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Hard-to-get 'Destiny 2' holiday loot creates another uproar

Hard-to-get 'Destiny 2' holiday loot creates another uproar

Bungie has already learned some hard lessons about making content accessible in Destiny 2, but it's clear the studio still has some brushing up to do. Many gamers are complaining that the drop system
Printed photos can fool Windows 10's Hello face authentication

Printed photos can fool Windows 10's Hello face authentication

Windows 10's facial authentication system might be able to tell the difference between you and your twin, but it could apparently be fooled with a photo of your face. According to researchers from

Listen to a 1950s era computer sing 'Jingle Bells'

Here's a new version of Jingle Bells you won't hear played in malls, and it's courtesy of one of the oldest computers in history. Turing archive director Jack Copeland and composer Jason Long have
LG's latest PC monitors bring intense HDR and ultra-wide 5K

LG's latest PC monitors bring intense HDR and ultra-wide 5K

LG was one of the first out of the gate with high-end consumer HDR monitors, and now it's ready to spread its wings a bit. It's unveiling three new displays, all of which promise more intense
Spotify made it easier to install its app on Linux

Spotify made it easier to install its app on Linux

According to Canonical, the company behind popular Linux distribution Ubuntu, Spotify just made it super simple for subscribers to install the music-streaming app on Linux machines. The company has
'Donut County' is a love letter to LA

'Donut County' is a love letter to LA

From 2002 to 2014, Dunkin' Donuts didn't exist in Los Angeles. Hell, during that time there was just one Dunkin' store in all of California, at a military base on the state's southern tip. Considering
'Donut County' is a love letter to LA

'Donut County' is a love letter to LA

From 2002 to 2014, Dunkin' Donuts didn't exist in Los Angeles. Hell, during that time there was just one Dunkin' store in all of California, at a military base on the state's southern tip. Considering

Europe unveils roadmap for the next decade of quantum computing

Back in 2016, the EU invested 1 billion euros (almost $1.2 billion at today's exchange rates) in quantum computing. Now, a year and a half later, it's time for an update on what's happening thanks to
As ‘PUBG’ finally exits beta, its creators look to the future

As ‘PUBG’ finally exits beta, its creators look to the future

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) has been this year's biggest surprise. Since launching on Steam Early Access in late March, the game, which started life as a DayZ mod, has picked up 25 million
As ‘PUBG’ finally exits beta, its creators look to the future

As ‘PUBG’ finally exits beta, its creators look to the future

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) has been this year's biggest surprise. Since launching on Steam Early Access in late March, the game, which conceptually started life as a DayZ mod, has picked up

Worlds collide: VR and AR in 2018

Oculus, the company responsible for kickstarting the $2 billion virtual reality marketplace, knows virtual reality is not the future. As its engineers pour millions of Facebook's dollars into the

Worlds collide: VR and AR in 2018

Oculus, the company responsible for kickstarting the $2 billion virtual reality marketplace, knows virtual reality is not the future. As its engineers pour millions of Facebook's dollars into the

Apple may let the same app work on across iOS and Macs

The app situation between iPhones and Macs is a bit of a mess. While mobile apps are updated regularly, the Mac App Store can often leave something to be desired. Now, Apple is finally tackling this
Samsung's faster, smaller DRAM chips are coming to your next PC

Samsung's faster, smaller DRAM chips are coming to your next PC

Samsung has built the smallest 8-gigabit DDR4 RAM chip ever using its second-generation 10-nanometer manufacturing tech, it said in a news release. The chips are 15 percent more energy efficient and
This is Magic Leap’s mixed reality headset

This is Magic Leap’s mixed reality headset

We've been following the development and rumors surrounding Magic Leap's glasses for awhile. Now, we finally have something official: The company revealed the Magic Leap One: Creator Edition headset
Estonia's e-residency head plans the country's own cryptocurrency

Estonia's e-residency head plans the country's own cryptocurrency

Estonia might be the first country to offer cryptocurrency as a way to reward its e-residents. "Estcoin" could be used to reward e-residents (people who set up a business online in the country),
Windows 10's 'Timeline' continuity is available for testing

Windows 10's 'Timeline' continuity is available for testing

Windows 10's much-hyped Timeline feature didn't make the cut for the initial release of the Fall Creators Update, but you will get to try it over the holidays. Microsoft has released a Insider Preview
Facebook brings its social VR 'Spaces' to the HTC Vive

Facebook brings its social VR 'Spaces' to the HTC Vive

Earlier this year, Facebook unveiled Spaces, its inaugural attempt at bringing the social network to VR. And, seeing as Facebook also owns Oculus, it's no surprise that Spaces was a Rift-exclusive at
Samsung's mega-wide gaming monitor is first to be HDR certified

Samsung's mega-wide gaming monitor is first to be HDR certified

Last week VESA (finally) launched an HDR standard for computer displays to tell consumers whether a pricey monitor will show games and movies the way the creators intended. Samsung has announced that
Samsung's mega-wide gaming monitor is first to be HDR certified

Samsung's mega-wide gaming monitor is first to be HDR certified

Last week VESA (finally) launched an HDR standard for computer displays to tell consumers whether a pricey monitor will show games and movies the way the creators intended. Samsung has announced that