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My first foray into password management
— 11:28 PM on May 4, 2014

For Internet users, the week of April 6 was undoubtedly one of the most annoying and harrowing in recent history. OpenSSL's Heartbleed bug was simultaneously...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Software

Release roundup: Bits, pieces, and whole PCs
— 2:09 PM on April 18, 2014

Almost no week passes without some new PC hardware products being announced. This week, we have a handful of newcomers that may be worthy of...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Systems Memory Mobile computing Networking

AMD's A8-7600 'Kaveri' processor reviewed
— 7:00 AM on January 14, 2014

AMD's next-generation APU packs in a ton of innovation, including updated "Steamroller" CPU cores, GCN graphics, and advanced HSA features. But is it enough to...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics

Be Quiet's Dark Rock Pro 3 CPU cooler is beautifully sinister
— 6:00 AM on January 9, 2014

CPU coolers aren't always the most exciting PC components, but they're often among the most striking. That's certainly the case with Be Quiet's new...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

AMD reveals 2014 APU roadmap for tablets, convertibles
— 4:15 PM on November 13, 2013

We already know that AMD's next-gen Kaveri APU is coming to mobile systems. However, the chip will only fit into power envelopes ranging from...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

NEC shoehorns 368 Avoton cores and 1472GB of RAM into one box
— 3:01 PM on September 17, 2013

Our visit to the Kingston booth at IDF was particularly interesting for more than one reason. With the launch of Intel's Avoton SoC for...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Servers

Is this DDR4 demo box Haswell-EP in action?
— 12:03 PM on September 17, 2013

One of the highlights of this year's Intel Developer Forum was the introduction of the Xeon E5 v2 processors based on Ivy Bridge-EP silicon....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

Asus Transformer Book T100 convertible has quad-core Bay Trail SoC, starts at $349
— 7:30 PM on September 11, 2013

We now have more details on the Bay Trail convertible Asus showed during today's IDF keynote. The system employs the Atom Z3740, which...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

Intel's Atom Z3000 'Bay Trail' SoC revealed
— 11:00 AM on September 11, 2013

Intel has just pulled back the curtain on the Atom Z3000 series, based on the "Bay Trail" SoC. Equipped with the potent new "Silvermont"...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

Enermax's white and black ETS-T40 CPU coolers reviewed
— 8:31 PM on September 3, 2013

These tower-style CPU coolers from Enermax have something we haven't seen before: a thermally conductive coating that gives the aluminum fins and copper heat...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

Intel's Core i7-4960X processor reviewed
— 2:00 AM on September 3, 2013

The NSA intercepted our review of the Core i7-4960X before we even had it completed. Let's listen in and see what they made...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

We have a winner in our 'get creative' contest—actually, make that winners
— 4:50 PM on August 13, 2013

A couple of weeks ago, we kicked off the latest contest in our summer o' giveaways. This time, we invited readers to arrange PC...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Cases Storage

A quick look at SolarFocus' Solar Mio Pro USB charger
— 10:47 PM on August 8, 2013

Mobile devices like smartphones and tablets are handy accessories in the wilderness, but charging them can be challenging. We look at the Solar...

Type: Feature article Tags: Power Mobile computing Personal tech

ECS Mini-ITX motherboards feature Kabini APUs
— 11:21 AM on June 21, 2013

Almost a month has passed since the release of AMD's Kabini APUs. It's about time we saw some Mini-ITX motherboards featuring the new chips,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

AMD's A10-6800K and A10-6700 'Richland' APUs reviewed
— 10:07 PM on June 17, 2013

AMD has taken its Trinity quad-core chips and tuned them so hard, a new code name sprouted forth: Richland. We've taken a pair of...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics

NZXT adds $70 'sound-crushing' case, sub-$100 modular PSUs
— 10:39 AM on June 5, 2013

NZXT has some fresh goodies on display at Computex this week. Among them is the H230, a mid-tower enclosure that, in NZXT's words, "brings...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Power

Haswell overclocked: the Core i7-4770K at 4.7GHz
— 10:09 AM on June 3, 2013

After studying Haswell's architecture and taking the chip through our benchmark suite, we gave overclocking a shot. Our findings suggest that Haswell requires beefier...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

Intel's Core i7-4770K and 4950HQ 'Haswell' processors reviewed
— 12:45 AM on June 3, 2013

Haswell is here, and we've somehow produced more words and graphs about it than the chip has transistors. We have frame latency-focused gaming tests...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs