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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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ASRock Beebox-S reports for HTPC duty
— 9:01 AM on December 2, 2016

Every shake of the magic eight-ball seems to deliver the same conclusions regarding Intel's Kaby Lake seventh-generation Core CPUs: a little extra battery life...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems

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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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Inno3D straps a liquid cooler on a GTX 1060 because it can
— 10:00 AM on November 29, 2016

This morning, we opened the hardware book on the "glorious excess" page. Today's edition comes from the fine folks at Inno3D, who decided the best...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Radeon Software 16.11.5 watches out for Watch Dogs 2
— 9:30 AM on November 29, 2016

AMD has just slipped in its fifth Radeon driver release for November. The Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.11.5 is out now, and it primary...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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XFX RX 460 Core slims down to a single slot
— 3:42 PM on November 28, 2016

For over a decade, high-end graphics cards have been taking up at least two slots, and in recent years even mid-range cards have gotten wider....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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GeForce 376.09 drivers are ready to hack Watch Dogs 2
— 10:07 AM on November 28, 2016

Nvidia's driver team never seems to take a break, even when there is turkey and stuffing to be eaten. Today's harvest of ones and zeros...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Report: AMD's fortunes rise as more graphics cards move in Q3 2016
— 2:10 PM on November 22, 2016

With the amount of buzz generated by the launches of Pascal and Polaris graphics cards over the past year, one might be left wondering whether...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous

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Netflix 4K coming to a select few PCs
— 12:00 PM on November 22, 2016

Microsoft has announced that Netflix 4K support is coming to a small number of Windows PCs over on its Windows Blog. Owners of 4K...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Windows

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MSI's latest GTX 1050s slot into even the smallest PCs
— 10:00 AM on November 21, 2016

Nvidia's Pascal-powered GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti deliver substantial graphics performance inside a 75W TDP. MSI is taking advantage of the cards'...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Apple offers $149 fix for iPhone 6 "touch disease"
— 2:05 PM on November 18, 2016

Apple iPhone 6 Plus owners suffering from flickering displays or inconsistent multi-touch response finally have official recourse, though the service will hit affected iPhone owners...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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Civilization VI update adds DirectX 12 support and improves the AI
— 9:32 AM on November 18, 2016

Firaxis' recent release of Civilization VI hasn't gone unnoticed in the gaming world, to say the least. The game has received plenty of praise from...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Nvidia 375.95 hotfix driver addresses Pascal VRAM clock bug
— 9:13 AM on November 18, 2016

A widespread bug in the recent 375.86 GeForce driver release caused some Pascal cards to keep their VRAM clock at 810 MHz. Given...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Radeon 16.11.4 driver update will bring your Civilization to life
— 4:32 PM on November 17, 2016

AMD released the 16.11.4 driver update for its Radeon graphics cards, adding support for Sid Meier's Civilization VI and fixing few bugs. All told,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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