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Hardware makers want to standardize the stylus
— 2:37 PM on April 24, 2015

Styluses are useful for note-taking, doodling, and fine graphics work, but there's no common standard for the underlying technology, so the pens often aren't portable...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Deal of the week: The M500 960GB for $290, Battlefield Hardline for $36, and lots more
— 11:17 AM on April 24, 2015

This week's deals post is loaded with a mix of re-runs and fresh meat. Here's the bulleted list: The Crucial M500 960GB SSD from last week's...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Storage Gaming

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Arkham Knight requires at least 2GB of graphics memory
— 1:00 PM on April 23, 2015

The system requirements are out for the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight, and the new game will need more power than its predecessor. Those...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems

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Valve's giving free VR kits to content creators
— 6:00 AM on April 23, 2015

Content creators working on virtual reality can apply to receive free HTC headgear from Valve. Seeding will begin this spring, the Steam steward says,...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices Gaming

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Nvidia shows visual and performance impact of GTA V graphics settings
— 11:05 AM on April 22, 2015

Grand Theft Auto V is finally out for PC, and Nvidia has released a massive guide to GTA V's graphics settings. The green...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Tiny MIT touchpad fits on your fingernail
— 11:52 AM on April 20, 2015

MIT researchers have developed a wireless touchpad small enough to fit on your fingernail. Dubbed NailO, the prototype is modeled after cosmetic nail stickers....

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Personal tech

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Star Wars Battlefront trailer will leave your jaw on the desk
— 12:54 PM on April 17, 2015

DICE has posted a reveal trailer for the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront game, and, well, check it out for yourself.

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Deal of the week: A terabyte-class SSD for $300, plus more
— 11:24 AM on April 17, 2015

SSDs take center stage in this week's deals post—but not the ones you might expect. The headliner is Crucial's M500 960GB, which is marked down to...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory Input devices

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AMD posts $180 million loss, shutters SeaMicro business
— 6:00 AM on April 17, 2015

AMD has posted its first-quarter financial results for 2015, and they're full of red ink. The company is also dispensing with the high-density server...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Razer's BlackWidow Chroma spawns a tenkeyless variant
— 2:56 PM on April 16, 2015

Razer's BlackWidow Chroma gaming keyboard is getting a little brother. Today, the company announced the BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma, an RGB-backlit mechanical keyboard with...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Here's our discussion of FreeSync, G-Sync, and the BenQ XL2730Z
— 9:01 AM on April 15, 2015

We talked about my review of the BenQ XL2370Z FreeSync monitor on the podcast recently. Here's what I had to say about it there.

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Updated: GTA V joins the AMD Gaming Evolved stable, supports Contact Hardening Shadows
— 6:08 PM on April 14, 2015

Grand Theft Auto V came out for the PC today. In tandem with that release, AMD has announced that GTA V is part of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Ventus X mouse fights sweaty palms with textured finish, extra ventilation
— 10:45 AM on April 14, 2015

Some gamers get sweaty palms while playing, an affliction that can make it difficult to keep a good handle on one's mouse. Fortunately, Thermaltake's new...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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AMD's Catalyst 15.4 beta driver is primed for GTA V
— 3:32 PM on April 13, 2015

Looks like Radeon owners will be ready to roll with day-of-release drivers for GTA V when it comes out tomorrow. AMD has just posted a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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GeForce 350.12 drivers are tuned for GTA V
— 9:44 AM on April 13, 2015

Grand Theft Auto V finally comes to the PC tomorrow. To help GeForce owners prepare, Nvidia has released new graphics drivers tuned specifically for the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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HGST ships NVM Express SSD with 3000MB/s top speed
— 2:01 AM on April 13, 2015

Make way for another PCI Express SSD. HGST has started shipping the Ultrastar SN100 Series, which combines four lanes of Gen3 connectivity with the NVM...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Leak describes compute-oriented AMD server chip with 16 Zen cores
— 12:20 PM on April 10, 2015

Details have already leaked out about the first desktop CPUs based on AMD's next-gen Zen architecture, and now, Fudzilla has tasty morsels for...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Servers

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HDMI 2.0a adds support for HDR displays
— 9:05 AM on April 10, 2015

In 2013, the HDMI Forum released version 2.0 of its audio/video spec. Devices compatible with the standard slowly trickled onto the market, but now...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

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