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MSI's Nightblade gaming barebones are now Skylake-ready
— 5:39 PM on October 13, 2015

"I am the sword in the darkness." That may have been the quote MSI was thinking about when it christened the Nightblade barebones series,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

MSI GS40 Phantom squeezes GTX 970M power into a 14" chassis
— 9:22 AM on October 12, 2015

Gaming notebooks don't have to be back-breaking monstrosities any more, and MSI's GS40 Phantom is an example of the svelte new breed. This laptop...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

Qualcomm demonstrates 24-core ARM server SoC
— 9:55 AM on October 9, 2015

Qualcomm is making a move on the server market. Yesterday, the company took the wraps off its Server Development Platform (or SDP), a system...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

Prepare for the wasteland with Fallout 4's system requirements
— 12:41 PM on October 8, 2015

Want to build your own settlement, craft finely-tuned instruments of destruction, and jetpack around the wastes of post-apocalyptic Boston in Fallout 4? Bethesda has...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

Green means gaming on HP's updated Pavilion notebooks
— 9:37 AM on October 8, 2015

HP wants to give you some green—in the form of its updated Pavilion gaming notebooks, anyway. These laptops are powered by Intel Skylake CPUs...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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

Soft Machines debuts CPUs and SoCs based on VISC architecture
— 1:05 PM on October 7, 2015

When we last checked in with Soft Machines about a year ago, the company had just announced its VISC CPU architecture, along with some...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Microsoft shows off mixed-reality gaming with HoloLens
— 9:40 AM on October 6, 2015

During today's Windows 10 Devices presentation, Microsoft showed off some new tricks for HoloLens—wearable holograms. The company will also be taking applications soon for HoloLens...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Personal tech

Color is key with Dell's latest trio of Ultrasharp displays
— 5:21 PM on October 5, 2015

Dell is going after the professional photography and cinema market with its latest PremierColor Ultrasharp monitors. These displays all have 10-bit-per-pixel color depth, and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia

Silverstone's PT18 chassis lets NUCs run fan-free
— 9:25 AM on October 5, 2015

Blink and you'll miss it. Silverstone's PT18 case is an all-aluminum chassis perfect for any Intel NUC. Best of all, it's totally fanless.

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems

Intel to begin shipping Skylake CPUs with SGX enabled
— 8:08 AM on October 5, 2015

Intel's Software Guard Extensions (SGX) is a CPU instruction set that allows applications to set aside private memory regions for code and data. SGX...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Microsoft acquires Havok physics engine from Intel
— 4:01 PM on October 2, 2015

After being acquired by Intel eight years ago, Havok is changing hands once more. Microsoft announced that it's purchased the 3D physics software provider...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

Report: Amazon to halt sales of Chromecast and Apple TV
— 9:00 AM on October 2, 2015

Bloomberg reports that by the end of October, Amazon will no longer carry or allow its third-party sellers to sell Google's Chromecast or the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

AMD Catalyst 15.9.1 beta driver is ready for Star Wars and Fable
— 7:44 AM on October 1, 2015

Are you ready for the Star Wars Battlefront beta? AMD is, too. The company has released some fresh Catalyst beta drivers, version 15.9.1,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Shield Android TV firmware update turns on 4K gaming
— 1:21 PM on September 30, 2015

Nvidia is giving native Android TV gaming and local media playback some extra love to go alongside the revamped GeForce Now service. Shield Android...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

AMD goes Pro with TrustZone-enabled APUs
— 9:25 AM on September 30, 2015

AMD has released a Pro family of APUs and management tools targeted at business environments. These APUs hail from the Godavari and Carrizo families,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

Nvidia GeForce Now is a rebuilt, reimagined Grid
— 8:43 AM on September 30, 2015

Nvidia believes game streaming is an increasingly compelling way to play. Its GeForce Now service is a from-the-ground-up reimagining of the Grid streaming service, and...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

Turn-based BattleTech game project hits Kickstarter
— 7:47 AM on September 30, 2015

Harebrained Schemes, the developer that brought back Shadowrun, is working on a turn-based BattleTech game for the PC. The game is being

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software