

Fable Legends is one of the first games to make use of DirectX 12, and it produces some truly sumptuous visuals. Here's a look...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming

Asetek wins injunction against Cooler Master liquid coolers
— 6:33 PM on September 23, 2015

It could be argued that liquid-cooling company Asetek practically invented the now-ubiquitous all-in-one liquid cooler that sits atop many PC enthusiasts' CPUs and GPUs....

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

Mad Catz on the prowl with Rat Pro X and Pro S mice
— 5:04 PM on September 21, 2015

Peripheral company Mad Catz has officially released its high-end R.A.T. Pro X mouse and set a date for the launch of a new...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

Rise of the Tomb Raider trailer shows off gameplay
— 3:45 PM on September 21, 2015

2013's Tomb Raider was arguably one of the few reboots actually done right, and the new story of Lara Croft will continue in

Type: News story Tags: Gaming