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Windows 10 will arrive on Xbox One sometime after summer

May 26, 2015 - 8:24 am in Games

The general consensus of Windows 8 and, to a lesser extent, 8.1, is something along the lines of a vehement fist-shake toward the heavens. Windows users looking to get away from the maligned Windows 8 — as well as those who avoided Windows 8 by sticking…


Witcher 3 dev responds to graphics downgrade concerns

May 25, 2015 - 8:21 am in Games

Developer CD Projekt Red has responded to concerns that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's graphics were "downgraded" throughout the course of development. In…


Stream PC games to your Android device with Remotr

April 25, 2015 - 2:07 pm in Apps

You can stream nearly any game from your PC to your Android device -- provided you can master the controls. Screenshot by Rick Broida/CNET The concept…


How to Prepare a Computer, Tablet, or Phone Before Selling It

January 6, 2015 - 2:31 pm in Gadgets

So it’s the end of the road for your PC, tablet, or smartphone. Before letting go, be sure to follow this quick check list to prepare your device for its new owner. If you don’t follow these steps, you may lose important personal data, run into issues…


Capcom teases Street Fighter V as PC and PS4 exclusive

December 15, 2014 - 12:44 am in Games

The Street Fighter series of games has been one of Capcom’s most profitable, especially during the 1990s, and after an extended break we finally got a new entry in the series in 2008. Street Fighter IV continued the series’ success and has multiple releases…


Tool developed that hacks those evil Windows support phone scammers

September 19, 2014 - 6:53 pm in News

Here’s a tip to anyone out there that’s thinking about running a Windows tech support phone scam. Don’t target an InfoSec pro’s family, because he’s liable to dream up a very geeky way to get back at you. Matthew Weeks is the director of emerging…


GTA V arrives November 18 on PS4 and Xbox One, PC gamers left waiting until January

September 18, 2014 - 6:48 pm in Games

Last month a rumor appeared suggesting Rockstar was going to delay Grand Theft Auto V’s release on next-gen consoles and PC until 2015. Today, Rockstar has confirmed that rumor to be at least partly true seeing as we expected all versions to arrive this…


How to Clean the Dust Out of Your Laptop

August 18, 2014 - 9:41 am in Articles

If you’ve had your laptop for a year or two, it may be full of dust. Dust clogs fans, vents, and heat sinks, preventing your PC from cooling down properly. You can remove a good amount of this dust, even if you can’t open your laptop. Dust build-up can…


What You Need to Know About Upgrading Your Laptop’s Hardware

July 13, 2014 - 11:41 am in Articles

Laptops aren’t as easy to upgrade as desktop PCs. In fact, newer laptops are becoming harder to upgrade — but you still may be able to upgrade your laptop with more RAM or a solid-state drive. It’s generally a bad idea to buy a laptop with plans to upgrade…


Everyone knows Steam’s dirtiest secret, and it set a record for most users online at a time

July 6, 2014 - 11:26 am in Games

When Steam first launched to the PC gaming masses, it wasn’t even remotely well-received. Sure, it was structured a little differently, and Valve hadn’t yet built up its mass market favor through viral hits like Portal or heavily discounted game sales.…