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Microsoft and Johnson Controls put Cortana in a thermostat
— 3:00 PM on July 20, 2017

Google bought its way into home thermostats by snapping up Nest Labs for a whopping $3.2 billion back in 2014. Microsoft is taking a...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Windows

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Intel graphics driver 15.46 fixes a slew of games
— 3:00 PM on July 19, 2017

Intel's latest graphics driver release is a pretty big one. The new driver, version 15.46, adds game-specific support for three new releases: Epic's building-and-survival...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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BenQ Zowie XL2546 strobes its way to smooth motion at 240 Hz
— 1:30 PM on July 18, 2017

Back when we initially saw BenQ's competition-ready Zowie XL2540 monitor, the first question on my mind was whether it supported the company's blur reduction...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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HyperX's Alloy Elite mechanical gaming keyboard reviewed
— 5:15 PM on July 17, 2017

HyperX has made a name for itself with gaming gear that forgoes frills in favor of function. Its Alloy Elite mechanical gaming keyboard takes a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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Asus VP28UQG marries 4K and FreeSync in a budget display
— 3:31 PM on July 17, 2017

If you find yourself in the curious position of needing a 4K gaming monitor and not wanting to pay a lot for it, Asus might...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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HyperX Alloy FPS Pro drops the numpad for a quicker draw
— 12:32 PM on July 17, 2017

HyperX's Alloy FPS gaming keyboard offers impressively solid build quality in a space-saving frame, but many gamers would likely prefer it be cut down...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Microsoft releases its first Windows Server Insider Preview build
— 5:00 PM on July 14, 2017

Last month, Microsoft promised to accelerate the release schedule of Windows Server, revealing its plan to have new versions out twice a year. In...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Servers

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Deals of the week: cheap motherboards, a nice case, and speakers
— 11:25 AM on July 14, 2017

Howdy, gerbils! I have to say, I'm getting accustomed to the American way of things. I've been here for three days now (for the first...

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

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Samsung Cinema LED screen does away with projectors
— 9:18 AM on July 14, 2017

The home cinema viewing experience typically takes its cues from the movie theater. Replicating the movie house experience at home has been the goal of...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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VRWorks finds its way into Unreal, Unity, and EVE: Valkyrie
— 3:30 PM on July 12, 2017

Do you already have a VR headset, or did you pick up an Oculus Rift for $399? If so—and if you're rocking an Nvidia...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Asus takes a stab at ambidextrous mice with the ROG Pugio
— 9:30 AM on July 12, 2017

When you're left-handed, simply picking things up can be a hassle, whether it's scissors, a baseball glove, or a computer mouse. There might be tons...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Microsoft 365 offers a one-stop subscription to Office and Windows
— 5:00 PM on July 11, 2017

More than a few times, folks around here have speculated about Microsoft making its Windows OS available to consumers through a subscription. As it...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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A quick look at Tunai's Clip and Firefly Bluetooth gizmos
— 3:45 PM on July 11, 2017

Last week, we mentioned that Tunai hooked up the TR BBQ with a bunch of its Bluetooth Clip headphone amplifiers and Firefly...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Miscellaneous

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Radeon Software 17.7.1 adds support for crypto-mining cards
— 10:00 AM on July 11, 2017

If you've been having problems with Tekken 7, Final Fantasy XIV, or Little Nightmares on your Radeon, AMD has a present in...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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$399 Rift and Touch makes fun in the VR sun more attainable
— 10:01 AM on July 10, 2017

Only a few months ago, Oculus reduced the price of its Rift-and-Touch bundle from $799 to $599. Apparently the company wasn't done discounting the Rift,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Antlion Audio's ModMic 5 add-on microphone reviewed
— 9:00 AM on July 10, 2017

Antlion Audio's ModMic 5 kit claims to give gamers the ability to add a high-quality headset microphone to any pair of headphones, gaming or otherwise....

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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Apple tells its side of the story in Imagination Tech spat
— 5:29 PM on July 7, 2017

Apple's dispute with Qualcomm is making plenty of headlines this week, but Qualcomm isn't the only supplier with whom Apple is having a bit...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

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Qualcomm seeks a US import ban on some iPhones and iPads
— 1:30 PM on July 7, 2017

Qualcomm's legal battles with Apple rage on. The chipmaker requested that the U.S. International Trade Commision (ITC) halt imports of certain iPhones and iPads...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

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