AOL is phasing out third-party AIM access

Before Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Skype, many people on the Internet communicated via programs like AOL’s Instant Messenger, ICQ, MSN Messenger and Yahoo Messenger.

Nintendo Switch Review

The Nintendo Switch is a fascinating new game console built around a novel and well-executed central idea. It also has plenty of problems that will doubtless be improved upon in a future version. Nintendo is yet again trying something new, and here we are to take the plunge alongside them.

Torment: Tides Of Numenera Review

Tides of Numenera is the Kickstarter-borne spiritual follow-up to Planescape, a 1999 cult classic. Numenera is a single-player RPG with an emphasis on text and dialogue, and while it's not set in the same universe as Planescape, it approaches similar themes from intriguingly different angles. Oh, it's also similar to Planescape in that it's really good.

Become a certified ethical hacker: in-depth course for $49

In the event of a cyberattack, companies stand to lose the most if their networks are breached. That's why ethical hackers are recruited en masse to keep malicious cybercriminals away. If you want to join this in-demand field, then picking…

Google has no plans for a third Chromebook Pixel

Rick Osterloh, Google’s senior vice president for hardware, revealed in a meeting with journalists at Mobile World Congress today that the company has no plans to make a third Chromebook Pixel.

AMD names next-gen graphics cards 'Radeon RX Vega'

At AMD's Capsaicin & Cream event at the Game Developers Conference 2017, the company unveiled that their next-generation line of graphics cards will officially be called Radeon RX Vega. Presumably each Vega model will come with some additional numbers and…

Is a Windows 98 machine usable in 2017?

I’m often teased by friends for my reluctance to upgrade my operating system and by proxy, my PC. Although it’s more than six years old at this point, the system is plenty speedy for how I use it and the…

Down or just me? Amazon S3 downtime causing disruptions across the web

Not you. Amazon Web Services is having issues today causing disruptions and slowness, impacting thousands of websites that rely on S3 for content delivery, especially if you are in certain regions of the U.S. where troubled East coast servers are supposed to mirror content. Amazon is working to resolve the issue but some customers “will continue to experience high error rates” until this is fully sorted.

The Messy Path to 5G

It’s the hottest topic in the tech world—certainly at this week’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show in Barcelona, Spain—it is. The next generation of wireless networks—commonly called 5G—is on the lips of most people you speak to, in the…
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