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How to Build a PC With the AMD Threadripper Chip

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 20:49
AMD's Threadripper chips are fresh off the production line and in our hands at PC Labs. Watch us build a Threadripper PC and find everything you need to build one yourself.

NASA: TRAPPIST-1 System of Earth-Sized Planets Is 'Quite Old'

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 17:46
The space agency said the TRAPPIST-1 star is between 5.4 and 9.8 billion years old. In comparison, our own solar system was formed around 4.5 billion years ago.

Is Microsoft's Surface Lineup Unreliable?

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 14:44
Consumer Reports will no longer recommend Microsoft Surface products based on consumer feedback that differs markedly from data collected by PCMag.

Russian Hackers Target Hotels Using WannaCry Exploit

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 14:44
FireEye researchers believe a group linked to the Russian government and US election hacks, APT28, is targeting hotels in Europe and the Middle East.

Malware Can Be Stored in DNA, Researchers Warn

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 11:37
Researchers find it's possible to produce malware-laden DNA strands that, if sequenced and analyzed, could compromise a computer.

21 Years Later, Someone Is Making a New Nintendo 64 Controller

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 11:37
The Nintendo 64 launched in June 1996 along with its unusual controller design. The Retro Fighters controller is a modern take on the original.

Humans Are Still Better Drivers Than Machines—for Now

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 11:37
Research shows that the human brain currently has an edge over autonomous cars. But the technology is improving while humans are not.

Microsoft Officially Unveils Windows 10 Pro for Workstations

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 08:29
This version of Windows 10 allows you to run four server-grade processors and up to 6TB of RAM.

Google Doodle Teaches You How to Make Hip Hop

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 08:29
Google today is celebrating the 44th anniversary of the birth of hip hop with an interactive homepage doodle that lets you be a DJ.

Nintendo Sued Over Switch Detachable Controller Design

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 08:29
Gamevice believes Nintendo is violating a patent linked to the detachable design of the Joy-Con controllers.

Fidget Spinners Are Catching Fire, Choking Children

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 08:29
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission is highlighting just how risky letting children play with fidget spinners can be.

How to Set Up a PayPal Account

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 08:29
Want to buy or sell stuff on eBay and other sites? You'll need PayPal. Here's how to set up a personal account.

Twitch's Desktop App Has Arrived

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 16:32
The app offers a couple of features you won't find on the Web, including dark mode, voice and video calls, and servers.

FaceApp Pulls 'Ethnicity Change' Filters

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 13:28
Before removing the filters, FaceApp CEO and Creator Yaroslav Goncharov said he didn't think they were racist, but users accused FaceApp of digital blackface.

Uber Adds In-App Chat Feature

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 13:28
Besides making things less confusing, this new feature offers one big advantage over SMS: you don't have to share your phone number with some random person.

eSports Will Be Considered for 2024 Paris Olympics

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 10:27
Within a decade, pro gamers could be winning gold medals for gaming while the world watches.

Windows 10 AV Changes Afoot As Microsoft, Kaspersky Make Nice

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 10:27
Microsoft has, among other concessions, agreed to provide cybersecurity developers more time to prepare for Windows updates, and give them final Windows builds earlier.

Microsoft Unveils Coco: An Open-Source Blockchain Framework

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 10:27
Microsoft's new Coco Framework readies blockchain for real-world deployments with faster transactions and data confidentiality, re-imagining blockchain's Proof of Work in the process.

Lawsuit Claims Disney Is Violating COPPA, Tracking Kids in 42 Apps

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 07:11
Disney believes the class action lawsuit "is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of COPPA principles."

Facebook Launches YouTube Competitor Watch

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 07:11
It's the social network's new platform for watching shows, and it's clearly trying to compete with YouTube.