Friday Links Links: Light On The Fizz

Friday Links Links: Light On The Fizz

Your weekly serve of pop-culture news, with a side of off-screen sky-magic.
By Ewa Grygier Oct 20 2017, 1:32PM
Turn your iPad’s camera into a button with this hack

Turn your iPad’s camera into a button with this hack

Astro HQ, the company behind a drawing app Astropad, has designed its latest app to turn the iPad’s camera into a button.
By Abigail Beall Oct 20 2017, 1:09PM
Microsoft says Windows 10 ARM has huge battery life

Microsoft says Windows 10 ARM has huge battery life

Microsoft and Qualcomm talked about the new device at Qualcomm's 5G Summit.
By Zach Marzouk Oct 20 2017, 1:00PM
Questionable Ethics: Lootboxes, Skin Markets and Gambling

Questionable Ethics: Lootboxes, Skin Markets and Gambling

Is paying to win really that bad? Yes. Yes it is.
By James Pinnell Oct 20 2017, 12:20PM
XBox One X seems to have PS4 Pro soundly beat with Shadow of War

XBox One X seems to have PS4 Pro soundly beat with Shadow of War

An early analysis from Digital Foundry here, but one that bodes well for Microsoft's new hardware.
By Tim Henderson Oct 20 2017, 12:10PM
Review: Laser Android 4K Smart Media Player

Review: Laser Android 4K Smart Media Player

Does your TV lack the smarts?
By Michael Jenkin Oct 20 2017, 11:54AM
The HP ZBook x2 is a chunky, stupidly powerful tablet for creatives

The HP ZBook x2 is a chunky, stupidly powerful tablet for creatives

The big one...
By Matt Tate Oct 20 2017, 11:41AM
Head2Head: Huawei Mate 10 Pro vs Google Pixel 2 XL

Head2Head: Huawei Mate 10 Pro vs Google Pixel 2 XL

Google's new phablet is fabulous, but can Huawei's Mate take it down?
By Andrew Hayward Oct 20 2017, 11:26AM
Gigabyte reveals two new Aorus gaming laptops, upgrades a third

Gigabyte reveals two new Aorus gaming laptops, upgrades a third

Packed with SLI power and an impressive mechanical keyboard. Also, RGBs.
By David Hollingworth Oct 20 2017, 10:52AM
Android malware on Google Play grows botnets, launches DDoS attacks

Android malware on Google Play grows botnets, launches DDoS attacks

The Sockbot malware has made its way into at least eight Apps in the Google Play Store with the intent of adding devices to botnets and performing DDoS attacks.
By Robert Abel Oct 20 2017, 10:42AM
Twitter can automatically hide neo-Nazis and white supremacists, but chooses not to

Twitter can automatically hide neo-Nazis and white supremacists, but chooses not to

Where the law insists, Twitter proves it can be a lot more vigilant.
By Staff Writer Oct 20 2017, 10:14AM
This dinky PlayStation 4 gamepad is ideal for the tiny-handed

This dinky PlayStation 4 gamepad is ideal for the tiny-handed

Sony-licensed gamepad should make gaming easier on the small-handed.
By Staff Writer Oct 20 2017, 10:14AM
Coalition Against Piracy fights online piracy

Coalition Against Piracy fights online piracy

The new coalition, backed by numerous companies, hopes to the dismantle businesses behind pirate streaming boxes
By Staff Writer Oct 20 2017, 8:59AM
Google makes Gmail super secure - but not for most users

Google makes Gmail super secure - but not for most users

High-risk groups such as journalists, political leaders and campaigners can protect their account with Advanced Protection.
By Staff Writer Oct 20 2017, 8:59AM
Hyper PixelCast 93

Hyper PixelCast 93

Pixels Forever - One thousand or more hours may not technically be forever, but it's a long time to spend with a videogame. Some of us have done that.
By Tim Henderson Oct 19 2017, 9:30PM
Origins seems a departure for Assassin's Creed, so why not check out a pre-launch stream?

Origins seems a departure for Assassin's Creed, so why not check out a pre-launch stream?

Ubisoft gets control of this one, but it's still a good look.
By Tim Henderson Oct 19 2017, 3:14PM
Synology announces new NAS devices, software features

Synology announces new NAS devices, software features

4K transcoding and all-flash enabled NAS feature.
By David Hollingworth Oct 19 2017, 1:29PM
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: 10 of the best new features

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: 10 of the best new features

Mixed reality, refreshed looks, eye control, and plenty other sweet tweaks.
By Andrew Hayward Oct 19 2017, 11:28AM