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Microsoft releases open-source DirectX Shader Compiler
— 9:02 AM on January 25, 2017

At GDC last year, Microsoft pulled back the curtain on the graphics technologies coming with Shader Model 6.0. As it turns out, the company...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software Windows

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BlackWidow Chroma V2 arrives with Razer's Yellow switches
— 2:23 PM on January 24, 2017

Now that seemingly every PC component vendor has at least one RGB LED-illuminated keyboard in its respective product portfolio, the companies that...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Google Voice gets a long-overdue update
— 10:00 AM on January 24, 2017

After five years without a significant update you'd be forgiven for thinking that Google Voice was going the way of Reader or iGoogle—projects that...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Internet Personal tech

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iOS 10.2.1 update plugs multiple security holes
— 9:00 AM on January 24, 2017

Apple's iOS 10.2.1 update is now available to the public. The new version doesn't include major feature changes or improvements, but it fixes a...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Steam client lets users move games and use Xbox controllers
— 2:30 PM on January 23, 2017

The Steam client got a big update for all platforms last week. Steam users will be happy to find that it's now possible to...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Mushkin enters the keyboard market with the Carbon KB-001
— 4:00 PM on January 20, 2017

We don't have to tell you the memory market's been pretty rough lately, with prices only recently coming up from rock-bottom. One solution companies look...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Report: PC gaming hardware market expands to an all-time high
— 3:58 PM on January 20, 2017

Remember how we used to hear all the time about PC gaming dying? It's been a while since we've heard that sort of chatter, and...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Asus Tinker Board gives the Raspberry Pi 3 a run for its money
— 1:30 PM on January 20, 2017

Most would say the original Raspberry Pi got the single-board computer craze (SBC) going. Since then, the Raspberry Pi got three major hardware revisions,...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Systems Personal tech

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Microsoft releases Pix DX12 tuning and debugging tool for Windows
— 10:00 AM on January 20, 2017

For three generations of Xbox consoles, game developers have used Microsoft's Pix tool for graphics performance tuning and debugging. Microsoft says that developers looking to...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Windows

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Sixa Rivvr wireless kit is ready for all VR headsets
— 9:58 AM on January 19, 2017

While it's still hard to tell if VR is going to become a permanent part of our electronics landscape, the first generation of headsets has...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Gaming

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iBuypower Snowblind is a fresh take on case side panels
— 9:08 AM on January 18, 2017

Yes, it's colorful and it glows, but we promise it's not RGB LEDs this time around. This is iBuypower's Snowblind, a gaming PC equipped...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Systems Gaming

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Sapphire launches Radeon RX 460 with 1024 SPs in China
— 9:00 AM on January 17, 2017

Some users have had luck in unlocking the disabled shader cores in standard AMD Radeon RX 460 cards, taking the Polaris 11 GPU from...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Deals of the week: a gaming monitor and system components
— 1:02 PM on January 13, 2017

Seasons's greetings, gerbils. 'Tis the season of upgrading, after Intel's recent release of its desktop Kaby Lake CPUs. You know what that means: deals...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Power Storage Displays Gaming

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Nintendo reveals Switch launch date, pricing, and initial line-up
— 11:30 AM on January 13, 2017

We knew a few things about Nintendo's upcoming Switch hybrid home-handheld hybrid console after the first reveal back in October, and the rumor...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Chnano RGB LED gloves put some flash on your fingers
— 2:46 PM on January 12, 2017

RGB LED-illuminated products were the most conspicuous new additions to many products at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. Though they may not have been on...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Gaming Personal tech

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iOS market share grows over the holidays as Android declines
— 2:58 PM on January 11, 2017

Companies like Samsung and Google continue to pump out flagship Android phones, while Huawei and OnePlus aim for more affordable handsets. All the while though,...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Nighthawk S8000 swoops down on managed switch market
— 11:30 AM on January 11, 2017

Buyers of high-end consumer routers have sent manufacturers the message that aggressive styling based on next-generation fighter aircraft and science-fiction space ships helps...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Networking

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HTC Vive Tracker brings anything into the virtual world
— 1:15 PM on January 10, 2017

Even though Valve offered up its tracking technology and SteamVR APIs for free last year, we've yet to see a proliferation of third-party VR...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Gaming

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