personal computing

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

Dell's Black Friday sale includes price cuts on the XPS 13 and Alienware m15

With Black Friday around the corner, now is the perfect time to purchase a laptop if you need a new one. Dell has discounted most of its laptops, including popular ones like the XPS 13. Act fast,

Google Docs is getting Gmail's autocomplete smarts

Google hoped to make writing emails a little easier when it added its Smart Compose autocomplete function to Gmail last year. You should be able to take advantage of the helpful feature elsewhere

Adobe explains how it plans to improve Photoshop on iPad

Earlier this month, Adobe finally released its iPad version of Photoshop. Users were excited to be able to create illustrations and designs on the go, but many were left underwhelmed by the stark

Twelve years later, how do you feel about the first Kindle?

This past Tuesday marked the 12-year anniversary of the first Amazon Kindle, which was praised at the time as an evolutionary step forward for e-readers thanks to its high-contrast screen, SD slot and

NVIDIA's latest RTX Studio drivers make Blender four times faster

NVIDIA's latest Studio RTX driver isn't just speeding up commercial production renderers like V-Ray. If you use the free, open-source Blender 3D animation software, you'll also get a boost, NVIDIA

MacBook Pro 16-inch review: The ultimate Apple laptop

Talk to any true Apple fan, and they'll tell you the last great MacBook Pro was the mid-2015 15-inch model. It had a wide array of ports, a great keyboard and an SD card slot. There was no butterfly

'FIFA 20' will add South America's largest club tournament in March

Fùtbol fans are about to get a welcome addition to FIFA 20. EA is adding CONMEBOL Libertadores, South America's largest club tournament, as part of a free update to the game in March 2020. The

'FIFA 20' will add South America's largest club tournament in March

Fùtbol fans are about to get a welcome addition to FIFA 20. EA is adding CONMEBOL Libertadores, South America's largest club tournament, as part of a free update to the game in March 2020. The