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Friday deals: a huge monitor, racing gear, audio, and more
— 11:45 AM on October 20, 2017

Howdy gerbils! I have bad news for you. The fires here in Portugal did not hit my place, so you're still stuck with me....

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Displays Input devices Gaming

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G.Skill 3800 MT/s SO-DIMMs put lightning in tiny bottles
— 10:46 AM on October 20, 2017

Laptop memory slots are the usual domain of SO-DIMMs, but a seemingly-increasing number of console-size-and-smaller gaming PCs are also using the parts. G.Skill's latest...

Type: News story Tags: Memory Gaming

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Wednesday deals: a Ryzen combo, mechanical keyboards, and storage
— 1:02 PM on October 18, 2017

Yesterday's news rush gave us no quarter and no time to dive into the sea of promotions, discount codes, and cut-throat pricing. We shall make...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Input devices

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Rumor: Samsung 970 and 980 NVMe SSDs could be on the way
— 3:30 PM on October 16, 2017

The folks at Tom's Hardware dug up some juicy info about Samsung's upcoming NVMe SSDs. According to the site, the company is readying up...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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WPA2 security hole KRACKs Wi-Fi networks wide open
— 9:31 AM on October 16, 2017

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team has issued a warning about a new attack that affects Wi-Fi networks using the commonly-used WPA2 protocol....

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

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Qualcomm seeks to block iPhone sales and manufacturing in China
— 3:32 PM on October 13, 2017

Qualcomm's legal team is probably skipping lunch and working late in recent weeks, especially in China and Taiwan. While the company is attempting to fight...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Thursday deals: speedy memory, Fractal Design cases, and more
— 10:12 AM on October 12, 2017

Good afternoon, gerbils and gerbilettes. It's a sunny warm day here, the birds are singing, and I can see deeply-discounted price tags flying everywhere. I'm...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Memory Input devices

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WD shows off market-ready MAMR tech for monster hard drives
— 9:00 AM on October 12, 2017

Western Digital showed off a a prototype hard drive with a potentially revolutionary new energy-assisted magnetic recording technology called microwave-assist magnetic recording (MAMR)....

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Toshiba's TR200 480GB SSD reviewed
— 8:31 AM on October 11, 2017

Toshiba's first client drive with BiCS flash inside is the entry-level TR200. Join us as we find out how much storage performance you can get...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Adata's SE730H 512GB portable SSD reviewed
— 10:30 AM on October 9, 2017

Adata's SE730H external SSD promises to combine the high speeds of USB 3.1 Gen 2 with a compact, weather-proof shell. We put it up against...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Pour one out for AOL Instant Messenger
— 4:00 PM on October 6, 2017

Internet kids, pour one out. AOL Instant Messenger, one of the oldest messaging services around, is shutting down this year after 20 years of service....

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Seagate BarraCuda, IronWolf, and IronWolf Pro grow to 12TB
— 1:30 PM on October 5, 2017

Barely two weeks ago, WD announced that it would begin offering datacenter-oriented hard drives in 12TB capacity. Not to be outdone, Seagate has now...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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G.Skill lets loose 4600 MT/s RAM kits for Z370 mobos
— 12:00 PM on October 5, 2017

The cool kids are all upgrading to Intel's latest Core i7-8700K and supporting Z370 motherboards. Gerbils upgrading from Broadwell-E, Skylake and Kaby Lake CPUs...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Google goes Goldilocks with Home Mini and Home Max speakers
— 12:53 PM on October 4, 2017

Google kicked off its hardware event today with a couple of new additions to its line of connected speaker products for the home. The

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Miscellaneous Internet Personal tech

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Tuesday deals: cheap Ryzens, motherboards, and storage
— 10:15 AM on October 3, 2017

Sometimes, when I sit down at my workstation with a fresh cup of coffee and a Twinkie, I peer out the window at the rain...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Threadripper owners can now fire up their NVMe RAID arrays
— 9:45 AM on October 2, 2017

Combining NVMe drives for enhanced throughput or redundancy on high-end desktop platforms has been a contentious issue. Intel promised NVMe RAID capability on its...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage

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Rumor: Intel slides talk chipsets, Gemini Lake SoCs, and an Optane SSD
— 1:45 PM on September 29, 2017

GamersNexus isn't our usual source of leaks, but nevertheless the folks there published a few slides that they claim are from an internal Intel...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous

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USB 3.2 spec allows for 20 Gbps over existing Type-C cables
— 12:15 PM on September 29, 2017

Despite the fact that USB 3.1 Gen2 is still not ubiquitous in the field and in brand-new products, the USB Implementers Forum is marching forward...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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