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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

Computer Stick project puts Cherry Trail in the palm of your hand
— 4:56 PM on September 25, 2015

Did you find the Intel Compute Stick concept interesting? Here's another take on the formula. The Computer Stick Indiegogo project wants to add...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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

Asus' Z170I Pro Gaming is a bite-size enthusiast's board
— 12:26 PM on September 23, 2015

Mini-ITX motherboards need to make the most out of the space available, especially with Intel's Z170 platform offering so much PCIe connectivity. Asus is doing its...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Asus intros Transformer Book T100HA and Flip TP200SA
— 8:00 AM on September 22, 2015

Intel's Braswell and Cherry Trail 14-nm SoCs can make for PCs that sip power and are still fast enough for basic computing needs. Asus just...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac provides tons of goods in tiny package
— 9:03 AM on September 21, 2015

They say the best things come in small packages. That's apparently the goal ASRock has in mind with its just-announced Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac motherboard.

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Arbor Solution's industrial fanless PCs are built tough
— 8:37 AM on September 18, 2015

Everybody likes fanless PCs—either out of our own desire for a quiet room or out of necessity in, say, an industrial setting. Arbor Solution's

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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

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

The Tech Report System Guide: September 2015 edition
— 11:04 AM on September 16, 2015

In our first System Guide since Intel's Skylake CPUs hit the market, we examine the new chips' effects on every facet of the PC-building experience....

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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

Biostar's Hi-Fi H170Z3 mobo allows piecemeal Skylake upgrades
— 8:52 AM on September 14, 2015

Are you looking to upgrade to a Skylake CPU while holding on to your DDR3 memory? Biostar's Hi-Fi H170Z3 has slots for a pair...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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