PC Magazine Breaking News

Subscribe to PC  Magazine Breaking News feed PC  Magazine Breaking News
Breaking technology news and in-depth analysis from PCMag.com
Updated: 6 min 7 sec ago

Palmer Luckey 'Can't Really Talk About' Oculus, Facebook

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 08:36
He'll talk about VR in general and snap a selfie with you, but at Oculus Connect this week, the company co-founder was mum on new products and internal drama.

Let Your Teen Shop on Amazon (Without Going Nuts)

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 17:02
You can now add a teen to your account, then approve or deny every order they place, or opt to set pre-approved spending limits for them.

Need Something From Target? Ask Google Assistant

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 17:02
Plus, shoppers will soon be able to order items from all 50+ Google Express retailers with their voice on eligible Android phones and iPhones.

How to Monitor Your Heart Rate With the Apple Watch

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 17:02
Apple Watch can monitor heart rate while you're resting or working up a sweat.

Can the Oculus Go Get 1 Billion People to Use VR?

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 17:02
The high-end Oculus Rift is not going to attract 1 billion VR users, but the $199 Android-based Oculus Go might make it happen, CTO John Carmack says.

Watch the Long-Awaited US vs. Japan Robot Battle

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 13:56
In one corner will be the Eagle Prime representing the US. In the other corner will be Kuratas fighting for Japan.

Steam PC Games Get Cheaper...But There's a Twist

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:37
Steam games are now on sale in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, where they'll be much cheaper than here in the US.

Watch iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Movies in One App

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:37
Movies Anywhere will let you watch movies you've purchased from iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, and Vudu in one app on any device.

Get a 13.3-Inch Full HD Asus ZenBook SE Laptop for $529

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 07:27
From a portability perspective, this sleek little laptop is an excellent fit for getting work done in economy seating.

Microsoft Announces 4 New Xbox One S Bundles

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 07:27
Minecraft, Rocket League, Starter, and Ultimate Halo bundles make up Microsoft's bid to try and dominate Christmas sales.

Android Video Calling Just Got Much Simpler

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 07:27
Google makes video calls an integrated feature of Android phones (as long as your carrier supports ViLTE).

Equifax Website Hacked Again

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 07:27
Visitors to the site were offered a fake Flash Player update that installed adware.

Did PureVPN Cross the Line?

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 17:45
When a VPN hands over user data on a creep, there's a freak out.

Oculus Revamps Controllers on Next-Gen VR Headset

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 17:45
The prototype VR headset, codenamed 'Santa Cruz,' will pack more power than the new Oculus Go without the need to be tethered to a nearby PC.

Bug Exposed T-Mobile Data With Just a Phone Number

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 17:45
Exploiting the bug was as easy as running a query for someone else's phone number.

$199 Standalone Oculus Go VR Headset Arrives Next Year

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 14:44
Facebook is also cutting the price of its Oculus Rift and Touch controller to $399.

Pornhub Using AI to Identify, Tag Porn Stars

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:32
The site previously relied on users and uploaders alone to manually tag porn stars.

Mattel Launches Kamigami Build and Code Robots for Kids

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:32
Kids will be able to build the robot in an hour, program its behavior using a free app, and then start playing and battling them with friends.

Amazon Offers Students Prime for $5.49 a Month

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:32
Even better, college students can start out with a free six-month trial of Prime, courtesy of Sprint.

Porsche Launches Sports Car, SUV Subscription Program

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:32
The month-to-month subscription program, dubbed Porsche Passport, is basically like Netflix for Porsches