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Founded in 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne, Apple is best known for making some of the world's most ubiquitous consumer devices, software, and services: the iPhone, iPad, iMac and MacBook computers, Apple TV, Apple Watch, iOS, iCloud, iTunes, Apple Music, Apple Pay, and many more. Led by CEO Tim Cook since 2011, Apple is one of the largest technology companies in the world… → Read More

A year later, Apple’s MagSafe continues to underwhelm

With MagSafe, it looked like Apple had cracked the code to effortlessly accessorize the iPhone and even add modular new capabilities. One year later, it’s barely made a dent, and its own products keep showing their limitations. → Read More

Deathloop’s huge new update brings DLSS, DualSense audio for PC, crash fixes, and more

Deathloop is an incredible game, but also one with its fair share of nasty issues, particularly on PC. A new 11GB update brings fixes and some extras, like Nvidia DLSS and Sony DualSense audio. → Read More

I have a hard time believing your wearable is good if you had to Photoshop it onto a model

For HTC’s new Vive Flow VR headset, the company wanted to show just how effortlessly it might fit into your life, so it photoshopped its headset onto some models. → Read More

Halo Infinite multiplayer feels like an exciting return to form

Halo Infinite arrives on December 8th, 2021, after over a year of delay, but the multiplayer preview feels fantastic. We enjoyed the new grappleshot and gunplay so much, we can’t wait to do more. → Read More

The Ncase M1, a crowdfunded marvel of a PC case, has been discontinued

Ncase has announced it’s discontinuing the Ncase M1, a 12.7-liter case that blazed an impressive trail in the small-form-factor gaming PC case market, with help from crowdfunding and manufacturer Lian-Li. But a successor is on the way, Ncase confirms → Read More

AMD Radeon RX 6600 official: 1080p for $329, at retail any moment now

AMD just revealed the $329* Radeon RX 6600, a new budget 1080p gaming graphics card that should be available at Amazon, Best Buy, Micro Center and Newegg. → Read More

Watch the first trailer for The Expanse season 6, arriving December 10th

The beloved, intriguingly political and mysterious sci-fi show The Expanse’s final season on Amazon is nigh. Season 6 is coming December 10th, and the company just dropped the final trailer at New York Comic Con and on YouTube. → Read More

California just made it a lot harder for companies to cover up harassment and abuse

California governor Gavin Newsom has signed the Silenced No More Act — a piece of legislation that should protect workers who speak out about harassment and discrimination, even if they’ve signed an NDA. → Read More

The easy way to install Windows 11 on unsupported CPUs

If you’re seeing "This PC doesn’t currently meet Windows 11 system requirements" or "The processor isn’t currently supported for Windows 11," there’s a Microsoft-approved registry hack that should instantly make it better. → Read More

Google just announced its Pixel 6 event on October 19th

Google’s traditional October event will still happen this year, despite the fact that the company pre-announced the Pixel 5A and Pixel 6 in August. Here’s what we know. → Read More

Will these top Steam games support Steam Deck? We ask their developers

Want to play online multiplayer games on the Steam Deck? We reached out to every developer of every top EAC and BattlEye game on Steam, and four of them gave us a definite yes — including Ark, Dead by Daylight, Rust, and War Thunder. → Read More

Planning to upgrade to Windows 11? A checklist before you do

Windows 11 is largely Windows 10 with a fresh coat of paint, and there’s a strong chance your Windows 10 computer will run Windows 11 just fine. Here are some things you should check first, including CPUs, TPMs, and Secure Boot. → Read More

Apple finally lets you report App Store scams

Apple will now let you directly report a scammy app from its listing in the App Store with a new-and-improved version of its "Report a Problem" button. It now includes a dedicated "Report a scam or fraud" option in the drop-down menu. → Read More

We bought gadgets from Amazon’s banned brands and it was a piece of cake

Banned Amazon-first gadget brands RavPower, Vava, TaoTronics and Choetech snuck back onto the Amazon storefront, dodging their bans. Amazon is trying to remove them. → Read More

Sony acquires Bluepoint Games, the studio behind its incredible remasters and remakes

Demon’s Souls, Ico, Flower, Uncharted remasters and more → Read More

Nintendo categorically denies that a 4K Switch Pro is in development

Nintendo has issued a press release insisting that Bloomberg’s seeming revelation that Nintendo was pushing developers to build 4K-resolution games for an upcoming but potentially canceled “Switch Pro” handheld was entirely incorrect. → Read More

The Dart Zone Pro MK-3 might be the best foam blaster Nerf never made

The hotly anticipated $130 Dart Zone Pro MK-3 pitches itself as the first fully automatic blaster designed for sporting-grade Nerf, accurately firing at up to 150 feet per second. It does things Hasbro doesn’t, and that’s awesome. → Read More

Amazon Glow is a video chat gadget with built-in games to keep kids engaged

The $299 Amazon Glow is a videoconferencing device with a tabletop projector built in. The idea is that younger children get quickly bored with video chats and wander off, but interactive games, books, and drawing can help keep their attention. → Read More

Amazon will let you teach Alexa to recognize and respond to sounds

Amazon says you’ll be able to program Alexa to recognize "custom sounds," so it could theoretically alert you or trigger smart home actions when it hears something you want it to listen for. → Read More