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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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Zadak511 SSDs and RAM promise wireless RGB LED tweaking
— 1:00 PM on December 7, 2016

A number of other technology news websites are reporting on "wireless" RGB LED-illuminated SSDs and memory modules from a brand known as Zadak511....

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Khronos Group unites VR industry leaders for a standards initiative
— 9:00 AM on December 7, 2016

It's no secret that the world of virtual reality is fragmented. This fragmentation requires developers to port and customize their software for multiple devices, a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

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Fatal1ty by Monster's FXM 200 gaming headset reviewed
— 12:04 PM on December 6, 2016

Famed gamer Fatal1ty has joined up with Monster to produce a pair of signature headsets: the FXM 100 and FXM 200. We put the FXM...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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GeForce 376.19 drivers bring Oculus Touch support
— 9:00 AM on December 6, 2016

Nvidia's latest GeForce Game Ready driver is out, bringing along game optimizations and a few bug fixes with it. While most driver updates these days...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Piranha Games reveals a new single-player MechWarrior
— 10:10 AM on December 5, 2016

BattleTech fans, ready your sticks and throttles. Piranha Games (the developers of MechWarrior Online) took the opportunity afforded by Saturday's Mech Con event to...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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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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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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Room-scale VR is coming to the Rift with some strings attached
— 11:45 AM on December 1, 2016

Oculus may have had a commanding lead in VR technology when the most recent push for goggling in started a few years ago, but Valve...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Gigabyte's XH300 headset hits all the right notes
— 9:00 AM on December 1, 2016

Gigabyte announced the fancy-looking XH300 headset at CES earlier this year, and it seems it's headed for an imminent release. The headset is displayed prominently...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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AMD will explore New Horizons and Zen CPUs on December 13
— 1:57 PM on November 29, 2016

AMD has a new page up with a countdown to December 13. On that day, we'll be treated to a web-show called "New Horizon"...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Early Core i7-7700K testing reveals higher clocks and power usage
— 9:56 AM on November 29, 2016

Intel's desktop Kaby Lake CPUs haven't even been officially announced yet, but the folks at Tom's Hardware got their hands on a sample...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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GeForce 376.09 drivers are ready to hack Watch Dogs 2
— 10:07 AM on November 28, 2016

Nvidia's driver team never seems to take a break, even when there is turkey and stuffing to be eaten. Today's harvest of ones and zeros...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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We've tracked down all the best Black Friday game deals
— 10:19 AM on November 25, 2016

It's Black Friday, and you know what that means. Prices are slashed on almost everything, almost everywhere, and video games are no different. We dragged...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Early Black Friday deals: a cornucopia of cheap Intel CPUs
— 4:21 PM on November 23, 2016

The early Black Friday deals keep rolling in. This round is for Intel CPUs. Several Skylake and Broadwell-E chips are on deep discount at Newegg,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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