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Deals of the week: fast memory, an AM4 motherboard, and more
— 10:01 AM on July 21, 2017

Howdy, gerbils. Bruno is still trekking across the United States right now, so you're stuck with me this week. I have to keep this short,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Doom 6.66 update brings free DLC and a multi-platform free weekend
— 4:31 PM on July 19, 2017

Doom came out in May of 2016 to almost universal critical acclaim, and Id Software has continued to update the game regularly since then. Today,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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ASML demonstrates production-ready EUV tool throughput
— 9:01 AM on July 19, 2017

Although you may not have heard of ASML, you've certainly heard of its customers. The company provides lithography equipment to major semiconductor manufacturers around...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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BenQ Zowie XL2546 strobes its way to smooth motion at 240 Hz
— 1:30 PM on July 18, 2017

Back when we initially saw BenQ's competition-ready Zowie XL2540 monitor, the first question on my mind was whether it supported the company's blur reduction...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Asus VP28UQG marries 4K and FreeSync in a budget display
— 3:31 PM on July 17, 2017

If you find yourself in the curious position of needing a 4K gaming monitor and not wanting to pay a lot for it, Asus might...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Oculus Rift and Touch bundle will get another $100 price cut
— 12:57 PM on July 14, 2017

When Oculus announced a summer sale on its Rift-and-Touch bundle, there was some speculation whether that $399 price tag was going to become permanent....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Gartner's latest data show PC shipments continuing to slide
— 10:15 AM on July 14, 2017

Remember about six months ago when we thought the PC market might have stabilized? Yeah, maybe not so much. That report from a while...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Samsung Cinema LED screen does away with projectors
— 9:18 AM on July 14, 2017

The home cinema viewing experience typically takes its cues from the movie theater. Replicating the movie house experience at home has been the goal of...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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MSI lights up the GH70 gaming headset
— 4:30 PM on July 13, 2017

Around the virtual TR office, we can be a picky bunch when it comes to our headsets. As gamers and music lovers, we insist on...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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VRWorks finds its way into Unreal, Unity, and EVE: Valkyrie
— 3:30 PM on July 12, 2017

Do you already have a VR headset, or did you pick up an Oculus Rift for $399? If so—and if you're rocking an Nvidia...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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A quick look at Tunai's Clip and Firefly Bluetooth gizmos
— 3:45 PM on July 11, 2017

Last week, we mentioned that Tunai hooked up the TR BBQ with a bunch of its Bluetooth Clip headphone amplifiers and Firefly...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Miscellaneous

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EVGA GTX 1080 Ti Hybrid FTW3 connects an AIO to iCX
— 9:00 AM on July 11, 2017

Gamers have lusted after Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards since their release back in March. The air-cooled cards came first, followed by...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Gaming

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In the lab: Gigabyte's Aero 15 notebook
— 3:15 PM on July 10, 2017

I'm taking this as a not-so-subtle hint from my editor that I haven't been busy enough with hardware reviews: this afternoon, yet another gaming notebook...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Games Done Quick raises $1.7M for Doctors Without Borders
— 1:45 PM on July 10, 2017

Despite what you may have heard elsewhere, gamers can be a pretty charitable sort. This was first proven by the Penny Arcade Child's Play...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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$399 Rift and Touch makes fun in the VR sun more attainable
— 10:01 AM on July 10, 2017

Only a few months ago, Oculus reduced the price of its Rift-and-Touch bundle from $799 to $599. Apparently the company wasn't done discounting the Rift,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Building a PC remote starter from scratch
— 4:43 PM on July 6, 2017

Commercially-available remote power switches make turning a PC on and off from a distance a simple task, but our resident microcontroller enthusiast thought of a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Power Miscellaneous

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Steam Survey shows Windows 10 and quad-core CPUs on the rise
— 11:36 AM on July 6, 2017

While we recognize that not all gerbils are gamers, most of us probably put all our fancy hardware to use for some digital escapism once...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Asus Aura SDK is set to brighten gamers' lives
— 10:08 AM on July 6, 2017

RGB LED illumination has definitely been the leading aesthetic trend in PC hardware over the last couple of years, ahead of the distant-second tempered glass....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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