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Fractal Design's Define S is a leaner, meaner R5
— 10:30 AM on April 20, 2015

Fractal Design is expanding its Define series with a new model, the Define S. This case maintains the understated design that we've seen from...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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This week produced a bumper crop of security holes, patches
— 7:11 PM on April 17, 2015

It was a massive patch Tuesday this week. We got patches for show-stopping flaws from Microsoft, Oracle, Google, and Adobe. Let's start with Microsoft, who released...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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This is my favorite fanless NUC chassis so far
— 9:12 AM on April 17, 2015

Intel's NUC is built around a standard motherboard form factor that allows others to create their own mini PC enclosures. Traditional case makers haven't gotten...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling Systems

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Asus' Trooper mobo TUF-ens up the B85 chipset
— 2:27 PM on April 15, 2015

Motherboards based on Intel's B85 chipset might not be the first things that come to mind when you think "enthusiast-grade" hardware, but Asus is blazing...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Cooler Master's GeminII S524 V2 takes a top-down approach
— 9:50 AM on April 14, 2015

Cooler Master has updated its GeminII S524 low-profile heatsink with a couple of new tricks. The new S524 V2 adds a direct-contact base with...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Dell, Apple, and Firefox make security headlines
— 3:22 PM on April 13, 2015

There are three recent security stories that impact our community. They involve flaws in Dell's System Detect, Firefox 37, and OS X. We've talked before about...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Deal of the week: A $400 Steam Machine, $80 Define R4, and more
— 10:38 AM on April 10, 2015

We have another batch of PC hardware deals for you today. Alienware's "Steam Machine Ready" Alpha gaming rig normally costs more than current-gen consoles, but coupon...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Displays Memory Gaming

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The Windows 10 Store will hawk music, movies, and TV shows
— 6:00 AM on April 10, 2015

The Windows 10 Store isn't just for applications and games. Microsoft has revealed that the unified...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Antec's P380 case reviewed
— 5:27 PM on April 8, 2015

Antec's P380 full tower is the company's newest flagship case. We put the P380 through our testing gauntlet to see whether it can hang...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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MSI announces three Mini-ITX Braswell motherboards
— 9:18 AM on April 8, 2015

The specs for Intel's Braswell CPUs first became public last week, and now products based on the chips are being announced. Today, MSI has...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Gigabyte 9-series mobos are ready for Intel's 750 Series SSDs
— 7:33 PM on April 6, 2015

Itching to get some of that Intel 750 Series SSD goodness into your PC after reading our review? If you own a Gigabyte motherboard...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage

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Do I still need a sound card in my PC?
— 10:26 AM on April 3, 2015

This viewer question on our last podcast seemed innocent enough: do I still need a sound card, or is motherboard audio now good enough? Geoff...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Can Nvidia's Shield console flourish where others have struggled?
— 10:26 AM on April 2, 2015

The living room is where devices that aren't Xboxes and PlayStations go to die. Can Nvidia's $200 Shield set-top box and game console find success...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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I can't help but love ThinkGeek's fake Steam console
— 6:00 AM on April 2, 2015

As much as I like Corsair's ballsy mechanical mouse, ThinkGeek's literal Steam Machine has to be my favorite prank tech product for April...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

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Source code references hint at Tegra X1 Chromebooks
— 9:23 AM on March 31, 2015

Nvidia's Tegra SoCs have already worked their way into a couple of Chromebooks. Acer rolled out a 13-incher in August, while HP added...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Operating systems

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Broadwell Xeon D lands on Mini-ITX boards
— 9:13 AM on March 27, 2015

Intel introduced its Broadwell-based Xeon D server SoC earlier this month, and already, the chip has popped up in a couple of interesting Mini-ITX...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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EVGA Hybrid liquid-cools the GeForce GTX 980
— 3:58 PM on March 25, 2015

Slapping a liquid cooler on a graphics card isn't a fresh idea, but factory-sealed setups are rare outside of the hottest-running pixel pushers around, like...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling

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Gigabyte's latest microATX board has an eight-core ARMv8 SoC
— 6:00 AM on March 25, 2015

Well, well. Looky here. Gigabyte's server division has developed a microATX board with a 64-bit ARM processor onboard. Source:...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Servers

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