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Shadow Technology Lets You Play Demanding Games on a Crappy Laptop

If you love GTA V, but your PC isn’t powerful enough to keep up with its graphics demands, don’t worry. Blade, the company behind Shadow Technology, …

Technology

LaCie's New Rugged Drive Can Backup All Your Footage On Location Without a Computer

LaCie’s rugged portable drives, distinguished by their bright orange padding, are popular with photographers and videographers who need to backup …

Digital Storm Spark is a powerful gaming PC the size of a shoebox

Unveiled at CES 2018, the Micro STX liquid-cooled desktop promises power and expandability in a 12-inch tall box.<p>Digital Storm's Project Spark is a full gaming desktop you actually have room for -- on your desk.<p>Measuring 6 inches deep by 4 inches wide by 12 inches tall, it's the boutique PC …

CES

Linkkle is a super simple tool for all your social media links

Decisions, decisions. Do you link to your Instagram profile on your Twitter feed or your Facebook page? Or maybe you want to showcase your Github, LinkedIn and Pinterest pages but there’s only one URL field which means you have to choose.<p>Linkkle is a newly launched, free to use tool that aims to …

3855 Artists Imagine What Lost Civilizations Could Have Looked Like

Some of the best artists working in video games, TV and film have taken part in a massive competition, judged by folks responsible for the look of …

How Anker is beating Apple and Samsung at their own accessory game

Steven Yang quit his job at Google in the summer of 2011 to build the products he felt the world needed: a line of reasonably priced accessories that would be better than the ones you could buy from Apple and other big-name brands. These accessories — batteries, cables, chargers — would solve our …

10 lessons from Tim Ferriss that took him a decade to learn

It inspired me to start a business that gives me the time, mobility, and income that I want — instead of being trapped in a 9 to 5.<p>It's the book I most highly recommend because of how it's changed my life and the lives of just about everyone who reads it.<p>I had the opportunity to attend an exclusive …

America has become so anti-innovation – it's economic suicide

If you’ve used the internet at any point in the past few weeks, you’ve probably heard of Juicero. Juicero is a San Francisco-based company that sells a $400 juicer. Here’s how it works: you plug in a pre-sold packet of diced fruits and vegetables, and the machine transforms it into juice. But it …

Innovation

Student designs skyscraper that 3D-prints custom apartments

A Malaysian graduate student has come up with a building frame that dispenses new apartments much like a vending machine does candy bars. Instead of buying a pre-existing apartment in a skyscraper, imagine designing one yourself and the building producing it out of thin air.<p>The Pod Vending Machine …

Construction Industry

Google turns Raspberry Pi into a dirt cheap Home competitor

If you've ever wanted to have a conversation with your own tiny home-made computer, then your prayers have just been answered. Raspberry Pi has teamed up with Google, bringing voice integration to the Pi with a clever combination of hardware and software. Packed with the same tech that powers …

Wearables Aren’t Dead, But They Deserve To Die

I would know. I wrote a book about wearables.<p>I spent a good part of 2016 writing a book about wearable devices, so I got to take a deep dive into each category of wearables. The more I dug in, the more I realized that they’re just not that useful. Smartwatches are second-screens for the …

Beyerdynamic's Byron BT are the first good neckbuds

Neckbuds. The very name of the product sounds like some ghastly outgrowth that you'd want to have excised from your body. I have never been a fan of this class of wireless-but-not-really headphones, owing to the wide range of compromises that they embody and the limited improvement in convenience …

Facebook will license its new 360 cameras that capture in six degrees of freedom

On day two of Facebook’s F8 conference, Facebook’s CTO Mike Schroepfer showed off designs for two new 360 cameras that the company is going to help push to market. The x24, with 24 cameras, and its little brother the x6, with six cameras, can each capture in six degrees of freedom for more …

Virtual Reality

KERUO L7 Portable Smart Pico Projector (video)

Chinese manufacturer Keruo TV has created a new portable smart projector in the form of the Keruo L7 which has this week taken to the Indiegogo …

Games companies turn to outsourcers for low-cost workers

Polygon chats with the CEO of a big supplier in Malaysia<p>The United States, and most especially California, has birthed dozens of dominant tech companies, including games companies that generate jobs, taxes (at least those they can't dodge) and the soft power of global cultural dominance.<p>But if …

Here One review: a bitter taste of the future

Augmented reality (and streaming audio) for your ears<p>I haven’t lusted for a product in recent memory as much as I have for the Here One. As someone who is overly optimistic about the idea of truly wireless earbuds, <i>and</i> as someone who was genuinely impressed by the technology behind (and social …

Consumer Tech

Alexa Is Conquering the World. Now Amazon’s Real Challenge Begins

It's easy to imagine a future in which your virtual personal assistant is everywhere you are. Before long, Alexa, Siri, Google, and others like them …

New NexDock Uses Intel Compute Card to Become a Laptop

It's a dock that turns your smartphone, stick PC, and now Intel Compute Cards into a laptop.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

Want a Windows 10 PC in your pocket? GPD's tiny laptop will also run Ubuntu

GPD is planning to launch a seven-inch Windows 10 laptop that it says will fit in your pocket.<p>If you're not a fan of tablets and soft or tethered …

Watch Steve Jobs introduce the iPhone 10 years ago today

On January 9th, 2007, Steve Jobs stood on a stage and introduced the device that would come to define the biggest tech company in the world — the iPhone. Exactly 10 years later, Apple is celebrating that announcement at Macworld 2007, remembering the “revolutionary product” that Steve Jobs …

Fasetto Link: A tiny personal cloud that could solve your storage problems

We’re all used to using cloud services like Dropbox and Google Drive, but sometimes it would be nice if you could take your files with you, without messing with wires.<p>That’s what the Fasetto Link sets out to do.<p>What is it?<p>The Link is basically a wireless hard drive that can act as a personal cloud, …

Gear & Gadgets

This is Dauntless, a co-op fantasy RPG from ex-BioWare vets

Check out the PC game’s premiere trailer<p>Phoenix Labs, a new studio whose founders list BioWare, Riot Games and other top-tier studios among their credits, arrived at The Game Awards 2016 to debut its first game: <i>Dauntless</i>, an online action title that will launch on Windows PC in 2017.<p>The co-op …

$89 Linux laptop? Check out the new Pinebook from Raspberry Pi rival Pine

The Pinebook is a low-cost Linux laptop with an ARM CPU that undercuts the cheapest Chromebooks.<p>The makers of a popular Raspberry Pi challenger, the …

Beautiful creatures animate Lost Ember

Animals explore nature in this Kickstarter success story<p><i>Lost Ember</i> successfully concluded its Kickstarter campaign today, pulling in more than $350,000 on a target of a little more than $100,000.<p>It's another pretty game to add to this year's tally of titles that pay homage to the beauty of nature, …

The R.Pi IoT Shield adds IoT connectivity to your DIY project

Of all the things in this great green world which we desire, the most important is connection. That’s why the R.Pi IoT family is pretty cool. Built by the team that brought us TinyLab, these clever GPRS, GPS, XBee and LTE shields allow tinkerers to add wireless connectivity to their projects.<p>The …

This Smartwatch Powered By Your Body Heat Never Needs Charging

The more features that fancy smartwatch on your wrist has, the worse its battery life will be. But what if instead of needing to be charged every …

Wearable Tech

What is Kodi and is it legal? A beginner's guide to the home media server

Whether you've only just begun the process of digitising your movie and music collection, or long since abandoned physical media, chances are you've …

Microsoft's futuristic HoloLens headset is one of the wildest bits of tech I've ever experienced

Last week I had the opportunity to try out HoloLens — Microsoft's futuristic head-mounted computer.<p>It's pretty wild. Not wild in the <i>woah-this-game's-graphics-are-so-realistic</i>-wild sense, or a <i>this-computer-is-lightning-fast-and-responsive</i>-wild.<p>I mean</i> …

This video perfectly captures every retro game’s musical cues

Water level (that everyone hates)<p>The 8-bit and 16-bit games of yesteryear were particularly skilled at worming their way into your brains with their music. Few video game tunes are as widely known and instantly recognizable as Koji Kondo’s <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> theme. The most popular and common genre …

Everything we wanted from Apple’s MacBook Pro event but got denied

Anybody watching Apple’s “Hello Again” event probably suspected we’d get “one more thing” in addition to the long-rumored Touch Bar and the recently leaked TV app. Or maybe a couple more things.<p>Instead we got … a Final Cut Pro update and a new accessibility website?<p>Underwhelming! And cruelly …

Apple