Tag: personalcomputing

Bungie pushes back ‘Destiny 2’ feature upgrades

If you were looking forward to Bungie tackling the laundry list of Destiny 2 issues in short order, you’ll have to be be a little more patient. The studio has delayed the implementation of a handful of features that were slated to arrive betw……


BitTorrent client exploits could let rogue websites control your PC

BitTorrent’s peer-to-peer app and its lightweight uTorrent counterpart are susceptible to particularly nasty hijacking flaws. Google researcher Tavis Ormandy recently detailed a host of DNS rebinding exploits in Windows versions of the softwar……


Shadow virtualizes a high-end gaming PC on your desktop clunker

In the early days of computing, local storage and processing weren’t actually a thing. Instead, your individual computer acted as a terminal, pulling data from a central processing server. Well, the French startup Blade likes it that way and h……


AI is making more realistic CG animal fur

Creating realistic animal fur has always been a vexing problem for 3D animators because of the complex way the fibers interact with light. Now, thanks to our ubiquitous friend artificial intelligence, University of California researchers have ……


‘Angry Birds Champions’ lets players fling pheasants for real money

Angry Birds Champions is now available on iOS devices and through the developer’s website, allowing players to fling their feathered friends against precarious piles of pigs in a bid to win real money for the first time. The game is accessible……


Mattel and Tynker will use Barbie to teach kids to code

A couple of years back, Mattel and Tynker partnered up to produce programming lessons based on Hot Wheels and Monster High. Now the two companies are expanding their partnership to launch seven new Barbie-themed coding lessons this coming summ……


Engadget giveaway: Win a pro controller package from Scuf Gaming!

Edge. That’s what helps elevate pro gamers to the next level and Scuf Gaming offers a lot of it in its competitive controllers. The company has beefed-up versions for both PlayStation and Xbox, so you can focus on natural moves with custom set……


Modders turn Nintendo Switch into a full-fledged Linux tablet

For all of its Nintendo customizations, the Switch is ultimately a tablet running a garden variety NVIDIA Tegra processor — and that means it can potentially handle the same software as other mobile devices. To prove that point, the fail0ver……


Samsung has the world’s largest SSD, again, at 30TB

Nearly two years ago Samsung released a 15.36TB drive that it said had the most capacity of any SSD. Now, it has topped that with a new effort that it claims features twice the capacity and performance. Inside its 2.5-inch frame, the PM1643 ha……


Apple updates all of its operating systems to fix app-crashing bug

It took a few days, but Apple already has a fix out for a bug that caused crashes on each of its platforms. The company pushed new versions of iOS, macOS and watchOS to fix the issue, which was caused when someone pasted in or received a singl……