We unbox the $200 “power armor” Fallout ’76 version so you don’t have to

Big helmet, bigger box. Sam Machkovech Though this is the “power armor” edition, it does not include matching body armor. That version might cost another $ 1,200, if we’re gauging relative retail prices here. Sam Machkovech Crack ‘er open for the model number listed here. Sam Machkovech Instructions. Getting the batteries in (three triple-A) is […]

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The next version of HTTP won’t be using TCP

Enlarge Andy Maguire / Flickr The next version of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)—the network protocol that defines how browsers talk to Web servers—is going to make a major break from the versions in use today. Today’s HTTP (versions 1.0, 1.1, and 2) are all layered on top of TCP (Transmission Control Protocol). TCP, defined […]


Your new PC may have shipped with an unsupported version of Windows 10

Mark Coppock/Digital Trends If you bought a Windows laptop or tablet recently, or are looking to buy one this holiday, there may be a chance that your device shipped with an unsupported version of Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system. Because Microsoft delayed its latest version of Windows, PC manufacturers creating Always-Connected PCs powered by Qualcomm’s […]


PUBG’s “console exclusivity” may soon end, as loud hints of a PS4 version mount

Enlarge / This image, along with one with a more obvious "PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds" logo, is still live at Sony’s official servers, linked specifically to the logo codes that are normally assigned for retail games. PUBG has not yet been announced for PS4. Nearly a year after the popular PC shooting game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds […]


Oculus reconfirms “future version of Rift” amid PC cancellation rumors

Enlarge / An Oculus Rift photo montage from Oculus Connect. Kyle Orland Oculus has reaffirmed it’s working on a new version of its PC-based Rift hardware. That affirmation follows a report from TechCrunch suggesting the cancellation of the “Rift 2” was behind the sudden departure of Oculus co-founder and former CEO Brendan Iribe, announced just […]

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Leaked video shows the Galaxy Note9 from every angle, reveals 512GB version

Samsung’s preorder page in New Zealand went live early. Evan Blass A closer look at the new camera/fingerprint reader arrangement. What’s that in the fine print? A 512GB version? The front looks just like the Note 8. An earlier leaked render from Evan Blass. Evan Blass The release of the Galaxy Note 9 is fast […]

Emerging Tech

Here’s a real version of that endlessly spinning top from ‘Inception’

[embedded content] Remember how, in Christopher Nolan’s Inception, Leonardo DiCaprio’s character Dom Cobb uses a spinning top to work out whether he’s awake or dreaming? If the top spins a few times and then topples over, Cobb knows he’s awake. If it keeps spinning in perpetuity, he understands that he’s asleep. Well, the team behind […]


Apple has rejected iOS version of Steam Link app, Valve says

Enlarge / A screenshot from the beta version of the Steam Link app, which has been denied approval by Apple. Steam Valve says Apple has denied approval for the iOS version of its Steam Link app—which allows users to stream PC games from a computer on the same home network—after Apple initially approved the app […]

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Wireless version of the classic Koss Porta Pro headphones could be on the way

The presumed Koss Porta Pro Wireless, which are detailed in a recent FCC documentation attributed to Koss. FCC A side view. They look a great deal like the existing Porta Pro. FCC Those foam earpads and thin metal headband seem to be sticking around. FCC And from the bottom. FCC Here’s the user manual included […]


Spotify may launch a new free version for mobile that’s way better than now

Spotify is in the middle of a busy time. The Sweden-based music streaming company went public earlier this month, and now it’s gearing up for a big event in New York City on April 24 in which it could unveil the company’s first-ever piece of hardware. The gathering could also see it reveal a revamped […]