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Adobe updates Creative Cloud with a sync service, stock photos, and more

Adobe is rolling out updates to all 15 Creative Cloud desktop apps, plus new mobile apps, and tools to tie everything together.

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Powerful DirectX 12 game demo points to a way out of Uncanny Valley

The inability to emulate human emotions in CG characters is one aspect that makes them so creepy, but a demo showed off at Build 2015 may point to a way out of the uncanny valley.


Autodesk's insanely fun Tinkerplay app lets you easily design your own 3D-printable action figures

Looking for some software that makes it easy to design 3D-printed figurines and toys? Check out Autodesk's Tinkerplay.

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Microsoft: DirectX 12 will increase your graphics performance by an additional 20 percent

'This is like getting free hardware,' said a Microsoft graphics program manager.

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Intel's flagship Iris Pro integrated graphics headed to desktops for improved gaming

Intel announces its Iris Pro integrated graphics for desktop PCs and a new NUC that will be powered by the lower-performance version of the new chip.

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Valve finally announces next-gen Source 2 engine, and it's free too

The next-gen Source engine is here, 11 years after the first version shipped with Counter-Strike: Source and Half-Life 2

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Unity 5's new full-featured Personal Edition is completely, utterly free to use

The new Unity 5 Personal Edition doesn't cost a dime, and developers that make under $100,000 a year won't have to pay royalties, either.


Geomerics' Enlighten 3 engine aims to create photorealistic in-game lighting

This ARM subsidiary develops tools that developers use to make their games look more realistic.

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Intel taps ARM graphics for new x86 smartphone chip, in a marriage of convenience

Intel has turned to competitor ARM to use Mali graphics in its new Atom X3 chip for low-cost smartphones

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Two good apps for desktop publishing and one to avoid

Yes, you can create professional-looking brochures, flyers, and more using a mobile app on a tablet (or a phone, if you're masochistic and patient). But choose carefully--we found a couple of good ones to try.

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New Intel graphics driver adds 4K video support, Chrome video acceleration and more

Start your update software: Intel's new graphics driver will benefit PCs with 4th-gen Haswell Core chips as well as the new Broadwell CPUs.

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AMD reveals the first 7 FreeSync gaming monitors built to kill screen tearing

AMD has released a full list of monitors that will take advantage of its FreeSync technology to avoid screen tearing.

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Autodesk entices schools and students with free, renewable three-year licenses

A free offer to use products like AutoCAD, 3ds Max, and Maya should excite art and design schools, and that's just what Autodesk wants.

Intel says its supercomputing chips won't suffer Larrabee's fate

Meet Intel's latest accelerator for supercomputers, code-named Knights Hill. It's the latest generation of the Xeon Phi line, which Intel says it's committed to.

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Meet the Tesla K80: Nvidia's most powerful graphics card yet has an insane 24GB of RAM

Nvidia's in 2016 will release graphics products with the NV-Link interconnect, which is five times faster than PCI-Express 3.0