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Asus ROG Strix GL502VS and GL702VS game without compromises
— 2:00 PM on March 16, 2017

We tend to recommend desktop PCs for gaming, because the compromises you have to make to get good gaming performance into a portable form factor...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Acer VX 15 laptops offer Pascal and Kaby Lake on a budget
— 4:03 PM on March 15, 2017

A while back during CES, we talked briefly about the Acer Aspire VX 15 gaming laptops. They've now arrived, and we have the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Chrome 57 saves power and CPU cycles by throttling background tabs
— 11:30 AM on March 15, 2017

When we wrote about Chrome 56 about six weeks ago, we mentioned that Google was working on aggressively throttling background tabs in order to...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Twitch streaming set to come to a desktop near you
— 9:00 AM on March 15, 2017

Following its acquisition of Curse this last summer, Twitch has now revealed its plans for the platform: an official Twitch desktop app. Set...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Eurocom Sky X9E3 stretches the meaning of 'laptop'
— 4:00 PM on March 14, 2017

Eurocom has offered plenty of machines with lots of powerful hardware inside laptop-shaped packages before. Now, the company's Sky X9E3 laptop really stretches the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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PSA: Grab an HTC Vive kit, get a free RX 480
— 1:56 PM on March 14, 2017

Howdy gerbils, this is going to be short and sweet. If you want to take the VR plunge and are one graphics card short, then...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Gaming

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Report: Softbank selling a 25% stake in ARM Holdings
— 9:00 AM on March 14, 2017

A scant six months ago, SoftBank acquired ARM Holdings for a whopping $32 billion. Now, the Japanese conglomerate is reportedly in "final-stage" talks to sell...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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EK waterblocks are pretty chill with MSI and Asus mobos
— 4:26 PM on March 13, 2017

Owners of Asus and MSI motherboards may be envious of the integrated CPU-and-motherboard waterblock on Asus' range-topping ROG Maximus Extreme IX. Those people can now...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cooling

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Intel buys MobilEye for a cool $15.3 billion
— 10:30 AM on March 13, 2017

PC gamers love the combination of Intel CPUs and Nvidia GPUs, but the two companies are actually bitter rivals in several markets. Just as Nvidia...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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John Carmack sues ZeniMax for $22.5 million
— 1:00 PM on March 10, 2017

Current Oculus CTO John Carmack is suing ZeniMax Media, his former employer, for $22.5 million in federal court. Carmack alleges that ZeniMax still owes...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Gaming

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MSI Z270 Gaming M6 AC is a no-nonsense board with serious style
— 11:30 AM on March 10, 2017

MSI offers a dizzying array of motherboards with Intel's LGA 1151 socket. Yesterday, MSI Deutschland let slip the latest model in the company's "Enthusiast"...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Deals of the week: an RX 480 for $144, monitors, and more
— 11:08 AM on March 10, 2017

Hi gerbils! We at TR HQ are still reeling from the double-whammy of Ryzen and the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. But there

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Cases Storage Displays

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Adata SD600 external SSD takes 3D NAND on the go
— 9:01 AM on March 10, 2017

External drive buyers can have unique priorities. Some want 8TB of storage and are willing to put up with the relative fragility and low performance...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Google Invisible reCAPTCHA fights robots from the shadows
— 3:00 PM on March 9, 2017

Pretty much everyone hates CAPTCHA forms, the often-annoying checkboxes or miniature surveys that many web sites force upon a user in order to access...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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PowerVR Furian GPU crams more performance into less area
— 1:31 PM on March 8, 2017

Imagination Technology's last major GPU architecture revision was 2010's Rogue. The comapny has produced six iterations on the architecture in the meantime, and now it's...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

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Nvidia Jetson TX2 packs Pascal in a pint-size package
— 9:00 AM on March 8, 2017

The Raspberry Pi Foundation makes some fun and well-supported single-board computers, but sometimes a small embedded system needs more graphical horsepower than the four 300...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Toshiba's storage division saw rapid growth in 2016
— 9:30 AM on March 7, 2017

New reports from IDC indicate that 2016 was a good year for Toshiba's storage division. The company saw growth in revenue, units sold, and market...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Ryzen availability check: eight cores and nowhere to put 'em
— 4:00 PM on March 6, 2017

Four days after Ryzen CPUs officially hit the market, you can easily pick one up at Newegg or Amazon. Both sites have

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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