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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 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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Papa's got a brand-new, undead-proof European carryall
— 11:02 AM on October 16, 2013

So iPhone 5S and 5C mania has died down (although someone needs to tell the entrepreneurs on eBay), OS X Mavericks has yet to go...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing Personal tech

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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

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Asus' X79-Deluxe motherboard reviewed
— 11:29 AM on September 5, 2013

Most motherboard makers are relying on existing LGA2011 models to complement Intel's latest Ivy Bridge-E CPUs. Asus has taken a different approach by rolling...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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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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ASRock's Z87E-ITX Mini-ITX motherboard reviewed
— 3:09 PM on July 2, 2013

With 802.11ac Wi-Fi, DTS-laced integrated audio, and the best firmware fan controls around, ASRock's Z87E-ITX sets a new standard for Mini-ITX motherboards. We put...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Three weeks with the Samsung Galaxy S4
— 3:37 PM on July 1, 2013

Last year, I bought an iPhone 5. For the past three weeks, however, I've been using one of the finest Android handsets on the market:...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Hands-on with Windows 8.1 Preview
— 2:48 PM on June 26, 2013

Late last month, Microsoft announced a raft of interface changes that Windows 8.1 would introduce. Here's a first-hand look at some of them from...

Type: Feature article Tags: Operating systems Windows

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MSI's Z87-GD65 Gaming motherboard reviewed
— 8:51 PM on June 18, 2013

MSI's Z87-GD65 Gaming delivers Creative-enhanced audio and a Killer NIC for just $180. We take a closer look at how it stacks up...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Gigabyte's Z87X-UD3H motherboard reviewed
— 12:29 AM on June 11, 2013

For Haswell, Gigabyte has radically overhauled its motherboard firmware and software. We take a closer look at both in action on the Z87X-UD3H.

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Asus' Z87-PRO motherboard reviewed
— 11:35 AM on June 5, 2013

Haswell is upon us, but you'll need a new motherboard to run Intel's latest CPUs. We take an in-depth look at the Z87-PRO to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Gigabyte offers early peek at Z87 motherboards
— 3:38 PM on May 19, 2013

With Haswell approaching, motherboard makers are eager to show off their Z87 boards. We have the goods on what Gigabyte has in store for...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Asus shows off Z87-based Haswell motherboards
— 1:01 AM on May 16, 2013

A few weeks ago, we got an early preview of Asus' upcoming Haswell motherboards. We can now tell you what's in store for the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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MSI's Z77IA-E53 Mini-ITX motherboard reviewed
— 8:20 PM on March 10, 2013

MSI's Z77-based Mini-ITX board has a unique mix of features, including VGA connectivity, an open Mini PCIe/mSATA slot, and smartphone-based tweaking software. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Gigabyte's GA-Z77N-WiFi Mini-ITX motherboard reviewed
— 4:38 PM on March 4, 2013

Gigabyte's GA-Z77N-WiFi is the most affordable Mini-ITX board based on Intel's Z77 Express platform. We take a closer look to see what this...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Samsung's ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T convertible tablet reviewed
— 8:06 PM on March 3, 2013

This Windows 8 convertible has x86 ultrabook guts, an 11.6" 1080p display, and speedy solid-state storage. Attach it to the bundled keyboard dock, and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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ASRock's Z77E-ITX Mini-ITX motherboard reviewed
— 10:29 AM on February 12, 2013

In just a few years, ASRock has cemented its position as the third biggest player in the retail motherboard business. We take a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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