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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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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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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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Gigabyte SA-SBCAP3350 puts formidable power on a single board
— 1:00 PM on July 21, 2017

When you hear "single-board computer," you probably think of a Raspberry Pi, HardKernel ODroid, or BeagleBone. You probably don't think of a...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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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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Toshiba's XG5 1TB NVMe SSD reviewed
— 3:35 PM on July 20, 2017

Toshiba's XG5 NVMe SSD is shipping to the company's OEM partners now. We run it through our test suite to see if the company's newfangled...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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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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ASML demonstrates production-ready EUV tool throughput
— 9:01 AM on July 19, 2017

Although you may not have heard of ASML, you've certainly heard of its customers. The company provides lithography equipment to major semiconductor manufacturers around...

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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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Adata ISSS314 TLC and MLC SSDs are ready for extremes
— 10:30 AM on July 18, 2017

A month ago Adata took the wraps off its IM2P3388 series of industrial-grade M.2 NVMe SSDs. The company's product planners must be aware that...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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HyperX's Alloy Elite mechanical gaming keyboard reviewed
— 5:15 PM on July 17, 2017

HyperX has made a name for itself with gaming gear that forgoes frills in favor of function. Its Alloy Elite mechanical gaming keyboard takes a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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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...

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Viking UHC-Silo SSDs put 25 TB or 50 TB in business-friendly homes
— 2:02 PM on July 17, 2017

Do you have a big pile of data that you can't bear to put on moldy old spinning platter hard drives? If you have the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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HyperX Alloy FPS Pro drops the numpad for a quicker draw
— 12:32 PM on July 17, 2017

HyperX's Alloy FPS gaming keyboard offers impressively solid build quality in a space-saving frame, but many gamers would likely prefer it be cut down...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Microsoft releases its first Windows Server Insider Preview build
— 5:00 PM on July 14, 2017

Last month, Microsoft promised to accelerate the release schedule of Windows Server, revealing its plan to have new versions out twice a year. In...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Servers

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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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