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MakeVR and Vive Tracker get HTC Vive ready for work and play
— 2:30 PM on March 27, 2017

We tend to focus on virtual reality for entertainment purposes, but the technology has potential to aid with more productive tasks. HTC and developer Sixense...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Input devices

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Intel gives hard drives a boost with Optane Memory
— 11:00 AM on March 27, 2017

Intel's Optane Memory is the company's latest attempt to boost the pokey performance of systems that rely on a hard drive alone for their storage...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Transcend steps into the NVMe arena with the MTE850 SSD
— 9:02 AM on March 27, 2017

The memory guys over at Transcend dropped us a note about the company's new NVMe SSD. The drive is called the MTE850, and...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Deals of the week: an RX 480 4GB for $150 and more
— 10:57 AM on March 24, 2017

How fare thee, kind gerbil? Have you meditated on that upgrade you've been putting off for the better part of six months now? Are the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Multimedia Storage

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Elgato Stream Deck lets streamers play news desk
— 4:30 PM on March 23, 2017

Elgato's just-announced Stream Deck puts the tactile macro buttons seen in use by news production crews into the hands of streamers. The deck seems...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Displays Input devices Gaming Networking

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Futuremark adds Vulkan to its API Overhead test
— 9:11 AM on March 23, 2017

The list of applications that support DirectX 12 or Vulkan isn't very long, and the list of applications that support both APIs is, as far...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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AMD publishes patches for Vega support on Linux
— 4:00 PM on March 22, 2017

Phoronix reports that AMD just published 100 patches to the AMDGPU Linux kernel driver, adding support for the company's upcoming Vega GPUs. Just a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software Linux-Unix

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Snapdragon 835 press event previews potent performance
— 12:43 PM on March 22, 2017

Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 835 SoC is the company's next major revision of its flagship chip. The 835 is also the first high-performance SoC built...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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AMD readies a fix for Ryzen FMA3 bug
— 2:30 PM on March 21, 2017

The first major bug affecting AMD's new Ryzen processors was found a couple weeks ago by folks using the open-source processor benchmark Flops. In...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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ARM DynamIQ makes big.LITTLE more flexible
— 11:00 AM on March 21, 2017

ARM's big.LITTLE scheme pairs clusters of hefty CPU cores along with groups of less capable, more power-efficient cores. The company is now taking the concept...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Qualcomm 205 SoC takes modern connectivity downmarket
— 2:17 PM on March 20, 2017

High-end smartphones with four or eight processor cores are great, but not every device in every market needs that kind of horsepower. Qualcomm's 205...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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GeForce 378.92 drivers are ready to travel to Andromeda
— 11:00 AM on March 20, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda is set to pick up Bioware's Mass Effect series 600 years after from the original trilogy, and Nvidia is prepared for it...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Toshiba Exceria Pro M402 SD cards are ready for apps
— 9:27 AM on March 20, 2017

If you've ever tried to launch apps from an SD card, you already know that "Class 10" or "UHS-1" ratings tell you little about how...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X opens new frontiers in datacenter storage
— 11:00 AM on March 19, 2017

Intel's potentially revolutionary 3D Xpoint memory technology arrives today on board the Optane SSD DC P4800X. We dive in to see how this first Optane...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers

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Google Guetzli compression algorithm squeezes more out of JPEGs
— 1:00 PM on March 17, 2017

Waiting for images to load is no fun. Neither is paying for bandwidth to serve or receive those images. We've reported in the recent past...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

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Deals of the week: motherboards, a VR kit, and more
— 11:42 AM on March 17, 2017

Do you know what day it is? That's right, it's deals day! We know you've been waiting with bated breath for this. With Kaby Lake...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Storage Mobile computing Gaming

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Everything You Do is Right Day Shortbread
— 1:30 PM on March 16, 2017

PC hardware and computing FCAT VR: measuring VR performance on the GTX 1060 and RX 480 @ PC Perspective Plextor M8Pe Series SSD review @

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Radeon 17.3.2 drivers suit up for Mass Effect: Andromeda
— 9:00 AM on March 16, 2017

It's been five years since Bioware wrapped up the original Mass Effect storyline, and fans of the story-driven RPG are hotly anticipating the upcoming sequel....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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