PC Magazine

PC Mag News Feed

Lockheed's 3D Printed Dome Holds 74 Gallons of Coffee

6:28 am PDT, July 17, 2018

Lockheed Martin just finished manufacturing its largest ever 3D printed part, which takes the form of a satellite fuel tank dome manufactured using titanium and strong enough to be used on decade-long missions in space.

The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals

6:28 am PDT, July 17, 2018

Amazon Prime Day doesn't officially begin until 12 p.m. PT / 3 p.m. ET today, but Amazon is kicking things off early with a few sales on its own devices.

German Court Rules Facebook Data Can Be Inherited

6:28 am PDT, July 17, 2018

Facebook's rules mean that when someone dies their account is either memorialized and no one can log in to it or permanently deleted, but Germany's high court ruled that accounts can be inherited therefore allowing relatives access to the data.

Sony Quietly Rolls Out New PS4 Model

6:28 am PDT, July 17, 2018

Games consoles regularly receive hardware updates so as to improve performance or reduce cost. This latest model update by Sony suggests the new PS4 isn't much different, but is now cheaper to manufacture thanks to some internal component tweaks.

Microsoft: Facial-Recognition Tech Needs to Be Regulated

6:28 am PDT, July 17, 2018

'A world with vigorous regulation of products that are useful but potentially troubling is better than a world devoid of legal standards,' Microsoft President Brad Smith writes in a blog post calling for Congress to act.

PC Shipments Up After Long Slump (But it Won't Last)

6:28 am PDT, July 17, 2018

Enterprises are migrating over to Windows 10, which resulted in PC shipments increasing year-over-year during the second quarter. However, demand on the consumer side continues to struggle, which doesn't bode well for future growth.

New MacBook Pro's Keyboard Is Not Absolutely Awful

6:28 am PDT, July 17, 2018

I spent the morning typing on the 2017 and 2018 MacBook Pros, and Apple's new laptop keyboard is better. Not great, but good enough and more comfortable for long-term typing.

Facebook Refuses to Ban Conspiracy Sites

6:28 am PDT, July 17, 2018

Facebook says banning conspiracy theory websites like InfoWars from its platform 'would be contrary to the basic principles of free speech.' InfoWars has said the Sandy Hook shooting did not happen and that 9/11 was an inside job, among other repugnant assertions.

Microsoft Launches Free Version of Slack Competitor Teams

6:28 am PDT, July 17, 2018

The free version of Teams, available worldwide in 40 languages, offers support for up to 300 users, plus unlimited chat messages and search capabilities. Microsoft also this week announced the general availability of its free Whiteboard app for Windows 10.

Report: Blue Origin Space Tourists Will Pay $200K a Ticket

6:28 am PDT, July 17, 2018

Everybody knows that launching someone into space is very expensive, so it should come as no surprise that even Jeff Bezos can't get the price down. A ticket for a seat on Blue Origin's new Shepard is expected to cost at least $200,000.

Sega's Arcade Cabinets to be Celebrated in Pop-Up Book

6:28 am PDT, July 17, 2018

Hang-On, Space Harrier, OutRun, After Burner, and Thunder Blade. If you're old enough to have visited an arcade, then I bet you have fond memories of sitting in or on at least one of those gaming cabinets.Now you can bring them home in paper form.

Report: Apple Orders Millions of LG Panels for 2018 iPhones

6:28 am PDT, July 17, 2018

Apple likes to have a few suppliers under contract for iPhone components, and it looks as though LG is the latest company to receive a huge order from the iPhone maker. Buying an 2018 iPhone later this year probably means you're getting an LG display.

iPhone 9 Rumor Roundup: Everything We Know So Far

6:28 am PDT, July 17, 2018

The rumored iPhone 9 is expected to be the 'tock' in Apple's release cycle in terms of design, but we may still see some interesting developments in Siri along with a specs bump.