personal computing

‘Blair Witch’ expertly remixes horror gaming’s greatest hits

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Blair Witch is scary. That’s not a revelation for most people, considering the pop culture status the movie achieved when it came out in 1999, ushering in an enduring age of found-footage horror films. But, that’s not what we’re talking about here. Blair Witch, the video game, is terrifying. Developed […]

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Google, Intel and Microsoft form data protection consortium

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links baona via Getty Images It’s common to secure data when its sitting put or flying to its destination, but not so much when you’re actually using it — there’s still a risk someone could peek at your content while you work. Industry heavyweights might help keep your info secure at […]

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Microsoft tests more control for apps that restart with Windows 10

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Microsoft. As much as PCs have changed in recent years, at least one thing has stayed the same: at some point, you’ll need to restart your computer. With that in mind, the first of next year’s two big Windows 10 updates could offer a subtle but helpful tweak to how […]

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MSI’s new ‘content creator’ laptops are powered by Intel’s 10th-gen chips

Engadget RSS Feed The PC-making business has slowly been shifting its attention from gamers to content creators. For example, Acer launched the ConceptD line of computers in April, specifically targeted at those who want a powerful PC without the bulk ( or ostentatious aesthetic) that often comes with such rigs. Gaming company MSI also wants […]

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Intel’s 10th-gen CPUs for powerful ultraportables will reach six cores

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links The big selling point with Intel’s first 10th-gen Core processors is the company’s new 10nm architecture, the result of a long journey towards shrinking down its production process. It’s a much more efficient design, which will lead to both power savings and better performance. But the next batch of 10th-gen […]

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Dell’s XPS 13 now comes with the latest Intel 10th-gen processors

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Dell Intel has unveiled its 10th-gen Core processors for ultraportable laptops, so naturally, there are some new laptop announcements, too. Probably the best known ultraportable is Dell’s XPS 13, and that model can now be purchased with Intel’s 10th-generation, six-core U-series Core i7 CPUs, Dell announced. While these aren’t the […]

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B&H sale cuts up to $350 off Apple’s 2019 iMacs

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Apple B&H is running a sale that might be too good to pass up if you’re in the market for an all-in-one desktop. The 9to5Toys team has noticed that the electronics store is offering sizeable discounts on Apple’s 2019 iMacs, making a purchase decidedly easier to swallow. The largest discount […]

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NVIDIA’s latest GPU drivers pack a speed boost for ‘Apex Legends’

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links NVIDIA It’s common for graphics card drivers to provide optimizations for games, but the improvements aren’t often this conspicuous. NVIDIA has released a Gamescom Game Ready Driver that offers significant speedups for multiple games, most notably Apex Legends. If you’re using one of the company’s GeForce RTX Super cards, you […]

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ThinkPad X1 Carbon review (2019): Sometimes it’s good to be boring

Engadget RSS Feed [embedded content] The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is one of the most established laptops around, and this year’s model marks the 7th iteration of the series. Just like every one before it, this X1 Carbon is thinner and lighter than ever. What else is new? Well, there’s a brighter UHD display with HDR400 […]

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Interactive murder mystery game ‘Erica’ gets a surprise release

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Flavourworks Flavourworks’ interactive game/movie hybrid Erica flew under the radar for a long time while its developers spent years working on the underlying technology. But following the launch of the new trailer at Gamescom this week, the studio made the surprise announcement that the game is available now. [embedded content] […]

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