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In the lab: FLIR's One thermal camera
— 12:46 PM on November 27, 2015

Observant gerbils will recall that we've been thinking for some time about using a thermal camera to try and glean some additional insights about the...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Black Friday deals: Dell's U3415 curved monitor for $650 and more
— 10:59 AM on November 27, 2015

Happy Black Friday, gerbils. We've combed through the avalanche of deals out there today to see what new gold has surfaced since retailers first took...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Abu Dhabi government fund may be shopping GlobalFoundries
— 10:08 AM on November 27, 2015

The investors from Abu Dhabi who funded GlobalFoundries' expansion may be ready to tap out. A Bloomberg report citing "people familiar with the matter"...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

Asus goes for the gold with its 20th Anniversary GTX 980 Ti
— 9:35 AM on November 27, 2015

Asus is holding a celebration, and it doesn't involve eating turkey. The company first started making graphics cards 20 years ago, and it's released the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

MSI's Eco motherboards let owners fine-tune power consumption
— 8:25 AM on November 27, 2015

While we Americans are still sleeping off our Thanksgiving celebrations, MSI has unveiled some Skylake-compatible updates to its Eco series of motherboards: the H170M...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming G1 motherboard reviewed
— 4:18 PM on November 25, 2015

Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming G1 is the very definition of top end. This board is four-way CrossFire and SLI ready, thanks to a PLX PCIe switch chip....

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

Club 3D active adapters convert DisplayPort 1.2 to HDMI 2.0
— 1:16 PM on November 25, 2015

The Radeon R9 Fury X shipped without HDMI 2.0 support, so AMD's top-end card couldn't drive many 4K TVs and monitors at 60Hz with an...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

Phanteks' Power Splitter lets two systems run on one PSU
— 9:46 AM on November 25, 2015

Here's one for the extreme system builders out there. Putting two systems inside one PC case would normally require two power supplies, but Phanteks'...

Type: News story Tags: Power

Biostar's GeForce Gaming GTX 950 glows a fiery red
— 8:19 AM on November 25, 2015

The GeForce GTX 950 may be a MOBA hero, but we found it also performs well in more graphically-intense games at 1080p with some...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

Asus updates Zenbook UX305 with a Skylake Core M CPU
— 4:18 PM on November 24, 2015

Asus' Zenbook UX305 is one of our favorite thin-and-light notebooks out there. Its $699 price tag gets you an aluminum body, a 1080p IPS screen,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

AMD ends driver support for non-GCN Radeon cards
— 9:39 AM on November 24, 2015

All good things must come to an end. AMD has officially ended driver development efforts for older, non-GCN-based Radeon cards. All cards in the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

Dell owns up to eDellRoot hole and provides removal instructions
— 8:03 AM on November 24, 2015

Yesterday, some concerned Dell PC owners brought a Superfish-y issue to light. It turns out that Dell had installed self-signed root certificates on some...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

MIT researchers say many popular Android apps call out covertly
— 7:33 AM on November 24, 2015

Downloading popular Android apps from non-official sources is a bad idea, but even legit apps can do potentially unwanted things in the background without drawing attention....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

AMD's Radeon Software Crimson Edition: an overview
— 7:00 AM on November 24, 2015

AMD's Radeon Software Crimson Edition is the second in a line of major annual graphics driver updates from the company. Crimson also replaces the Catalyst...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

Dell gets Superfishy by shipping PCs with self-signed root certificates
— 4:31 PM on November 23, 2015

Remember the Superfish debacle, when Lenovo shipped computers with a preinstalled rogue root certification authority (CA)? Dell seems to think that was a good...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Internet

It's an early Black Friday deals extravaganza
— 4:05 PM on November 23, 2015

Welcome to the first of what could be several deals posts this week. Black Friday has stretched its tempting bargains all into the surrounding days,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Mozilla axes heavyweight Firefox themes and tab groups
— 1:04 PM on November 23, 2015

Back in August, Mozilla announced plans to adopt a Chrome-like extension framework for Firefox called WebExtensions. In turn, the company plans to deprecate its...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

Asus' N-series laptops top out with 4K screens and PCIe SSDs
— 9:50 AM on November 23, 2015

Asus has unwrapped the latest models in its N series of notebooks. The newcomers pack GeForce GTX graphics cards and can be fitted with...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing