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Steam client beta looks extra-sharp with high-DPI display support
— 4:00 PM on February 8, 2018

We wrote about a new beta version of Valve's Steam Audio SDK a couple of days ago, and now the company has pulled a...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

Report: Microsoft to mothball Windows 10 S in favor of an S Mode
— 11:00 AM on February 5, 2018

Microsoft officially unveiled Windows 10 S just nine months ago, but Brad Sams of Thurrott reports that Redmond is already pulling the plug...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

Final Fantasy XV's benchmark is pretty and demanding
— 10:30 AM on February 2, 2018

The latest main-series entry in the ever-more-curiously-named Final Fantasy franchise is Final Fantasy XV. The title was a smash hit on consoles in 2016, and...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

Radeon 18.2.1 drivers are ready for the Final Fantasy XII remaster
— 8:18 AM on February 2, 2018

AMD's previous update to its Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition drivers was focused on fixing bugs with old games rather than optimizations for new titles....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

Apple squeezes more from each iPhone as holiday shipments flatten
— 4:00 PM on February 1, 2018

Apple released its fiscal 2018 first-quarter results today. Amid concerns about soft iPhone demand over the holiday season, the company posted what it calls all-time...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

Windows Defender will start removing scareware
— 4:00 PM on January 31, 2018

You don't need us to tell you that Windows is the desktop OS of choice for almost everyone. Because of that, there's an incredible variety...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

Lenovo laptop lovers urged to update due to fingerprint reader flaw
— 4:59 PM on January 29, 2018

If you work from a laptop computer, there's a pretty good chance it's a Lenovo. The company's ThinkPad and IdeaPad lines are popular with businesses....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

Windows 10 Insider Preview 17083 puts fonts first
— 11:30 AM on January 25, 2018

Windows Insiders on the Fast ring are getting a sneek peak at some features destined for the next big Windows Update in Build 17083....

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

Chrome 64 adds support for HDR video and per-site muting
— 9:07 AM on January 25, 2018

Most of the video content shown in my house comes through a browser. We don't have an HDR display yet, but thanks to the latest...

Type: News story Tags: Software

Latest Office for Mac offers real-time collaboration and a common code base
— 3:00 PM on January 19, 2018

While you can open any of the major Microsoft Office apps on either a Mac or a PC, it only takes a few minutes to...

Type: News story Tags: Software

Radeon 18.1.1 drivers fix DirectX 9 bug and remove some thorns
— 9:00 AM on January 19, 2018

There aren't any big AAA game releases this week, so AMD directed its focus on bug fixes with its just-released Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

Use InSpectre to see if you're protected from Meltdown and Spectre
— 3:00 PM on January 17, 2018

Esteemed programmer and computer security advocate Steve Gibson has been doing his thing as the Gibson Research Corporation since 1985. I've personally made great...

Type: News story Tags: Software

Gigabyte, Asus, and MSI prep updates against Meltdown and Spectre
— 3:28 PM on January 12, 2018

Meltdown and Spectre are entirely new classes of security vulnerability. Even with Intel doing all it can to get microcode and firmware updates...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Software

AMD will issue optional Ryzen and Epyc microcode updates for Spectre
— 11:00 AM on January 12, 2018

Now that CES is winding down, attention is returning to the response to the major vulnerabilities caused by oversights in the way speculative execution is...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Software

GeForce 390.65 drivers add Freestyle color filters and Fortnite support
— 2:00 PM on January 8, 2018

We're pretty sure Nvidia isn't launching any new gaming graphics cards at CES this year, but the company is adding new real-time color filters and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

AMD plans to issue an Adrenalin hotfix for broken DirectX 9 games
— 1:00 PM on January 2, 2018

The wide-ranging backward compatibility of the PC is one of its greatest strengths as a gaming platform, but folks trying to step back just a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

Apple addresses iPhone slowdown fiasco with $29 battery replacements
— 4:56 PM on December 28, 2017

Over the past few days, there's been a furor regarding the performance of some aging iPhones on the popular Geekbench benchmark under iOS 10.2.1 and...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

Bundle up with games from the Steam Winter Sale
— 11:01 AM on December 22, 2017

If you feel your wallet tugging itself from your pocket, gerbils, it's because it's time once again for yet another game sale. The Steam...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software