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Windows 10's first major update rolls out today
— 10:14 AM on November 12, 2015

The first major Windows 10 update has arrived, and a plethora of tweaks and a handful of new features comes with it. Microsoft says...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Windows Networking

Nvidia's Jetson TX1 board delivers 1 teraflop in a credit-card footprint
— 2:26 PM on November 11, 2015

And now for something completely different. The Raspberry Pi and other development boards of its ilk are already popular for hardware hackers and DIYers,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous Mobile computing Personal tech

Maingear's Drift Steam Machine is a colorful, compact powerhouse
— 9:41 AM on November 10, 2015

The time is ripe for Steam Machines, and today's harvest is bountiful indeed. Maingear's Drift Steam Machine can stay cool with an optional closed-loop...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

Panasonic's Toughbook 20 begs to be dropped, roasted, and splashed
— 4:17 PM on November 9, 2015

Panasonic's Toughbook laptops are famous for their knock-around durability. Recently, the Toughbook lineup has expanded to include rugged tablets as well as notebooks, and now...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

Unreal Tournament 4 is coming along nicely
— 10:08 AM on November 9, 2015

You may be aware that Epic has kicked off a community-participation project intended to resurrect the classic Unreal Tournament using the latest version of...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Origin PC's slim EVO15-S notebook packs Skylake and a GTX 970M
— 8:08 AM on November 9, 2015

Thin is in these days, and Origin PC has embraced that saying in the form of its EVO15-S gaming notebooks. The company has updated...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

Assassin's Creed Syndicate is less demanding of PCs than Unity
— 1:13 PM on November 6, 2015

Assassin's Creed Syndicate hits the PC on November 19. While you're waiting for the game to arrive, it might be a good idea to...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

Get another taste of the wasteland with Fallout 4's launch trailer
— 1:02 PM on November 5, 2015

Fallout 4 is coming on November 10, and it looks totally sweet. To ratchet our anticipation levels even higher, Bethesda has released the game's...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Perfectron's MIL-SPEC'd mini-PCs are ready for the next deployment
— 10:03 AM on November 5, 2015

Just the other day I was looking for a mini-PC. After looking long and hard at the Intel NUC and the Zbox Magnus,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Workstations

Thin is in with Samsung's Ativ Book 9 Pro and Spin laptops
— 5:32 PM on November 4, 2015

Think Samsung, and you might think "phones," "tablets," or "SSDs." The company makes notebook PCs, too, and its Ativ Book 9 Pro and Spin seem...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

Zotac's Zbox Magnus EN970 reviewed
— 2:58 PM on November 4, 2015

Zotac's Zbox Magnus EN970 stuffs a discrete Nvidia GeForce graphics card into a box that's not much bigger than a Mac mini. Is it the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

Bethesda shows off Fallout 4 graphics tech and eye candy
— 12:56 PM on November 4, 2015

Fallout 4 will arrive on November 10, but Bethesda is giving us a sneak peek at the eye candy afforded by the game's improved...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Zotac's NEN SN970 Steam box houses 35W of Skylake power
— 4:44 PM on November 3, 2015

We first learned about Zotac's "console-killing" Steam Machine, now called the NEN SN970, earlier this year. At the time, Zotac was rather tight-lipped about...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

Sales of Windows 7 OEM licenses and PCs will end October 31, 2016
— 4:13 PM on November 2, 2015

Microsoft has updated its Windows lifecycle page with a deadline for the sale of OEM copies of Windows . All good things must come...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Operating systems Windows

Building the Skylake Damagebox
— 1:32 PM on November 2, 2015

We built a brand-new gaming PC based on the latest components—and we're giving it away! See what components we chose and how the build turned...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

WB will issue Arkham Knight refunds through the end of the year
— 7:34 AM on November 2, 2015

The weird, sad story of the PC port of Batman: Arkham Knight may be near its conclusion. The game returned to Steam last...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

Friday night topic: Should we all be paranoid now?
— 4:36 PM on October 30, 2015

I just finished reading Walter Kirn's article in The Atlantic about mass surveillance and privacy issues, entitled If you're not paranoid, you're crazy. Kirn...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Internet

Google Fiber apologizes for World Series outage, credits service to KC market
— 9:34 AM on October 30, 2015

I've written about how Google Fiber has slowly been rolling out here across the Kansas City metro area, including here at my place. The...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking