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'Red Dead Redemption 2' comes to Steam on December 5th

Red Dead Redemption 2's PC launch drew a number of complaints, not the least of which was having to use yet another publisher-specific launcher to play it. If you haven't already bought the game,

The Sensel Morph creative touchpad is discounted for Black Friday

Sensel's Morph controller is a weird but effective device; it scored a solid 87 in our review and is recommended in our PC and mobile accessories gift guide. The base unit works like a tablet for

'Quake II RTX' update delivers more realistic ray-traced visuals

NVIDIA is still committed to sprucing up Quake II RTX's graphics after the novelty has worn off. The GPU maker has released a 1.2 update that adds significant realism to the ray tracing effects --

'Quake II RTX' update delivers more realistic ray-traced visuals

NVIDIA is still committed to sprucing up Quake II RTX's graphics after the novelty has worn off. The GPU maker has released a 1.2 update that adds significant realism to the ray tracing effects --

The Morning After: Giphy restored the 'Baby Yoda' GIFs

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.All week, we'll be tracking some of the best Black Friday deals on electronics, so keep an eye on our deals hub for more information. In the news, the police are

The Morning After: Giphy restored the 'Baby Yoda' GIFs

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.All week, we'll be tracking some of the best Black Friday deals on electronics, so keep an eye on our deals hub for more information. In the news, the police are

AMD's 64-core Threadripper 3990X arrives in 2020

AMD appears to have confirmed that it will launch the creator-centric 64-core Threadripper 3990X chip sometime in 2020, as rumored. The company didn't release many details, other than to say it'll

Microsoft updates developers on designing apps for dual-screens

As 2020 draws closer, we're also slowly nearing the debut of dual-screen devices from Microsoft and others. Now that the Surface Duo and Surface Neo have been revealed, the company's next step is to

Intel teams with MediaTek to create 5G modems for PCs

Intel has backed away from 5G in smartphones, but it's determined to bring the technology to PCs -- and it's recruiting an ally to ensure that happens. The chip giant is teaming up with MediaTek to

AI determines how much help Shakespeare had writing a play

Many believe that Shakespeare had help writing at least some of his plays, but to what extent? AI might have an answer. Czech researcher Petr Plecháč has developed a machine learning system that

Microsoft gets US license to resume selling software to Huawei

The US government is still bent on blacklisting Huawei in most respects, but the Chinese tech giant just got an important reprieve. The Commerce Department has granted Microsoft a license to "export

'State of Decay 2' brings zombie slaying to Steam in early 2020

You don't have to be fully committed to Microsoft's vision of gaming to play State of Decay 2. The zombie-filled survival game is now slated to come to Steam in early 2020. You won't have to be

'State of Decay 2' brings zombie slaying to Steam in early 2020

You don't have to be fully committed to Microsoft's vision of gaming to play State of Decay 2. The zombie-filled survival game is now slated to come to Steam in early 2020. You won't have to be

The Morning After: Tesla really made a low polygon count pickup truck

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to your weekend. Along with the LA Auto Show, this week's car news ran the gamut from Ford's Mustang Mach-E to whatever it was that Tesla showed off. But

NYC creates a high-level position to oversee ethics in AI

New York City wants to avoid bias in AI and other algorithms, and it's creating a role primarily to ensure that equal treatment. Mayor Bill de Blasio has issued an executive order creating a position

Save up to $1,000 on Lenovo ThinkPad laptops ahead of Black Friday

With the exception of Amazon, most of the pre-Black Friday sales we've seen so far have been pretty tame. Not so with Lenovo's early Black Friday sale. Not only can you get as much as 45 percent off

Dell's Black Friday discounts include $220 off the Alienware 25 monitor

Dell's Black Friday deals are here a week early. There are discounts on laptops, desktops, smart TVs and all of the accessories you might need. Dell says the supplies are limited, so if you spot a

Valve has made me believe in Half-Life again

Just over two years ago, I left Valve's Half-Life franchise for dead. It had been ten years since Half-Life 2: Episode Two left fans with a massive cliffhanger that it seemed would never be resolved.

Valve has made me believe in Half-Life again

Just over two years ago, I left Valve's Half-Life franchise for dead. It had been ten years since Half-Life 2: Episode Two left fans with a massive cliffhanger that it seemed would never be resolved.

The Morning After: Tesla's angular Cybertruck is electric, fast and $40k

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.This week is going out with a bang after we took a ride in Tesla's new truck, got our first peek at Valve's Half-Life: Alyx VR game and reviewed Apple's 16-inch