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In the lab: Asus' Tinker Board SBC
— 5:27 PM on February 24, 2017

We wrote about Asus' Tinker Board single-board computer (SBC) for the first time a little over a month ago. The Tinker Board is...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Systems

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Team Group Cardea SSDs are ready to handle the heat
— 3:30 PM on February 24, 2017

Someone over at Team Group must have read some old articles about otherwise-fast SSDs throttling under heavy loads, because the company's Cardea M.2 NVMe...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Deals of the week: a high-end Mini-ITX mobo, fast RAM, storage, and more
— 11:22 AM on February 24, 2017

Howdy, partner. I've been working hard all my life, going 'round and about these hills tending to my herd of buffalos. But ever since the...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Miscellaneous Memory Input devices

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Samsung shows off its Exynos 9 SoC built on a 10-nm process
— 2:00 PM on February 23, 2017

Time for a moment of honesty, gerbils. Is there room in your life to discuss more than one upcoming processor? Yes? Good. Samsung just...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Ryzen CPUs enjoy strong pre-launch demand
— 9:07 AM on February 23, 2017

If you're in the market for a CPU upgrade, AMD's Ryzen processors could be just the thing. We say "could be" because Jeff hasn't poked...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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Ryzen CPUs and AM4 mobos are ready for pre-order
— 12:00 PM on February 22, 2017

Greetings, gerbils. The magnitude of Ryzen's hype train Shinkansen means that we don't have to explain too much about what's going on. It's quite...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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AMD's eight-core, 16-thread chips lead the Ryzen charge
— 8:00 AM on February 22, 2017

AMD's first Ryzen CPUs are finally here. This morning, the company is putting its highest-end chips up for pre-order. The Ryzen 7 1800X, the Ryzen...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Kopin microdisplays could make VR headsets sharper and slimmer
— 4:00 PM on February 21, 2017

Even the best available virtual reality headsets could be a lot better. Higher resolutions, higher refresh rates, reduced weight, and lower power consumption would all...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Rumor: Ryzen stock coolers and retail packaging pictured
— 2:30 PM on February 21, 2017

Are you ready for even more Ryzen rumors, gerbils? This time around, we've got an inkling of the cooling hardware that'll purportedly be shipping with...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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AOC readies up a pair of 144-Hz curved VA monitors
— 11:30 AM on February 21, 2017

Gamers seeking a curved display will soon have another pair of options to choose from, thanks to the monitor mavens at AOC. The company has...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Blizzard ends support for Windows XP and Vista
— 9:01 AM on February 21, 2017

In a move sure to disappoint conspiracy theorists and the three guys still using Windows Vista because they really like the desktop gadgets, Blizzard

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software Operating systems

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Deals of the week: Z270 motherboards, storage, and more
— 11:41 AM on February 17, 2017

Howdy! Have you upgraded to Kaby Lake yet? Well, if you haven't, now's a good time as any. We have some sweet hardware deals...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays Memory Mobile computing

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Microsoft delays February Patch Tuesday
— 11:30 AM on February 16, 2017

Windows system administrators have grown to expect patches from Microsoft on the second Tuesday of each month. The software giant formalized the practice of releasing...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Falcon Northwest's Oculus Ready desktops get a splash of Kaby Lake
— 2:00 PM on February 15, 2017

Boutique builder Falcon Northwest has a long history of working with Oculus, having built development and demo rigs for the VR headset maker for a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Gaming

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Adata SX950 SSDs offer 3D MLC flash and fast speeds
— 9:06 AM on February 15, 2017

The days of the high-performance SATA SSD may be dimming, thanks to NVMe M.2 drives' ever-smaller physical sizes and prices and their higher...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Amazon Chimes in on video conferencing market
— 3:30 PM on February 14, 2017

Skype was originally released in 2003. Apple's FaceTime first appeared on iOS back in 2010. Video conferencing is definitely not anything new. Amazon is...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Networking Personal tech

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Biostar A68N-5100 is a tiny home for Kabini
— 1:00 PM on February 14, 2017

AMD's Kabini architecture is definitely not new, and neither is the A4-5100 implementation of that low-power APU design. That hasn't stopped Biostar from...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards

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Apple halts sales of LG UltraFine 5K monitor over Wi-Fi snafu
— 1:06 PM on February 13, 2017

Last year when Apple declined to refresh its Thunderbolt display in favor of promoting LG's UltraFine displays, we all ooh-ed and aah-ed at the...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mac

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