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Epic Games Celebrates 'Paragon' Anniversary With New Update

The update includes tweaks to 20 Heroes, the ability to raise Banners, and double experience points for the entire week.

Signal's Encrypted Video Calling For iOS, Android Leave Beta

The update will also improve Signal call quality, offer the option of using peer-to-peer connections to reduce call latency, and make it so iOS users can answer Signal calls right from their lock screens.

Google's New reCAPTCHA Is Totally Invisible

The tool was announced in 2016. Now Google has made it available to website developers so they can stop forcing people to prove that they're, well, people.

'Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul' Available Now On Steam VR

Empty your bladder, stock up on heart medication, and make sure someone is home to comfort you when you start to cry. The game formerly known as "Paranormal Activity VR" is finally available to try at home.

Nintendo Publishes 'Zelda: Breath Of The Wild' Making-Of Documentary

The three-part series only takes 30 minutes to watch, and it's a good complement to the 90-minute talk the game's directors gave at GDC 2017 about breaking the 31-year-old series' conventions with this latest title.

Blizzard Debuts 'Diablo III' Female Necromancer Character Model, New Blood Abilities

Blizzard let us loose on some demons with the freshly minted female Necromancer character model and the class’s newest blood abilities.

Ryzen Versus Core i7 In 11 Popular Games

We put all three Ryzen SKUs to the test against Kaby Lake and Broadwell-E CPUs in a wide variety of popular games.

Study: One-Third Of Websites Use Outdated, Insecure JavaScript Libraries

Northeastern University researchers scanned 75,000 of Alexa top websites and 75,000 more websites randomly taken from "a snapshot of zone in May 2016." They found that many sites are vulnerable to attack.

PS4 Games Head To PlayStation Now

We suspect Microsoft's announcement of Xbox Game Pass--a cheaper service with both Xbox 360 and Xbox One titles--might have played a part in getting PS4 games onto Sony's game streaming service.

Cool Your Asus Z270 Board And Light It Up With EKWB’s Strix RGB Monoblock

Last week, EK Water Blocks revealed its RGB Monoblock for MSI’s Z270 motherboard lineup. Today, the company revealed the followup for Asus’s Z270 motherboard lineup.

Facebook, Instagram Ban Surveillance Tools From Their Platforms After Law Enforcement Abuses

Facebook adopted a new policy for its social media service, as well as for Instagram, which forbids the use of public user data to enable surveillance tools.

Merge Labs Is Giving Away HoloCube Developer Kits

Merge Labs announced the HoloCube augmented reality interactive device at CES in January. The company expects to have the product on the market this Summer; interested developers can apply for a free developer kit today.

Spring Update For 'Planet Coaster' Adds Security Feature, Go Karts

The update comes out on April 11 and also includes three new roller coasters.

Check Point: Malware Pre-Installed On Some Android Phones

Now it's not enough to follow security best practices--you'll have to make sure your Android smartphone isn't compromised right out of the box.

Google, NASA Upgrade To The New D-Wave 2000Q Quantum Annealing Computer

D-Wave announced that Google, NASA, and USRA purchased its latest generation D-Wave 2000Q quantum annealing computer. The company also said that the Virginia Tech University will build a quantum computer center to develop software for D-Wave computers.

Microsoft Expands HoloLens Agency Readiness Partner Program

Microsoft has been diligently pushing it in that field, and to that end the company announced that it’s expanding its HoloLens Agency Readiness Partner Program to another six partners in Europe.

Overclocking GeForce GTX 1080 Ti To 2.1 GHz Using Water

Our launch coverage showed that Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition is held back by its stock cooler. So, we replaced the vapor chamber and centrifugal fan with a custom water-cooling loop. Was it worth it? Absolutely!

uSens Hand Tracking Tech Mixes AR And VR

uSens doesn’t give a flip about hardware, at least not really. This may seem at odds with a company that makes a device that enables hand tracking in VR, but as uSens CTO Yue Fei explained to us at GDC 2017, the company’s true focus is software.

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