How “Game Mode” will make games run better on Windows

From Ars Technica SAN FRANCISCO—A few months ago, Microsoft announced that its upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update (currently in testing) would include a new “Game Mode” that improves the performance of interactive... Read more »

Snapchat stock finishes up 44% on first day

From Techcrunch Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, had a great day in its debut on the New York Stock Exchange. After pricing the IPO at $17 per share yesterday, the stock opened at... Read more »

Snap’s shares crackle and pop

From CNET Snapchat is officially a public company. J. Emilio Flores, Corbis via Getty Images Snapchat, the disappearing-photo app that’s an all-consuming obsession for young people, is coming of age. In one... Read more »

Breath of the Wild may be the best Zelda game ever

From Ars Technica *Cue heavenly choir* At this point, the Legend of Zelda series operates on a rhythm so predictable you can practically set your watch to it. In a Zelda game,... Read more »

China’s taxi on-demand war reignited: Didi rival UCAR is raising $1 billion

From Techcrunch Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on TechNode, an editorial partner of TechCrunch based in China. Didi Chuxing’s deal to acquire Uber China seemingly left the Chinese ride-hailing giant as the last... Read more »

China’s bike-sharing Ofa app is now worth $1B

From CNET Bernard Weil, Toronto Star There are a few companies working to make bike-sharing as ubiquitous as ride-hailing, and one Chinese company just got a step closer. Bike-sharing app Ofa raised... Read more »

Performance overkill? The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

From Ars Technica The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. Jim Resnick Plenty of leather and alcantara on the inside. Jim Resnick The Camaro ZL1 is at home on the track as it is... Read more »

Snap values itself at nearly $24B with its IPO pricing

From Techcrunch Snap has given a final price for its IPO, setting the company’s valuation at nearly $24 billion with a price of $17 per share, according to a report by the... Read more »

Spotify might be rolling out a Hi-Fi option

From CNET Spotify might be launching a service for audiophiles. Mario Tama/Getty Images It looks like Spotify might be launching a lossless audio version of its streaming service. In a post on... Read more »

Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti launches for $699 “next week”

From Ars Technica Mark Walton SAN FRANCISCO—Nvidia has launched its long-expected GeForce GTX 1080 Ti video card, its follow-up to the GTX 1080 and Titan X Pascal. While the launch wasn’t a... Read more »