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Microsoft offers $250,000 bounty for speculative-execution bugs
— 10:45 AM on March 16, 2018

The January reveal of the Meltdown and Spectre speculative-execution attacks sent ripples through the entire computer industry. Part of Intel's response was a

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Software Windows

Radeon Software 18.3.2 tunes up Final Fantasy XV
— 9:03 AM on March 13, 2018

A new Radeon software package just rode in, little more than a week after the last one. This release arrived astride a chocobo—one of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

Asus MG248QE melds FreeSync and blur reduction
— 1:07 PM on March 12, 2018

If you were to ask me, I'd reckon a fair few gerbils are familiar with Asus' venerable VG248QE gaming monitor. It was one of...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

FreeSync 2 is coming to the Xbox One this spring
— 9:11 AM on March 12, 2018

On Saturday, Microsoft launched a new series of monthly livestreams called Inside Xbox. The first episode had details on Sea of Thieves, PixArk, and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Game consoles

Windows 10 S is dead, long live S Mode
— 5:16 PM on March 9, 2018

Microsoft introduced Windows 10 S along with the Surface Laptop just over ten months ago, but rumors that the pared-back version of the company's...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

Oculus Rift headsets took a day off thanks to certificate snafu
— 9:45 AM on March 8, 2018

If you've got an Oculus Rift and you've tried to use it in the last 24 hours, you probably ran into some trouble. Early yesterday...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

AMD Project ReSX improves Radeons' e-sports prowess
— 9:07 AM on March 6, 2018

We wrote yesterday about AMD's Radeon Software 18.3.1, a release that includes performance improvements in popular multiplayer title Dota 2. That optimization is part...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

The February 2018 Steam Hardware Survey says ni hao PC wan jia
— 12:27 PM on March 5, 2018

The uninitiated may not realize that Valve's ridiculously-successful content delivery platform Steam collects data about their hardware every month. Put down your pitchforks, privacy...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Corsair's RGB LED peripherals will react to Far Cry 5's ruckus
— 4:30 PM on March 2, 2018

Fans of both Ubisoft's Far Cry series and RGB LED lighting can rejoice, as the upcoming Far Cry 5 will support reactive lighting on...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

Report: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update adoption speeds past 85%
— 11:00 AM on February 23, 2018

Microsoft's sometimes-aggressive data collection policies received criticism, but if AdDuplex's Windows 10 Fall Creators Update adoption figures are accurate, the software giant might be...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

The Tech Report's February 2018 mobile staff picks
— 9:32 AM on February 23, 2018

It's time for another edition of The Tech Report's mobile staff picks, where we comb the worlds of tablets, laptops, and phones to separate the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

Snapdragon 845 VR reference headset stretches its wings
— 2:00 PM on February 21, 2018

Most would agree that a high-end PC with a fast CPU and a discrete video card can deliver better graphics to a VR headset than...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

Asus HC102 Windows Mixed Reality headset ups the ante
— 1:30 PM on February 20, 2018

The second-generation of modern VR hardware is upon us, but perhaps not in the form you were expecting. Windows Mixed Reality headsets are compatible with...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

Microsoft outlines the limitations of Windows 10 on ARM devices
— 9:11 AM on February 20, 2018

Are you absolutely stoked for the launch of Windows 10 on ARM devices? We first heard about the project more than a year ago,...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

Steam fires up wishlist improvements and the Lunar New Year Sale
— 9:24 AM on February 16, 2018

You may not be aware of this, but huge swaths of Asia don't use the Gregorian calendar we tend to favor in the West. The...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

Thursday deals: an Xbox One X with three games for $499 and more
— 1:45 PM on February 15, 2018

Howdy, folks! Valentine's Day is over, and we hope that all of you enjoyed either the company of your significant others, or at least spent...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Multimedia Displays Mobile computing Gaming Game consoles

PSA: Old-stock AMD AM4 boards might not boot with Ryzen APUs
— 4:56 PM on February 13, 2018

Update 2/14/2018, 9:45 AM: AMD has posted a support page with steps users can take to resolve this specific issue should they build an...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

PUBG performance blooms in Radeon 18.2.2 drivers
— 10:30 AM on February 13, 2018

If cryptocurrency mining is the biggest force driving graphics card demand right now, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds just might be right behind. The game is certainly has...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software