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8bitdo updates its range of controllers to support the Nintendo Switch

Thu, 25 May 2017 04:34:01 +0000

In a recent update to its controllers, 8bitdo has brought Nintendo Switch compatibility with a new firmware version. The controllers come in a few different varieties and start at $34.99. Read more...(image)

Microsoft is reportedly purchasing cyber security firm Hexadite for $100 million

Thu, 25 May 2017 01:06:01 +0000

Microsoft is expected to buy the Israeli security firm Hexadite according to a report. Neither company has confirmed the acquisition yet but the report says Microsoft spent $100 million. Read more...(image)

Microsoft provides tools and resources to help companies comply with the EU's GDPR

Wed, 24 May 2017 22:22:01 +0000

With a year left until the EU's General Data Protection Regulation comes into force, Microsoft has outlined a few of the tools companies can use to track and improve their compliance with the law. Read more...(image)

Intel to integrate Thunderbolt 3 into future CPUs, discontinue royalties

Wed, 24 May 2017 21:26:01 +0000

Intel announced today that it plans on integrating Thunderbolt 3 into future processors. On top of that, the use of the technology will be royalty-free, which should result in faster adoption. Read more...(image)

Samsung announces pricing and availability for its new Gear 360 camera

Wed, 24 May 2017 20:50:01 +0000

Today, Samsung announced that its new Gear 360 camera will be available in stores and online beginning tomorrow, May 25. It will be sold for $229 by Samsung, various carriers, and retailers. Read more...(image)

Apple launches programming curriculum for students

Wed, 24 May 2017 20:30:02 +0000

Apple has released a new curriculum that will be taught in community colleges and high schools. The course will teach job critical skills and will be taught in Apple's Swift language. Read more...(image)

Microsoft releases a series of videos from this week's Shanghai event

Wed, 24 May 2017 20:13:30 +0000

Microsoft published a number of videos from its event in Shanghai, China, including its announcements for Windows 10 China Government Edition, Xbox in China, HoloLens in China, and the Surface Pro. Read more...(image)

Acer unveils its $1,099 curved 35-inch monitor

Wed, 24 May 2017 20:06:01 +0000

If you've been looking for a curved 35-inch monitor, Acer has just made its Predator Z35P available for pre-order. The monitor offers quite a feature set, but will also set you back $1,099. Read more...(image)

Microsoft Authenticator for Android adds fingerprint support

Wed, 24 May 2017 19:50:01 +0000

Microsoft today updated its Authenticator app on Android, with the main new feature being support for fingerprint scanners. The changelog for version 6.1.7 doesn't list any other new features. Read more...(image)

Microsoft publishes video of its Surface Pro English

Wed, 24 May 2017 19:34:01 +0000

If you struggled to follow along with yesterday's Microsoft event that was held in Shanghai, don't worry, as the company has now published a video of the Surface Pro launch on YouTube. Read more...(image)

A new Office Insider build is available for Windows desktop - here's what's new

Wed, 24 May 2017 18:44:01 +0000

Microsoft today released a new build for Office 2016 Insiders that are on the Slow ring. The focus areas for this build include new features for Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook 2016. Read more...(image)

The LG V10 is finally getting updated to Android 7.0 Nougat

Wed, 24 May 2017 18:18:01 +0000

It has been nine months since Google released Android 7.0 Nougat and it looks like LG is finally ready to bring the update to its V10 handset. The update is rolling out to those in South Korea. Read more...(image)

DJI debuts Spark, its latest drone starting at $499

Wed, 24 May 2017 17:12:01 +0000

DJI has been on a roll. It redefined what a drone could look like with its Mavic offering and has now gone even further by introducing a smaller and more friendly unit with its $499 Spark. Read more...(image)

These are the games that will be available on Xbox Game Pass from day one

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:16:01 +0000

Microsoft today announced that Xbox Game Pass will finally be available to everyone for $9.99 per month beginning on June 1. These are the titles that will be available for subscribers on day one. Read more...(image)

Get the "Mistakes Millionaires Make - Book Summary" free eBook

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:00:02 +0000

With this time-limited free offer you will learn from 30 entrepreneurs how a variety of them have failed and how some have bounced back, how to prepare for tough economic times and more. Read more...(image)

Attack of the Clones: Chuwi produces its own Surface Pro 4 lookalike starting at $299

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:48:02 +0000

A few companies over the past couple of years have produced Surface Pro 4 clones. Chuwi has now hopped into the ring, offering its iteration of Microsoft's 2-in-1, starting at $299. Read more...(image)

AdDuplex: The Windows 10 Creators Update is now on 18% of PCs

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:18:01 +0000

18% of all Windows 10 PCs are now on the Creators Update, along with 55.9% of all Windows 10 phones. Check out more insights on Windows device usage in the latest data from AdDuplex. Read more...(image)

Xbox Game Pass goes live for Gold Members, full rollout on June 1

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:02:01 +0000

If you've been eager to get started using Microsoft's subscription service, the time has almost arrived. Starting June 1, the service will go live for all Xbox owners, granting access to 100+ games. Read more...(image)

Tech support scams are now exploiting the WannaCry fiasco to trick users

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:34:02 +0000

The Action Fraud centre of the UK is now warning people about tech support scams saying their machine is infected by WannaCry, and then demanding a hefty amount of money as payment. Read more...(image)

Titanfall 2's upcoming free DLC features the new Monarch Titan, a new map and more

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:18:01 +0000

The May content drop for Titanfall 2 is arriving next week, Respawn has announced. The Monarch Reigns update will drop with a brand new Titan, Relic as a new map, Crashsite improvements, and more. Read more...(image)

Review: The best of both worlds, Samsung's new convertible wireless charger

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:16:02 +0000

The technology behind Samsung's fast wireless chargers hasn't changed at all, but the design is all new, along with premium materials. But is it worth your coin buying the new model? Let's find out. Read more...(image)

Get the Ticwatch 2 Active Smartwatch at $30 off for just $169.99 via Neowin Deals

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:00:01 +0000

With today's highlighted deal, you can save $30 off the price of the Ticwatch 2 Active Smartwatch. This Kickstarter success Is redefining the Smartwatch game, get it now via Neowin Deals. Read more...(image)

Kodi 17.2 release fixes subtitle attack exploit

Wed, 24 May 2017 12:24:01 +0000

Kodi 17.2 has been released with a fix for an exploit which could cause a hacker to take over a device by hiding code in subtitle files. The exploit was found by researchers at Check Point. Read more...(image)

T-Mobile updates Samsung Note5 and S6 edge+ with call failure fix and May security update

Wed, 24 May 2017 12:08:02 +0000

Following on from the availability of Nougat for both smartphones in April and May, T-Mobile has now put out a new update that fixes call failure. For good measure the May security update is included. Read more...(image)

Overwatch Anniversary Event now live, features three new arena maps and more

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:50:01 +0000

A brand new Overwatch seasonal event celebrating its one-year anniversary is now in effect, with Blizzard implementing three new arena maps along with over a hundred unlockable cosmetic items. Read more...(image)

The Nokia 3310 is now available to buy in the UK for £49.99

Wed, 24 May 2017 10:43:26 +0000

If you're looking to get in on some nostalgic action with the updated Nokia 3310, it is now available to purchase in the UK for £49.99 at Carphone Warehouse and Vodafone brick and mortar stores. Read more...(image)

PayPal adds Android Pay support with latest update

Wed, 24 May 2017 09:14:01 +0000

PayPal has added Android Pay support with its latest app update. Once you have connected PayPal in the app, you can use it to draw from your balance or connected bank account at NFC terminals. Read more...(image)

Video of an alleged iPhone dummy surfaces showing off dual camera and thicker profile

Wed, 24 May 2017 04:18:01 +0000

A new video has surfaced online showing off what is an alleged dummy for the upcoming iPhone. The handset gets a full showing, displaying its thicker profile and dual camera setup. Read more...(image)

Google's AlphaGo defeats world's number one Go player

Wed, 24 May 2017 02:46:01 +0000

AlphaGo, developed by Google's DeepMind AI division, has defeated the current world number one Go player at the "Future of Go Summit" in China. The AI will also play several collaborative matches. Read more...(image)

The Honor 6A starts at $115 and offers a metal chassis, 13MP shooter, and fingerprint reader

Wed, 24 May 2017 02:30:01 +0000

Honor has been on a roll lately, offering a wide range of handsets to meet most price points. Today, the firm has unveiled its latest, the Honor 6A, that starts at $115 and offers quite a feature set. Read more...(image)

Google is expanding its lightning-fast AMP support to display ads and landing pages

Wed, 24 May 2017 02:14:01 +0000

Google today announced that it will convert ads on AMP pages to its AMP ads format, making them load up to five seconds faster. Advertisers will also be able to use AMP pages as landing pages in ads. Read more...(image)

Google's Jamboard is now available for purchase, rolling stand costs an extra $1,199

Wed, 24 May 2017 02:00:01 +0000

The month of May has arrived and as promised, Google has made its Jamboard collaborative display available to those in the United States. Pricing starts at $4,999 with a selection of three colors. Read more...(image)

Apple a step closer to 5G iPhone

Wed, 24 May 2017 01:06:01 +0000

The FCC has given Apple a license to conduct tests into 5G technology at two sites that the iPhone maker owns. We've got information on the hardware being used, and some details on the space frontier. Read more...(image)

Hands-on with Huawei's MateBook D, E and X, as the company expands its Windows 10 range

Tue, 23 May 2017 22:32:01 +0000

Huawei is increasing its commitment to Windows 10 with an expanded line-up of devices, which it unveiled earlier today. We went hands-on with its new MateBook devices at the company's launch event. Read more...(image)

Samsung's Galaxy S8 iris scanner defeated with a printout and contact lens

Tue, 23 May 2017 21:16:01 +0000

While Samsung has brought some amazing technology to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, it appears that the iris scanner isn't quite as secure as one would hope, being defeated by a printout. Read more...(image)

Microsoft Azure is now ISO 9001:2015 certified

Tue, 23 May 2017 19:06:02 +0000

Microsoft's Azure has been examined by a third party and has passed the requirements for the ISO 9001:2015 specifications. The software giant subsequently received certification for the achievement. Read more...(image)

You can now get Android O's Pixel launcher on your supported device

Tue, 23 May 2017 18:50:01 +0000

Last week, Google announced the beta for Android O on a handful of handsets. Luckily, for a majority of users, a developer has ported the Android O Pixel launcher for use on supported devices. Read more...(image)

Xbox Games with Gold for June 2017 include Watch_Dogs, Assassin's Creed III, and more

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:26:01 +0000

Microsoft today announced the Games with Gold for June, 2017, which offers four free games to Xbox Live Gold subscribers, including Assassin's Creed III, Watch_Dogs, Dragon Age: Origins, and more. Read more...(image)

Microsoft adds five more games to the Xbox One Backward Compatibility list

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:50:01 +0000

Microsoft today added five more titles to the list of Xbox 360 games that can be played on the Xbox One through the Backward Compatibility program, including Assassin's Creed III and more. Read more...(image)

Visual Studio Code now available as a snap package for supporting Linux distros

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:34:01 +0000

Microsoft's cross platform Visual Studio Code editor can now be installed via a snap package on Linux distributions which support it. The main benefits are built in dependencies and auto-updates. Read more...(image)

Xiaomi's Mi 6 Ceramic Edition sells out in its first day

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:02:01 +0000

If you were hoping to get your hands on the latest from Xiaomi, think again. Although the sale was only available to those in China, the Ceramic Edition of the Mi 6 handset sold out in its first day. Read more...(image)

Get the "Rails - Novice to Ninja" (a $30 value) eBook for free, offer expires June 5

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:00:02 +0000

This resource is an easy-to-follow, practical, and fun guide to Ruby on Rails for beginners. Learn how with SitePoint's time-limited free "Rails - Novice to Ninja" eBook before this offer expires. Read more...(image)

Nvidia GeForce 382.33 WHQL driver with optimizations for Tekken 7, and more now available

Tue, 23 May 2017 15:42:01 +0000

Nvidia's new GeForce 382.33 WHQL driver with optimizations for the upcoming games, Tekken 7 and Star Trek: Bridge Crew, as well a variety of bug fixes, is now available for download. Read more...(image)

Valve hired part of Kerbal Space Program's development team six months ago

Tue, 23 May 2017 14:50:01 +0000

Some members from Squad, the development team behind the popular space flight simulation game, Kerbal Space Program, have joined Valve around six months ago, the company has confirmed. Read more...(image)

The Surface Studio will be available in 13 additional markets starting mid-June

Tue, 23 May 2017 14:34:01 +0000

Microsoft has finally announced the date at which the Surface Studio will be available in new markets. Starting June 15, you'll be able to grab the Studio in the UK, Austria, France, China, and more. Read more...(image)

Microsoft's new Surface Pen is the "fastest digital pen on the planet"

Tue, 23 May 2017 14:06:01 +0000

While Microsoft announced its all-new Surface Pro at an event in Shanghai, China today, the company also announced a new Surface Pen, which includes 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity. Read more...(image)

Microsoft is releasing a dongle to give your Surface USB Type-C

Tue, 23 May 2017 13:24:01 +0000

Microsoft announced a new Surface Pro today, and while it still doesn't include USB Type-C, the company will be introducing a dongle later this year that adds the port to Surface devices. Read more...(image)

Grab a lifetime subscription to TigerVPN for only $39 - limited time offer

Tue, 23 May 2017 13:00:02 +0000

With today's offer, you can save hundreds of dollars off the usual retail pricing on a lifetime subscription to TigerVPN. Make the Internet a safe place with anonymous and unrestricted browsing. Read more...(image)

Microsoft announces Windows 10 China Government Edition

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:58:01 +0000

At its event in Shanghai, China, Microsoft announced a new SKU of Windows for the Chinese government, aptly named Windows 10 China Government Edition. Lenovo will be among the first OEMs to use it. Read more...(image)

Huawei's new trio of MateBooks pack some serious new features

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:30:00 +0000

At an event in Berlin today, Huawei announced three new MateBooks, the MateBook D, E, and X. They consist of 13- and 15-inch laptops, as well as a tablet, which is a refresh of last year's model. Read more...(image)