HP adds Core i9 CPUs, Nvidia RTX graphics to elite Omen Obelisk desktop

HP HP saved a lot of updates to its Omen gaming family for CES 2019. Namely, the Omen Obelisk desktop—the pre-built machine that’s designed to tempt those who prefer to build their own gaming PCs—will be much more powerful in 2019 thanks to new processors, graphics, and memory support. HP debuted the Obelisk at the […]

Rachel Riley’s shock math revelation rocks Countdown fans to the core (VIDEO)

Britain’s favorite TV math genius Rachel Riley has spooked fans of the hit numbers and letters show Countdown with a social media confessional seemingly admitting she gets fed her quick-fire answers through an earpiece. Riley, who took over from Carol Vorderman as co-presenter of the daytime quiz show back in 2009, is famed for her […]

Alphabet chairman admits that Google will have to break its core values if it wants to launch a search engine in China

Bloomberg The chairman of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has said that anybody who does business in China “compromises some of their core values.” Google is working on plans to return to the Chinese market with a censored search engine after an eight-year hiatus. John Hennessy said Google needs to balance ethical compromises with the possibility […]

Intel goes up to 8 cores for mainstream chips, with a 28 core overclockable Xeon

Enlarge / Intel 9th generation Coffee Lake-S series 8-core die. (credit: Intel) NEW YORK—Intel unveiled a range of new processors aimed at the performance-desktop segment today. For the mainstream market, there are three new K-series overclockable chips branded as ninth-generation parts; seven new Core X-series chips are launching for the high-end desktop market, and for […]

VMWare Fusion 11 adds support for Core i9 MacBook Pro and 18-core iMac Pro

VMWare A new version of virtualization software VMWare Fusion hit Macs this week. VMWare Fusion 11 adds a new application menu and support for the 18-core CPU configuration in the latest iMac Pro and the Core i9 for the 15-inch MacBook Pro. The release appears to have been closely timed with the launch of macOS Mojave, […]

Dealmaster: Get a Dell desktop with a Core i7 and 16GB of RAM for $700 [Updated]

Update (6:15pm ET 8/30/2018): The Dell desktop PC deal featured below has sold out for the time being. Original story: Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Today’s list is headlined by a deal on Dell’s XPS Tower desktop configuration with a six-core Intel Core i7-8700 chip and 16GB of […]

To The Core Is A Freeware Procedurally-Generated 3D Platformer

An impressive student project from NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences, To The Core places you in the boots and gauntlet of Emily as she runs, leaps, dashes, and bashes through a procedural gauntlet of tricky platforming and robotic foes. To save your father, you must enter this assortment of tricky platforming challenges, testing both […]

Roger Goodell wants Congress to standardize sports betting with at least ‘four core principles,’ but one stands out over the others

Jeff Haynes/AP The NFL’s commissioner, Roger Goodell, wants Congress to oversee sports betting now that states are free to make it legal. Goodell wants uniform standards for sports betting that include at least “four core principles.” While three of the principles feel like no-brainers, the fourth will receive a lot of pushback from casinos and […]

Acer’s Predator Helios 500 gaming laptop is a Core i9 powerhouse

It wouldn’t be an Acer launch event without high-powered gaming PCs in the mix, and this year is no exception. The company is kicking things off with the Predator Helios 500, a 17.3-inch brute of a laptop with up to an overclockable Core i9 chip (with or without speedy Optane memory), overclockable GeForce GTX 1070 […]

Dealmaster: Get a Dell desktop PC with a six-core Core i7 for $704

Update (5/3/2018 6:10 ET): The deal on Dell’s G7 gaming laptop, which we initially featured in this article’s headline and introduction, has expired. To avoid confusion, we’ve amended the headline to feature a separate deal on a Dell desktop PC with a six-core Core i7 chip, which is now down to $ 704 from its […]