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Spec for reversible USB Type-C connector finalized
— 9:12 AM on August 13, 2014

The USB 3.0 Promoter Group has finished the specification for its new, reversible USB connector design. First announced last December, the USB 3.1 Type-C...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Input devices

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Quantum Break gameplay footage makes me want an Xbox One
— 6:00 AM on August 13, 2014

Thanks to my recently upgraded home-theater PC, my Xbox 360 hasn't been turned on in months. It's not even plugged in anymore. I haven't been...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Errata prompts Intel to disable TSX in Haswell, early Broadwell CPUs
— 1:28 PM on August 12, 2014

The TSX instructions built into Intel's Haswell CPU cores haven't become widely used by everyday software just yet, but they promise to make certain...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers Workstations

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AMD spills beans on Seattle's architecture, reference server
— 11:01 AM on August 11, 2014

For some time now, the features of AMD's Seattle server processor have been painted in broad brush strokes. This morning, at the Hot Chips symposium,...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Servers

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Nvidia posts healthy revenue, earnings growth
— 11:50 AM on August 8, 2014

Things are still looking up for Nvidia. The company has posted results for its fiscal second quarter, showing double-digit growth in both revenue and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Servers

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Phase-change prototype claimed to be world's fastest SSD
— 10:27 AM on August 5, 2014

We've been hearing about phase-change memory (PCM) for years. The non-volatile storage technology seems to be inching closer to prime time, though, and...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Logitech gaming mouse combines optical and motion sensors
— 6:00 AM on July 31, 2014

Logitech claims its new gaming mouse is the world's fastest. The G402 Hyperion Fury is designed specifically for first-person shooters, and it's supposed to...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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ARM-based Opteron now available in $2,999 developer kit
— 10:55 AM on July 30, 2014

Seattle, AMD's first ARM-based CPU, is now available in a developer kit. The kit is based on an Opteron A1100-series chip with quad Cortex-A57...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Orange you glad Asus made a mechanical gaming keyboard
— 10:44 AM on July 29, 2014

The latest mechanical keyboard comes from a somewhat unexpected source. Asus has added a gaming-oriented design called the Strix Tactic Pro. Like a lot...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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New Asus 802.11ac router can top 1.7Gbps
— 3:49 PM on July 24, 2014

Asus dabbles in a surprising number of product categories nowadays—including routers. This week, the company has expanded its router lineup with the RT-AC87, a...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Steam controller gets an analog stick
— 5:15 PM on July 23, 2014

The Steam controller has gotten a not-so-little design tweak. According to this tweet by the Steam Database folks (who are, I should point out,...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Game consoles

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Nvidia Shield Tablet is packed with ports, possibilities
— 11:17 AM on July 22, 2014

Just under a year since the release of the Shield Portable, Nvidia has announced a second member of the Shield family. As expected, it's the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming Game consoles Personal tech

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Report: Shield tablet coming July 29 for $299
— 6:00 AM on July 21, 2014

Rumors of an Nvidia Shield tablet have been swirling for months, and the device may be imminent. Convincing-looking slides posted by Videocardz indicate that...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing Gaming

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Leak suggests PCIe 3.0 coming to next-gen Intel chipsets
— 9:27 AM on July 15, 2014

For years, Intel's core-logic chipsets have been limited to Gen2 PCIe. The older interface persisted even as the firm's CPUs adopted faster Gen3 lanes. However,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Rosewill's RGB80 keyboard reviewed
— 3:38 PM on July 11, 2014

Rosewill's RGB80 is one of the first mechanical keyboards with RGB LED backlighting, which can produce a dizzying array of colors. We've taken it...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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HGST's Ultrastar C10K1800 mechanical drive caches data on its platters
— 11:25 AM on July 9, 2014

SSDs dominate the headlines in the storage industry, but every so often, a new mechanical drive catches our eye. Today, it's HGST's Ultrastar C10K1800,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Thermaltake's new mechanical key caps are so metal
— 10:59 AM on July 8, 2014

Mechanical keyboards are prized for the smooth, precise feel of their key switches. It's all about the tactile experience. The underlying switch mechanism isn't the...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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These are the PCIe SSDs Samsung reserves for big PC vendors
— 11:13 AM on July 7, 2014

We're all familiar with the 2.5" Serial ATA SSDs that Samsung makes available to end users. They're not the only drives in the company's stable,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing Servers

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