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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

Thermaltake Core P5 turns PCs into wall art
— 12:41 PM on October 1, 2015

Some PC builds are works of art worthy of ogling eyes and drooling mouths. Thermaltake's latest case, the Core P5, lets builders put their...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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

AOC's 1080p USB display adds an extra monitor with one plug
— 3:24 PM on September 30, 2015

The utility of multiple displays is hard to dispute, but it's hard to cart around a second monitor if you mostly work on the go....

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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

Silverstone's extra-slim ML08 case can still pack a punch
— 9:10 AM on September 29, 2015

It seems that PCs keep getting smaller and smaller every day. Silverstone's ML08 chassis looks like a desktop case that went on a diet....

Type: News story Tags: Cases

In the lab: Fractal Design's Core 500 Mini-ITX case
— 1:59 PM on September 28, 2015

It feels like forever since I've brought out the Mini-ITX Casewarmer testing system. I'm dusting those parts off in preparation for their residence in

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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

Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming 7 motherboard reviewed
— 4:50 PM on September 24, 2015

Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming 7 motherboard has more next-gen storage connectivity than you can shake a stick at, Techicolor LED lighting, and premium Creative audio. Does all...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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