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Build log: we put together a potent VR-ready PC
— 6:13 PM on August 30, 2016

The arrival of Oculus' Rift and HTC's Vive VR headsets is as good an occasion as any to build a brand-new PC, so we tapped...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Aorus' X3 Plus v5 gaming laptop reviewed
— 9:07 AM on April 1, 2016

Aorus' X3 Plus v5 laptop packs eight threads of Skylake processing power and a GeForce GTX 970M graphics card into a 14" chassis. We put...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Gaming

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Build log: we put together a muscular Breadbox
— 4:15 PM on January 4, 2016

Our Editor-in-Chief has always had a soft spot for small systems with big performance, and Gigabyte, OCZ, EVGA, G.Skill, and Logitech were happy to help...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Zotac's Zbox Magnus EN970 reviewed
— 2:58 PM on November 4, 2015

Zotac's Zbox Magnus EN970 stuffs a discrete Nvidia GeForce graphics card into a box that's not much bigger than a Mac mini. Is it the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Building the Skylake Damagebox
— 1:32 PM on November 2, 2015

We built a brand-new gaming PC based on the latest components—and we're giving it away! See what components we chose and how the build turned...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Revisiting the Killer NIC, eight years on
— 10:36 AM on October 20, 2015

Killer-powered Gigabit Ethernet ports can be found on many gaming-focused motherboards and laptops these days. We talked to Killer Networking about the details of its...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Networking

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Chess, guns, and chainswords collide in Warhammer 40,000: Regicide
— 11:39 AM on September 25, 2015

Dakka! Dakka dakka dakka! That, my friends, is the most beautiful sound in the universe. Well, second best, perhaps, after the dulcet tones of...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming Software

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Nvidia's Shield Android TV reviewed
— 3:13 PM on August 12, 2015

Nvidia has finally created the set-top box we all asked for when it launched the Shield Portable. We put it to the test to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Intel's NUC5i7RYH mini-PC with Iris graphics reviewed
— 10:57 AM on June 10, 2015

Despite palm-sized proportions, Intel's NUC5i7RYH mini-PC is loaded with a 28W Broadwell processor, multiple storage bays, and connectivity galore. We've taken the small-form-factor system...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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The making of Damagebox 2015
— 3:43 PM on May 13, 2015

I've built myself a fast, quiet, and stately new PC out of all-new components. Come have a look at Damagebox 2015.

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Intel's Compute Stick miniature PC reviewed
— 10:00 AM on April 22, 2015

Despite being the size of a small candy bar, Intel's Compute Stick is an honest-to-goodness PC with a quad-core Bay Trail processor, expandable flash storage,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Intel's Broadwell-powered NUC mini-PC reviewed
— 6:41 PM on February 16, 2015

Thanks to the Broadwell-U silicon inside, Intel's new NUC promises better performance and power efficiency than the previous generation. There are other improvements under...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Gigabyte's Brix Gaming BXi5G-760 mini-PC reviewed
— 11:35 AM on July 29, 2014

Gigabyte's Brix Gaming BXi5G-760 is a mini PC on steroids, with a discrete Nvidia GPU and a dual-core Haswell CPU inside. Can it hang with...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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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

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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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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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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

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Zotac's Zbox ID42 Plus nettop reviewed
— 1:13 PM on February 5, 2013

This $400 home-theater machine crams a Sandy Bridge processor and a desktop GeForce into a surprisingly small package. We've tinkered with it, both in...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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