personal computing

Save $199 on Apple’s latest 13-inch MacBook Pro at Amazon

Sponsored Links Dana Wollman / Engadget Apple’s 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro is less than a month old, but you can already save on some models. Amazon has discounted the 8th-generation Core i5, 512GB model to $1,300, down from $1,499. The company has also reduced the price of the 10th-generation Core i5, 1TB variant to $1,800, down from …

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‘Outriders’ video shows off its RPG shooter gameplay

Sponsored Links People Can Fly / Square Enix Following the “reveal” trailer they shared partway through February, Square Enix and People Can Fly have released new details on Outriders as part of a monthly broadcast series on the upcoming game. The broadcast provided a deep dive into Outriders’ systems, detailing how its class, item, difficulty, user interface …

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Virtual PC game box collection helps relive the heyday of floppies and CDs

Sponsored Links Jon Fingas/Engadget If you’re a gamer of a certain age (cough), you probably have fond memories of the elaborate boxes PC games once had — sometimes more memorable than the gameplay itself. You don’t have to hunt down a copy on an auction site to indulge in some nostalgia, thankfully. Benjamin Wimmer has …

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Apple now considers your 2014 MacBook Air ‘vintage’

Sponsored Links Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images Some of Apple’s better-known laptops are riding off into the proverbial sunset, at least as far as the company is concerned. The company has added (via MacRumors) mid-2013 and mid-2014 MacBook Air models (plus the mid-2014 13-inch MacBook Pro) to its “vintage” list, potentially limiting their support. You …

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Get a free Razer mouse when you buy a Huntsman TE keyboard at Best Buy

Sponsored Links Razer Best Buy has an intriguing deal on a pair of Razer peripherals. If you buy a Huntsman Tournament Edition keyboard, you’ll get a free Viper mouse. Typically, purchasing the two together would set you back $210, but with this deal, all you have to pay is the $130 the keyboard costs.    …

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Microsoft’s new Surface notebooks are a grab bag of bad decisions

Microsoft’s Build conference may still be two weeks out, but the company isn’t saving its hardware news till then. It announced a slew of new Surface devices this week, and some of these products have been a long time coming. The new Surface Earbuds, for example, are finally going to retail after being announced in …

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‘Second Extinction’ looks like ‘Destiny’ with dinosaurs

Sponsored Links Systemic Reaction One of the surprise games that Microsoft showed off during its recent Inside Xbox stream was Second Extinction, a new co-op shooter that combines elements of Destiny 2 with Left for Dead and features dinosaurs. As far as video games go, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better elevator pitch.  In Second Extinction, it’s up to you and up …

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