iPad Pro 10.5 review: Where execution and ambition meet

iPad Pro 10.5 review: Where execution and ambition meet Never mind that Apple keeps updating its notebooks and desktops — Tim Cook once said the iPad represented the future of personal computing. That was one year ago, when the company revealed the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and he seemed to mean it. Of course,… Source: Engadget […]

Samsung's beastly 49-inch QLED display is built for gaming

Samsung's beastly 49-inch QLED display is built for gaming It would almost be ridiculous not to buy a 4K TV without HDR, since you can get such sets for under $500 — so it's weird that we haven't seen many HDR PC displays yet. Luckily, Samsung has some big news on that front: It's releasing […]

Windows 10 preview shows big changes are coming

Windows 10 preview shows big changes are coming Microsoft promised big changes to Windows 10 with the Fall Creators Update, and it's backing that up in spades with a new Insider Preview. Available to brave testers on the "Fast Ring," the release brings redesigned notifications in the Action Center… Source: Engadget Link: Windows 10 preview […]

Intel's not very happy about Qualcomm-powered Windows 10 PCs

Intel's not very happy about Qualcomm-powered Windows 10 PCs As its 8086 chip architecture nears 40 years old, Intel has put Qualcomm on notice about recent news that Windows 10 PCs will run Snapdragon 835 chips with x86 emulation. "There have been reports that some companies may try to emulate Intel's proprie… Source: Engadget Link: […]

Valve promises a low fee for direct-to-Steam game publishing

Valve promises a low fee for direct-to-Steam game publishing When Valve unveiled its plans to simplify game publishing through Steam Direct, it struggled to settle on a fee. Did it want to go low and make publishing more accessible, or go high to prevent abusers from putting out a never-ending stream of garba… Source: Engadget […]

Computex gave us a glimpse at how computing will evolve

Computex gave us a glimpse at how computing will evolve One thing was very clear at Computex: It's going to be a transformational year for computing. We're seeing several trends from the past few years — like the move towards thinner and lighter laptops, and the rise of mobile computing — evolve in new… Source: […]

Microsoft’s vision for connected PCs gives me hope for Windows

Microsoft’s vision for connected PCs gives me hope for Windows I wasn't expecting a major news announcement from Microsoft's Computex keynote this year — not on the heels of events in New York, Seattle and Shanghai. What else could there possibly be to unveil after the Surface Laptop, Surface Pro and new Window… Source: Engadget […]

The 'Wipeout' sequel you've wanted isn't coming from Sony

The 'Wipeout' sequel you've wanted isn't coming from Sony It's not a great time to be a Wipeout fan. Unless you're eager to re-play Wipeout HD through the Omega Collection, you don't exactly have many choices when it comes to hyper-stylized sci-fi racing. Take heart, however — R8 Studios has released the f… Source: Engadget […]

Silicon-laced diamonds could lead to practical quantum computers

Silicon-laced diamonds could lead to practical quantum computers Scientists already believe that diamonds could be a solid foundation for practical quantum computers. You can use atom-scale defects in diamond to store quantum bits that hold contradictory data (say, both on and off) in a way that lets you read the… Source: Engadget Link: Silicon-laced diamonds […]

ASUS ZenBook Pro UX550 is a powerhouse with a 4K touchscreen

ASUS ZenBook Pro UX550 is a powerhouse with a 4K touchscreen It's been well over two years since ASUS announced its original ZenBook Pro, and while it received a spec bump late last year, it's about time for the company to revamp its premium desktop replacement line. Announced at the "Edge of Beyond" event ahe… […]

ASUS ZenBook Flip S is the thinnest convertible yet

ASUS ZenBook Flip S is the thinnest convertible yet If you're shopping for a new laptop for the back-to-school season, get ready to be spoiled for choice. At its event in Taiwan today, ASUS showed off a slew of new laptops and convertibles, leading with the ZenBook Flip S, which the company says is th… […]

'Rime' creators will remove anti-tampering code if it's cracked

'Rime' creators will remove anti-tampering code if it's cracked Game studios that use digital rights management (DRM) tools tend to defend it to the death, even after it's been cracked. It prevents 'casual' piracy and cheating, they sometimes argue. However, Rime developer Tequila Works is taking a decidedly diff… Source: Engadget Link: 'Rime' creators will […]

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 […]