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Chrome 55 To Intelligently Reduce Memory Usage By As Much Half, When Needed

Google announced that Chrome 55, which should be available by the end of the year, will significantly reduce memory usage.

Abrash Predicts The Future Of VR

Throughout the development cycle of the Rift, Oculus continuously refined the hardware. Now that the Rift is a shipping product, Oculus is looking to the future and exploring what virtual reality hardware could become in the next few years.

Re-Boxing My Exploding Galaxy Note 7 In Samsung's Fireproof Box

You are likely well aware that Samsung has issued a global recall of its Note 7 phones due to "flammability" issues. One of the most interesting aspects of the recall is the thermonuclear-proof box that Samsung sent over to contain its exploding progeny.

Riotoro CR1080 Full ATX Mini Tower Case Review

Riotoro wants to prove that when it comes to cases, bigger isn’t necessarily better. How does the CR20180 compare to a larger case with similar layout?

Dell UP3017 30-inch 16:10 Professional Monitor Review

The 16:10 aspect ratio may just be making a resurgence in the professional monitor category. Today we’re looking at Dell’s new UP3017. It offers 2560x1600 pixels in an IPS panel with factory calibrated modes for sRGB, Adobe RGB, and DCI-P3.

The 30 Year History of AMD Graphics, In Pictures

From the ATI Wonder in 1986 to the AMD Radeon RX in 2016, we take a look at the evolution of AMD graphics.

Microsoft Windows 10 Build 14942 Increases RAM Usage

Microsoft pushed out its Windows 10 Build 14942 to Windows Insiders today. Although the latest build contains several improvements, it will result in higher RAM usage for most users.

Oculus Rift, Untethered: Project Santa Cruz, Hands On

The VR HMD panacea is a completely untethered experience, free of both wires and a companion PC. Oculus is making one: Called Project Santa Cruz, it’s a version of the Rift that has its own computer on board; we got a chance to experience it firsthand.

'Lone Echo': Brutal VR Space Ultimate Frisbee (Hands On)

Ready At Dawn's "Lone Echo" has VR players floating in space, solving problems, and ultimately playing a five-on-five robot sporting match.

Comcast Introduces 1TB Xfinity Data Plans

Comcast announced that its 1TB data plans are now active inside of the United States. Although this may sound attractive, the data plans are actually somewhat bittersweet.

EU-U.S. ‘Privacy Shield’ Agreement: Useful Or Useless? Yahoo Surveillance Scandal Should Decide That

How European legislators and commissioners react to Yahoo allowing the NSA to scan all of its users’ emails, including those of Europeans, will decide whether the “Privacy Shield” agreement actually does anything at all to protect EU citizens’ privacy.

SilverStone Strider Platinum ST85F-PT PSU Review

SilverStone's Strider Platinum series offers compact dimensions along with Platinum efficiency and a fully modular cable design. The 850W member of this line will be evaluated today. Its strong card against the competition is the 471W power density score.

Oculus Touch Controllers: The Good And The Bad

We spent hours with the Touch controllers and a raft of new and recent games. Here's what we observed.

Oculus Reveals Asynchronous Spacewarp, Lowers VR Minimum Spec

The big news from Oculus at OC3 isn’t the launch date and price for Touch. The biggest bombshell of the event is Asynchronous Spacewarp, which lowers the bar for VR-ready PCs to a range anyone can afford.

'Mafia III' Runs At 30 FPS At Launch, Developers Working On Framerate Patch

"Mafia III" runs at 30 FPS at launch and some Steam users also reported that the game suffers from crashes.

Web VR: Oculus, Facebook Pushing VR For All With React VR, 'Carmel' Browser

VR is not just for high-end HMDs; it's also for the big wide mainstream web. Oculus and Facebook are pushing towards that future with Web VR: the React VR platform and "Carmel" browser.

Facebook Shows New Social Presence Demo, Oculus Reveals Avatars, Parties, Rooms

This year's Oculus Connect started with an emphasis on the need for social interaction in virtual reality.

Facebook, Oculus Show VR Industry The Money

Facebook announced several developer funding initiatives which, all told, amount to about $350 million or so of investment. Is this a go-broke-or-go-home strategy? Or just table stakes at a market's infancy?

Latest 'Dishonored 2' Footage Shows You How To Escape

Check out Arkane Studios' take on how to use Emily and Corvo's powers to get out of dangerous situations.

Oculus Confirms Touch Shipping In December, Supports Room-Scale VR With A Catch

Oculus revealed the details about its upcoming Touch motion controllers. We now know the price, when it will be available, and what it’s capable of. The wait isn't over yet, but at least we have details.

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