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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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Windows 10 may support streaming from PC to Xbox One, too
— 6:00 AM on January 22, 2015

We learned yesterday that Windows 10 will let users stream Xbox One games to their PCs. But what about the other way around? As...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles Windows

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Win10's gaming features mostly about Xbox
— 2:46 PM on January 21, 2015

Xbox chief Phil Spencer revealed a slew of Windows 10 gaming features during Microsoft's press conference today. And, as one might expect, they're largely tied...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles Operating systems

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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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Xbox chief further teases Windows 10 announcement
— 6:00 AM on January 16, 2015

We already know that, next Wednesday, Xbox chief Phil Spencer will talk about PC gaming at Microsoft's Windows 10 consumer event. The details of...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles Windows

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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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Cooler Master prototype melds vertical vapor chambers with CPU block
— 10:52 AM on January 12, 2015

CPU coolers with vertical vapor chambers are nothing new; Cooler Master has been making them since 2012. But the company showed off a new...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Friday night topic: How are you doing on your new year's resolutions?
— 6:00 PM on January 9, 2015

I'm still reeling from the avalanche of CES news this week, so I'll keep this short. New...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Cooler Master's ''kinetic'' engine turns rotating heatsink into a fan
— 9:10 AM on January 8, 2015

Way back in 2011, we posted an article on an innovative cooler that used a rotating hunk of metal as both a heatsink and...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Sub-$100 Diamond box captures video to SD cards, Ethernet shares
— 10:35 AM on January 7, 2015

We don't often hear from Diamond, but the company is at this year's CES with some new products, including a curious capture box that can...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Corsair's H110i GT liquid cooler pairs dual 140-mm fans with software control
— 11:00 AM on January 6, 2015

Corsair is showing off a couple of new liquid-cooling products at CES this week. The Hydro Series H110i GT follows in the footsteps of its...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Cooling

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With Forge TV, Razer aims to bring PC gaming to the living room
— 9:43 AM on January 6, 2015

Everyone seems to be trying to crack PC gaming in the living room lately, and Razer has just thrown its hat into the ring...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Input devices Game consoles

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Build your own water cooler with Thermaltake's new kit
— 5:47 PM on January 5, 2015

All-in-one liquid coolers have become quite popular over the past few years, but there's something to be said for doing your own plumbing. Thermaltake apparently...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Here's Gigabyte's humongous Waterforce cooler in action
— 4:28 PM on January 5, 2015

Gigabyte's Waterforce cooler is designed to be strapped to the top of your case and, thanks to the magic of closed-loop liquid cooling, to...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling

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Nvidia shows Tegra X1-based cockpit, driver-assist computers for cars
— 11:29 PM on January 4, 2015

After introducing the Tegra X1 this evening, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang made it clear that the new chip isn't aimed at phones. Rather, Nvidia envisions...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Deal of the week: A 1080p IPS display for $110, and more
— 10:22 AM on January 2, 2015

2014 was a great year for discounted PC hardware, and 2015 is off to a good start. Here are the deals that caught my eye...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Memory Gaming

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