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Independent QA firm digs into the causes of Note 7 battery fires
— 11:20 AM on December 6, 2016

Remember the Samsung Note 7 battery issues? Instrumental, a company that produces tools for remote quality assurance, certainly does. On its blog, Instrumental used...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Leap Motion adds hand signals to mobile VR
— 12:30 PM on December 5, 2016

Some readers may recall Leap Motion, a rather nifty hand-tracking technology first offered in development kits back in 2012 and subsequently integrated into VR...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Time's running out for our limited-edition Corsair RM1000i contest
— 11:20 AM on December 5, 2016

I love the smell of a freshly-unboxed power supply in the morning. Don't you? I bet you do. Just in case you've missed it,

Type: News story Tags: Power Miscellaneous

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I made my dumb appliances smarter with the Internet of Things
— 2:58 PM on December 2, 2016

Sometimes I forget things. In particular, I forget to transfer my clean but wet laundry from the washing machine to the dryer. When this happens,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Networking

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Deals of the week: laptops and a mixed bag of goodies
— 12:02 PM on December 2, 2016

Greetings, fellow gerbils. I know, I know, your credit cards are beaten, bruised, and broken from all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. And...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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ASRock Beebox-S reports for HTPC duty
— 9:01 AM on December 2, 2016

Every shake of the magic eight-ball seems to deliver the same conclusions regarding Intel's Kaby Lake seventh-generation Core CPUs: a little extra battery life...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems

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Silverstone Primera case looks hot and stays cool
— 2:59 PM on December 1, 2016

Skipping the 5.25" drive bays gives case manufacturers a lot of liberty to improve the airflow of a computer chassis. Silverstone takes full advantage of...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Poll: Did you buy into the world of VR this year?
— 12:44 PM on December 1, 2016

2016 is the year that VR took off, at least if you listen to the companies making VR headsets. The Oculus Rift rolled in on...

Poll Question: • Did you buy into the world of VR this year?

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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HP ProBook x360 Education Edition can survive the playground bully
— 10:24 AM on December 1, 2016

Remember back when laptops were first becoming a thing? Some folks thought we'd see every high-schooler carrying around their own personal PC by now, some...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Gigabyte's XH300 headset hits all the right notes
— 9:00 AM on December 1, 2016

Gigabyte announced the fancy-looking XH300 headset at CES earlier this year, and it seems it's headed for an imminent release. The headset is displayed prominently...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Gigabyte XC700W is an extreme case for extreme gamers
— 2:39 PM on November 30, 2016

Are you a gamer? Are you an extreme gamer? Your build obviously requires extreme hardware, and what could be more appropriate than full-tower PC? Gigabyte's...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Give us 10 good reasons you should win this Corsair RM1000i Special Edition
— 9:15 AM on November 30, 2016

So, Private Gerbil, you just bought a fancy-pants computer with three graphics cards and a high-end processor with more cores than a nuclear reactor. In...

Type: News story Tags: Power Miscellaneous

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Adata A10050QC Power Bank delivers Quick Charge power
— 9:00 AM on November 30, 2016

Google may not be a fan of the proprietary Quick Charge technology baked into Qualcomm's Snapdragon SoCs, but that doesn't mean other companies aren't...

Type: News story Tags: Power Mobile computing

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Cyber Monday deals: mobile computing and audio
— 1:38 PM on November 28, 2016

Greetings again, gerbils. In the previous installment of Cyber Monday deals, we covered components and peripherals. Now, it's time to get your mobile computing...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Cyber Monday deals: components and peripherals
— 11:17 AM on November 28, 2016

Someone's got a case of the Mondays, it seems. The cure for that, as we all know, is a set of heavily-discounted hardware deals, courtesy...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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WideBeam Hybrid LED strips bring new spectra to your case
— 11:30 AM on November 25, 2016

Getting the lighting right in a case mod can be a tricky task when working with just one color. What about when you want to...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Deals of the week: Black Friday 2016
— 9:58 AM on November 25, 2016

Greetings, gerbils. We're writing this as we run from the stampede of Black Friday shoppers behind us. We're getting away by the skin o' our...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Thermaltake Tower 900 Series case gives "water tower" new meaning
— 9:35 AM on November 25, 2016

Building any PC—especially a liquid-cooled system—is a bit of a science project. So why pretend it isn't? That seems to be the idea behind Thermaltake's...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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