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Xbox chief further teases Windows 10 announcement
— 6:00 AM on January 16, 2015

We already know that, next Wednesday, Xbox chief Phil Spencer will talk about PC gaming at Microsoft's Windows 10 consumer event. The details of...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles Windows

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Intel posts strong earnings, but forecast disappoints
— 5:04 PM on January 15, 2015

The bean counters at Intel have reported the chipmaker's earnings for the last quarter of 2014—and for the year as a whole. The numbers...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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In the lab: BenQ's XL2420G G-Sync monitor
— 2:26 PM on January 15, 2015

After a busy week of CES coverage, I'm back in the lab with some shiny new hardware to review. This time, I'm looking at BenQ's...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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New Intel IGP drivers add H.265, VP9 hardware decode support
— 9:56 AM on January 15, 2015

Intel graphics drivers releases aren't usually very exciting, but this one is worth pointing out. Numbered 15.36.14.4080, this update imbues Haswell and Broadwell processors...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Multimedia

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Google demos new Project Ara prototype, schedules pilot program
— 6:00 AM on January 15, 2015

If smartphones are the new personal computers, Project Ara may be the future of the DIY PC scene. Google's modular handset promises to bring extensive...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Analyst expects Apple to start transition away from Intel by 2017
— 4:11 PM on January 14, 2015

No question about it, Apple's homebrewed processors for the iPhone and iPad are getting mighty fast. According to an analyst quoted by AppleInsider, those chips...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Mac

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Biostar teases Z97 motherboard with USB 3.1
— 10:44 AM on January 14, 2015

MSI isn't the only one prepping a Z97 motherboard with USB 3.1 connectivity. Biostar also has one in the works. The Gaming Z97X first...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Q4 shipment data shows double-digit PC growth in U.S.
— 6:00 AM on January 14, 2015

Remember all that doom and gloom about the death of the PC industry? Yeah, not so much...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Three top executives to depart AMD
— 9:23 AM on January 13, 2015

More leadership changes are underway at AMD. According to the The Wall Street Journal, the chipmaker

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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The Witcher 3 specs call for 6GB of RAM, quad-core CPUs
— 6:00 AM on January 13, 2015

Add another game to the growing list of titles with steep RAM requirements. Like Watch Dogs, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Memory Gaming

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Seiki adjusts plans for 4K desktop monitors
— 10:04 AM on January 12, 2015

This summer, affordable HDTV maker Seiki announced that it was getting into the monitor business with a trio of 28-40" displays boasting VA panels,...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Friday night topic: How are you doing on your new year's resolutions?
— 6:00 PM on January 9, 2015

I'm still reeling from the avalanche of CES news this week, so I'll keep this short. New...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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$105 unlocked Kaveri quad coming to FM2+
— 5:59 PM on January 9, 2015

Although AMD's next-gen Carrizo APU isn't coming to desktops, the company is prepping a new Kaveri-based processor for the FM2+ crowd. The A6-7650K has...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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AMD's Carrizo will face off with Broadwell-U, won't land in desktops
— 2:45 PM on January 9, 2015

Following up on November's official reveal, AMD shared some new details about its upcoming Carrizo and Carrizo-L APUs at the Consumer Electronics Show this...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Here's 240-FPS footage of AMD's FreeSync tech—and some new info
— 12:11 PM on January 9, 2015

We've been hearing about FreeSync, AMD's answer to Nvidia's G-Sync variable refresh display tech, for just over a year now. This week at CES,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Deal of the week: A 1080p IPS monitor for $100 and 802.11n Wi-Fi router for $5
— 10:41 AM on January 9, 2015

We interrupt this week's deluge of CES stories for a look at some of the best PC hardware deals available right now. IPS monitors typically carry...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Networking

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OCZ's new SSD controller has four Gen3 lanes, NVMe support
— 9:21 AM on January 9, 2015

Add another SSD—and a new controller—to the growing list of PCIe units with support for the NVMe...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Rat Pro gaming mouse has swappable sensor, analog side scrolling
— 6:12 PM on January 8, 2015

The Rat 7 is the most customizable mouse I've ever used, and it's been my daily driver for more than four year. I love...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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