Monthly Archives: January 2017

Oculus Touch Tracking Update Pushed To February

By | January 31, 2017

Oculus launched the Touch motion controllers, which complement the Rift VR HMD, in December 2016. We tested Oculus’s motion controllers before launch and found Oculus’s Constellation tracking system robust and precise. Our experience with the controllers isn’t universal, though. Many people have reported tracking problems with their new Touch controllers. The Oculus forums and Oculus… Read More »

Basemark's VRScore Benchmark Suite: 6 VR HMDs Tested

By | January 31, 2017

Basemark’s long-awaited virtual reality benchmarking tool, VRScore, is finally available. It’s built upon Crytek’s Cryengine, and it’s the first test we’ve used that properly evaluates your PC’s ability to present VR content.   VRScore was announced in March 2016 at GDC. At the time, Basemark said the test would include online results comparisons and performance… Read More »

Report: Microsoft prepping a locked-down version of Windows, with RT-like restrictions

By | January 31, 2017

Surface RT wasn’t bad, but it suffered from impossible expectations and poor software compatibility. Microsoft isn’t publicly acknowledging Windows Cloud will be positioned against Chromebooks. But it’s hard to see what else Microsoft would do with this type of OS variant. In fact, any move of this sort will need to be communicated and calibrated… Read More »

Chrome 57 Will Permanently Enable DRM

By | January 31, 2017

The next stable version of Chrome (Chrome 57) will not allow users to disable the Widevine DRM plugin anymore, therefore making it an always-on, permanent feature of Chrome. The new version of Chrome will also eliminate the “chrome://plugins” internal URL, which means if you want to disable Flash, you’ll have to do it from the… Read More »

Razer Acquires Nexbit, Portends Smartphone Business Play

By | January 31, 2017

Razer announced that it has acquired Kickstarter-birthed smartphone manufacturer Nexbit, including its management and employees, in a bid to enter the smartphone market. Nexbit entered the scene in the form of a Kickstarter smartphone known as the Robin, a cloud-based device that offers powerful performance, plenty of cloud storage, and special backup features. Although the… Read More »

Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.1.2 Supports 'Conan Exiles' And 'Ghost Recon' Betas

By | January 30, 2017

AMD released a new Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition driver. Version 17.1.2 fixed several nagging issues with various games and settings, in addition to adding support for a pair of beta-version games. The driver update remedied a handful of known issues, including: Smoke and lighting effect problems in Diablo III using DirectX 9 An issue… Read More »

How to stop Windows 10 from automatically rebooting after updates

By | January 30, 2017

Open the following path: Task Scheduler LibraryMicrosoftWindowsUpdateOrchestrator. It should look like the below, except your “Reboot” option will be enabled. Right-click on that option and choose “Disable” from the menu. Once you’ve changed the Task Scheduler and renamed Reboot.bak, you should have no further trouble with unwanted Windows reboots. Be advised, however, that this will… Read More »