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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

— 8:53 AM on September 21, 2015

Morning, folks. Hope you had a good weekend. I spent part of mine participating in that Rocket League tournament, which did not end well for Team...

Type: News story Tags: Networking