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Windows 10 Creators Update is now universally available
— 2:07 PM on July 28, 2017

Microsoft made some big changes to the way it handles updates with the release of April's Creators Update. Major updates moved to a staggered...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Deals of the week: a ton of mobos, peripherals, and audio gear
— 10:32 AM on July 28, 2017

Howdy, gerbils! Much to your collective chagrin, I'm back from my U.S. trip, wherein I discharged firearms, acquired explosives, enjoyed great portions of food, marvelled...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Input devices

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AMD's Wraith Max CPU cooler is now available in stores
— 2:00 PM on July 27, 2017

The big news from AMD today is obviously the availability of the company's latest entry-level Ryzen 3 processors, but the press release announcing...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Toshiba puts 64-layer flash to work in the TR200 SSDs
— 11:30 AM on July 27, 2017

At the end of May, Toshiba introduced the OEM-focused XG5 NVMe SSD, the company's first product based on its own 64-layer BiCS 3D flash...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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USB 3.2 spec pushes bandwidth up to 20 Gbps
— 1:00 PM on July 26, 2017

The Universal Serial Bus is about to become a little bit less "serial." The USB 3.0 Promoter Group just announced the USB 3.2 specification—a...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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EVGA unleashes the GTX 1080 Ti K|ngp|n graphics card
— 10:00 AM on July 26, 2017

Maybe you've got a thing for copper, or have a frequent buyers account at Praxair for all of your liquefied gas overclocking attempts. Or...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Corsair sells a majority stake to private equity for $525 million
— 8:51 AM on July 26, 2017

Corsair announced this morning that it's selling a majority share of its business to private equity firm EagleTree Partners for $525 million. The company...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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AMD turned a $25 million operating profit in Q2 2017
— 6:07 PM on July 25, 2017

AMD reported its second-quarter 2017 financial results today. At the end of a busy quarter, the company took in revenue of $1.22 billion and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Rumor: Radeon RX Vega benched in 3DMark Fire Strike
— 4:30 PM on July 25, 2017

To the best of our knowledge, AMD didn't send out any review units of its Vega Frontier Edition video cards. Performance figures still...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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GeForce 384.94 drivers bring a bevy of security fixes
— 10:30 AM on July 25, 2017

As it turns out, owners of Nvidia graphics cards have greater reasons to update their drivers than just getting optimizations for ARK: Survival Evolved....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Asus Lyra forms a small constellation for better Wi-Fi
— 1:00 PM on July 24, 2017

We wrote about Asus' planned entry into the booming mesh networking market back in January, and now the company is ready to launch its...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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GeForce 384.94 drivers are ready to break the law
— 11:30 AM on July 24, 2017

A bunch of new games are either being released or about to be released, and a new GeForce driver to support them has appeared....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Alphacool Eisblock HDX-2 and HDX-3 help M.2 SSDs beat the heat
— 4:00 PM on July 21, 2017

In our experience, modern desktop M.2 SSDs rarely throttle under even the most strenuous real-world conditions, but that hasn't stopped PC component manufacturers from coming...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage

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Corsair Lighting Pro Expansion Kit lets builders turn up the lights
— 2:30 PM on July 21, 2017

Corsair's Lighting Node Pro gave builders the ability to drive the company's strips of individually-addressable RGB LEDs. While 40 LEDs in a system might...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deals of the week: fast memory, an AM4 motherboard, and more
— 10:01 AM on July 21, 2017

Howdy, gerbils. Bruno is still trekking across the United States right now, so you're stuck with me this week. I have to keep this short,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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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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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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Intel graphics driver 15.46 fixes a slew of games
— 3:00 PM on July 19, 2017

Intel's latest graphics driver release is a pretty big one. The new driver, version 15.46, adds game-specific support for three new releases: Epic's building-and-survival...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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