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Friday deals: a huge monitor, racing gear, audio, and more
— 11:45 AM on October 20, 2017

Howdy gerbils! I have bad news for you. The fires here in Portugal did not hit my place, so you're still stuck with me....

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Displays Input devices Gaming

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G.Skill 3800 MT/s SO-DIMMs put lightning in tiny bottles
— 10:46 AM on October 20, 2017

Laptop memory slots are the usual domain of SO-DIMMs, but a seemingly-increasing number of console-size-and-smaller gaming PCs are also using the parts. G.Skill's latest...

Type: News story Tags: Memory Gaming

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MSI GS63 Stealth laptop flies under the radar with a GTX 1050
— 12:15 PM on October 19, 2017

The last time we talked about MSI's GS63 Stealth series laptops was all the way back at Computex 2016. At the time, GS63 machines...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Aorus X9 packs two GTX 1070s in a slim chassis
— 9:15 AM on October 19, 2017

There was once a time when having a laptop with a desktop-grade graphics card meant lugging around a 20-lb behemoth that could game for a...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Qualcomm shows progress on 5G mobile broadband
— 3:00 PM on October 18, 2017

Qualcomm demonstrated progress on its 5G mobile broadband efforts at its San Diego laboratory yesterday. The company showed off two forms of next-gen...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

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Samsung foundry train stops at 8-nm LPP before heading to EUV
— 2:00 PM on October 18, 2017

Silicon manufacturing appears to be marching toward the era of extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV), but Samsung's process train is making one last stop before...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Wednesday deals: a Ryzen combo, mechanical keyboards, and storage
— 1:02 PM on October 18, 2017

Yesterday's news rush gave us no quarter and no time to dive into the sea of promotions, discount codes, and cut-throat pricing. We shall make...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Input devices

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Astro Gaming A20 rockets to 5.8 GHz for clearer connections
— 1:30 PM on October 17, 2017

Astro Gaming, despite recently being acquired by Logitech, is still hard at work pumping out new gamer-focused audio gear. The latest release is the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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WPA2 security hole KRACKs Wi-Fi networks wide open
— 9:31 AM on October 16, 2017

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team has issued a warning about a new attack that affects Wi-Fi networks using the commonly-used WPA2 protocol....

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

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Pimax's 8K VR headsets could be a look into the next generation
— 1:33 PM on October 13, 2017

If you've gotten to use an HTC Vive or Oculus Rift headset, you'll already be aware that the experience is enthralling, but still with some...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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TPCast wireless VR kit lets Oculus Rift owners roam free
— 12:34 PM on October 13, 2017

Just about everyone agrees that VR is more immersive when it works without a rat's nest of cables. Not worrying about tripping over wires is...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Thursday deals: speedy memory, Fractal Design cases, and more
— 10:12 AM on October 12, 2017

Good afternoon, gerbils and gerbilettes. It's a sunny warm day here, the birds are singing, and I can see deeply-discounted price tags flying everywhere. I'm...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Memory Input devices

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Oculus details inside-out tracking of Santa Cruz prototype headset
— 2:45 PM on October 11, 2017

Oculus took a minute to show off the latest version of its Santa Cruz prototype standalone VR headset. Santa Cruz looks to be a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Oculus permanently chops the Rift + Touch bundle price to $399
— 1:12 PM on October 11, 2017

Remember the Summer of Rift promotion? The previously-expensive Oculus Rift-and-Touch combo pack had its price dropped to $399 during summer. According to Oculus, the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Gaming

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Take a shot at winning Nvidia's Ultimate GeForce PC
— 12:00 PM on October 11, 2017

Would you like to donate to the GameChanger charity? What if there's a custom-built PC worth $15,000 as a potential prize? Bet that whet your...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Gaming

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Radeon 17.10.1 drivers are ready to take on The Evil Within 2
— 3:30 PM on October 10, 2017

It seems like we're spending more time updating our drivers than playing games these days. After three updates last month, AMD is getting an early...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Revisiting the power consumption and efficiency of Intel's Core i7-8700K
— 4:24 PM on October 9, 2017

Last week, I held off reporting estimated power efficiency numbers for AMD's Ryzen 7 family against those of Intel's Core i7-8700K in my Coffee...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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GeForce 387.92 drivers support OpenGL 4.6 and fix SLI on X299
— 9:05 AM on October 9, 2017

Nvidia's released its latest GeForce graphics drivers, numbered 387.92. The new drivers are Game Ready for VR title Arktika.1 and Shinji Mikami's

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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