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Microsoft and Johnson Controls put Cortana in a thermostat
— 3:00 PM on July 20, 2017

Google bought its way into home thermostats by snapping up Nest Labs for a whopping $3.2 billion back in 2014. Microsoft is taking a...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Windows

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Thermaltake View 21 chassis doubles up on tempered glass
— 10:30 AM on July 20, 2017

It seems so long ago that PC enthusiasts made do with dinky little side windows. Who wants to peer through a window when entire sheets...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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BenQ Zowie XL2546 strobes its way to smooth motion at 240 Hz
— 1:30 PM on July 18, 2017

Back when we initially saw BenQ's competition-ready Zowie XL2540 monitor, the first question on my mind was whether it supported the company's blur reduction...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Asus VP28UQG marries 4K and FreeSync in a budget display
— 3:31 PM on July 17, 2017

If you find yourself in the curious position of needing a 4K gaming monitor and not wanting to pay a lot for it, Asus might...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Samsung Cinema LED screen does away with projectors
— 9:18 AM on July 14, 2017

The home cinema viewing experience typically takes its cues from the movie theater. Replicating the movie house experience at home has been the goal of...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Microsoft puts the Azure Stack in customers' boxes
— 4:53 PM on July 10, 2017

Microsoft announced its Windows Azure cloud computing service back in late 2008, brought it to market in early 2010, and dropped the "Windows" part...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Operating systems Servers

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$399 Rift and Touch makes fun in the VR sun more attainable
— 10:01 AM on July 10, 2017

Only a few months ago, Oculus reduced the price of its Rift-and-Touch bundle from $799 to $599. Apparently the company wasn't done discounting the Rift,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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AOC PDS271 and PDS241 displays tuck cables out of sight
— 9:00 AM on July 6, 2017

Despite the many and important functions of cables in a computer system, plenty of users just don't want to look at them. Many system builders...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Photobucket's ToS change puts a $400 wall around its garden
— 4:30 PM on July 5, 2017

Online image hosting service Photobucket has been a favorite of Amazon, eBay and Etsy sellers (among others) for hosting pictures of their wares on display....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Internet

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Nvidia 384.76 drivers quietly enable UHD Netflix on Pascal
— 11:55 AM on July 5, 2017

We have already written about Nvidia's GeForce Game Ready driver version 384.76 twice: once regarding its compatibility with the Lawbreakers beta and Spider-Man: Homecoming VR,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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MSI Optix G24C gaming display is colorful, fast, and cheap
— 9:41 AM on July 5, 2017

MSI has lately associated its brand with gaming hardware that provides solid value for money. The company is continuing that tradition with its Optix monitor...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Asus BE27AQLB 27" monitor reports for work
— 9:00 AM on July 3, 2017

High refresh rates, VRR, and backlight strobing are technologies that can go a long way toward improve a gaming experience. Meanwhile, good color reproduction and...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Xiaomi lasers in on home theaters with a short-throw projector
— 11:30 AM on June 30, 2017

LCD and plasma TVs keep getting bigger, and what used to be considered large panels keep dropping in price. Some folks want an even bigger...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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European Commission fines Google $2.7 bn over Shopping results
— 5:00 PM on June 27, 2017

After a long-running investigation, the European Comission is slapping Google with its biggest antitrust-related fine to date. The EC's allegations pertain to years of...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Thermaltake glasses up its Suppressor and Core cases
— 3:30 PM on June 27, 2017

If you've been eyeing a Thermaltake chassis and wishing it had a tempered glass window, you might be in luck. The Core V71,

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Portions of the Windows Shared Source Kit leak out
— 10:09 AM on June 26, 2017

Microsoft started off this last weekend with an embarassing security snafu. The folks over at The Register reported that 32 TB of non-public data...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Operating systems Windows

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VR180 video bridges the gap between YouTube and VR
— 5:00 PM on June 23, 2017

Virtual reality gaming can be great, but the medium has plenty of applications for slightly more passive content like VR video playback. Google's Daydream VR...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Displays Internet

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Deals of the week: Z270 mobos, spinning storage, and more
— 12:43 PM on June 23, 2017

Howdy gerbils. Things have been more than a little hot around here, but there's no time to lose. Deals are popping up and disappearing...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Storage Displays Networking

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