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Nvidia licenses Rambus' DPA tech for side-channel data leak prevention
— 4:24 PM on October 24, 2016

Most gerbils are familiar with the Rambus name from the ill-fated RDRAM popular back in the Pentium 4 days. Although the company appeared to vanish...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

iOS 10.1 update includes portrait mode beta for iPhone 7 Plus
— 1:48 PM on October 24, 2016

One of the promised benefits of the second 12-megapixel camera Apple saw fit to add to the iPhone 7 Plus was a "portrait mode"...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

Lenovo ThinkCentre and ThinkPad machines pack AMD PRO APUs
— 1:00 PM on October 24, 2016

Particularly attentive gerbils may recall that when we last looked at AMD's PRO APUs, the company had announced the chips would be inside machines...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

Razer unsheathes the Blade Pro gaming laptop
— 2:18 PM on October 20, 2016

A short while ago at its "Unveil the Shadow" event in Berlin, Razer unveiled the "Shadow," which turned out to be the Blade...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

Acer XB241YU G-Sync display stalks the FreeSync competition
— 1:00 PM on October 20, 2016

Nvidia loyalists may be despondent about the limited selection of monitors with Nvidia's G-Sync adaptive refresh technology compared to the seemingly geometrically-increasing number screens with...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

Latest Nintendo console can Switch form factors on the fly
— 9:46 AM on October 20, 2016

Nintendo has released the first teaser video for its next game console, the Switch. The three-minute clip makes it clear that a return...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

Intel posts strong growth in the third quarter of 2016
— 8:19 AM on October 19, 2016

Intel wiped away any bad feelings from its bumpy second quarter yesterday with what it describes as record revenues and strong profitability. For...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

Asus VG245H is a gaming monitor for consoles
— 1:00 PM on October 18, 2016

Everyone likes to salivate over the latest high-end monitors with top-dollar features and matching pricetags, but we reckon most gerbils are running something a little...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

NZXT unleashes quieter, more colorful Krakens
— 9:00 AM on October 18, 2016

All-in-one liquid coolers are designed to take the fuss and guesswork out of cooling CPUs or graphics cards. That doesn't mean that builders don't want...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

Google introduces POWER9-based Zaius P9 server design
— 12:09 PM on October 17, 2016

Cloud infrastructures require hardware. The buck can only be passed so far before someone has to own and maintain a server. Google Cloud has announced...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Servers

Samsung CFG70 curved gaming displays come with quantum dots
— 9:05 AM on October 17, 2016

Folks who are into high-performance gaming monitors are always looking for the holy grail—that perfect combination of clear motion, bright colors, high resolution, and a...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

Eurocom updates Sky MX5 R2 laptop with Pascal cards
— 4:53 PM on October 14, 2016

Looking at the Sky MX5 R2, one has to wonder if the designers at Eurocom understands what "laptop" means to most people. They're definitely...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

Gigabyte GTX 1080 Waterforce WB is ready for liquid-cooling loops
— 3:50 PM on October 13, 2016

Most first-tier graphics card manufacturers these days have liquid-cooled versions of their top-end cards. MSI, Gigabyte, and Asus all offer GTX 1080 cards with an...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling

Asus readies the 240-Hz ROG Swift PG258Q
— 11:00 AM on October 13, 2016

Yes, you read that headline correctly. The ROG blog is teasing the PG248Q, an upcoming 24.5" monitor in the Swift series with a staggering...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

MSI brings Kaby Lake to its Cubi 2 mini-PCs
— 8:00 AM on October 13, 2016

Shortly after Intel started bringing NUC PCs to market, MSI jumped in with its Cubi mini-PCs. Now, MSI has a hardware refresh on the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

Alphacool Eiswolf offers AIO solution for graphics card cooling
— 3:59 PM on October 12, 2016

All-in-one liquid coolers for CPU thermal management have exploded in popularity over the last few years. Alphacool is now touting their Eiswolf series AIOs...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling

Asrock preps 21 motherboards for a dip into Kaby Lake
— 11:00 AM on October 12, 2016

Asus spinoff ASRock has followed its progenitor company in releasing BIOS updates adding support for the upcoming Kaby Lake CPUs. Firmware updates for 21...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

HP refreshes Spectre x360 and Envy machines for the holidays
— 10:00 AM on October 12, 2016

Gerbils, it's October, and you know what that means: time to get the Christmas decorations out. At least, that's how marketing executives seem to think....

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing