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Microsoft Teams taps AI to boost new background, whiteboarding features

Microsoft Teams is moving ahead in its gradual replacement of Skype for Business, which was once Microsoft’s go-to solution for collaborating via video or text. On Tuesday Microsoft announced several new collaborative features that lean toward business use, especially for those who work in collaborative environments at an office. One of the flagship features— background blurring for remote or h...

Google's Stadia game-streaming service lets you play games anywhere, if your Internet can handle it

It’s safe to say that going into GDC 2019 , Google’s Tuesday morning keynote was the most anticipated on the schedule. Rumors have flown for weeks, though calling them “rumors” is perhaps underselling it. We knew Google was working on streaming games to the Chrome browser, after last year’s Project Stream tests, and it was clear we’d see more about those ideas here. Tuesday was the official rev...

Get Microsoft's Xbox One controller with a bundled wireless PC adapter for just $45 today

With the 2019 Game Developers Conference underway, the gaming community is looking forward to news on new ways to play. It’s also a good time to take a look at your own gaming setup and see what could use some improvement. Today only, you can grab the go-to controller for PC gamers, Microsoft’s Xbox One controller, at a pretty slick discount from B&H Photo Video. The wireless version of this co...

HP's high-res Reverb VR headset blows the screen door effect off its hinges

That dreaded low-resolution "screen door effect" that's dogged virtual reality imaging since its inception just got blown off its hinges by HP's Reverb VR headset. Announced Tuesday at HP Reinvent in Houston, the Reverb boasts twice the resolution of its predecessor—2,160x2,160—plus a wider 114-degree field of view. The Reverb is the highest-resolution HMD (head-mounted display) that's shipping...

The 1TB Samsung 860 QVO, our favorite budget SSD, is cheaper than ever at just over $100

It’s a good day to get a whole lot of storage at a great price. Our favorite budget SSD is available for cheaper than it’s even been before. Amazon is selling the 1TB Samsung 860 QVO SSD for $108 . That’s down from it’s MSRP of $130, and less than the 1TB Samsung 860 EVO’s current price of $148. It’s understandable if you haven’t heard of the QVO line before. This is Samsung’s first consumer-gr...

Nvidia's $99 Jetson Nano Developer Kit brings GPU-supercharged AI smarts to maker projects

Machine learning is coming to the masses, and those hordes of DIY drones and robots are about to get a whole lot smarter. On Monday at Nvidia’s GTC conference, the company plans to reveal the $99 Jetson Nano Developer Kit. The kit is an expansion of the company’s “Jetson” embedded graphics platform, and it aims to infuse your wildest maker projects with AI that the Raspberry Pi could only dream...

RTX on GTX: Nvidia is enabling ray tracing on some GeForce GTX graphics cards

Nvidia invested heavily in real-time ray tracing capabilities in its GeForce RTX 20-series graphics cards—so much so that those highest-end GeForce GPUs swapped out the age-old “GTX” branding for the new “RTX” name. But industry support for the radical new technology hasn’t been fast in coming. Only a handful of big-name games ship with RTX features enabled. At the annual Game Developers Confer...

The best gaming headsets: Reviews and buying advice

The next great peripherals war is being waged over your ears. After every company on the planet put out a gaming mouse and then a mechanical keyboard, they turned their attention to headsets. So many headsets. We know you don’t want to scroll through every single headset review when all you want is a simple answer: “What’s the best gaming headset I can buy with my hard-earned dollars?” This pag...

Best headphones: Our top picks for personal listening

Whether you're looking for an over-the-ear, on-ear, or in-ear model, we'll help you find the perfect pair.

Make your dumb bulbs and devices smarter with these killer TP-Link deals

If you don't have hundreds of dollars to spend on new bulbs, hubs, and thermostats, you can still make your home a whole lot smarter. And today's a great time to start: B&H Photo is selling the TP-Link HS300 smart Wi-Fi power strip for $55 Remove non-product link when applying the 31 percent coupon on the listing,, along with a three-pack of TP-Link's HS200 smart Wi-Fi switches for $57 Remove n...

Apple resurrects the Air and updates the mini, but the iPad lineup has the same old problems

Apple has resurrected the iPad Air and updated the iPad mini in an attempt to streamline and simplify its family of tablets.

Corsair's sublime K70 MK.2 mechanical keyboard is $70 off today

We’ve seen some juicy deals on Corsair’s excellent K70 mechanical keyboard lately, and while the deal Amazon is offering today isn’t the best we’ve seen, it’s still pretty darn good. The online retailer is selling the Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 for $100 . That’s $70 off the usual price, and the all-time low at Amazon for this particular keyboard. This isn’t the low-profile version of the K70 MK.2, wh...

Raspberry Pi projects: Insanely innovative, incredibly cool creations

A heaping helping of Pi Image by Brad Chacos/IDG The Raspberry Pi ’s very existence can be chalked up to creativity. Ebon Upton and the Raspberry Pi Foundation created the $35 mini-PC to inspire students to learn computer science and to enable tinkerers to dream up wild projects without breaking the bank. To read this article in full, please click here
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