Apple reportedly announcing a slew of MacBook updates next month

Apple reportedly announcing a slew of MacBook updates next month Apple's annual developer conference hasn't been a venue for product launches in four years, but it might produce a bumper crop of laptops this time around. Bloomberg sources hear that Apple is planning to upgrade at least the 12-inch MacBook and Mac… Source: Engadget Link: […]

How Microsoft’s Story Remix does what Clippy couldn't

How Microsoft’s Story Remix does what Clippy couldn't Microsoft is making some bold promises with Story Remix, its recently announced app for the Windows 10 Fall Creators update. Together with the company's deep learning technology, it can automatically craft your photos and videos into short films. Sto… Source: Engadget Link: How Microsoft’s Story Remix does what Clippy […]

Microsoft patches Windows XP to fight 'WannaCrypt' attacks

Microsoft patches Windows XP to fight 'WannaCrypt' attacks Microsoft officially ended its support for most Windows XP computers back in 2014, but today it's delivering one more public patch for the 16-year-old OS. As described in a post on its Windows Security blog, it's taking this "highly unusual" step aft… Source: Engadget Link: Microsoft patches […]

MP3 is dead, long live AAC

MP3 is dead, long live AAC MP3, the format that revolutionized the way we consume (and steal) music since the 90s, has been officially retired — in a manner of speaking. The German research institution that created the format, The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits,… Source: Engadget Link: MP3 is dead, long live AAC

Microsoft revealed its plans for world domination at Build

Microsoft revealed its plans for world domination at Build Microsoft just wrapped up its Build developer conference, and the unifying theme was clear: Windows and Cortana everywhere. Whether it's linking Windows to all your other devices or letting developers code for various platforms from their PCs, Micros… Source: Engadget Link: Microsoft revealed its plans for […]

The eerie stop-motion game that's 'better than sex with Jesus'

The eerie stop-motion game that's 'better than sex with Jesus' When I first talked with Anders Gustafsson and Erik Zaring in 2012, they promised their creepy, psychedelic, stop-motion game, The Dream Machine, was going to be "better than sex with Jesus." They had a lot of work ahead of them — they were building… Source: […]

Western Digital unveils its first portable SSD

Western Digital unveils its first portable SSD Western Digital only just started accepting that SSDs are ready for the mainstream, but it's making up for that lost time by launching its first portable SSD just months after unveiling a desktop drive. The simply-named My Passport SSD gives you 256G… Source: Engadget Link: Western Digital unveils […]

D-Wave has its first customer for a $15 million quantum computer

D-Wave has its first customer for a million quantum computer The last time we reported on Canadian quantum computing company D-Wave, it'd extended a contract for its 500-qubit D-Wave Two machine. Now, the firm has announced a major step forward: commercial availability of the D-Wave 2000Q, which it says has 2,… Source: Engadget Link: D-Wave […]

'The Division' upgrade raises the stakes for veteran players

'The Division' upgrade raises the stakes for veteran players Now that Ubisoft has spent some time improving the fundamentals of The Division, it's ready to focus on more content. And this time, there's a lot for seasoned players — even those who'll never pay for add-ons. The upcoming free 1.6 update will ad… Source: Engadget […]

Microsoft privacy dashboard gives you control over your data

Microsoft privacy dashboard gives you control over your data Microsoft has been accused of overstepping privacy boundaries with Windows 10, but it's ready to try and regain some of that broken trust. It's launching a web-based account privacy dashboard that lets you monitor and control the information Microsof… Source: Engadget Link: Microsoft privacy dashboard gives […]

Razer's new prototypes stolen from CES booth

Razer's new prototypes stolen from CES booth While CES 2017 has drawn to a close, news surrounding the products unveiled at the world's biggest consumer tech event continue to make the headlines. Take Razer, which had a very encouraging week after unveiling two new gaming prototypes (one of whi… Source: Engadget Link: Razer's new prototypes […]

Lenovo's lightweight ThinkPad X1 gets even slimmer

Lenovo's lightweight ThinkPad X1 gets even slimmer Lenovo is continuing its annual upgrade of its popular ThinkPad line of notebooks, and the higher-end X1 products within that series just got a small set of improvements. The most obvious of these is a new silver color option, which makes the previou… Source: Engadget Link: Lenovo's lightweight […]

Lenovo's new push into VR starts with this Legion laptop

Lenovo's new push into VR starts with this Legion laptop Lenovo is taking its future in VR very seriously — after all, it just outed a new VR headset that won't completely break the bank. Here's the thing, though: we're going to need a lot of content for these things, and that's where Lenovo's new […]

The best deals for Cyber Monday

The best deals for Cyber Monday Did you miss out on Black Friday bargains, or decide that packed stores and overwhelmed websites were too much? Not to worry. We're collecting some of the best gadget bargains you'll find on and around Cyber Monday, the online-centric shopping event… Source: Engadget Link: The best deals for Cyber […]

Japan wants the world's fastest supercomputer by 2018

Japan wants the world's fastest supercomputer by 2018 Our world is in transition, with automation and digitization edging-out more humane forms of industrial labor. Some countries are actively pushing against that, but others, like Japan, are running head-first towards the future. The nation is believed… Source: Engadget Link: Japan wants the world's fastest supercomputer by […]

'The Walking Dead' season three lands on December 20th

'The Walking Dead' season three lands on December 20th Telltale's The Walking Dead is back. Season three, A New Frontier, is set to premiere worldwide on December 20th across PC, PlayStation 4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, iOS and Android. Keep in mind that this is the first of five total episodes, the rest… Source: […]

The biggest 'Minecraft' console update of 2016 lands in December

The biggest 'Minecraft' console update of 2016 lands in December The final Minecraft: Console Edition update of the year is also its largest. The Holiday Update will land in late December, bringing the Elytra (wings that allow players to glide), Amplified Terrain, End Cities, the Dragon's Breath potion ingredient… Source: Engadget Link: The biggest 'Minecraft' […]

Facebook's Messenger app for Windows 10 now does calls

Facebook's Messenger app for Windows 10 now does calls Facebook has quietly upgraded its Messenger app for Windows 10 with the ability to make voice and video calls, VentureBeat has discovered. No more leaving the app to ring up a friend through a browser. If that new-but-familiar phone or camera icon th… Source: Engadget Link: […]

Apple's October 27th event is reportedly all about laptops

Apple's October 27th event is reportedly all about laptops We hope you weren't expecting a new iMac or Mac Pro at Apple's "Hello Again" event… you might be disappointed. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (who has a mostly good track record for Apple rumors) now expects that the October 27th media gatheri… Source: Engadget Link: […]