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Gigabyte's wireless scissor-switch keyboard still has gaming chops
— 9:41 AM on December 24, 2014

When a company like Gigabyte introduces a new gaming keyboard these days, chances are the thing has mechanical key switches. Not so with Gigabyte's

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Xbox dev explains why 30 FPS isn't enough
— 6:00 AM on December 23, 2014

As PC gamers, we know that frame rates over 30 FPS make animated content look more true-to-life...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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IHS: 2014 was a good year for the semiconductor industry
— 12:53 PM on December 22, 2014

In 2014, the semiconductor market enjoyed its "best industry performance since 2010," according to the latest report from market research firm IHS. IHS projects...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Miscellaneous

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Deal of the week: A Radeon R9 290X for $280, a 960GB SSD for $339, and more
— 11:03 AM on December 19, 2014

Precious few shopping days remain before Christmas. Good thing there are plenty of sweet deals on PC hardware. Need a new GPU for all the games...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Saitek is making a custom controller for Farming Simulator
— 10:57 AM on December 17, 2014

Saitek offers a full lineup of custom controller hardware for flight sims. The firm has everything from combat-ready joysticks to yoke-and-throttle combos pulled from a...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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GeForce 347.09 driver is ready for Elite: Dangerous, new Metal Gear Solid
— 9:10 AM on December 17, 2014

A new set of beta GeForce drivers has landed. Today's release is numbered 347.09, and Nvidia bills it as a "Game Ready" driver for...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Nvidia FleXes new PhysX effects
— 10:48 AM on December 16, 2014

During a press event last year, Nvidia introduced PhysX FleX, a particle-based physics simulation that lets different effects affect one another. GPU-driven engine promises...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Gigabyte's three-way GTX 980 costs more than most PCs
— 11:30 AM on December 15, 2014

Remember Gigabyte's insane Waterforce GTX 980? You know, the one with three hot-clocked GeForce GTX 980 graphics cards hooked up to an external liquid...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling

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Passively cooled Bay Trail board has full-sized slots, microATX footprint
— 10:30 AM on December 15, 2014

Intel's Bay Trail SoC has popped up on another PC motherboard. Unlike most implementations, which stick to the Mini-ITX form factor, Biostar's J1900MH2 opts...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Windows 10 build 9901 shows new consumer features
— 6:00 AM on December 15, 2014

A little more than a month from now, Microsoft will pull back the curtain on Windows 10's consumer features. Thanks to Paul Thurrott of...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Oculus acquisitions bring computer vision expertise
— 9:15 AM on December 12, 2014

Oculus continues to acquire talent and technology. Yesterday, the firm announced three major additions to its team. The first is Nimble VR, which has been...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices

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Rumor: GeForce GTX 960 coming next month
— 12:16 PM on December 10, 2014

Nvidia could be weeks away from unveiling a new mid-range card graphics based on the Maxwell architecture. SweClockers reports that a GeForce GTX 960

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Synaptics' new touchpads can read your fingerprint
— 7:00 AM on December 10, 2014

Yesterday, the Fast Identity Online Alliance published specifications for an authentication system that promises to replace...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing

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Microsoft may be hatching a new business model for Windows 10
— 9:29 AM on December 9, 2014

Lately, Microsoft has been offering Windows at steep discounts or free of charge to increase its presence in low-cost notebooks, tablets, and smartphones....

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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VSR is AMD's answer to Nvidia's DSR tech
— 11:01 PM on December 8, 2014

In case you missed the big news, AMD has posted a new Catalyst release packed with new features—and one of the additions is Virtual...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Catalyst Omega driver adds more than 20 features, 400 bug fixes
— 11:01 PM on December 8, 2014

AMD has introduced what may be its biggest graphics driver release ever, with more than 20 new features, 400 bug fixes, and some miscellaneous...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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Cortana voice assistant demoed on Windows 10
— 4:39 PM on December 5, 2014

Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant debuted with Windows Phone 8.1 this spring, and it (she?) is now headed to Windows 10. The folks at WinBeta

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft: Windows 10 on track for 'late summer and early fall'
— 1:20 PM on December 5, 2014

At its big Windows 10 reveal event in September, Microsoft quoted a vague mid-2015 release time frame for the new operating system. Now, as...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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