Gadgets

EVE Valkyrie’s Warzone update brings CCP’s VR dogfighter to normal monitors

We’ve seen quite a few virtual reality projects that are just ported from normal screens to fancy goggles—Half-Life 2 was a notable early adopter, with Superhot, ARK, Tabletop Simulator, Elite Dangerous, and more taking the same route. But a game starting in VR and then heading to normal screens? That’s a weird one. That’s what CCP is doing with EVE Valkyrie though. Nearly a year and a half after Valkyrie’s ... Read More »

Acer Aspire E 15 (E5-575-33BM) review: This low-cost laptop provides incredible value

Anyone who’s researched sub-$500 laptops in recent months will know the Acer Aspire E 15. For a while now, the E5-575-33BM model has maintained its status as a best-selling laptop on Amazon. In fact, it’s often been the top seller. Looking at specs, it’s easy to see why this cheaper version of the Aspire E 15 is so popular. For just ... Read More »

The World’s Best ‘DOTA 2’ Players Are No Match For A Bot: What Does This Mean For The Future Of AI?

A bot created by OpenAI, an artificial intelligence startup backed by Tesla CEO and visionary Elon Musk, could be the new best DOTA 2 player in the world, as the world’s top human players have so far been no match for it. The news comes about a week after it was reported that a Facebook AI system had to be shut down after it ... Read More »

This week in games: Valve reveals a Dota card game, Overwatch adds deathmatch

It’s only the second week of August and already we’re in the thick of the fall release cycle—LawBreakers, Hellblade, Rez, Telltale’s Batman, and a bunch of other games launched this week. Too many games for any one person. Wait, did I say Rez? Indeed I did. That news, plus Valve’s (sigh) collectible card game, Gearbox’s new project, a glimpse of Overwatch’s new deathmatch modes, Tempest 4000, ... Read More »

Razer’s Base Station Chroma is a flashy headset stand with RGB lighting

Razer, the company that ushered in the apocalypse by unleashing the RGB mousepad upon the world, is back at it again. This week the company pulled back the curtain on an—I swear—RGB headset stand. RGB. Headset. Stand. If you’d told me when I started this job that I’d one day assemble those three words together I would’ve thrown out the first RGB ... Read More »

Tango Wellness Motivator Review

HIGHLIGHTS The Tango Wellness Motivator costs Rs. 4,490 It offers activity and manual sleep tracking It’s available via Amazon India The Tango Wellness Motivator is a fitness wearable made by a Finland-based company called Health Care Success Ltd. It’s an activity and sleep tracker that you can wear on your wrist. Priced at Rs. 4,490 and available via Amazon India, ... Read More »

Apple’s App Store Has a Big Problem That No One Is Talking About

Khamosh Pathak, a Vadodara-based technology writer, spends more than 10GB of Internet data per month on his iPhone for simply downloading new apps and updates. He says the amount of data he ends up consuming with this “less essential” chore has increased significantly over the years. Pathak’s views represent a growing concern among many iPhone and iPad users who say that ... Read More »

Build a budget Ryzen gaming PC for $550 or less

AMD’s Ryzen processors sure are shaking up the status quo of computing, and now that disruption is extending to cheap gaming PCs. The high-end Ryzen 7 lineup slashed the price of 8-core CPUs from $1,000 to as low as $330. Ryzen 5 overtook Intel’s Core i5 chips as the best CPU for mainstream buyers, enabling truly versatile computer builds and 8-thread gaming PCs for previously unheard-of prices. Now the ... Read More »

Intel’s 8th-gen ‘Coffee Lake’ Core CPUs will be revealed during the great American eclipse

Intel’s response to AMD’s disruptive Ryzen processors is soon to get its time in the sun. Well, sort of. On Tuesday, Intel announced plans to livestream the launch of its 8th-generation “Coffee Lake” processors on August 21—the same day that the great American solar eclipse casts its shadow across the United States. Intel’s throwing shade. Eighth-gen Coffee Lake chips will be built ... Read More »

Doug mounts a tablet to the kitchen wall

  By all important measures except for one, gadget reviewer Doug Aamoth is a true American success story. The only thing that’s missing? He doesn’t have a tablet mounted to his kitchen wall that serves as a music player, TV, and digital organizer. More from Gadgets Doug mounts a tablet to the kitchen wall Phree is a digital stylus that ... Read More »