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Amazon reveals three games in production; one will use Twitch's first currency

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:15 -0500

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At TwitchCon 2016, the annual convention for the game-streaming service, Amazon Game Studios made a couple of big announcements: the company has three major titles in production, and one of them will be the first to support a new currency developed by Twitch, called Stream+.

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Google delays Android Wear 2.0 until 2017

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:30 -0500

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Google was originally expected to release the next major version of Android Wear late this year, however a recent post from the company has revealed the smartwatch operating system has been delayed until early 2017.

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Check out the trailer for indie home invasion simulator 'Hello Neighbor'

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:30 -0500

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Hello Neighbor from indie developers Tiny Build and Dynamic Pixels isn’t your ordinary stealth horror game. While its styling may resemble Team Fortress 2, its gameplay is anything but as you’ll see in the announcement trailer above.

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Nvidia could be readying GTX 1080 Ti for CES 2017 launch

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:30 -0500

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A report from Chinese site Zol, as spotted by TechPowerUp, suggests that Nvidia could be preparing the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti for launch at the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2017.

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New wind turbine that harnesses the energy of typhoons could power Japan for 50 years

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:15 -0500

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Japan feels the devastating effects of typhoons several times per year – in 2016 alone there have already been six. They can cause a trail of destruction, along with many dead and injured civilians who get caught in their path. But an engineer from the country has designed a new...

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Microsoft is using AI to bring multiple divisions under one roof including Bing and Cortana

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:15 -0500

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Microsoft at its Ignite conference for IT professionals this week demonstrated some of the many ways it is building artificial intelligence into its products and services.

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FCC votes to bolster Wireless Emergency Alerts

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:15 -0500

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The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to update the rules governing Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) in an effort to make them more useful.

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Qualcomm in talks to acquire NXP semiconductors for over $30 billion

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:15 -0500

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Qualcomm is said to be in talks to acquire NXP Semiconductors in a deal valued at over $30 billion. According to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, the deal could be finalized in the next two or three months, marking the latest in a string of mergers in...

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Spotify finally arrives in Japan but will the CD-loving locals care?

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:30 -0500

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It’s been a long and winding road but Swedish music, podcast and video streaming provider Spotify has finally made its debut in the Land of the Rising Sun. Given the locals’ love affair with compact discs, however, it may not be all that big of a deal.

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FCC delays vote on set-top box proposal, says it needs more time

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:45 -0500

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The Federal Communications Commission earlier this month laid out a revised proposal that would essentially unbundle proprietary set-top boxes from pay-TV providers.

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Set your sights on a software testing career with the Ultimate Software Testing Bundle

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:15 -0500

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A software product can’t hit the market until it’s been properly tested. That’s why software development companies hire software testers in droves to expedite the development process. The Ultimate Software Testing Bundle is currently over 90% off, so save big and get it for only $59.

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Raspberry Pi's most popular operating system gets a visual overhaul

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:15 -0500

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The Raspberry Pi Foundation has launched an updated version of Raspbian, a popular open-source operating system for the foundation’s various single-board computers.

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Security group claims Yahoo hack was not "state-sponsored"

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:30 -0500

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When Yahoo last week confirmed that 500 million of its accounts had been leaked following a hack that took place in 2014, the company said that state-sponsored actors were behind the attack. But according to an independent security firm, a gang of cybercriminals-for-hire was responsible.

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Best Buy to host PlayStation VR midnight launch events at 350 stores

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:45 -0500

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Sony’s PlayStation VR headset is scheduled to arrive in just a couple of weeks. Looking to cater to those that absolutely can’t wait any longer than humanly possible, Best Buy on Thursday said it will be hosting midnight launch events at around 350 of its stores across the country. ...

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Google, Facebook, Microsoft and others form alliance to increase public awareness of AI

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:45 -0500

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Ask people for their views on artificial intelligence, and many will talk about their fears of Terminator-style human enslavement by robots. Even Professor Stephen Hawking once said that AI could end humanity. But now, five tech giants have joined forces to publicize the benefits of super-intelligent machines.

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Facebook's next F8 developer conference will take place in April in San Jose

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:00 -0500

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The next installment of F8, the on-again, off-again technology conference from social media maven Facebook, will take place at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, next spring (April 18-19, to be exact).

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HP 'apologizes' for blocking third-party ink cartridges in its printers, fix on the way

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:15 -0500

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Last week, it was reported that HP had pushed out a firmware update to some of its printers back in March that would disable certain third-party ink cartridges from September 13 onwards, thereby forcing people to purchase the company’s own ink products, which are usually more expensive.

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This iPhone 7 case brings back the 3.5mm headphone jack

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:15 -0500

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The outrage that some have exhibited over Apple’s decision to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack from the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus likely isn’t going away anytime soon. The Cupertino-based company does supply a Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter with each phone sold but in reality, it’s just something else to leave...

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Huawei Mate 9 images leak with two cameras, up to 256 GB of storage

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:15 -0500

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Images of Huawei's upcoming large-screened flagship, the Mate 9, have leaked on Chinese social network Weibo. The images show a large six-inch screen with bezels as slim as the Mate 8, with a new dual-camera system boasting Leica branding.

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Check out Zuckerberg's photos of Facebook's advanced Arctic data center

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:15 -0500

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When he isn’t giving away his vast fortune, bringing the internet to remote parts of the earth, or trying to rid the world of all disease, Mark Zuckerberg continues to run a social media network that boasts nearly two billion active monthly users - and that requires some innovative tech. ...

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Oh My... Consumer Product Safety Commission issues warning over 'exploding' Samsung washing machines

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:15 -0500

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Samsung, still in the midst of a major recall involving its new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, seemingly has another issue on its hands.

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Enthusiast Culture: The most memorable overclocking-friendly CPUs

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:28 -0500

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#ThrowbackThursday Enthusiasts' early overclocking endeavors involved soldering and replacing crystal clock oscillators, but evolving standards brought more accessible means to change system bus speeds, while the most daring would gain boosts through hard modding. These are but a few of the landmark processors revered for their overclocking prowess.

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Three apps to combine all your messaging clients into one

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00 -0500

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Instant messaging is an increasingly competitive market and despite your best efforts to keep it simple, it's hard to avoid keeping two or three apps around to keep in touch with different groups of people. If this sounds familiar there are a handful of all in one messaging clients that...

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Nvidia unveils Xavier SoC for next-gen Drive PX systems

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:15 -0500

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At GTC Europe, Nvidia has unveiled a small amount of information about their upcoming Xavier SoC, which is designed to succeed Parker in the company's collection of products focused on autonomous driving and artificial intelligence.

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Spotify reportedly in late-stage talks to acquire SoundCloud

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:15 -0500

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Spotify’s stranglehold on the music industry may soon become a bit tighter as the streaming titan is reportedly in advanced talks to acquire SoundCloud.

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No Man's Sky developer being investigated for false advertising

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:15 -0500

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Things continue to trend in the wrong direction for Hello Games as the No Man’s Sky developer is now being investigated for false advertising.

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New MacBook Pros arriving in the second half of October

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:30 -0500

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Apple’s popular MacBook Pro range is due for an update soon. With the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 launches out of the way, the company is reportedly gearing up to ship the new laptops "some time in the second half of October,” and is currently hard at work...

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Amy Schumer tops Intel Security's 'Most Dangerous Celebrities' list

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:45 -0500

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If you’re looking to stay safe on the Internet, you’ll want to exercise caution when searching for select comedians, celebrities and television show hosts according to Intel Security.

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Google unveils new YouTube Go app for users with limited connectivity

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:00 -0500

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Google has announced a version of its YouTube app for Android tailored specifically for people in areas where connectivity is limited. Dubbed YouTube Go, the new app has been designed from the ground up to give users more options over quality and file size, offline viewing and local sharing with...

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Apple keeps a log of everyone you may try to contact in Messages app

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:15 -0500

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Apple says on its website that communications via iMessage are protected by end-to-end encryption in such a way that they can’t be accessed on your device without your passcode. What’s more, the company says there is no way it can decrypt iMessage data in transit between devices. ...

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