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Cortana takes the fight to Alexa with the Microsoft Home Hub
— 9:16 AM on December 5, 2016

Until now, Microsoft has been relegated to bit player status in the emerging digital home assistant sector, with the lion's share of attention going to...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Personal tech

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I made my dumb appliances smarter with the Internet of Things
— 2:58 PM on December 2, 2016

Sometimes I forget things. In particular, I forget to transfer my clean but wet laundry from the washing machine to the dryer. When this happens,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Networking

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Seagate Duet portable drive reaches for the clouds
— 1:16 PM on December 2, 2016

Between the proliferation of cheap eMMC storage devices, crazy-fast NVMe SSDs, and cloud backup services, users' interactions with platters of spinning rust is...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Networking

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ASRock Beebox-S reports for HTPC duty
— 9:01 AM on December 2, 2016

Every shake of the magic eight-ball seems to deliver the same conclusions regarding Intel's Kaby Lake seventh-generation Core CPUs: a little extra battery life...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems

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Silverstone Primera case looks hot and stays cool
— 2:59 PM on December 1, 2016

Skipping the 5.25" drive bays gives case manufacturers a lot of liberty to improve the airflow of a computer chassis. Silverstone takes full advantage of...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Zotac's VR Go Backpack is ready to strap up
— 12:14 PM on December 1, 2016

Product development takes time. Some products are first offered up in final form when they are days away from shipping. Others, like Zotac's VR Go...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Gaming

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HP ProBook x360 Education Edition can survive the playground bully
— 10:24 AM on December 1, 2016

Remember back when laptops were first becoming a thing? Some folks thought we'd see every high-schooler carrying around their own personal PC by now, some...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Gigabyte XC700W is an extreme case for extreme gamers
— 2:39 PM on November 30, 2016

Are you a gamer? Are you an extreme gamer? Your build obviously requires extreme hardware, and what could be more appropriate than full-tower PC? Gigabyte's...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Enermax Revolution SFX PSUs offer efficient power in a tidy package
— 12:00 PM on November 30, 2016

The Mini-ITX standard is great, and the reduction in power requirements and thermal footprint in even the fastest gaming graphics cards...

Type: News story Tags: Power Systems

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WideBeam Hybrid LED strips bring new spectra to your case
— 11:30 AM on November 25, 2016

Getting the lighting right in a case mod can be a tricky task when working with just one color. What about when you want to...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Thermaltake Tower 900 Series case gives "water tower" new meaning
— 9:35 AM on November 25, 2016

Building any PC—especially a liquid-cooled system—is a bit of a science project. So why pretend it isn't? That seems to be the idea behind Thermaltake's...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Corsair Carbide 270R case is basically beautiful
— 11:00 AM on November 22, 2016

When you're planning out an ATX case, there are only so many things you can do to make it stand out. Instead of adding fancy...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Microsoft's Windows 10 VR headsets won't require a high-end rig
— 9:02 AM on November 22, 2016

Microsoft announced a partnership earlier this fall with companies like Asus, Lenovo, and HP to bring cheaper virtual reality headsets to the market, along...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Corsair Crystal Series 570X case bares all
— 9:03 AM on November 21, 2016

What good are RGB-illuminated PC components if they have to toil away in the dark confines of an opaque PC chassis? Corsair's Crystal Series...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Nanoxia CoolForce 1 case checks all the right boxes for $91
— 4:50 PM on November 18, 2016

We don't hear about Nanoxia too much on this side of the pond. The last time we checked out one of its products, it was...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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In the lab: Cooler Master's MasterCase Maker 5t
— 4:28 PM on November 18, 2016

Cooler Master has released many a variation on its MasterCase platform this year, and the most fast-and-furious version of the case is in the TR...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Raijintek Paean chassis sings a song about cleanliness
— 1:00 PM on November 18, 2016

Trigger warning: individuals with a fixation on cable management and prevention of dust buildup may wish to look away from Raijintek's Paean dual-chamber PC...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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HP Z2 Mini workstation got hit by a shrink ray
— 11:00 AM on November 16, 2016

Don't adjust your monitor—the image you see below isn't distorted to make the headphones look big next to the box. HP researchers had a little...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Workstations

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