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DirectX 12 has been available since Windows 10, but there aren't any games for it yet, so we're using the Ashes of the Singularity beta to examine DX12 performance.

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We asked readers to rate their Internet service provider based on price, performance, reliability and support. Here are the results for the only ISP in our series with mainstream availability of fiber-optic...

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Canonical announced that it will introduce Ubuntu 16.04 and provide LTS over the next five years for the OS.

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I'm going to review Throttlestop software. It's a free utility that controls CPU multiplier limits, and in LGA775 CPU voltage settings...

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Futurmark released an update to its 3DMark benchmark suite, adding a new VR experience along with a new user interface and the capability to choose the specific benchmarks you want to install.

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Leap Motion revealed Orion, its next generation hand tracking product designed specifically for use with AR and VR. Orion is a combination of new hardware and software that offers “the best tracking Leap has...

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After speaking to Wevr about its Transport VR content platform, we followed up with more questions to learn about the history of the studio and its thoughts on the current state of VR.

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Wevr, the creators of the amazing "theBlu: Encounter" VR demo for the HTC Vive, explained to Tom's Hardware why its recently announced Transport content platform is going to "bear hug creatives" and isn't the...

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Epic Games unveiled a new addition to the Unreal Editor that will be coming out later this year that it said will be a huge benefit to level designers for VR games and experiences. Soon you’ll be able to...

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AltspaceVR is a virtual reality social platform where you can gather with others online in virtual spaces. You can watch videos, play games or participate in organized gatherings within AltspaceVR, and now you...

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Tom’s Hardware's ISP round-up puts the power in the hands of our readers, who gave us their opinion of the nation's top Internet service providers. And now it's time to take a closer look at Time Warner...

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Leap Motion’s second 3D Jam has been going on since late last July, and the competition has finally wrapped up. Now, the company has revealed the 11 applications that came out one top.

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Tom's Hardware's ISP review series continues with Comcast, one of the industry's largest cable Internet providers. It's time to see what our readers thought of Comcast's performance, price, reliability and...

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It’s no secret that Crytek is taking the VR industry seriously. The company has just doubled down on its bet on the future of virtual reality by launching VR First, an educational program that will provide...

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CCP has been alpha testing the online multiplayer mode of its Oculus Rift launch title, "EVE: Valkyrie." On Monday, the company will release the game to a new group of early testers. If your PC is up for it,...

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Nvidia has released another update to its GeForce Experience beta software. The latest edition adds support for recording your Windows desktop and games played in Windowed Mode. The company has also added...

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NZXT has announced a new version of its popular CAM PC monitoring tool. The CAM 3.0 software has been reworked to be easier for beginners and has more features for advanced users.

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Epic Games announced the release of the first preview build of the upcoming Unreal Engine 4.11 update. The company highlighted the details of the release in a post on the UE community forum.

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Anyone who’s been a PC gamer for longer than a week has likely heard of Valve’s famous Steam sales. A few times a year, the company goes crazy with the discounts and lets gamers get their fill of all the...

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Graphine released a new version of the Granite texture streaming middleware SDK. Version 3.0 has been redesigned to give artists complete material freedom, and its performance has been streamlined in...

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Nvidia released a new version of the GeForce Experience beta today with new features for game streamers such as custom overlays, a viewer counter, and the ability to snap and upload screenshots from within your...

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As Oculus prepares for the forthcoming launch of its retail VR HMD, Rift, the company is feverishly working on finalizing its software development kits. The Oculus SDK is still in beta, but the Audio SDK has...