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Apple AR glasses | News, Specs, Rumors, and More

Apple AR glasses | News, Specs, Rumors, and More

Apple has major plans for augmented reality (AR). These started with ARKit, a new augmented reality platform launched at its annual Worldwide Develope ...
Steam survey shows PC gamers are still mostly playing in 1080p and lower

Steam survey shows PC gamers are still mostly playing in 1080p and lower

Valve Software’s latest hardware and software survey for July 2reveals that 63.72 percent of Steam’s registered members still play games with a 1080p ...
The world’s first practical quantum computer has cash and a timeline

The world’s first practical quantum computer has cash and a timeline

The dream of building a practical quantum computer could be closer than ever, thanks to a $15 million grant from the National Science Foundation to se ...
Pricing and lack of content are still barriers against the adoption of VR

Pricing and lack of content are still barriers against the adoption of VR

A recent survey questioned 595 VR and AR professionals about business growth in the consumer and enterprise markets. Only 24 percent report strong sal ...
AMD’s new 32-core Ryzen Threadripper chip is out, and you can get one for free

AMD’s new 32-core Ryzen Threadripper chip is out, and you can get one for free

AMD’s 32-core Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX CPU is now available for $1,800. It’s compatible with motherboards packing the TR4 socket and the X399 chipset ...
‘There’s Waldo’ Robot Can Find Waldo Way Faster Than You

‘There’s Waldo’ Robot Can Find Waldo Way Faster Than You

Matt Reed / RedpepperAdd another name to the list of games machines have dominated: Where’s Waldo. Few things fill us with angst growing up quite as ...
Munich and Shanghai are Getting Nvidia Esports Boot Camps

Munich and Shanghai are Getting Nvidia Esports Boot Camps

Andy BoxallCompetitive gaming teams are about to get a great new training opportunity in both Asia and Europe. Following the success of its GeForce e ...
Widespread internet access is causing mass sleep deprivation, study suggests

Widespread internet access is causing mass sleep deprivation, study suggests

A study claims that high-speed internet may be costing us up to 25 minutes of sleep per night. And, surprisingly, the biggest problem isn't among thos ...
BenQ’s curvy new QHD display for gamers supports AMD’s FreeSync 2 tech

BenQ’s curvy new QHD display for gamers supports AMD’s FreeSync 2 tech

Gamers looking for a new monitor supporting AMD’s FreeSync 2 tech now have a freshly-baked option from BenQ. Available for $700, it’s a 32-inch curved ...
Programmer trains artificial intelligence to draw faces from text descriptions

Programmer trains artificial intelligence to draw faces from text descriptions

Animesh Karnewar wanted to know how characters described in books would appear in reality, so he turned to artificial intelligence to see if it could ...
AMD’s new 32-core Ryzen Threadripper desktop CPU rips into wallets at $1,800

AMD’s new 32-core Ryzen Threadripper desktop CPU rips into wallets at $1,800

AMD has a new batch of Ryzen Threadripper desktop CPUs for enthusiasts based on its refreshed Zen design. Leading this second wave is the 32-core chip ...
Razer heads to Kickstarter to create its Naga Trinity gaming mouse for lefties

Razer heads to Kickstarter to create its Naga Trinity gaming mouse for lefties

When it comes to computer mice, scissors, spiral notebooks, and more, lefties are a neglected crowd. Peripherals and tools catering to southpaws are f ...
What matters (and what doesn’t) when buying a gaming desktop

What matters (and what doesn’t) when buying a gaming desktop

Gaming desktops are still king of the PC hill, but there's a staggering variety of companies and components to choose from. This guide cuts through th ...
Could Snap save the internet from fake news? Here’s the company’s secret weapon

Could Snap save the internet from fake news? Here’s the company’s secret weapon

Snapchat recently leant its support to work by the University of California, Riverside, who have developed an algorithm that can root out fake news on ...
The best Intel processors

The best Intel processors

Intel chips are still arguably the best for gaming and other predominantly single-threaded tasks. If you're wanting an Intel chip for your next upgrad ...
Think ‘World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth’ can play on any PC? Think again.

Think ‘World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth’ can play on any PC? Think again.

A new ‘World of Warcraft’ expansion is upon us, and an increase in system requirements has come with it. We tested the game to see how well it runs on ...
Pictures of a blank GeForce GTX 1180 card reveal connectors and memory slots

Pictures of a blank GeForce GTX 1180 card reveal connectors and memory slots

Pictures of the GeForce GTX 1180 graphics card have supposedly surfaced showcasing the card’s empty printed circuit board. Based on the logos, it’s a ...
Here’s everything you need to run 4K games and movies

Here’s everything you need to run 4K games and movies

4K display tech is here, but there's more to running stuff at such a high display resolution than just handing over the dough for a 4K-equipped displa ...
Judgmental A.I. mirror rates how trustworthy, kind you are based on your looks

Judgmental A.I. mirror rates how trustworthy, kind you are based on your looks

Would you be freaked out if a facial recognition mirror started making judgement about your age, gender, race, attractiveness, and even trustworthines ...
Nvidia confirms its preshow Gamescom event, promises ‘spectacular surprises’

Nvidia confirms its preshow Gamescom event, promises ‘spectacular surprises’

Nvidia confirmed previous rumors that the company will host a special event just before the Gamescom gaming convention in Germany. Called the GeForce ...
Steam game allegedly infected users with cryptocurrency-mining malware

Steam game allegedly infected users with cryptocurrency-mining malware

A cheap Steam game called Abstractism appears to be infecting users' computers with a program that mines cryptocurrency. The developer has denied that ...
G-Sync vs. FreeSync

G-Sync vs. FreeSync

There are some subtle differences between the two adaptive refresh technology offerings, and they affect cost, performance, and compatibility. Nvidia ...
World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth allied races guide

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth allied races guide

The Hord and Alliance are seeking new allies in their struggle for control of Azeroth. Rather you pledge your allegiance to the Horde or Alliance, we' ...
Reality shines into your ‘Minecraft’ escape via Windows Mixed Reality Flashlight

Reality shines into your ‘Minecraft’ escape via Windows Mixed Reality Flashlight

What’s great about VR is that you can get the full building experience in Minecraft. The drawback is that you don’t have visual access to the real wor ...
Steam Chat Encrypts Voice Calls, Adds Friend Groups in Chat Overhaul

Steam Chat Encrypts Voice Calls, Adds Friend Groups in Chat Overhaul

A few weeks ago, the latest beta release of Steam implemented a brand-new chat system in place and it modernizes the communication side of Steam as ne ...
Leak shows Intel’s 9th-gen Core i7 desktop CPU won’t have hyper-threading

Leak shows Intel’s 9th-gen Core i7 desktop CPU won’t have hyper-threading

A supposed leak suggests that Intel will not provide hyper-threading tech on its ninth-generation Core i7-9700K CPU. This news is notable because it w ...
Remember the Y2K scare? Japan is facing a similar date-related tech crisis

Remember the Y2K scare? Japan is facing a similar date-related tech crisis

Remember the Y2K bug which scared us all witless in the buildup to the year 2000? Jump forward 18 years, and Japan faces a similar computer flaw which ...
The Looking Glass brings us closer than ever to Star Wars-like holograms

The Looking Glass brings us closer than ever to Star Wars-like holograms

We're inching closer to recreating the iconic scene in Star Wars of Princess Leia calling out to Obi-Wan for help. A Brooklyn company has created the ...
Email shows Nvidia’s GTX 11 Series will start being released in late August

Email shows Nvidia’s GTX 11 Series will start being released in late August

A leaked email purportedly written by a Nvidia graphics card partner for a retailer provides the release dates of the upcoming GeForce GTX 11 Series. ...
The quantum meltdown of encryption – TechCrunch

The quantum meltdown of encryption – TechCrunch

Shlomi Dolev is the Chair Professor and founder of the Computer Science department of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He is the aut ...
Asus ROG Swift PG279Q review

Asus ROG Swift PG279Q review

The latest gaming monitor from Asus is a 27-inch flagship that spare no expense to stuff in every feature imaginable, but does an $800, 1440p monitor ...
How to make a Minecraft server

How to make a Minecraft server

Whether you're hosting a server for a few friends or launching a massive effort to recreate your favorite show's world, you've got options for hosting ...
VR is in a tailspin, and the sales numbers prove it

VR is in a tailspin, and the sales numbers prove it

VR is the future! Except if you look at the data. Sales of the biggest VR headsets, including the HTC Vive, PlayStation VR, and Oculus Go, are all dec ...
Best Gear VR apps and games

Best Gear VR apps and games

Before you put on your new Gear VR headset, you should know which apps and games are worth downloading. Whether you're a fan of documentaries or arcad ...
What Is G-Sync? | Digital Trends

What Is G-Sync? | Digital Trends

So you just got the latest PC title and are excited to fire up your machine to give it a go. You start the game but notice that the image sometimes s ...
Bring magic to your desktop with a $699 external GPU for MacBook Pros, iMacs

Bring magic to your desktop with a $699 external GPU for MacBook Pros, iMacs

Blackmagic Design teamed up with Apple to create an external graphics card enclosure with a built-in AMD Radeon Pro 580. Called the Blackmagic eGPU, i ...
How Logitech continues to thrive in the post-PC world

How Logitech continues to thrive in the post-PC world

The PC is in decline, yet a company like Logitech continues to find ways to stay relevant. From its high-end audio to emphasis on gaming, the company ...
Check Out These 20 Must-Have GTA V Mods for PC

Check Out These 20 Must-Have GTA V Mods for PC

The PC version of Grand Theft Auto V offers many advantages over the console release. Better graphics, improved multiplayer, and support for higher re ...
When sci-fi meets reality: Adobe re-imagines AR from ‘Terminator 2’

When sci-fi meets reality: Adobe re-imagines AR from ‘Terminator 2’

While the augmented reality special effects in Terminator 2 were cool for its time, it looks less believable today, since AR is now a real thing. So A ...
AMD’s second-gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs could rip into stores in August

AMD’s second-gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs could rip into stores in August

AMD’s next-gen Ryzen Threadripper desktop processors for enthusiasts will supposedly launch in August. We already knew they were on the way, but now u ...
This A.I. goes against the grain, cleans noisy images with a single shot

This A.I. goes against the grain, cleans noisy images with a single shot

Noise obscures details in images taken at high ISOs but new research suggests artificial intelligence may be able to take care of it. A new paper demo ...
AMD’s next batch of Ryzen desktop CPUs may focus on better power efficiency

AMD’s next batch of Ryzen desktop CPUs may focus on better power efficiency

Although AMD introduced its second-generation Ryzen desktop processors in April, a recent leak shows another batch is on the way that will focus on be ...
‘Monster Hunter World’ Finally Comes to PC August 9

‘Monster Hunter World’ Finally Comes to PC August 9

Monster Hunter World is already the best-selling Capcom game in history, with more than 8 million copies sold, and it was only released for Xbox One ...
Apple’s Shortcuts will flip the switch on Siri’s potential – TechCrunch

Apple’s Shortcuts will flip the switch on Siri’s potential – TechCrunch

Matthew Cassinelli Contributor Matthew Cassinelli is a former member of the Workflow team and works as an ...
When we run out of room for data, scientists want to store it in DNA

When we run out of room for data, scientists want to store it in DNA

We're generating data faster than we're creating ways to store it. Could encoding data in DNA be a viable long-term storage option? A startup created ...
Tweak these ‘Fortnite’ game settings for a split-second edge

Tweak these ‘Fortnite’ game settings for a split-second edge

Fortnite is a very forgiving game, and it can run on just about any PC. How well it runs depends on your system, so we put Fortnite through its paces ...
Cryptocurrency May Be Why You Don’t Have a GeForce GTX 11 Series Card

Cryptocurrency May Be Why You Don’t Have a GeForce GTX 11 Series Card

Unnamed sources in the supply chain point to the current overabundance of add-in desktop graphics cards as to why you’re not already seeing Nvidia’s n ...
Intel HD Graphics Tested: Can Your Budget Laptop Hope to Game?

Intel HD Graphics Tested: Can Your Budget Laptop Hope to Game?

Intel’s introduction of the first modern Core processor in 2008 was a major change in direction, and not just because of its break away from the Netbu ...
A.I. Players Master Quake III Arena And Beat Humans

A.I. Players Master Quake III Arena And Beat Humans

Those among us who fear that we’ve already passed the point of no return when it comes to artificial intelligence becoming self-aware and plotting to ...
Nvidia’s GTX 11 Series may get people ready for the next generation of VR

Nvidia’s GTX 11 Series may get people ready for the next generation of VR

Unnamed sources claim that Nvidia’s upcoming GeForce GTX 1180 add-in graphics card for desktops will likely include a proprietary connector for virtua ...
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