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Release roundup: Small mobos, slick cases, and a tiny USB 3.0 drive
— 5:36 PM on December 20, 2013

This week in the release roundup, we have news from Biostar, BitFenix, Lian Li, and Mushkin: "Biostar "Hi-Fi H81MDC" - powerful...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Storage

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Microsoft to name new CEO in 'early part of 2014'
— 5:02 PM on December 17, 2013

Almost four months have passed since Steve Ballmer announced his plan to resign as Microsoft's CEO. Ballmer isn't scheduled to step down until August...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows Personal tech

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Release roundup: Thunderbolt mobos, Gold PSUs, and gaming headsets
— 5:47 PM on December 13, 2013

This week in our release roundup, we bring tidings from BitFenix, Enermax, Gigabyte, and MSI. "BitFenix - Introducing Flo Headset." This...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Power

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ASRock intros Killer gaming mobos, includes M.2 connectivity
— 9:24 AM on December 12, 2013

ASRock has introduced a new lineup of gaming-oriented motherboards, and I'm not sure I can set the stage any better than the press...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage

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MSI's latest Z87 motherboard, GeForce GTX 760 graphics card have Mini-ITX dimensions
— 2:00 AM on December 4, 2013

MSI has introduced a pair of pint-sized products primed for small-form-factor gaming rigs. One is a Mini-ITX motherboard based on Intel's top-of-the-line Haswell platform,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards

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ASRock combines Avoton SoC, 12 SATA ports on Mini-ITX mobo
— 10:56 AM on November 27, 2013

Attention, home server builders. ASRock has come up with a Mini-ITX motherboard with 12 Serial ATA ports. The awkwardly named C2750D4I is based...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Servers

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Voice-activated Google search comes to Chrome
— 6:00 AM on November 27, 2013

Voice-enabled Google search is one of my favorite features on Android-based smartphones and tablets. (There's an app for that, too.) Now, the same...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Winamp is shutting down December 20
— 9:32 AM on November 21, 2013

More than 16 years after its first release, Winamp is shutting down. "Winamp.com and associated web services will no longer be available past December 20,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software

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Australis UI lands in Firefox Nightly
— 9:12 AM on November 19, 2013

Mozilla has been quietly working on a new user interface for its Firefox web browser. According to a post on the Mozilla blog, the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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New ASRock motherboards primed for Bitcoin mining
— 10:32 AM on November 18, 2013

Well, this is different. ASRock has introduced a couple of new motherbards designed specifically for Bitcoin mining. Both are loaded with PCI Express slots for...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Report: Intel's 9-series chipsets won't support SATA Express
— 11:52 AM on November 13, 2013

Earlier this year, multiple reports suggested that Intel's next-generation motherboard platform would support SATA Express. However, new information seen by VR-Zone indicates...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Storage

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Reliability study tracks 25,000 hard drives
— 12:08 PM on November 12, 2013

Way back in 2007, Google published a study on hard drive failure...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Hotfix for Windows 8.1 mouse accuracy issues now available
— 8:30 AM on November 11, 2013

As expected, Microsoft has released a fix for the mouse movement issues that have affected some users of Windows 8.1. The hotfix, available here,...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Software Operating systems Windows

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Report: As Microsoft CEO, Elop could kill Bing, sell Xbox business
— 5:11 PM on November 8, 2013

The search for a new Microsoft CEO is still underway. According to Reuters, the top five candidates include current Ford CEO Alan Mulally and...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles Software Windows

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Only a few days remain to enter our Dear Diary contest
— 12:32 PM on November 8, 2013

There are only a couple of days left to enter our Dear Diary contest. We're giving away $2,300 in prizes, including gear from...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Cases Power Cooling Input devices Mobile computing

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Gigabyte amps up audio for G1.Sniper Z87 motherboard
— 11:03 AM on November 8, 2013

We've long been critical of integrated motherboard audio, which typically doesn't measure up to the quality of even budget sound cards (at least when using...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia

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Microsoft pimps Internet Explorer with anime mascot
— 4:46 PM on November 6, 2013

If you've spent enough time on the Internet, you've probably come across OS-tans—unofficial manga mascots for operating systems and other software. They're sometimes cute,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Deal of the week: Discounted memory, cheap graphics, and more
— 5:18 PM on November 1, 2013

It's finally happened. I've succumbed to the scourge of bulleted lists. They kinda make sense for our weekly deals post, where there's little potential...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Memory Software

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