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Video games are more important than ever

Video games are more important than ever

When Bob Dylan won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, it shocked the humanitarian world. What's more, Dylan himself hasn't behaved like a traditional Nobel winner: He hasn't commented on the honor
'Left 4 Dead' character returns to haunt 'Dead by Daylight'

'Left 4 Dead' character returns to haunt 'Dead by Daylight'

Dead by Daylight, the hit survival-horror game that pits a team of four players against a dangerous killer, is getting a new character as part of the title's free "Left Behind" DLC. Players of Valve's
Intel AI helped create a music video

Intel AI helped create a music video

AI is increasingly finding its way into music videos, and not necessarily in obvious ways. Intel has revealed that the promo clip for Chinese pop star Chris Lee's "Rainy Day, But We Are Together" is

Windows 10's store app may start selling hardware

When Windows 10's app portal was renamed the Microsoft Store not long ago, it led to people scratching their heads: why change the name of a portal that revolves so heavily around apps? Because it

HP lost key historical archives in California's wildfires

There's no question that California's recent wildfires are ultimately a human tragedy, destroying homes and upturning lives. Please donate if you can. However, they've also represented a loss for
Skype's chat-focused desktop redesign is available to everyone

Skype's chat-focused desktop redesign is available to everyone

If you've wanted to check out Skype's huge desktop redesign without living on the bleeding edge, now's your chance. Microsoft has released the finished version of its big overhaul for Linux, Mac and
The first 'Destiny 2' expansion arrives December 5th

The first 'Destiny 2' expansion arrives December 5th

You won't have to twiddle your thumbs too long before Destiny 2's first expansion arrives. Bungie has announced that Curse of Osiris will be available on December 5th, and has unveiled a trailer to
The first 'Destiny 2' expansion arrives December 5th

The first 'Destiny 2' expansion arrives December 5th

You won't have to twiddle your thumbs too long before Destiny 2's first expansion arrives. Bungie has announced that Curse of Osiris will be available on December 5th, and has unveiled a trailer to

AT&T is working on an open-sourced AI project with Linux Foundation

The nonprofit Linux Foundation has announced that is working on an open source AI project, and AT&T is one of the founding organizations. Called the Acumos Project, its goal, like many open source
'Super Mario Odyssey' is selling even faster than 'Zelda'

'Super Mario Odyssey' is selling even faster than 'Zelda'

The Nintendo Switch has been a massive hit since its launch in March, selling more than seven million units worldwide so far, putting it on track to beat Wii U lifetime sales in just a year. But these
'Super Mario Odyssey' is selling even faster than 'Zelda'

'Super Mario Odyssey' is selling even faster than 'Zelda'

The Nintendo Switch has been a massive hit since its launch in March, selling more than seven million units worldwide so far, putting it on track to beat Wii U lifetime sales in just a year. But these
Microsoft's Surface Pro gets LTE Advanced option this December

Microsoft's Surface Pro gets LTE Advanced option this December

Microsoft's business customers will be able to get their hands on the Surface Pro with LTE Advanced from December, as rumored earlier this year. In a blog post outlining the company's vision for
The checkout line’s death knell | The Future IRL

The checkout line’s death knell | The Future IRL

We're all only about ten years away from sauntering into stores, grabbing whatever it is we want, then quick-stepping out like we stole it.It'll be possible because many shops will be ringed with

Some Google Docs users are being locked out of their files (updated)

A number of Google Docs users have reported being locked out of their documents today for, according to the message that pops up when they try to access the affected document, violating Google's terms
Leaked HTC U11 Plus video reveals a bigger battery and screen

Leaked HTC U11 Plus video reveals a bigger battery and screen

A hands-on video featuring the upcoming HTC U11 Plus has been leaked to Facebook, showing that the flagship phone will be available in a translucent option, as well as black and silver. Evan Bass,
Google's Poly is a one-stop shop for AR and VR objects

Google's Poly is a one-stop shop for AR and VR objects

It isn't easy to build a virtual reality app, especially when it comes to filling out those immersive worlds. Even a semi-realistic world requires tons of objects, which isn't always practical for a

Lenovo buys a controlling stake in Fujitsu's PC business

Lenovo has posted the biggest quarterly rise in revenue since 2015, and it has marked the occasion with the revelation that it's buying 51 percent of Fujitsu's PC biz. Fujitsu spun out its laptop and
The future of VR is social: A conversation at Engadget Experience

The future of VR is social: A conversation at Engadget Experience

The Engadget Experience is a day-long celebration of the future of entertainment, gaming, media and art in downtown Los Angeles on November 14th. That day, we've invited the top minds in virtual and
BenQ’s 4K HDR monitor for graphics pros has a glare hood

BenQ’s 4K HDR monitor for graphics pros has a glare hood

It's easy and cheap to go buy yourself a 4K HDR TV with billions of colors these days, so why the heck is it so hard to find a PC monitor that can do the same? Benq's latest professional monitor, the
iPhone, Mac and iPad sales all increased this quarter

iPhone, Mac and iPad sales all increased this quarter

One day before Apple's most important product launch in years, the company has released its quarterly earnings info. As usual, Apple's fiscal Q4 doesn't contain a full three months of iPhone sales, so