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Deals of the week: laptops and spinning storage
— 1:53 PM on December 9, 2016

Greetings, gerbils. Today's deals are of a rather unique tack. Instead of the usual selection of PC motherboards, CPUs, and graphics cards, today it's (almost)...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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AMD and Intel join forces for a bundle of hardware and games
— 10:00 AM on December 9, 2016

Rumors of an allegiance between AMD and rival Intel concerning a future combination of the blue team's CPU technology and the red team's GCN graphics...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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Global VR Association hits the road with Sony and Samsung in tow
— 12:00 PM on December 8, 2016

We reported on the founding of the Khronos VR Standards Initiative just yesterday. The big players in the PC VR space are present in...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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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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Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition: an overview
— 8:00 AM on December 8, 2016

Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition is AMD's latest major annual driver release. Though its headline feature, ReLive, promises to be a boon for Radeon owners...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Software

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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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WD unveils a raft of HGST enterprise storage products
— 2:30 PM on December 6, 2016

Western Digital unveiled a raft of HGST-branded enterprise storage products today, including a range of NVMe PCIe drives, high-capacity 2.5" SAS SSDs, and 3.5"...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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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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Micron 5100-series SSDs make speedy datacenter storage cheaper
— 4:34 PM on December 5, 2016

Being one of the world's leading NAND flash manufacturers, one could say that Micron would like nothing more than to see hard drives go away....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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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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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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Deals of the week: laptops and a mixed bag of goodies
— 12:02 PM on December 2, 2016

Greetings, fellow gerbils. I know, I know, your credit cards are beaten, bruised, and broken from all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. And...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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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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