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Deal of the week: A $400 Steam Machine, $80 Define R4, and more
— 10:38 AM on April 10, 2015

We have another batch of PC hardware deals for you today. Alienware's "Steam Machine Ready" Alpha gaming rig normally costs more than current-gen consoles, but coupon...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Displays Memory Gaming

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HDMI 2.0a adds support for HDR displays
— 9:05 AM on April 10, 2015

In 2013, the HDMI Forum released version 2.0 of its audio/video spec. Devices compatible with the standard slowly trickled onto the market, but now...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

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Report: LG's latest IPS panel refreshes at 144Hz
— 10:38 AM on April 8, 2015

Acer and Asus now have 27" monitors with IPS panels capable of hitting 144Hz. The displays are tied to different variable-refresh tech—the Acer...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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MSI announces three Mini-ITX Braswell motherboards
— 9:18 AM on April 8, 2015

The specs for Intel's Braswell CPUs first became public last week, and now products based on the chips are being announced. Today, MSI has...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Asus' MG279Q display hops on the FreeSync wagon
— 12:05 PM on April 7, 2015

We've been keeping an eye on Asus' MG279Q monitor due to its distinctive combination of an IPS panel and variable-refresh capability. When the display...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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LG Display may have leaked an upcoming 8K iMac
— 9:38 AM on April 7, 2015

Apple's current Retina iMac may be getting a major spec boost or a bigger brother this year. In a now-removed post on its...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Displays Mac

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Gigabyte 9-series mobos are ready for Intel's 750 Series SSDs
— 7:33 PM on April 6, 2015

Itching to get some of that Intel 750 Series SSD goodness into your PC after reading our review? If you own a Gigabyte motherboard...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage

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Dell's new 24'' monitor has IPS panel, 2560x1440 resolution
— 11:56 AM on April 6, 2015

Dell is prepping a new 24" display based on IPS panel technology. The plainly named Dell 24 Monitor is slated to arrive in the...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Do I still need a sound card in my PC?
— 10:26 AM on April 3, 2015

This viewer question on our last podcast seemed innocent enough: do I still need a sound card, or is motherboard audio now good enough? Geoff...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Deal of the week: Ultra-wide IPS for $750, 16GB DDR4-2666 for $190, plus more
— 10:38 AM on March 27, 2015

Clever intro for another weekly deals post? Ain't nobody got time fo dat. Ultra-wide monitors seem to be everywhere these days, including the discount aisle. Newegg...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory

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Broadwell Xeon D lands on Mini-ITX boards
— 9:13 AM on March 27, 2015

Intel introduced its Broadwell-based Xeon D server SoC earlier this month, and already, the chip has popped up in a couple of interesting Mini-ITX...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Rowhammer attack exploits shrinking process size in DRAM
— 2:24 PM on March 25, 2015

A couple weeks ago, Google's Project Zero team demonstrated a very clever exploit of modern DDR3 memory. Their inspiration came from a research paper, 

Type: Blog post Tags: Memory Software

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Gigabyte's latest microATX board has an eight-core ARMv8 SoC
— 6:00 AM on March 25, 2015

Well, well. Looky here. Gigabyte's server division has developed a microATX board with a 64-bit ARM processor onboard. Source:...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Servers

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Deal of the week: A Bay Trail tablet for $75, a 5TB hard drive for $160, and more
— 10:56 AM on March 20, 2015

E-tailers have cut prices on loads of big-screen TVs as part of their March Madness promotions, but we still managed to find some sweet PC...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Promo provides glimpse of Magic Leap's augmented reality future
— 9:20 AM on March 20, 2015

For years, a well-funded startup called Magic Leap has been working in secret on new augmented reality technology. The company was founded by former biomedical...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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AMD makes FreeSync official, reveals display pricing
— 10:41 AM on March 19, 2015

Although some displays have already leaked out into stores in various places, today is the day AMD...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Sabertooth X99 motherboard joins Asus' TUF family
— 10:33 AM on March 16, 2015

Now, here's a Haswell-E motherboard that makes sense. Asus has added the Sabertooth X99 to its TUF lineup. This full-sized ATX board takes advantage...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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ASRock gets wacky with an X99 Mini-ITX mobo
— 6:00 AM on March 16, 2015

Intel's Haswell-E processor and its associated X99 chipset include everything (and the kitchen sink). As a result, X99 motherboards are usually ATX or E-ATX...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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