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Steam Audio SDK promises better surround sound gratis
— 10:00 AM on February 24, 2017

VR has the power to transport us to new worlds, but if designers get even one thing wrong, the whole magic spell disappears and we're...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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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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Ryzen CPUs enjoy strong pre-launch demand
— 9:07 AM on February 23, 2017

If you're in the market for a CPU upgrade, AMD's Ryzen processors could be just the thing. We say "could be" because Jeff hasn't poked...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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Ryzen CPUs and AM4 mobos are ready for pre-order
— 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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Kopin microdisplays could make VR headsets sharper and slimmer
— 4:00 PM on February 21, 2017

Even the best available virtual reality headsets could be a lot better. Higher resolutions, higher refresh rates, reduced weight, and lower power consumption would all...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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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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AOC readies up a pair of 144-Hz curved VA monitors
— 11:30 AM on February 21, 2017

Gamers seeking a curved display will soon have another pair of options to choose from, thanks to the monitor mavens at AOC. The company has...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Blizzard ends support for Windows XP and Vista
— 9:01 AM on February 21, 2017

In a move sure to disappoint conspiracy theorists and the three guys still using Windows Vista because they really like the desktop gadgets, Blizzard

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software Operating systems

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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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Unreal Engine 4.15 arrives with HDR and AFR support
— 3:30 PM on February 16, 2017

The mention of Unreal Engine 4 (UE) often brings to mind impressive-looking demos that elicit more than a fair share of oohs and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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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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GeForce 378.66 drivers gear up for the latest games
— 2:00 PM on February 14, 2017

Don't feel bad if you skipped the 378.57 GeForce hotfix driver two weeks ago, because Nvidia is ready with a fresh and hot...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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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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