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Fitbit buys Pebble, leaving watch owners in the lurch
— 11:06 AM on December 8, 2016

Fitbit, one of the biggest fitness band makers, has acquired "specific assets" of Kickstarter-fueled smartwatch maker Pebble. The official press release from Fitbit clarifies...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Bluetooth 5 spec promises increased speed, range, and throughput
— 10:08 AM on December 8, 2016

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group pulled back the curtain on the Bluetooth 5 Core Specification. According to the SIG, the new specification's low-energy mode...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

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Scythe Mugen 5 clears room for memory modules
— 10:11 AM on December 7, 2016

The Venn diagram of Japanophiles and PC enthusiasts probably has a sizeable intersection. Scythe has updated its popular Mugen CPU cooler for the residents of...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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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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Riing RGB Radiator Premium fans bring the IoT to the PC
— 12:00 PM on November 29, 2016

If you're going to go with RGB-illuminated case fans, you might as well see how far the rabbit hole goes. Thermaltake's Riing LED RGB Radiator...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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MSI seeks to Shield M.2 SSDs from thermal throttling
— 11:00 AM on November 29, 2016

A good bit of the PC enthusiast product space is devoted to solving problems most computer users rarely experience or notice. The proliferation of mechanical...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage

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X2 Magic Lantern fans add a shot of color to PCs on the cheap
— 12:12 PM on November 28, 2016

Dutch PC component X2 is looking to inject a little wizardry and a lot of light into users' PC cases with its new Magic...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Antec budget CPU heatsinks look cool in shades of blue
— 1:00 PM on November 25, 2016

Antec may be best known for its cases, but the manufacturer has other product lines on offer, too. The company is launching an all-out assault...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Gigabyte's GA-X99-Designare EX motherboard reviewed
— 6:39 PM on November 22, 2016

Broadwell-E CPUs brought a new wave of X99 motherboards to go with them at price points both high and low. The GA-X99-Designare EX shows what's...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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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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Thermalright AXP-100H Muscle keeps it on the down-blow
— 3:58 PM on November 21, 2016

Say what you will about Thermalright, but the company listens to its fans. The low-profile AXP-100R down-draft heatsink wouldn't fit on certain high-end motherboard...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Apple offers $149 fix for iPhone 6 "touch disease"
— 2:05 PM on November 18, 2016

Apple iPhone 6 Plus owners suffering from flickering displays or inconsistent multi-touch response finally have official recourse, though the service will hit affected iPhone owners...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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Lepa NeoIllusion cooler shines with remote-controlled RGB LEDs
— 11:28 AM on November 17, 2016

PC component vendor Lepa has a new CPU cooler for those who feel like copper and aluminum are boring. The company's NeoIllusion CPU cooler...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Pro 140 completes the MasterLiquid CLC quartet
— 2:54 PM on November 16, 2016

Some of you may have already read our review of the Cooler Master MasterLiquid Pro 240 and 280 CLCs. If you have, and you'd...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Cooler Master's MasterLiquid Pro 240 and Pro 280 CPU coolers reviewed
— 6:59 PM on November 15, 2016

Cooler Master's MasterLiquid Pro 240 and MasterLiquid Pro 280 CPU coolers bring fresh thinking to nearly every part of the closed-loop liquid cooler. We put...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

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Cray XC50 supercomputer can probably run Crysis
— 4:26 PM on November 14, 2016

Cray isn't a name you hear about every day. For the unitiated, the company has been making supercomputers ever since "computers" were a...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Networking Servers

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