Category: Computing

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Atari embraces cryptocurrencies and sees its stock prices soar

Atari embraces cryptocurrencies and sees its stock prices soar

One of gaming's oldest companies is seeking to rebrand itself by embracing the cryptocurrency boom. Atari saw its stock prices rise as it announced it ...
Today, A.I. helps detect tiny earthquakes. Tomorrow, it might predict the big one

Today, A.I. helps detect tiny earthquakes. Tomorrow, it might predict the big one

In a recent study, an A.I. system was shown to be more accurate than current methods at detecting earthquakes, and may help bring scientists and seism ...
Intel’s latest graphics drivers can automatically optimize your favorite games

Intel’s latest graphics drivers can automatically optimize your favorite games

With as much attention as is being paid to the high end of the GPU market, particularly given the impact of cryptocurrency mining on the availability ...
Nvidia may reveal dedicated ‘Turing’ cryptocurrency mining cards in March

Nvidia may reveal dedicated ‘Turing’ cryptocurrency mining cards in March

Reuters reports that Nvidia will reveal gaming-class graphics cards code-named Turing at GTC 2018 next month. But that name is likely what Nvidia will ...
Master ‘Civilization VI’ with these starting tips for new players and veterans

Master ‘Civilization VI’ with these starting tips for new players and veterans

'Civilization VI' offers both series veterans and total newcomers a lot to chew on from the get-go. Here are some essential starting tips to help you ...
AMD vs. Intel: How does tech’s oldest rivalry look in 2018?

AMD vs. Intel: How does tech’s oldest rivalry look in 2018?

When it comes to selecting a CPU for your PC, there's no shortage of chips for you to choose from. With Ryzen, Threadripper, and Core i9 CPUs though, ...
Poll: Is AMD’s new APU fast enough to make a graphics card unnecessary?

Poll: Is AMD’s new APU fast enough to make a graphics card unnecessary?

AMD's new Vega-powered Ryzen APUs have much better game performance than your average CPU. However, is playing Overwatch at 30 fps good enough for PC ...
No, AMD’s new Vega-powered APUs don’t make sense for PC builders

No, AMD’s new Vega-powered APUs don’t make sense for PC builders

AMD's latest Ryzen APUs are quick enough to run Overwatch and Battlefield 1 on Low settings with some serious caveats, but as a PC component they don' ...
‘Fortnight’ overtakes ‘PUBG’ record with 3.4 million players at one time

‘Fortnight’ overtakes ‘PUBG’ record with 3.4 million players at one time

The stylish Battle Royale shooter Fortnite just posted some impressive numbers, but the milestone was marred by multiple problems including repeated s ...
BitGrail cryptocurrency exchange loses $170 million in Nano tokens

BitGrail cryptocurrency exchange loses $170 million in Nano tokens

The Wall Street Journal has reported that Italian cryptocurrency exchange BitGrail has lost about 17 million Nano tokens. In total, the stolen tokens ...
Adult content domains are home to half the sites using cryptomining malware

Adult content domains are home to half the sites using cryptomining malware

The practice of cryptomining by hijacking a user's CPU without permission to create new currency is expanding rapidly, and the vast majority of sites ...
Insane in the blockchain: 15 ridiculous cryptocurrencies you’ve never heard of

Insane in the blockchain: 15 ridiculous cryptocurrencies you’ve never heard of

Bitcoin and Ethereum are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to cryptocurrencies. You wouldn't believe how many ridiculous, silly, and downright ...
How to buy Bitcoin

How to buy Bitcoin

Is it time to purchase your first Bitcoin investment? If you're ready to get involved in the cryptocurrency, we'll walk you through how to pick an exc ...
‘Civilization VI: Rise & Fall’ Cultures and Leaders Guide

‘Civilization VI: Rise & Fall’ Cultures and Leaders Guide

Getting started in a Civilization game can be a tall task — especially if it’s your first time with the series. Each culture offers different advantag ...
The Best Graphics Cards You Can Buy in 2018

The Best Graphics Cards You Can Buy in 2018

Whether you’re upgrading your old rig, or putting together a new one, every great gaming PC needs a graphics card. (So does every great gaming laptop, ...
Google may be reattempting to enter the console market with a streaming service

Google may be reattempting to enter the console market with a streaming service

Android “consoles” seem to come and go like the latest trend, but Google apparently wants to keep the dream alive by providing its own game-streaming ...
The ‘Lexip’ mouse brings console-style joysticks to PC gaming

The ‘Lexip’ mouse brings console-style joysticks to PC gaming

The Kickstarter mouse promises new ways of controlling your PC gaming experience, including two joysticks, on one each side. The project has already r ...
AI, Swarm Intelligence, and the Future of Sports Betting

AI, Swarm Intelligence, and the Future of Sports Betting

Competitive sports are ultimately numbers games. Whether it’s a gymnast racking up points on a balance beam, a tennis player acing her opponent, or a ...
Dell XPS 8930 Review | A Secret Gaming PC?

Dell XPS 8930 Review | A Secret Gaming PC?

There’s been a lot of excitement surrounding Dell’s XPS hardware in the last few ...
What is Ethereum?

What is Ethereum?

The financial and tech sectors are excited about Ethereum, but what is Ethereum? While some might call it a cryptocurrency, there is a lot more to it. ...
The Best Laptop Cooling Pad You Can Buy (And Five Alternatives)

The Best Laptop Cooling Pad You Can Buy (And Five Alternatives)

Does your laptop have an overheating problem? Nothing is worse than seeing your laptop grind to a halt in the middle of an important project or gaming ...
Don’t Be Fooled By Sci-Fi Stories — A.I. For Good Is On The Rise

Don’t Be Fooled By Sci-Fi Stories — A.I. For Good Is On The Rise

One of the most famous sayings about technology is the “law” laid out by the late American historian Melvin Kranzberg: “Technology is neither good no ...
World’ welcomes veteran street fighters Ryu and Sakura

World’ welcomes veteran street fighters Ryu and Sakura

Capcom is no stranger to bonus characters, and the epic action-RPG Monster Hunter: World is no exception. Just days after its console release, the Cap ...
TMI? Fitness tracking ‘heatmap’ could compromise secret military locations

TMI? Fitness tracking ‘heatmap’ could compromise secret military locations

The fitness-tracking Strava "Heatmap" can show you popular jogging trails and bike routes from around the world, but it can also inadvertently reveal ...
Secret Service warns of ‘jackpotting’ hackers targeting ATMs in the U.S.

Secret Service warns of ‘jackpotting’ hackers targeting ATMs in the U.S.

Hackers targeting ATMs are usually relatively subtle. Sometimes they install a “skimmer” that collects hundreds of customer PINs that can be used to d ...
Epic Games is pulling the plug on ‘Paragon’ after the success of ‘Fortnite’

Epic Games is pulling the plug on ‘Paragon’ after the success of ‘Fortnite’

Epic Games recently announced that the multiplayer online battle arena game Paragon is no longer sustainable, in part because of the runaway success o ...
Deep Learning vs. Machine Learning: Here’s The Simplified Difference

Deep Learning vs. Machine Learning: Here’s The Simplified Difference

In recent months, Microsoft, Google, Apple, Facebook, and other entities have declared that we no longer live in a mobile-first world. Instead, it’s a ...
Internet services are selling water to Cape Town residents facing Day Zero

Internet services are selling water to Cape Town residents facing Day Zero

Residents of Cape Town, South Africa, will see the end of their water supply by the beginning of April. Online vendors are taking advantage of the dro ...
Blizzard patches security hole to block hackers from sending fake updates

Blizzard patches security hole to block hackers from sending fake updates

Blizzard is currently fixing a security hole in its desktop software that could allow any website to install browser-based software libraries, gain ac ...
The Best Gaming Mouse You Can Buy (And 4 Alternatives)

The Best Gaming Mouse You Can Buy (And 4 Alternatives)

Although your desktop or laptop is at the heart of your PC-based gaming, nothing is going to happen without proper input. Mechanical keyboards are th ...
The Best VR-Ready Laptops For 2018

The Best VR-Ready Laptops For 2018

Typically, a high-definition virtual reality experience requires a headset tethered to a PC. Desktops immediately come to mind given their hardware, b ...
‘Far Cry 5’ on PC will support multi-GPU configurations, 4K at 60 fps

‘Far Cry 5’ on PC will support multi-GPU configurations, 4K at 60 fps

Ubisoft updated the official Far Cry website with the minimum and recommended system requirements for gamers who want to play the fifth installment on ...
GeForce Now hands-on preview

GeForce Now hands-on preview

GeForce Now, Nvidia’s game streaming service, is now available as a free beta for PC and Mac. Its performance is responsive, and you can play games on ...
Forget Brute Force Attacks, These Unorthodox Hacks Belong In A Spy Movie

Forget Brute Force Attacks, These Unorthodox Hacks Belong In A Spy Movie

Most of the time you hear about large scale hacks, it’s based on brute force attacks, or user naivety — such as a person clicking a link they shouldn’ ...
The big bad banhammer is about to drop on more than 100,000 ‘PUBG’ cheaters

The big bad banhammer is about to drop on more than 100,000 ‘PUBG’ cheaters

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, the wildly popular multiplayer free-for-all, has seen explosive growth since it burst onto the scene a little over a ye ...
Oculus VR’s Rift Core 2.0 update is now available to everyone

Oculus VR’s Rift Core 2.0 update is now available to everyone

Oculus VR released the first update for it Rift Core 2.0 upgrade of Oculus Home, making the overhaul easier to access, as well as adding some little i ...
Razer’s Project Linda could arrive alongside the Razer Phone 2 this September

Razer’s Project Linda could arrive alongside the Razer Phone 2 this September

Just over two months after making its debut, the Razer Phone is already feeling pressure stemming from the dreaded rumor mill. Recent reports claim th ...
The Best Curved Monitors You Can Buy in 2018

The Best Curved Monitors You Can Buy in 2018

The PC is only one-third of your desktop experience. Sure, it’s at the heart of your day-to-day computing, but you need a great way to see what you’re ...
Why wait? Here are 10 new gadgets from CES 2018 that you can buy right now

Why wait? Here are 10 new gadgets from CES 2018 that you can buy right now

Usually, the gear that gets unveiled at CES doesn't actually hit the market for months -- but we found a bundle of stuff you can buy today. The post W ...
The Best Gaming Desktop PCs You Can Buy in 2018

The Best Gaming Desktop PCs You Can Buy in 2018

It seems like we get new gaming desktops to review every week, and each one comes with its own quirks and eccentricities. Let’s be honest — the intern ...
CES 2018 is over, but these hot products and trends will shape the year ahead

CES 2018 is over, but these hot products and trends will shape the year ahead

From new TVs to audio gear to self-driving cars and more, CES 2018 revealed trends that will shape the year ahead in gadgets. Our intrepid reports and ...
Here’s how to set up a virtual private network (VPN) on your Xbox One

Here’s how to set up a virtual private network (VPN) on your Xbox One

Online privacy is more important now than it's ever been, and gaming is happening online more than ever before. Here's a quick guide on how to set up ...
MoneyGram teams up with cryptocurrency Ripple on ‘payment flow’ project

MoneyGram teams up with cryptocurrency Ripple on ‘payment flow’ project

After a few weeks of rumors regarding a partnership between Ripple and Western Union, it has been announced that MoneyGram will be partnering with Rip ...
Major League Soccer and ‘FIFA 18’ announce competitive gaming league eMLS

Major League Soccer and ‘FIFA 18’ announce competitive gaming league eMLS

Major League Soccer is following in the footsteps of the NBA and creating its own eSports league with players from real-life MLS teams. Organized in p ...
Mofrel is a giant printer that can spit out actual textures with 2.5D printing

Mofrel is a giant printer that can spit out actual textures with 2.5D printing

The Casio Mofrel uses heat and specialized paper to spit out actual textures, with potential uses ranging from prototyping to education. The printer w ...
Full-body Teslasuit allows virtual reality to reach out and touch you

Full-body Teslasuit allows virtual reality to reach out and touch you

Your senses of sight and hearing are immersed in virtual reality, but what about touch? The makers of the full-body Teslasuit want you to be able to f ...
The Pimax 8K VR headset isn’t actually 8K, but it’s still pretty cool

The Pimax 8K VR headset isn’t actually 8K, but it’s still pretty cool

The marketing terminology behind this "8K VR headset" is suspect, but its wider field of view makes VR experiences even more immersive than on competi ...
High-end gaming comes to CES with MSI’s curved gaming monitors

High-end gaming comes to CES with MSI’s curved gaming monitors

Due to its involvement in the esports scene, MSI has become a serious player in the world of gaming PCs. Here at CES 2018, the company has brought a s ...
Asus debuts ROG desktop, mechanical keyboard, cool lighting accessories at CES

Asus debuts ROG desktop, mechanical keyboard, cool lighting accessories at CES

Asus unloaded a truckload of announcements prior to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, some of which fall under its Republic of Gamers label. ...
65 inches. 4K. 120Hz. Nvidia’s BFGD is all the monitor you will ever need

65 inches. 4K. 120Hz. Nvidia’s BFGD is all the monitor you will ever need

Nvidia tossed out a few morsels of what’s to come from the company in 2018 during its press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas o ...
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