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Cooler Master's fancy backlit keyboard will be out on April 13
— 4:14 PM on April 3, 2014

At CES, Cooler Master showed us a keyboard with a fancy backlighting system that lit up keys after each keypress. The company has now...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Reversible USB 3.1 Type C connector pictured
— 9:13 AM on April 2, 2014

Back in December, we learned that the USB 3.0 Promoter Group was developing a new, orientation-independent type of USB connector. Earlier today, the guys...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Input devices

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Strange new Rosewill keyboard is feline-friendly
— 1:54 PM on April 1, 2014

And here comes Rosewill with a new addition to its mechanical keyboard lineup. Perhaps this is the strangest one so far. Rosewill's new entry,...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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MinnowBoard Max serves up Bay Trail on a tiny, open circuit board
— 10:26 AM on April 1, 2014

The MinnowBoard is a basic computer platform designed for both hobbyists and embedded systems. It's based on an open hardware design and employs Intel's...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Friday night topic: The new Cosmos series
— 5:27 PM on March 28, 2014

I've been a long-time fan of the original Cosmos TV series, and since the March 9 premiere, I've been eagerly watching the new, reimagined show...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deal of the week: low-profile RAM, discounted storage, and one ugly keyboard
— 10:57 AM on March 28, 2014

Another week, another deals post, another batch of cheap SSDs. Let's start with the other stuff, shall we? Kingston's HyperX Blu...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Memory Input devices

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U.S. taxpayers should treat cryptocurrencies as property
— 10:44 AM on March 26, 2014

The filing deadline for U.S. taxes is coming up, and the Internal Revenue Service has drafted guidelines for accounting for Bitcoins and other virtual currencies....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Brushed aluminum, USB 3.0 hub combine in Das Keyboard 4
— 8:00 AM on March 25, 2014

Metadot's Das Keyboard has been around for what seems like forever. The last update was back in 2009, according to Wikipedia, and the mechanical...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Friday night topic: terrible, terrible things
— 5:05 PM on March 21, 2014

I'm pretty sure I'm not a troll on the Internet. Aggravating people to get a rise out of them just isn't the way I...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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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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Intel to renew commitment to desktop PCs with a slew of new CPUs
— 7:00 PM on March 19, 2014

Today, in a press conference at GDC, new Intel desktop CPU head Lisa Graff offered her assessment of the desktop PC market and offered

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Chipsets Systems

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Report: AMD's next-gen Carrizo APU supports DDR4, integrates chipset
— 10:11 AM on March 19, 2014

Carrizo is supposed to be AMD's next-gen APU. According to a leaked roadmap from December, the chip will replace Kaveri in 2015 and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Chipsets

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ASRock builds a desktop Kabini board with a DC power input
— 10:27 AM on March 18, 2014

AMD's low-power Kabini APU is coming to the desktop, and motherboard makers are lining up products to support it. The latest batch comes...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Microsoft manager shares update on Xbox One controller for PC
— 5:05 PM on March 17, 2014

As much as we all love gaming with a keyboard and mouse, there are some cross-platform titles that just play better with a controller. For...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Game consoles

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Friday night topic: Where is that plane?
— 5:04 PM on March 14, 2014

The story of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 keeps getting weirder and weirder. The Boeing 777 seems like an awfully big plane to just vanish,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deal of the week: Discounted tablets, wireless keyboards, cheap SSDs, and more
— 10:54 AM on March 14, 2014

It's been one of those weeks, and there's a pile of work ahead of me that will spill into the weekend, so I'll cut to...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling Storage Memory Input devices Mobile computing

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Valve VR engineer moves on to Oculus
— 4:17 PM on March 11, 2014

We've known for some time that Valve is working on its own virtual-reality headset. Valve has also made no secret of its collaboration...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Input devices Gaming

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Friday night topic: Light bulbs? Yep, light bulbs
— 5:00 PM on March 7, 2014

If it's possible to geek out over something and I come into contact with that thing, well, stuff happens. Several years ago, compact fluorescent light bulbs...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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