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Deal of the week: A Radeon R9 290X for $233
— 10:59 AM on January 30, 2015

Big-screen TVs seem to be the deal du jour ahead of Superbowl Sunday, but there are some nice bargains on PC hardware, too. Here's what...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Storage

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You've goat to check out Silicon Power's new thumb drive
— 12:25 PM on January 29, 2015

Do boring-looking storage devices get your goat? Then it behooves you to check out Silicon Power's new Unique 550, which is themed after the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Intel refreshes high-endurance server SSDs with 20-nm NAND
— 6:00 AM on January 29, 2015

Consumer SSDs aren't the only ones that get periodic NAND updates. Intel has also refreshed some of...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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So long, Flash; YouTube now uses HTML5 by default
— 9:15 AM on January 28, 2015

Using a recent browser? Then chances are Adobe's Flash plug-in will remain dormant the next time you fire up a YouTube video. That's because, according...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Software

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Early deal of the week: A 27" G-Sync monitor for $480
— 9:14 AM on January 26, 2015

G-Sync monitors aren't cheap. The most affordable ones are usually listed in the $600-700 price range. That's why we're interrupting our regularly scheduled programming to...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Apacer exec sees 256GB SSDs falling below $70 this year
— 12:14 PM on January 23, 2015

Solid-state drives will get a whole lot cheaper in the second half of this year. That's according to CK Chang, General Manager at Taiwanese digital...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Deal of the week: IPS monitors with 4K and 1080p resolutions
— 11:39 AM on January 23, 2015

Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 960 is a tempting candidate for the deal of the week, especially since cards are already selling for $199.99...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Report: Acer prepping curved 34'' display with G-Sync
— 9:17 AM on January 22, 2015

Fans of curved, ultra-wide displays may soon be able to get one with Nvidia's variable refresh mojo. According to TFT Central, Acer is developing...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Windows Holographic can put you on Mars, in Minecraft
— 5:06 PM on January 21, 2015

For years, a skunkworks team at Microsoft has been quietly exploring augmenting reality with virtual holograms. The fruits of their efforts were unveiled during today's...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Latest Backblaze reliability data shows carnage for 3TB Seagate drives
— 7:00 AM on January 21, 2015

Online backup provider Backblaze made headlines last year with a reliability study based on over 25,000 mechanical drives. Unlike previous publications in this vein,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Deal of the week: An unlocked FX quad for $90, Bay Trail convertible for $230, and more
— 11:13 AM on January 16, 2015

This week's deals post is brought to you by the letter A, because it fits with our first item—and because I've run out of other...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Memory Mobile computing

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In the lab: BenQ's XL2420G G-Sync monitor
— 2:26 PM on January 15, 2015

After a busy week of CES coverage, I'm back in the lab with some shiny new hardware to review. This time, I'm looking at BenQ's...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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New Intel IGP drivers add H.265, VP9 hardware decode support
— 9:56 AM on January 15, 2015

Intel graphics drivers releases aren't usually very exciting, but this one is worth pointing out. Numbered 15.36.14.4080, this update imbues Haswell and Broadwell processors...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Multimedia

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Samsung starts making 8Gb GDDR5 memory chips
— 9:11 AM on January 15, 2015

Samsung is making it easier for graphics card makers load up on memory. The firm has kicked off mass production of GDDR5 RAM with a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Memory

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The Witcher 3 specs call for 6GB of RAM, quad-core CPUs
— 6:00 AM on January 13, 2015

Add another game to the growing list of titles with steep RAM requirements. Like Watch Dogs, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Memory Gaming

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Seiki adjusts plans for 4K desktop monitors
— 10:04 AM on January 12, 2015

This summer, affordable HDTV maker Seiki announced that it was getting into the monitor business with a trio of 28-40" displays boasting VA panels,...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Here's 240-FPS footage of AMD's FreeSync tech—and some new info
— 12:11 PM on January 9, 2015

We've been hearing about FreeSync, AMD's answer to Nvidia's G-Sync variable refresh display tech, for just over a year now. This week at CES,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Deal of the week: A 1080p IPS monitor for $100 and 802.11n Wi-Fi router for $5
— 10:41 AM on January 9, 2015

We interrupt this week's deluge of CES stories for a look at some of the best PC hardware deals available right now. IPS monitors typically carry...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Networking

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