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Latest Win10 insider build activates with older Windows product keys
— 4:53 PM on October 12, 2015

Microsoft released a new beta version of Windows 10 for Windows Insiders in the fast ring today. The biggest change this time around: you'll...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

ROG Maximus VIII Impact is a mighty mouse of a motherboard
— 8:19 PM on October 10, 2015

Asus has a tradition of cramming as many goodies as it can into its top-end Mini-ITX motherboards, and the ROG Maximus Impact VIII carries that...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Thursday Night Shortbread
— 11:32 PM on October 8, 2015

Eight is Enough Ars Technica: Net neutrality on chopping block as Democrats fight to save FCC's rules Softpedia: Zero-day exploit found in Avast...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

MSI puts mobile Quadros to work in its WS60 and WT72 notebooks
— 3:54 PM on October 8, 2015

Nvidia just refreshed its mobile Quadro workstation graphics lineup with Maxwell GPUs, and MSI has wrapped those chips up in some powerful mobile workstations. The...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Workstations

Amazon redefines the sneakernet with Snowball data courier
— 4:24 PM on October 7, 2015

Back in the not-so-good old days, data was carried around on floppy disks and rewritable CDs. The adventurous would perhaps lug around a portable hard...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

Here be dragons on MSI's GK701 keyboard and DS502 headset
— 1:55 PM on October 7, 2015

If our peripheral staff picks didn't have a keyboard or headset to catch your eye, MSI might have something more to your taste. The DS502...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Input devices

Thinner Surface Pro 4 gets improved pen and Type Cover
— 11:15 AM on October 6, 2015

Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 has arguably been a success, and the company wants to keep that momentum going with the Surface Pro 4. This latest...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Input devices Mobile computing

Google Fiber has arrived in Damage Labs
— 9:51 AM on October 5, 2015

After lots of digging and waiting and anticipation, Google Fiber has arrived in Damage Labs. Just finished the installation, and the Google router happily...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

A billion Android devices could be vulnerable to Stagefright 2.0 bug
— 4:37 PM on October 1, 2015

Zimperium Zlabs has disclosed a new Android vulnerability it's calling Stagefright 2.0. In case that name isn't ringing any bells, it's a bug...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

Cougar's 700M eSports mouse stands out on the battlefield
— 9:01 AM on October 1, 2015

The evolutionary arms race in gaming mice continues today. Cougar's 700M eSports mouse boasts a wild paint job that'll make it stand out during live...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

Samsung's 850 EVO 2TB SSD reviewed
— 3:05 PM on September 29, 2015

Samsung now offers its popular and affordable 850 EVO SSD in an enormous 2TB configuration. Read on to see what this gargantuan drive can do....

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

Logitech's G410 gaming keyboard takes RGB LEDs on the go
— 8:07 AM on September 29, 2015

The Year of the RGB-Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard continues, but this entrant is a little different from the rest. Logitech's G410 Atlas Spectrum mechanical...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

Mixing power-line networking with Wi-Fi proves intoxicating
— 11:27 AM on September 28, 2015

You may recall my failed attempt at using a second Wi-Fi router in repeater mode in order to overcome some signal-strength issues in the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Networking

Intel 750 Series SSD firmware update speeds up boot times
— 9:42 AM on September 25, 2015

A while back, we reviewed Intel's 750 Series PCIe SSD and came away impressed by its performance. There was a fly in the ointment,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming 7 motherboard reviewed
— 4:50 PM on September 24, 2015

Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming 7 motherboard has more next-gen storage connectivity than you can shake a stick at, Techicolor LED lighting, and premium Creative audio. Does all...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

Wednesday Night Shortbread
— 9:17 PM on September 23, 2015

Eight is Enough WCCFtech: Nvidia confirms Volta to succeed Pascal, launching in 2018 - to power supercomputers in 2017 DSOGaming: Microsoft disables Safedisc...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

Intel's DC P3608 SSD is ready to chew through big data
— 1:58 PM on September 23, 2015

Samsung's 950 Pro SSDs look impressive enough, but Intel's latest datacenter-class series of drives, the DC P3608 family, play in an entirely different league....

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Asus' Z170I Pro Gaming is a bite-size enthusiast's board
— 12:26 PM on September 23, 2015

Mini-ITX motherboards need to make the most out of the space available, especially with Intel's Z170 platform offering so much PCIe connectivity. Asus is doing its...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards