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Report: VR headset market is dominated by Google Cardboard
— 10:00 AM on February 22, 2017

After a bunch of false starts, 2016 was finally the "Year of VR." The first offerings arrived a while before that, in the form of...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Mobile computing Personal tech

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Intel XMM 7560 modem is ready for 5G anywhere in the world
— 9:00 AM on February 22, 2017

5G might not be just around the corner, but it's definitely starting to loom over the horizon. Last October, Qualcomm announced its first 5G...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

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TSUBAME3.0 gears up for AI supercomputing with 2160 Tesla P100s
— 4:00 PM on February 17, 2017

Nvidia just announced a new partnership with the Tokyo Institute of Technology to create what it calls Japan's fastest AI supercomputer. The machine will...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Master of Shapes brings Vive tracking to Daydream VR
— 2:30 PM on February 17, 2017

The dev kit for HTC's Vive Tracker peripheral is already a hot commodity among virtual reality developers. The company says it's received 2300...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Mobile computing Gaming Personal tech

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Deals of the week: Z270 motherboards, storage, and more
— 11:41 AM on February 17, 2017

Howdy! Have you upgraded to Kaby Lake yet? Well, if you haven't, now's a good time as any. We have some sweet hardware deals...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays Memory Mobile computing

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Display your graphics card with Thermaltake's PCIe riser cable
— 9:00 AM on February 17, 2017

If there's one part of a build that's worth looking at through a windowed case, it's the graphics card. The shrouds and cooling solutions for...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases

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Falcon Northwest's Oculus Ready desktops get a splash of Kaby Lake
— 2:00 PM on February 15, 2017

Boutique builder Falcon Northwest has a long history of working with Oculus, having built development and demo rigs for the VR headset maker for a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Gaming

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CableMod upgrades RGB LED strips with pure white light
— 4:30 PM on February 14, 2017

If you've bought any hardware in the last six months, chances are some part of it either has built-in RGB LEDs or a connector for...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Amazon Chimes in on video conferencing market
— 3:30 PM on February 14, 2017

Skype was originally released in 2003. Apple's FaceTime first appeared on iOS back in 2010. Video conferencing is definitely not anything new. Amazon is...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Networking Personal tech

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Qualcomm announces its first 802.11ax Wi-Fi products
— 2:30 PM on February 13, 2017

I suspect that most gerbils probably have the same love-hate relationship with Wi-Fi that I do. I love it when it works, and hate it...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

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Razer Blade laptop takes a swim in Kaby Lake
— 11:30 AM on February 13, 2017

Razer might get a bit of teasing for its gamer-focused marketing, but its 14" Blade laptop is surely one of the most powerful machines...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Jonsbo U4 and RM4 cases deliver a load of steel and glass
— 9:27 AM on February 13, 2017

Jonsbo might not be the first brand that springs into most gerbils' minds when the subject of PC chassis comes up, but the company has...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling

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In the lab: MSI's Trident 3 gaming mini-PC
— 2:43 PM on February 10, 2017

Among MSI's gaming PCs, the smallest model is the Trident 3. I've been curious about the performance of one of these slabs ever since...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Deals of the week: a relatively affordable GTX 1080 and more
— 10:54 AM on February 10, 2017

Whew. I'm in a rush today, fellow gerbils, so let's dive right into the best deals we found this week. Let's start off with something big....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Storage Mobile computing

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Nvidia fills the Shield Tablet K1 with Nougat
— 5:00 PM on February 9, 2017

In the weeks since CES, we've reported on the Nvidia's 2017 Shield TV set-top box, and the update for the original Shield TV...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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PSA: Newegg will take 5% off sitewide until 9:59 PT tonight
— 1:06 PM on February 9, 2017

This isn't a deals-of-the-week post, exactly. Newegg will usually discount a particular set of items, and we'll sniff out the best of them. This time...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Lian-Li PC-O11 chassis is big and beautiful
— 4:30 PM on February 8, 2017

I was pretty interested in that Lian-Li PC-O10 tempered-glass case until I realized it required an SFX power supply. I didn't tell the company,...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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WebGPU project twins browsers and low-level graphics APIs
— 2:00 PM on February 8, 2017

The World Wide Web Consortium, better known as the W3C, allows members to propose community groups for discussion and consideration of future web standards....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Software

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