8BitDo SN30 Pro+ review: Vintage style meets modern hardware & software

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8BitDo SN30 Pro+ review: The best controller for the PC?Adam compares the SN30 Pro+ from 8BitDo to the SN30 Pro, DualShock 4, and Xbox One controllers to see which is best for PC gaming.

The best DAWs: the best music production software for PC and Mac

The best DAWs: the best music production software for PC and Mac

What is the best DAW?FULL REVIEW: MOTU Digital Performer 8(Review is of a previous version)

PC/Mac, $90


Amazon's Rekognition software can now spot fear

Advances in AI and the proliferation of surveillance cameras have made it increasingly easier to watch and track individuals.Getty Images
Amazon's controversial facial recognition technology, called Rekognition, has a new skill.

Exclusive: id Software's Tim Willits Joins Saber Interactive as Chief Creative Officer

When word began trickling out last month that Tim Willits would be leaving id Software, the gaming world was shocked.[But] I saw how Saber, as a team, was starting to grow and expand and pick up teams and studios.

Former id Software boss Tim Willits joins Saber Interactive

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Tim Willits announced in July that after nearly a quarter-century at id Software, he was moving on to something else.Today, he revealed what that something else is: Willits is the new chief creative officer at Saber Interactive, the developer of World War Z, NBA 2K Playgrounds, and the upcoming Ghostbusters remaster.

Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 5700 review: A stunning value supercharged by clever software tricks

Both the $359 Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 5700 and $409 Sapphire Pulse RX 5700 XT go on sale today, with each commanding a mere nine dollar price premium over AMD’s Radeon RX 5700 series reference models.We received the more affordable Sapphire Pulse RX 5700 for testing, and to give away the ending, it delivers a whole lot of bang for your buck.

Software malfunctions and spilt drinks top list of console damage claims, according to UK insurer

Software bugs, split drinks and the dreaded 'Red Ring of Death' are three of the top five culprits behind console insurance claims according to data collected by the online gadget insurance company, protectyourbubble.In its continuing mission to educate the gaming public (or drum up more business with fear), the UK-based outfit has revealed a list of the most common console killers.

The best free painting software 2019

The best free painting software 2019

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Painting software has come a long way in recent years, and there are now superb programs available completely free that offer a realistic simulation of watercolors, oils, pastels, charcoal, and more.Some of the latest painting software also lets you work in three dimensions, creating your own models and then applying your own textures and paint effects.

Teen Hacker Finds Bugs in School Software That Exposed Millions of Records

A few short decades ago, the archetypal hacker was a bored teenager breaking into his school's network to change grades, à la Ferris Bueller.So today, when cybersecurity has become the domain of state-sponsored spy agencies and multibillion-dollar companies, it may be refreshing to know that the high school hacker lives on—as do the glaring vulnerabilities in school software.

Twitch has launched its own broadcasting software

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Twitch has become the digital watering hole of many gamers' lives, a place where they gather and watch streamers chat and play through their favorite games.Watching Twitch is easy—just open a stream and you're good to go—but for budding content creators who don't know much about how to stream on Twitch, the process is a bit more involved.

Waves plugins and bundles: huge price drops on top music production software

Waves plugins and bundles: huge price drops on top music production software

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Yep, you read that right, Waves is currently offering silly discounts on some of its most popular and best-selling plugins and bundles.Deals include $100 off the awesome new Abbey Road Studios 3 and $130 off Waves Tune Real-Time tuning for vocalists.

What software doesn’t just link your workforce but solves their problems too?

Thanks to a midsummer update, it's now even simpler for businesses that run 3CX software to both solve problems for their staff and to run on-screen demonstrations.They then install and activate the Remote Control client app and allow their PC to be remotely controlled.

When Open Source Software Comes With a Few Catches

The Open Source Initiative standards body says an open source license must allow users to view the underlying source code, modify it, and share it as they see fit.The Open Source Initiative doesn't consider the SSPL, or any of these other newly adopted licenses, to be open source licenses.

5 ancient software programs we refuse to give up

We're not aloneI know I’m not alone in clinging to an ancient software program that’s exactly what I need.” You’ll discover there are many sites that explain how to use your legacy software with the current versions of Windows.

Best mining software of 2019

If you've decided to take the plunge and have bought your own Bitcoin (BTC) mining hardware or mining rig, your next step is to connect to a mining 'pool'.The software has been designed for use only with Bitminter's mining pool.

Huawei says its upcoming OS software won't replace Android

Huawei says its upcoming OS software won't replace Android

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We're not entirely sure what Huawei is working on deep inside its software labs – Ark OS, possibly, or Harmony OS – but the company says the operating system it's building is being designed for industrial use rather than as a direct Android replacement.That's as per the state-backed Xinhua news agency, which reports a Huawei executive insisting that Android will continue to run on Android phones for the foreseeable future.

Why Microsoft could be dropping the ball on software piracy

Why Microsoft could be dropping the ball on software piracy

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Search for “cheap microsoft office” on Bing, Microsoft’s own search engine and you might be surprised to see what gets displayed.

What the Superhuman Controversy Reveals About the Shifting Ethics of Software

Though its name suggests a nootropics concern or a purveyor of networked exercise equipment, Superhuman’s unbodied offering is productivity software for the in-box.A Seattle-based designer and tech executive named Mike Davidson published, on his personal Web site, a blog post titled “Superhuman is Spying on You.

Affinity Publisher DTP software review

Under its ‘Affinity’ banner, the company has already released a Photoshop competitor – Affinity Photo – and an Illustrator competitor – Affinity Designer.Last month, Serif released its latest salvo, setting its sights squarely on InDesign with Affinity Publisher.

Blast from the Past: Propellerhead Software ReCycle!

Blast from the Past: Propellerhead Software ReCycle!It was a reasonable (if destructive) solution, but the resultant audio file was still just a static sample clip.