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In the lab: Asus' Tinker Board SBC
— 5:27 PM on February 24, 2017

We wrote about Asus' Tinker Board single-board computer (SBC) for the first time a little over a month ago. The Tinker Board is...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Systems

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Rumor: Samsung Galaxy S8+ specs detailed
— 3:30 PM on February 23, 2017

We've been so busy with PC hardware news lately that we haven't really looked into Samsung's Galaxy S8 handset yet. Since the release of the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Samsung shows off its Exynos 9 SoC built on a 10-nm process
— 2:00 PM on February 23, 2017

Time for a moment of honesty, gerbils. Is there room in your life to discuss more than one upcoming processor? Yes? Good. Samsung just...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Cooler Master launches Ryzen-ready liquid-cooling AIOs
— 11:00 AM on February 23, 2017

The launch of a new CPU socket often arrives with a cavalcade of cooling solutions. For its part, Cooler Master is bringing a pair...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Report: VR headset market is dominated by Google Cardboard
— 10:00 AM on February 22, 2017

After a bunch of false starts, 2016 was finally the "Year of VR." The first offerings arrived a while before that, in the form of...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Mobile computing Personal tech

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Intel XMM 7560 modem is ready for 5G anywhere in the world
— 9:00 AM on February 22, 2017

5G might not be just around the corner, but it's definitely starting to loom over the horizon. Last October, Qualcomm announced its first 5G...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

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Master of Shapes brings Vive tracking to Daydream VR
— 2:30 PM on February 17, 2017

The dev kit for HTC's Vive Tracker peripheral is already a hot commodity among virtual reality developers. The company says it's received 2300...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Mobile computing Gaming Personal tech

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Deals of the week: Z270 motherboards, storage, and more
— 11:41 AM on February 17, 2017

Howdy! Have you upgraded to Kaby Lake yet? Well, if you haven't, now's a good time as any. We have some sweet hardware deals...

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

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Phanteks Glacier gear flows into the water-cooling market
— 10:00 AM on February 17, 2017

Phanteks took the plunge into the depths of custom open-loop cooling parts with its July release of the Glacier G1080 water block for Nvidia...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Thermaltake brings one cooler by air and two by sea
— 1:00 PM on February 16, 2017

Either Thermaltake's management drives its product engineering team to the edge of exhaustion, or those engineers are very enthusiastic about their jobs, because the company's...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Microsoft delays February Patch Tuesday
— 11:30 AM on February 16, 2017

Windows system administrators have grown to expect patches from Microsoft on the second Tuesday of each month. The software giant formalized the practice of releasing...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Falcon Northwest's Oculus Ready desktops get a splash of Kaby Lake
— 2:00 PM on February 15, 2017

Boutique builder Falcon Northwest has a long history of working with Oculus, having built development and demo rigs for the VR headset maker for a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Gaming

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Alphacool Eiswand combats hot parts with a big block of chill
— 10:03 AM on February 15, 2017

Just like the ice wall guards the northern border of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros from the White Walkers, Alphacool's Eiswand 360 CPU ("Ice...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Qualcomm announces its first 802.11ax Wi-Fi products
— 2:30 PM on February 13, 2017

I suspect that most gerbils probably have the same love-hate relationship with Wi-Fi that I do. I love it when it works, and hate it...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

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Razer Blade laptop takes a swim in Kaby Lake
— 11:30 AM on February 13, 2017

Razer might get a bit of teasing for its gamer-focused marketing, but its 14" Blade laptop is surely one of the most powerful machines...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Jonsbo U4 and RM4 cases deliver a load of steel and glass
— 9:27 AM on February 13, 2017

Jonsbo might not be the first brand that springs into most gerbils' minds when the subject of PC chassis comes up, but the company has...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling

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In the lab: MSI's Trident 3 gaming mini-PC
— 2:43 PM on February 10, 2017

Among MSI's gaming PCs, the smallest model is the Trident 3. I've been curious about the performance of one of these slabs ever since...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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EVGA iCX tech offers a complete picture of graphics card temps
— 12:13 PM on February 10, 2017

EVGA found itself in a bit of hot water late last year, water heated by insufficiently-cooled PWM circuits and memory chips on some of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Gaming

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