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4K display, Radeon GPU team up in $1,500 Toshiba laptop
— 11:43 AM on April 15, 2014

With the PPI arms race raging on in the phone world, I was starting to think display makers had forgotten about laptops. Happily, that's not...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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For Valve, is the Steam controller both a blessing and a curse?
— 10:06 PM on April 10, 2014

As excited as we may be about Steam machines democratizing PC gaming in the living room, there's no question Valve's new platform will encounter some...

Type: Blog post Tags: Input devices Game consoles

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Behind the scenes with Intel's SSD division
— 10:39 AM on April 10, 2014

Last month, we met with the Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group responsible for Intel's SSDs. We got hard numbers on failure rates, details about efforts...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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AMD's Radeon R9 295 X2 graphics card reviewed
— 7:00 AM on April 8, 2014

We review the most powerful piece of consumer graphics hardware ever created. Not to put too fine a point on it.

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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Adata's Premier Pro SP920 solid-state drive reviewed
— 8:30 PM on April 1, 2014

Adata's latest Premiere Pro SP920 SSD bears an uncanny resemblance to a big-name drive that was released recently. This isn't a straight copycat, though....

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Corsair's Obsidian Series 450D enclosure reviewed
— 8:33 PM on March 26, 2014

Corsair has added another case to its Obsidian Series family. The 450D is more compact than other ATX models in the lineup, but it...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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Gigabyte's G1.Sniper 5 motherboard reviewed
— 12:40 PM on March 21, 2014

Gigabyte's G1.Sniper 5 is a beast. It has a Haswell-compatible socket, multiple wired and wireless networking options, exotic integrated audio with a replaceable OP-amp,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Gigabyte's Brix Pro reviewed
— 3:22 PM on March 18, 2014

The first, Intel-built NUC (short for Next Unit of Computing) debuted a little over a year ago, and our own Scott Wasson picked it apart...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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PowerVR Wizard brings ray tracing to real-time graphics
— 12:52 PM on March 18, 2014

When we visited Imagination Technologies at CES, they were showing off some intriguing hardware that augments their GPUs in order to accelerate ray-traced rendering....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming Personal tech

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Crucial's M550 solid-state drive reviewed
— 7:00 AM on March 18, 2014

The Crucial M500 is one of the most popular SSDs around. Now, there's a updated version with higher capacities, better performance, and more sensible...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Newest Thermaltake Urban case has dual doors
— 3:10 PM on March 7, 2014

Mid-tower cases aren't breaking much new ground these days, especially outside the aesthetics department. Thermaltake's newly announced Urban T81 might just be an exception...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Intel's 730 Series solid-state drive reviewed
— 11:00 AM on February 27, 2014

Intel's new 730 Series desktop SSD is rather unique. It's based on the company's datacenter drives, it has an extra flash die onboard, and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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The SSD Endurance Experiment: Data retention after 600TB
— 11:35 PM on February 23, 2014

Our SSD Endurance Experiment has crossed the 600TB threshold, and we've performed an extended data retention test to celebrate the occasion.

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Nvidia's GeForce GTX 750 Ti 'Maxwell' graphics processor
— 10:20 PM on February 19, 2014

Nvidia's next-generation GPU architecture has arrived aboard an unusually affordable graphics card. Come have a look at how the "Maxwell" architecture drives the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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Cyan remakes Myst in real-time 3D—again
— 9:21 AM on February 12, 2014

Myst is one of my all-time favorite games. Cyan released a real-time 3D remake of it, realMyst, back in 2000, but the remake looks about...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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New Thermaltake Urban cases are primed for microATX, Mini-ITX
— 11:41 AM on February 7, 2014

Thermaltake has just announced a pair of cases aimed at (relatively) small-form-factor builds. Both units are part of the Urban series, and they both carry...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Broken Age and the Kickstarter factor
— 9:40 PM on February 6, 2014

I haven't done a ton of gaming on my PC lately. It's not for a lack of games—I have access to a lot of new...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Asus unveils tiny, Haswell-powered Chrome OS desktop
— 11:21 AM on February 4, 2014

Last September at IDF, Intel teased a number of Chrome OS machines powered by its Haswell processors. One of those systems was an upcoming...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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