Amazon refreshes its line of low-cost tablets

Amazon’s Fire tablets haven’t gained much traction on the premium end of the market, but their affordable models are great if you just want something for watching videos, reading, using a few basic apps and browsing the web. Looking to…

Watch live: Google I/O 17 keynote

Google I/O 2017 is set to take place between May 17th and May 19th at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California, the same location as last year's developer-focused event. Like previous Google I/Os, we can expect to receive new…

A Witcher TV series is coming to Netflix

The Witcher Saga, the series of eight novels that inspired the hugely successful Witcher video games, is getting its own Netflix TV series. Author Andrzej Sapkowski will serve as a creative consultant on the show, while CD Projekt Red, the…

Sony's XZ Premium flagship phone gets reviewed

Sony keeps releasing new Android phones at a prolific rate with a few really good handsets on recent memory. Unfortunately Sony has had less luck selling a ton of phones with a propensity to overprice them. The latest XZ Premium tries to compete with the very best, powered by Qualcomm's latest 835 SoC, a 5.5" 4K display, 4GB of RAM, and Android Nougat. How well does it fare?

45 Years Later: Die photos and analysis of the revolutionary 8008 microprocessor

Intel's groundbreaking 8008 microprocessor was first produced 45 years ago, the ancestor of the x86 processor family that you may be using right now. While the 8008 wasn't the first microprocessor or even the first 8-bit microprocessor, it was truly revolutionary, triggering the microprocessor revolution and leading to the x86 architecture that dominates personal computers today.

Eidos Montreal says you can "forget" about a Thief 5

Last week we reported that Straight Up Films might have leaked that a fifth installment of the Thief series was in the works. However, this rumor was blown to smithereens yesterday when Eidos Montreal head David Anfossi sarcastically tweeted, “Apparently…

DocuSign data breach leads to targeted phishing campaigns

Digital signature service DocuSign has confirmed that hackers recently managed to gain access to one of its computer systems and obtain customer and user e-mail addresses. The stolen data is already being put to use as the company says it…

Command a higher salary as a cloud security expert

Cloud computing has drastically changed the way we store our data, but it's not 100 percent secure. With hackers and data thieves eager to tap into the cloud, demand is high for certified security pros to push them back, and…

HTC announces its squeezable U11 flagship phone

HTC has officially announced its new flagship smartphone, the HTC U11. The successor to last year’s HTC 10 features a 5.5-inch, Quad HD display, Snapdragon 835 processor, and new glass and metal design. But its marquee feature is something the…

Tencent announces it is building an eSports town in China

Tencent, the Chinese internet giant worth $309 billion, boasts a broad investment portfolio. It recently bought 5 percent of Tesla for $1.8 billion, and owns, among others, Clash of Clans publisher Supercell and League of Legends creator Riot Games. Now,…

Asus ROG Strix GL502VS Gaming Laptop Review

The Asus ROG Strix GL502VS sits towards the top end of the performance and price scale. It doesn't have any ludicrous dual-GPU setups inside, but its GeForce GTX 1070 discrete graphics chip offers better performance than your typical gaming laptop. It packs a 15.6-inch 1080p G-Sync display and a range of other solid hardware in a relatively portable form factor.