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Spec for reversible USB Type-C connector finalized
— 9:12 AM on August 13, 2014

The USB 3.0 Promoter Group has finished the specification for its new, reversible USB connector design. First announced last December, the USB 3.1 Type-C...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Input devices

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Quantum Break gameplay footage makes me want an Xbox One
— 6:00 AM on August 13, 2014

Thanks to my recently upgraded home-theater PC, my Xbox 360 hasn't been turned on in months. It's not even plugged in anymore. I haven't been...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Errata prompts Intel to disable TSX in Haswell, early Broadwell CPUs
— 1:28 PM on August 12, 2014

The TSX instructions built into Intel's Haswell CPU cores haven't become widely used by everyday software just yet, but they promise to make certain...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers Workstations

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Steam beta code mentions music, movies, and TV series
— 10:56 AM on August 11, 2014

Valve may be preparing to turn Steam more of an all-purpose entertainment platform. SteamDB found snippets of code in the latest Steam beta client...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software

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New Chrome beta enables HTML5 Netflix on Linux
— 6:00 AM on August 11, 2014

Playing Netflix on Linux still requires jumping through a few hoops, but happily, the hoops are getting...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Software

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Deal of the week: A 1080p IPS monitor for $125, plus graphics, storage, and PSUs
— 10:25 AM on August 8, 2014

This week's deals come in pairs. Sort of. I have to do something different every once in a while. Let's start with monitors, and specifically, a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Power Storage Displays

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Gigabyte Essence gives ultra-compact Mini-ITX some flair
— 5:07 PM on August 4, 2014

Generally, ultra-compact Mini-ITX enclosures are designed to be neither seen nor heard. Not so with Gigabyte's Essence. Links International has the scoop on this...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Logitech gaming mouse combines optical and motion sensors
— 6:00 AM on July 31, 2014

Logitech claims its new gaming mouse is the world's fastest. The G402 Hyperion Fury is designed specifically for first-person shooters, and it's supposed to...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Orange you glad Asus made a mechanical gaming keyboard
— 10:44 AM on July 29, 2014

The latest mechanical keyboard comes from a somewhat unexpected source. Asus has added a gaming-oriented design called the Strix Tactic Pro. Like a lot...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Deal of the week: Corsair's 750D case and four fans for $100
— 11:56 AM on July 25, 2014

We've got a little of everything in this week's deal post, starting with a sizable discount on a nice Corsair case bundle: TigerDirect has a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Cooling Storage Displays

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Steam controller gets an analog stick
— 5:15 PM on July 23, 2014

The Steam controller has gotten a not-so-little design tweak. According to this tweet by the Steam Database folks (who are, I should point out,...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Game consoles

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Nvidia Shield Tablet is packed with ports, possibilities
— 11:17 AM on July 22, 2014

Just under a year since the release of the Shield Portable, Nvidia has announced a second member of the Shield family. As expected, it's the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming Game consoles Personal tech

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Report: Shield tablet coming July 29 for $299
— 6:00 AM on July 21, 2014

Rumors of an Nvidia Shield tablet have been swirling for months, and the device may be imminent. Convincing-looking slides posted by Videocardz indicate that...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing Gaming

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Deal of the week: Rosewill's Green Series 630W PSU for $41
— 10:58 AM on July 11, 2014

For the first time in what seems like forever, our weekly deals post is devoid of cheap SSDs. There are plenty of 'em out there,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Power Cooling

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Chromecast gets Android screen mirroring support
— 5:00 PM on July 9, 2014

The Chromecast dongle just keeps getting better and better. Earlier this year, Google released a developer SDK for the device, opening the door to...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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Thermaltake's new mechanical key caps are so metal
— 10:59 AM on July 8, 2014

Mechanical keyboards are prized for the smooth, precise feel of their key switches. It's all about the tactile experience. The underlying switch mechanism isn't the...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Panasonic SoCs to be fabbed on Intel's 14-nm process
— 9:20 AM on July 8, 2014

Slowly but surely, Intel is opening up its manufacturing capabilities to other firms. Yesterday, the company announced its latest fab agreement, which will see...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Multimedia

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Kinect for Windows v2 now up for pre-order at $199
— 9:24 AM on July 7, 2014

The second-generation Kinect sensor is coming to Windows next week. As TechCrunch reports, a listing for the Windows version of the v2 sensor

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Game consoles

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