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Thermaltake revs up Engine 27 low-profile CPU cooler
— 12:30 PM on September 30, 2016

Thermaltake's latest Engine 27 CPU cooler uses a radial fin arrangement to cool CPUs with 70W TDPs in a low-profile package that fits in...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

MSI 100-series BIOS updates show next-gen CPUs drop into LGA 1151
— 10:01 AM on September 30, 2016

Today MSI announced that it's issuing BIOS updates for all of its Intel 100-series motherboards to add support for the company's next-gen CPUs....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

BIO-key fingerprint readers let users get in touch with Microsoft Hello
— 10:30 AM on September 29, 2016

Three new fingerprint readers compatible with the Windows Hello biometric login management technology baked into Windows 10's Anniversary Update are now available from...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing Windows

be quiet! Silent Loop AIO liquid coolers hum along quietly
— 1:17 PM on September 28, 2016

be quiet! is showing off its Silent Loop series of all-in-one CLCs. Closed-loop coolers have been rising in popularity in the last few years,...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

Asus J3455M-E mobo sails out with Apollo Lake SoC aboard
— 10:30 AM on September 28, 2016

Apollo Lake is out, and Asus has the first motherboard we've seen equipped with one of the low-power SoCs. The appropriately-named J3455M-E includes a...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Microsoft locks down Edge with virtualization in Win10 Enterprise
— 11:41 AM on September 27, 2016

Virtualization is everywhere these days, and your browser might soon be wrapped in it as well. Microsoft has announced that the "next major update" of...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Networking

EVGA's liquid-cooled GTX 1070 Hybrid card goes up for pre-order
— 4:31 PM on September 26, 2016

If you've been holding off on jumping into Nvidia's 10-series graphics cards in the hopes of getting one that's chilled by an external radiator, EVGA...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling

Google Play Store doors are now open for a few Chrome OS devices
— 2:28 PM on September 26, 2016

Owners of a few Chromebooks suffering from app envy can now rejoice. The latest 53.0.2785.129 Chrome OS release opens the doors to the Google...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

Thermaltake waterblock is a clear choice for Strix 10-series cards
— 10:56 AM on September 22, 2016

PC component vendor Thermaltake has peeled back the protective sticker on the latest addition to its Pacific V-GTX 10 Series of full-coverage water blocks...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling

Scythe Byakko slices into compact dimensions
— 2:40 PM on September 21, 2016

Japanese PC cooling specialist Scythe has announced a new compact tower-style CPU cooler called Byakko, a word that translates to White Tiger. The...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

AMD AM4-based system spotted in the wild
— 1:54 PM on September 19, 2016

AMD announced the consolidation of its current trio of desktop APU/CPU sockets into a unified AM4 socket all the way back in January at...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Chipsets

Microsoft publishes the methods behind its Edge battery tests
— 4:26 PM on September 15, 2016

In mid-June, Microsoft published some results of its in-house battery life testing from streaming a video to Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

Biostar is off to the Mini-ITX races with its Z170GTN mobo
— 3:26 PM on September 13, 2016

Mini-ITX PCs seem to be growing in popularity of late, but there aren't many of those tiny motherboards to choose from with Z170 chipsets....

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

NZXT Aer fans join the RGB LED whirlwind
— 2:50 PM on September 13, 2016

The RGB craze that's gripped the custom PC industry of late is unrelenting. NZXT is continuing the onslaught of bright colors with its new...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

Radeon Software 16.9.1 gets ready for Deus Ex's DX12 mode
— 10:00 AM on September 8, 2016

Greetings, fellow AMD-loving gerbils. Those of you who have been busy murdering, sneaking, or hacking your way through future Prague in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

GeForce Experience 3.0 leaves beta with mandatory sign-up intact
— 11:54 AM on September 7, 2016

The next version of Nvidia's GeForce Experience utility is coming out of beta today. Version 3.0 of the app, which we examined during...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

MSI Z170A Gaming M6 boasts a better USB 3.1 controller
— 9:14 AM on September 7, 2016

As Intel and AMD move more and more chipset features onto their processors, motherboard vendors have faced growing challenges to separate themselves from the pack....

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Intel snaps up computer vision experts Movidius
— 12:56 PM on September 6, 2016

Intel seems to be on a shopping spree of sorts lately. Not content with acquiring Saffron and Nervana, the chip manufacturer has now turned...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Mobile computing Software