Here's BMW's take on a futuristic gaming machine. If its car business ever goes bust, at least its design chops will be put to good use in other industries.
Good news: Ubisoft has pledged to ditch it's awful, awful piracy-prevention measures that treated every paying customer like a pirate in disguise. The company will instead adopt a method that has PC players activate their game only once, and then enjoy playing freely after that, online or off.
With Windows 8 optimized so heavily for touch, PC vendors are busting their backs trying to figure out how to blend a touchscreen into an Ultrabook. One idea from Samsung is to slap a second full-sized touchscreen on the hood of an Ultrabook. That enough touch for you? Too much?
What a difference two months can make. After announcing it was deeply considering the idea of spinning off its PC division and getting out of the hardware game, HP's doing another 180, insisting it'll still make PCs and that it "needs to be in the tablet business."
PC users, here is your MacBook Air clone. Leaked design pics show Acer's Aspire 3951 — a 13.3-inch Ultrabook (Intel's name for new tier of thin and light notebooks) that looks like it hopped off the Apple factory line in the middle of the night.
The Slim PC is a concept design for a small computer by designer Chang-Su Lee. Featuring lovely dark wood and a built-in iPhone dock, it's one of the most beautiful computer designs I've seen.
When it comes to games, we're pretty selective about what we write up here on DVICE. Usually, we stick to the hardware. That said, id Software — the company behind Doom and Quake — is known for pushing the technical limits of what video games have to offer, and when we were invited to check out the first two hours of Rage, we definitely jumped at the chance. What follows are our impressions of the game you'll be playing. Read: how it actually plays. We love going into a game fresh, surprises and all, and as such we're going to skip any plot details. Click on in to read all about how Rage handles — though bear in mind any of this can change between now and October, when the game is slated for release — and check out our gallery below to see some all-new screenshots of the game.
If someone opens up your custom-built PC, do you want to guarantee that you're a badass? Or, if not a badass, at least a geek who has money to burn and pays attention to detail? Well, you'll love the Assassin Motherboard, then!
NVIDIA doesn't spend all its time making computer guts, you know. They also find weird places to stick said computer guts. Like a beer keg, for example.
Do you like both beer and custom-built PCs? Well, welcome to paradise. This is a custom-built beer keg PC. Yep.