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Laptops Equipped With Huge Nvidia GTX 980 GPU Cards Unveiled

Nvidia has unveiled a new range of high-powered gaming laptops that are equipped with the companies desktop version of the high-end GTX 980 graphics …

Computer Hardware

Sony debuts new DualShock 4 hues, colorful hard drive covers

If you already own a PlayStation 4 but want to add a little bit more flair to your console, Sony's Tokyo Game Show press conference has delivered some good news. First up are new hard drive panels, which let you add a touch of colour to your console with a variety of yellow, gold, pink, yellow, …

Sony's Project Morpheus now officially called 'PlayStation VR'

Sony has renamed its virtual reality headset to PlayStation VR. Previously known as Project Morpheus, the headset is due to be released in the second …

(Update: Bond Edition announced) Sony Xperia Z5 showcased in “Made for Bond” promo

<b>Update, September 15:</b> Sony is eager to capitalize on the full marketing potential of the Bond machine. Hence, it should be no surprise that a Bond-themed version of the Xperia Z5 is coming soon. UK carrier Vodafone has secured exclusive rights for the Bond Edition of Sony Xperia Z5.<p>Unfortunately, …

Phones

Microsoft Expected to Unveil Next-Gen Windows Phone and Surface Tablet

Microsoft Corp. on Monday sent invitations to members of the media for a briefing on devices running Windows 10.<p>The gathering will be held in New York on Oct. 6, at 10 a.m. ET. Microsoft plans to stream the event live.

SHIELD Tablet receives Stagefright and performance patch

NVIDIA has started rolling out a new update for its SHIELD Tablet, version number 3.1.1. The patch addresses the Android Stagefright exploit that a selection of other OEMs have been addressing over the past month and also includes a number of performance optimizations.<p>The Stagefright patch prevents …

20 years later, here's why the PlayStation will save Sony

Twenty years ago, the Sept. 9, 1995 U.S. release of Sony’s PlayStation ushered in momentous changes to the video game industry—and set the company on …

Kellogg’s giving away free VR headsets with Nutri-Grain box purchase

Surely, we all remember foraging for the ideal cereal box, back when our main concern was finding the best toy or fun puzzle we could get from these packages. Fast-forward to 2015 and VR technology is all the hype, which is why any tech geek would be a fan of Kellogg’s latest offering. They are …

Hands-on: Acer’s newest desktop takes the pain out of upgrading

One of the desktop’s best traits is its upgradability. If you’d like to change the graphics card, or replace the hard drive, you can do it without …

Remembering the lost art of the graphics card box

Modern gaming PCs and components look like sports cars designed by brutalist teenagers. Manufacturers mold them with sharp edges, blue lights, and red racing stripes to make them go faster. The results are huge, hulking edifices that sit in the corner of bedrooms, looking like the obelisk from <i>2001</i> …

Apple's iPhone 6s Plus is the '3D Touch' sequel to last year's phablet

Last year, Apple bet big with the launch of the iPhone 6 Plus, finally giving Apple fans the phablet they never knew they wanted. While its size might not be everyone's cup of tea, it seems that Apple hasn't tired of the large screen, because it's decided to do another one: Say hello to the iPhone …

Overclocking your PC can unlock “free” performance, but the cost can be high

If you are unfamiliar, overclocking is the process of setting your CPU multiplier higher so that your processor speeds up, and speeds up everything …

GTX 950 spotted in the wild! Now we have a picture to go with those specs

Are you the kind of person that salivates at the release of a new graphics card? Do you get a bit of a tingle in your spine when you hear about a new …

19 graphics cards that shaped the future of gaming

Introduction<p>The graphics card is the most important part of any gaming PC. It's also one of the most expensive, which is why gamers today often …

Computer Hardware

Want to build your own PC, but not sure how? Check out these barebones options

A “barebone” PC is sort of a starter kit for building a computer yourself. It’s a pre-assembled machine that includes an enclosure (case), a …

Microsoft engineer exposes the inside story: Why Windows Phone was doomed from the start

It’s almost tragic how Microsoft, with a multi-year head start in the mobile phone market, was completely blindsided by the iPhone. Indeed, it’s …

Chrome Stable Updated To v44, Fixes 'A Boatload Of Bugs' [APK Download]

The Android Chrome beta channel got v44 in early June, and now it's time for that version to filter down to the stable app. You should get the new …

Sigh: Announcement Suggests Toyota Will Probably Not Use Android Auto In 2016 Model Year Vehicles

Toyota is at this point already known as something of an opponent to Android Auto, and a new press release today seems to confirm that the company's …

HOW TO RUN GAMES WITHOUT GRAPHICS CARD - PC TRICKS

My tutorial on how to run games without graphics card so thats here. Using this tutorial you will able to run high end games on low-end computer …

Microsoft's working on an Android launcher of its own

Microsoft hasn't been shy to create miscellaneous software for Android. In the past, the company's released a smart lock screen and even made a keyboard designed to be used with Excel. Now Microsoft is working on its own Android launcher, currently dubbed Arrow Launcher Beta. As the name reveals, …

4. Mind Controlled Prosthetics

These have been a long time coming, but we€™re finally beginning to develop mind-controlled prosthetics that are simple enough to be practical in the …

Commodore PET Phone Puts Retro Computing Style in Your Pocket

If you were into computers back in the 1980s, the name Commodore almost certainly rings a bell. The company's iconic C64 computers were found in households worldwide, though they were soon to be replaced by Windows machines, Macs and Nintendos. The brand has sentimental value to millions, however, …

Windows 10 and Xbox One: All you need to know about Microsoft console's new dashboard

Windows 10 launches on 29 July 2015, a unified operating system that will power not just PCs but all Microsoft devices – from phones to tablets to …

Windows fans: get ready for an action-packed week

After nine months of waiting, Windows 10 is almost here.<p><b>Read next:</b> Our Windows 10 review.<p>Tuesday night at midnight ET, Microsoft will release the first full release of Windows 10, the biggest sea change in PC software in nearly three years. It's kind of a big deal! We've been getting previews of …

Which VR headset should you buy?

With projects like Google Cardboard, simple VR is accessible to almost anyone with a smartphone. But if you want the best-looking, least nausea-inducing, and most futuristic experience money can buy, you're going to have a tough year. Three high-end virtual reality headsets will be coming out …

Apple’s CarPlay: A quiet revolution?

A few holdouts may still prefer stark cabins to Tony Stark-worthy gadgetry, but drivers have largely welcomed tech companies’ takeover of their dashboards. Motorists want the best multimedia and infotainment features along for the ride, and they want them to be as accessible, speedy and intuitive …

Windows Phone Has a Future (Maybe)

All it takes for some success is for Microsoft to do one little, itsy-bitsy thing: talk about the stupid Windows Phone.<p>PCMag reviews products …

Microsoft's Phone Companion and cross-platform apps are its Windows phone plan B

What if Windows Phone fails?<p>Rest assured, this is not a doom and gloom "Windows Phone is Dead" piece akin to what has permeated the blogosphere since …