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Radeon Vega vs. GeForce GTX 1080 Ti? AMD, Nvidia announce dueling events at GDC 2017

The annual Game Developers Conference usually maintains an intense software focus, but GDC 2017 seems to be shaping up as a hit for PC hardware enthusiasts, too. Both AMD and Nvidia have announced events taking place alongside GDC, and in fact, both are being held on the very same day—February 28. First up: AMD, which is reviving the “Capsaicin” event ... Read More »

The best cybersecurity advice from experts at RSA

Come to the RSA show, and you’ll find plenty of cybersecurity technology. The top vendors from across the industry are here, showing products for fighting ransomware, preventing data breaches and more. But even the best security software is useless if users and businesses aren’t taking the right steps to protect themselves. So we asked experts at the show for their ... Read More »

Three ways to restrict OneDrive uploads in Windows 10

Sometimes you just don’t want OneDrive to do its job and start uploading and syncing files at will. This can be for any number of reasons, but the top two are usually because you’re doing a resource-intensive operation like gaming or your internet connection isn’t the fastest. During those moments you have three relatively easy options for dealing with OneDrive ... Read More »

AMD bundles Ashes of the Singularity with FX processors ahead of Ryzen’s launch

The hotly anticipated Ryzen processors are expected to start rolling out in early March, but AMD’s still pushing its older FX-series chips folks looking to build a budget gaming PC. Newegg and AMD just revealed a FX processor promotion that bundles a 6- or 8-core chip with the real-time strategy game Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation, the poster child for cutting-edge ... Read More »

Google Assistant will soon be able to buy stuff for you on command

Google Assistant already helps us organize our shopping lists and find out about things we’re interested in, but it stops short at actually letting us buy items. With a new feature rolling out to Pixel phones, it looks like that’s about to change. A new option for setting up payment methods has appeared in the Assistant settings for Pixel users, ... Read More »

Radeon Vega vs. GeForce GTX 1080 Ti? AMD, Nvidia announce dueling events at GDC 2017

The annual Game Developers Conference usually maintains an intense software focus, but GDC 2017 seems to be shaping up as a hit for PC hardware enthusiasts, too. Both AMD and Nvidia have announced events taking place alongside GDC, and in fact, both are being held on the very same day—February 28. First up: AMD, which is reviving the “Capsaicin” event ... Read More »

A privacy-focused browser developer just bought Ghostery

Cliqz, the German developer of the privacy-focused browser of the same name, has acquired the tracker-blocking browser extension Ghostery and its development team from its creator, Evidon. Partly owned by Mozilla, Cliqz will combine Ghostery’s technology with similar functions in its browser, but plans to continue development of the extension for other browsers too, it said Wednesday. The sale will ... Read More »

Google Assistant can now share personal info in Allo, but only if you let it

One of the coolest features of Allo is the ability to bring Google Assistant into any conversation. Just type @google and you can ask Assistant questions like “What’s my schedule like today” or “Show me the latest Cars 3 trailer,” and it will happily oblige, saving you the trouble of opening Chrome or Calendar and searching yourself. Now Google is ... Read More »

Tokyo wants to make Olympic medals from old smartphones

Japan will kick off a drive this week to collect old smartphones and other portable gadgets so that they can be turned into medals for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. The project will be launched on Thursday by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government with a goal of collecting up to 2 million used devices to recycle. Gadgets like smartphones contain small ... Read More »

Intel now supports Vulkan on Windows 10 PCs

Ads by Kiosked MORE LIKE THIS Gaming on Linux, Steam machines set to soar with DirectX competitor Vulkan Linux gaming is poised for a boost with new hardware, Vulkan graphics AMD strengthens gaming and VR on Linux with graphics improvements VIDEO 3 Ways to Speed Up Windows 10 Intel is bringing more options to improve gaming and virtual reality experiences ... Read More »