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Microsoft and Johnson Controls put Cortana in a thermostat
— 3:00 PM on July 20, 2017

Google bought its way into home thermostats by snapping up Nest Labs for a whopping $3.2 billion back in 2014. Microsoft is taking a...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Windows

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Geil de-blings its Evo Spear memory modules
— 12:00 PM on July 20, 2017

Some folks like their memory with large heatspreaders. Some like to go even further with colorful RGB LED-illuminated modules. Peacock-like DIMMs can add some flair...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Asus Crosshair VI Extreme pulls out all the stops for AM4
— 9:00 AM on July 20, 2017

Asus just announced what is likely to be the flagship of its fleet of Ryzen-ready motherboards. The Republic of Gamers Crosshair VI Extreme takes...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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BenQ Zowie XL2546 strobes its way to smooth motion at 240 Hz
— 1:30 PM on July 18, 2017

Back when we initially saw BenQ's competition-ready Zowie XL2540 monitor, the first question on my mind was whether it supported the company's blur reduction...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Samsung will step up production of its 8GB HBM2 chips
— 9:04 AM on July 18, 2017

Echoing the rest of the DRAM market, HBM2 memory has been in short supply. There are only two companies producing the parts: Samsung and...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Asus VP28UQG marries 4K and FreeSync in a budget display
— 3:31 PM on July 17, 2017

If you find yourself in the curious position of needing a 4K gaming monitor and not wanting to pay a lot for it, Asus might...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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ROG Rampage VI Apex shows simple tweaks can tame X299 VRMs
— 3:30 PM on July 14, 2017

Roman "der8auer" Hartung recently cast shade on a handful of motherboards based on Intel's X299 chipset. According to the extreme overclocker, the boards' voltage-regulation...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Deals of the week: cheap motherboards, a nice case, and speakers
— 11:25 AM on July 14, 2017

Howdy, gerbils! I have to say, I'm getting accustomed to the American way of things. I've been here for three days now (for the first...

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

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Samsung Cinema LED screen does away with projectors
— 9:18 AM on July 14, 2017

The home cinema viewing experience typically takes its cues from the movie theater. Replicating the movie house experience at home has been the goal of...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Gigabyte begins rolling out BIOS updates to close Intel AMT hole
— 12:30 PM on July 13, 2017

Remember that nasty exploit from a couple of months ago in Intel's Active Management Technology? In short, if your machine was already configured for...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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MSI X299 XPower Gaming AC mobo taps every bit of Skylake-X
— 9:30 AM on July 13, 2017

Intel's Core X CPUs and X299 platform bring a truckload of processor cores and memory bandwidth to the table, and MSI's X299 XPower...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Gigabyte prepares Xeon Scalable-ready servers and mobos
— 5:00 PM on July 12, 2017

Intel's Skylake-powered Xeon Scalable Processor family launched yesterday, and Gigabyte is ready to get those chips into data centers and workstations. The company has...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Servers Workstations

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Team Group joins T-Forces with Asus Aura Sync
— 2:00 PM on July 12, 2017

Team Group is throwing its hat into the light-up RAM ring with two lines of RGB LED-illuminated modules and some fixed-color sticks. The T-Force...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Microsoft puts the Azure Stack in customers' boxes
— 4:53 PM on July 10, 2017

Microsoft announced its Windows Azure cloud computing service back in late 2008, brought it to market in early 2010, and dropped the "Windows" part...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Operating systems Servers

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$399 Rift and Touch makes fun in the VR sun more attainable
— 10:01 AM on July 10, 2017

Only a few months ago, Oculus reduced the price of its Rift-and-Touch bundle from $799 to $599. Apparently the company wasn't done discounting the Rift,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Deals of the week: cheap CPUs, motherboards, RAM, and more
— 11:57 AM on July 7, 2017

Week's greetings, gerbils! The sun is out, the coal is hot, and I can almost smell the roasting meat already at the upcoming TR BBQ...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Multimedia Storage Input devices

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Intel may lose the silicon revenue crown to Samsung
— 1:00 PM on July 6, 2017

A number of outlets are reporting that analysts expect Samsung to overtake Intel as the world's largest manufacturer of silicon chips by revenue,...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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AOC PDS271 and PDS241 displays tuck cables out of sight
— 9:00 AM on July 6, 2017

Despite the many and important functions of cables in a computer system, plenty of users just don't want to look at them. Many system builders...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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