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FedEx Caught Off-Guard By Browsers Blocking Flash, Will Give Customers $5 To Enable It

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:32:02 +0000

(image) FedEx will offer customers a $5 discount if they have to enable the Flash plugin in Chrome or Safari. FedEx seems to have been caught off-guard by the browser vendors starting to block Flash content and hasn't yet made the transition to an HTML5 website.


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MSI Introduces Trio Of VR-Related Utilities, Software Available If You Own MSI Hardware

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:18:01 +0000

(image) It’s no secret that MSI is bullish on VR. The hardware company offers a wide range of VR-ready hardware products. Now, MSI is offering VR-related software to enhance the VR experience, but you need MSI hardware to use it.


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Tobii Launches Pro Lab Software And New Pro SDK For Researchers

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:52:01 +0000

(image) Both tools are meant to make it easier for researchers to collect eye tracking data, combine it with other biometric markers, and hopefully use all that information to learn a little bit more about how our brains work.


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Razer Will Pay You ZSilver To Play Your Favorite Games; Chroma Mug Holder Added To Rewards

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:48:02 +0000

(image) Razer expanded its zVault customer rewards program to offer the bonus currency, zSilver, just for playing select AAA games. The company also made its Chroma Mug Holder available exclusively to zVault rewards users.


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Biostar Announces Racing Z270GTN, B250GTN Mini-ITX Boards

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:28:01 +0000

(image) Both support LGA 1151 socket processors and offer two 5050 LED headers to "bring more colorful lighting options to DIYers."


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GTX 1060 Roundup And An Electric Meltdown: Community Roundup

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:10:02 +0000

(image) Community Roundup is here to let you know the best of what's going on in the Tom's Hardware forums on a regular basis.


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See 'The Ringed City' DLC Launch Trailer For 'Dark Souls III'

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:02:01 +0000

(image) The last piece of new content for "Dark Souls III" arrives next week.


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Watch Us Play 'Conan Exiles' Today At 1PM PDT

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:48:01 +0000

(image) We'll try our best to survive and build a settlement in the two-hour event.


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Milestone's 'MXGP3' Combines Realism, Excitement In Motorcross Racing

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:48:02 +0000

(image) Milestone's latest entry in its motocross series makes for an intense racing experience, but you'll need to master the turns first if you want to get first place.


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Tencent Cloud Taps Nvidia Tesla GPU Accelerators For AI

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:04:02 +0000

(image) Tech companies small and large turn to AI for increasingly "smart" products and services. Building the AI behind those offerings is no easy feat--that's why Nvidia has introduced hardware and software that makes it easier for companies to use AI.


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[Daily Deal] 36% off the 2TB WD Elements portable hard drive

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:54:00 +0000

(image) Save 36% on the 2TB WD Elements portable hard drive with free delivery in the UK. This offer ends in 5 hours.


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Complaints Arise Over 'Obduction' Performance Issues, Cyan Pledges To Optimize

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:18:01 +0000

(image) Last Halloween, Cyan added support for seated VR with gamepad locomotion to "Obduction" for Oculus Rift only. Yesterday, Cyan released an update that brought motion control support for Vive and Oculus Touch to the game. It also brought performance issues.


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Google To Distrust Symantec Certificates

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:02:01 +0000

(image) Google announced that Symantec's certificate validation processes are inadequate, and as such, it will begin to gradually distrust Symantec's certificates. The browser vendor will also stop recognizing the CA's EV certificates "effective immediately."


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Bioware Adds First Story-Based APEX Mission To 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Multiplayer

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:32:02 +0000

(image) The event adds a new map as well as a krogan biotic to online co-op gameplay.


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Google: Half Of Android Devices Went Without Platform Security Updates In 2016

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:32:02 +0000

(image) Hundreds of millions of devices went a year without receiving a platform security update.


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Senate Votes 50-48 To Allow ISPs To Sell Your Data

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:02:02 +0000

(image) The U.S. Senate voted 50-48 to eliminate the FCC's new privacy rules, which were supposed to go into effect soon. Killing these rules would mean that ISPs will be able to freely track your online behavior and then sell your data to advertisers.


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Vulkan Replaces AMD's Mantle In 3DMark API Overhead Test

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:48:02 +0000

(image) Goodbye Mantle, hello Vulkan.


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'Rock Band VR' Is Out Today, Not Compatible With Xbox 360 Guitar

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:22:01 +0000

(image) Months ago, Harmonix told us that existing "Rock Band" guitars would work with "Rock Band VR." We expected that meant that you could dust off your old gear and give at a new lease on life, but it turns out that Xbox 360 guitars don't make the cut.


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Learn About Morgan Yu In New 'Prey' Gameplay Footage

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:12:02 +0000

(image) Your choices will not only affect the story, but also how often you'll encounter the alien threat.


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The Corsair One Is The Company's First Gaming PC

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:52:02 +0000

(image) Meet the Corsair One and its various configurations.


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'Neurala Brain' Promises To Make Your Drone As Smart As NASA's Mars Rover

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:52:01 +0000

(image) The "Neurala Brain" deep learning software, first developed for NASA's Mars rover, promises to make integrating artificial intelligence into toys, drones, robots, and self-driving cars much cheaper and easier.


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MSI Reveals Five Custom GTX 1080 Ti Cards, Frustratingly Few Details

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:02:01 +0000

(image) MSI has come around with its custom GTX 1080 Ti reveal, but there's not as much information as we'd like about the new cards.


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Cyan Adds Oculus Touch Support To 'Obduction,' Now Available For HTC Vive

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:48:01 +0000

(image) Now you can interact with the world of Hunrath with your own hands.


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Khronos To Create Meta-API For Vulkan, Metal, And DirectX 12

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:32:02 +0000

(image) The Khronos Group announced the possiblity of building a new, more "portable" graphics API that would work on top of Vulkan, Metal, and DirectX 12. However, the new portable API likely wouldn't come without some major caveats.


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How Did No One Think Of This Before? EK Water Blocks Releases Rotary GPU Terminal

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:18:02 +0000

(image) EK Water Blocks released a GPU terminal block with pre-installed 90-degree rotary angle adaptors.


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Visbit Pushes View-Optimized Streaming Tech To New Frontiers, Demonstrates 12K Streaming Over Wi-Fi

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:32:02 +0000

(image) Visbit CEO Changying (CY) Zhou demonstrated his company’s latest technology breakthrough at the IEEE VR Summit. Visbit gave a live demonstration of the company’s View-Optimized Streaming technology transmitting a 12K 360-degree VR video over Wi-Fi.


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New LastPass Bugs Could Have Been Used To Steal Users' Passwords

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:02:01 +0000

(image) Tavis Ormandy, a security researcher from Google's Project Zero, found a new LastPass extension vulnerability that could have allowed attackers to steal users' passwords. A second vulnerability was later reported for the Firefox extension.


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Khronos: Vulkan's Multi-GPU Support Isn't Only For Windows 10

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:48:01 +0000

(image) The Khronos Group wants the world to know that Vulkan, its next-generation graphics API, will not restrict multi-GPU support to Windows 10.


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Tom's Hardware Steam Giveaway: 'Ghost Recon Wildlands'

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:38:02 +0000

(image) We have three copies of "Ghost Recon Wildlands" up for grabs in our latest Steam Giveaway. Head to the Tom's Hardware Forums to enter.


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GOG Galaxy Update 1.2 Brings Cloud Saves, FPS Counter, And More

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:58:02 +0000

(image) These additions should make GOG's marketplace for DRM-free games even more attractive to anyone willing to try something besides Steam.


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I Got Lost For Hours In 'Darknet' For PSVR: Hands On

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:22:01 +0000

(image) "Darknet" is not the type of VR game I would expect to hold my attention, but it did--for hours. The game's simple mechanics and subtle increase in difficulty keeps drawing me in for more and more.


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Cloud Imperium Games Will Use Vulkan For 'Star Citizen,' Not Supporting DirectX 12

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:22:01 +0000

(image) Cloud Imperium Games wants the game to use one single API without forcing users to upgrade their OS for the sake of performance.


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'Splatoon 2' Tests Offer Glimpse At Nintendo's Online Future

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:42:02 +0000

(image) "Splatoon 2" will be the first taste many Switch owners get of the console's online gameplay.


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From Software Details Numerous Fixes, Improvements For 'Dark Souls III'

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:12:02 +0000

(image) Players can now easily form teams in the Undead Matches arena, and PS4 Pro players will see increased framerates as part of the update.


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'Overwatch' Could Get A Map Editor... Eventually

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:48:02 +0000

(image) Bringing a public map editor to a brand new game made with a new engine would be no easy feat, but it's on the team's long-term roadmap, according to director Jeff Kaplan.


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Corsair Introduces Wire-Free Vengeance RGB DDR4 Memory

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:22:02 +0000

(image) Corsair’s new DDR4 Vengeance memory modules come with RGB lighting for even more multi-colored LED goodness.


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Google Intros 'Protect Your Election' Security Toolkit

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:18:02 +0000

(image) The suite is meant to help election-related organizations, politicians, and journalists defend themselves from DDoS attacks, phishing campaigns, and other threats.


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Microsoft Keeps Rolling With Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15063

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:42:01 +0000

(image) All aboard the Windows 10 Creators Update hype train.


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The Next 100 Billion ARM-Powered Devices Will Feature ARM DynamIQ Technology

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 05:02:02 +0000

(image) ARM revealed a new multicore microarchitecture called ARM DynamIQ designed to improve the efficiency and performance of ARM Cortex-A processors and offers increased flexibility for use in a variety of cases including automation and AI.


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Nvidia's Latest Driver Adds Support For 'Mass Effect: Andromeda,' 'Rock Band VR'

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:38:01 +0000

(image) The driver also adds SLI support for "Mass Effect: Andromeda," "Deus Ex: Breach," and "Dead Rising 4."


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The CaptoGlove Motion Controller Gets A KickStarter

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:12:02 +0000

(image) The CaptoGlove is an input device (er, garment?) meant for a variety of platforms, and the company behind it just launched a KickStarter campaign.


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Xbox Insiders To Get Custom Gamerpics, Improved Clubs, And More

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:12:02 +0000

(image) Microsoft is taking a break from new features and will now focus on responding to feedback collected via, uh, Xbox Feedback, with a smorgasbord of improvements to the existing service for which people have clamored.


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Two DLC Packs Coming This Spring For 'Dead Rising 4'

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:40:03 +0000

(image) The first will turn Frank West into a zombie, and the other will convert Willamette into one massive golf course.


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Nintendo: Switch Joy-Con Issues Are No Biggie

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:58:01 +0000

(image) The web has buzzed with complaints about connectivity problems with the left Joy-Con controller, which can be used as half of a traditional gamepad or as a standalone controller when you have a hankering for multiplayer action.


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Microsoft Edge: Most Hacked Browser At Pwn2Own 2017

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:28:01 +0000

(image) Microsoft's Edge browser was the most successfully hacked at this year's Pwn2Own hacking contest, with researchers achieving five attacks against it. Safari was a close second in being most hacked, while Chrome remained the most secure browser.


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Cisco Finds Critical Vulnerability In WikiLeaks Docs

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:42:01 +0000

(image) But the security flaw wasn't included in the problems highlighted by WikiLeaks--Cisco's security team discovered the problem themselves while digging through the "Vault 7" document trove.


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Exploring The New Frontier In 'Mass Effect: Andromeda,' Hands-On

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:32:02 +0000

(image) Bioware's latest entry in its sci-fi series is off to a promising start.


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3D XPoint Debuts, Intel Announces Optane SSD DC P4800X And Pricing

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 16:02:02 +0000

(image) Intel finally unveiled its first 3D XPoint device, the Optane DC P4800X SSD, which offers incredible performance and endurance.


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'Raw Data' Cross-Platform System Is Clunky, But It Works: Hands On

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 12:02:02 +0000

(image) Survios launched "Raw Data" on Oculus Rift and added cross-platform co-op support, but how easy is it to use? We discovered that it might not be as hassle-free as you'd hoped.


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Zotac To Showcase New Zbox Mini-PCs At CeBIT

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 22:02:01 +0000

(image) If you'll be in Hannover next week, you can check out Zotac's new Zbox Magnus EN1060K and Magnus EN1080K. The two new Zboxes will feature mobile versions of Nvidia's Pascal GPUs and are VR-ready.


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