Project Scorpio games developed by Microsoft will render natively at 4K

Microsoft and Sony are breaking precedent with plans to release mid-generation console refreshes in the near future. Whether or not gamers buy them in droves remains to be seen but you can rest assured that both sides will do their best to hype the new machines (sometimes at the expense of the other).Sony at this point has revealed a great deal about its PlayStation 4 Pro. Microsoft, meanwhile, is playing its cards close to its chest, instead electing to reveal

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Review: Updated: Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Update: The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall is official due to batteries overheating and in some cases exploding and causing fires. New phones return to stores in the US on September 21.Original review follows below.The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is the large-screen phone for 2016 that Android power users have been anxiously waiting to upgrade to, and it takes several cues from the Galaxy S7 Edge.Sure, the S7 Edge already stretched our fingertips into near-phablet territory with a 5.5-inch display

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Users report intermittent glitch with the iPhone 7’s new Lightning EarPods, Apple working on a fix

Apple’s decision to remove the headphone port was already seen as controversial and now detractors have some additional ammo to fire at the company. Apparently numerous users have been experiencing problems with the Lightning EarPods on the new iPhones, where the volume control dongle stops working, so you can’t adjust the volume, use Siri, or answer calls.The glitch seems to happen randomly and is fixed by unplugging and re-plugging until the next time it happens. According to early reports, audio

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Nikon’s $500 360-degree action cam aims to bring VR to the masses

If the future of virtual reality is tied directly to the quality of content we’re able to create, companies like Nikon and Samsung are certainly giving us the tools needed to make great stuff. Nikon today announced more details about its consumer-level entry into the VR space, the ‘KeyMission 360.’Earlier this year, we brought you news of Nikon’s ‘KeyMission 360,’ a consumer-focused 3D action camera capable of 360-degree filming in 4k UHD resolution. Today, we know a little more.Momentum by TNW is

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How to Benchmark Your Linux PC’s Performance

A benchmark is a test, or a series of tests, that determines how well a certain piece of computer hardware runs PC Benchmark Tests: What Are They, And Do They Actually Matter? PC Benchmark Tests: What Are They, And Do They Actually Matter? There are loads of technical sites on the Internet that deal in benchmarks – a whole host of charts and numbers for almost any piece of hardware on the market. But what do they mean? Read More

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7 Proven Ways to Create Powerful Headlines for Your Content

You’ve seen the “STOP” and “SLOW DOWN” signs on your local highways, right? Even if you’re driving at 100 kph, you read them and obediently follow the instructions. You hardly ever miss them because they’re in your face with a clear message. That’s exactly what a magnetic headline does as well. It makes your readers stop and take notice, even if they have a hundred other posts on their Twitter or Facebook timelines. But if your headlines are boring, you’re

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Fru Review

The last Kinect game you’ll ever need to play. By Lucy O’Brien If it’s anything like mine, your Xbox One’s Kinect has sat unceremoniously in a cupboard for months, the most recent addition to an unnervingly large pile of abandoned tech. It was a pleasure, then, to discover that Fru’s surprisingly hard and very fun challenges made bringing the Kinect out of storage worth it. If more games had explored clever uses of the sensor like this puzzle-platformer does, I’d

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Hands-on review: HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle

Can you hear that? It’s the sound of a smartphone offering best-in-class audio – at least that’s what HTC wants you to believe with its latest mid-range marvel, the HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle.The phone arrives as one half of a double act, with the higher-spec Desire 10 Pro taking most of the limelight, and with it a higher price tag, while the Desire 10 Lifestyle takes the trendy, lower-cost route in search of underground fame.Is the audio experience alone really

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Samsung website tells you if your Galaxy Note 7 is safe to use or not

Samsung’s recall of the Galaxy Note 7 is ongoing with about a million devices expected to be exchanged or reimbursed to consumers. Only Galaxy Note 7 handsets sold in the U.S. prior to September 15, 2016 are being recalled due to a lithium-ion battery that can overheat and catch fire, but how to identify them?To determine if your Note 7 has been recalled, locate the IMEI or serial number of your device and use Samsung’s safety recall website to check

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