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Third-party patch allows HTC Vive to play Oculus Home titles
— 11:11 AM on April 14, 2016

Software and hardware platform locks have long been a method of setting products apart, and VR headsets are no exception. The HTC Vive’s standard software...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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New USB standards make cables and devices more trustworthy
— 1:31 PM on April 13, 2016

A while ago, Google engineer Benson Leung ran into a small problem with a USB 3.0 cable he got from Amazon: it fried his...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous Input devices

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Gartner: PC shipments fell 9.6% between Q4 2015 and Q1 2016
— 3:34 PM on April 12, 2016

It's no secret that the PC market has been in decline for a while, and the latest report from Gartner's analysts doesn't bring any...

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Rockit 88 CPU delidder tool pops the top on recent Intel chips
— 11:50 AM on April 11, 2016

Rockit Cool's Rockit 88 is a Kickstarter project that aims to make delidding—the practice of removing a CPU's integrated heat spreader, or...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Security researchers promote Badlock SMB bug ahead of patches
— 10:53 AM on April 11, 2016

Tomorrow marks the much talked-about release of the patch for the Samba bug branded Badlock. While we don’t...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Servers

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G.Skill Trident Z 16GB kit pairs DDR4-3600 speed with low latency
— 9:07 AM on April 11, 2016

Not content with making ever-larger and ever-faster RAM kits, G.Skill is pushing speed and latency boundaries this time around. The company's latest 16GB Trident Z...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Deals of the week: SSDs, GeForces, and more
— 11:20 AM on April 8, 2016

Look in my eyes. Relax and take a deep breath. Now look at this swinging pocket watch. Can you read the time? Your eyelids are...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Samsung fires up fabrication of "10-nm class" DDR4 RAM
— 3:59 PM on April 7, 2016

There's an old saying among IT folks that Intel is the 800-lb gorilla in the CPU space. That description also fits Samsung when it comes...

Type: News story Tags: Memory Mobile computing Servers

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Deepcool releases refined Captain EX series of liquid coolers
— 10:51 AM on April 7, 2016

Deepcool has revealed a new line of all-in-one liquid cooling systems. The red highlights and "steampunk"-style pump housing of the Captain EX series are...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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3DMark's latest update includes a preview of VRMark
— 5:01 PM on April 6, 2016

Futuremark is releasing a preview of its VRMark benchmarking tool for owners of its 3DMark Advanced and 3DMark Enterprise benchmarking suites today. VRMark...

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Oculus responds to concerns about the Rift's privacy policy
— 3:26 PM on April 6, 2016

Just a couple days ago, we covered an ongoing brouhaha over the Oculus Rift's privacy policy. The Rift's companion software installs a Windows service...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Gaming

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Intel announces leadership changes for Client Computing and IoT
— 8:34 AM on April 5, 2016

Intel has announced that two of its senior executives will be leaving the company. Doug Davis, who heads up Intel's Internet of Things Group,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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We bring you The Tech Report's April Fools' Day in tech report
— 3:58 PM on April 1, 2016

April Fool's day is here, and as usual, there's much silliness to be had around the web. We've gathered a few of our favorites. MSI's new...

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Deals of the week: cheap SSDs and dense DDR4 RAM
— 11:36 AM on April 1, 2016

Avast, ye landlubbers! There be booty in the seas, alright, but it's not much use if ye can't find it. Fret not, me pretties, your...

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Xamarin now comes free with Visual Studio
— 4:26 PM on March 31, 2016

Microsoft recently acquired cross-platform mobile development kit purveyors Xamarin. Today, there's a treat for mobile app developers worldwide: the Xamarin software is now...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Open Benchtable Project gives tweakers a portable test bench
— 12:08 PM on March 30, 2016

Streacom has teamed up with HWBOT and Overclocking-TV to kick off the Open Benchtable Project. The group wants to produce a...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Miscellaneous

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Foxconn gains controlling stake in Sharp after lengthy negotiations
— 8:49 AM on March 30, 2016

Foxconn, a company best known in tech circles for manufacturing Apple's iPhone, has finalized its buyout of Japanese electronics company Sharp. The deal was...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Displays

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EK Monarch Modules let builders liquid-cool their RAM
— 8:47 AM on March 29, 2016

Slovenian liquid-cooling equipment supplier EK is spiffing up its EK-RAM Monarch Modules adapters. The Monarch Modules are essentially RAM heatspreaders that let builders cool...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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