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Ryzen CPUs and AM4 motherboards are ready for preorder
— 12:00 PM on February 22, 2017

Greetings, gerbils. The magnitude of Ryzen's hype train Shinkansen means that we don't have to explain too much about what's going on. It's quite...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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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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AMD's eight-core, 16-thread chips lead the Ryzen charge
— 8:00 AM on February 22, 2017

AMD's first Ryzen CPUs are finally here. This morning, the company is putting its highest-end chips up for pre-order. The Ryzen 7 1800X, the Ryzen...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Rumor: Ryzen stock coolers and retail packaging pictured
— 2:30 PM on February 21, 2017

Are you ready for even more Ryzen rumors, gerbils? This time around, we've got an inkling of the cooling hardware that'll purportedly be shipping with...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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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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Biostar's Ryzen motherboards race toward release
— 1:00 PM on February 17, 2017

Don't be buffaloed by leaks and rumors—the first official announcement of retail Socket AM4 motherboards for AMD Ryzen processors is here. In a weirdly-apropos...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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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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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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In the lab: Aorus' Z270X-Gaming 8 motherboard
— 9:30 AM on February 15, 2017

The flood of Z270 motherboards continues unabated, and we've plucked a distinctly high-end one from the stream for you this morning. Gigabyte's Aorus brand is...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Amazon Chimes in on video conferencing market
— 3:30 PM on February 14, 2017

Skype was originally released in 2003. Apple's FaceTime first appeared on iOS back in 2010. Video conferencing is definitely not anything new. Amazon is...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Networking Personal tech

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Biostar A68N-5100 is a tiny home for Kabini
— 1:00 PM on February 14, 2017

AMD's Kabini architecture is definitely not new, and neither is the A4-5100 implementation of that low-power APU design. That hasn't stopped Biostar from...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards

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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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Rumor: full Ryzen spec and price list leaks
— 1:35 PM on February 12, 2017

The smoke around AMD's Ryzen chips grows ever thicker. Today's rumor concerns the entire Ryzen lineup from top to bottom. WCCFTech claims to have...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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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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Deals of the week: a relatively affordable GTX 1080 and more
— 10:54 AM on February 10, 2017

Whew. I'm in a rush today, fellow gerbils, so let's dive right into the best deals we found this week. Let's start off with something big....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Storage Mobile computing

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