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Explainer: What is an API?

Direct3D. OpenAL. Winsock. You've probably heard of these, you might have even used them before, but one thing is certain: everyone who's ever used...

Top Alternatives to Adobe Photoshop

While many professionals swear by Adobe’s photo editing tools, others find it a bit overkill, either in terms of usability and interface or price....

10+ Ways to Free Up Space in Windows

Storage in hard disk and solid state form may be more affordable these days, but that doesn’t mean it’s unlimited. With games now taking...

How 3D Game Rendering Works: Anti-Aliasing

The 3D games we play and love are all made up of thousands, if not millions, of colored straight lines and other edges. And...

Superhuman: The Future of Email or a Monumental Waste of Money?

For the past two months, I’ve been using Superhuman, an invite-only email client Silicon Valley startup owners swear by. With a wait list that’s...

What Is a Checksum, and What Can You Do With It?

You're about to click on a download button and notice a weird looking code next to it. It doesn't seem to have anything to...

In-Home Streaming Faceoff: Steam Remote Play vs. Moonlight

Between Stadia, GeForce Now, Microsoft xCloud, and other contenders like Shadow, game streaming is seeing a true resurgence. Core internet infrastructure and encoders have...

What Ever Happened to AIM?

America Online had the whole digital world in its hands by the mid-1990s, but nothing can last forever. AOL was founded in the early...

What Ever Happened to GameSpy?

Today, multiplayer gaming is easy. You hop onto a game, press 'play online,' and in moments, you’re in an arena playing with people all...

A Beginner’s Guide to the Linux Command Line

Do you think of the command line as an antiquated leftover from the past, or an old fashioned way of interacting with a computer?...

How to Optimize Your Internet Connection for Gaming

You can have a super fast gaming PC with an RTX 3080 graphics card onboard and other speedy components. And yet, if you have...

What’s New in DirectX 12? Understanding DirectML, DirectX Raytracing and DirectStorage

DirectX has been with us for 25 years, providing developers with the tools to make incredible games. The latest version, DX12 was released in...
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