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Cortana takes the fight to Alexa with the Microsoft Home Hub
— 9:16 AM on December 5, 2016

Until now, Microsoft has been relegated to bit player status in the emerging digital home assistant sector, with the lion's share of attention going to...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Personal tech

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I made my dumb appliances smarter with the Internet of Things
— 2:58 PM on December 2, 2016

Sometimes I forget things. In particular, I forget to transfer my clean but wet laundry from the washing machine to the dryer. When this happens,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Networking

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Seagate Duet portable drive reaches for the clouds
— 1:16 PM on December 2, 2016

Between the proliferation of cheap eMMC storage devices, crazy-fast NVMe SSDs, and cloud backup services, users' interactions with platters of spinning rust is...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Networking

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Deals of the week: laptops and a mixed bag of goodies
— 12:02 PM on December 2, 2016

Greetings, fellow gerbils. I know, I know, your credit cards are beaten, bruised, and broken from all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. And...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Poll: Did you buy into the world of VR this year?
— 12:44 PM on December 1, 2016

2016 is the year that VR took off, at least if you listen to the companies making VR headsets. The Oculus Rift rolled in on...

Poll Question: • Did you buy into the world of VR this year?

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Enermax Revolution SFX PSUs offer efficient power in a tidy package
— 12:00 PM on November 30, 2016

The Mini-ITX standard is great, and the reduction in power requirements and thermal footprint in even the fastest gaming graphics cards...

Type: News story Tags: Power Systems

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Give us 10 good reasons you should win this Corsair RM1000i Special Edition
— 9:15 AM on November 30, 2016

So, Private Gerbil, you just bought a fancy-pants computer with three graphics cards and a high-end processor with more cores than a nuclear reactor. In...

Type: News story Tags: Power Miscellaneous

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Adata A10050QC Power Bank delivers Quick Charge power
— 9:00 AM on November 30, 2016

Google may not be a fan of the proprietary Quick Charge technology baked into Qualcomm's Snapdragon SoCs, but that doesn't mean other companies aren't...

Type: News story Tags: Power Mobile computing

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Radeon Software 16.11.5 watches out for Watch Dogs 2
— 9:30 AM on November 29, 2016

AMD has just slipped in its fifth Radeon driver release for November. The Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.11.5 is out now, and it primary...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Cyber Monday deals: mobile computing and audio
— 1:38 PM on November 28, 2016

Greetings again, gerbils. In the previous installment of Cyber Monday deals, we covered components and peripherals. Now, it's time to get your mobile computing...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Cyber Monday deals: components and peripherals
— 11:17 AM on November 28, 2016

Someone's got a case of the Mondays, it seems. The cure for that, as we all know, is a set of heavily-discounted hardware deals, courtesy...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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GeForce 376.09 drivers are ready to hack Watch Dogs 2
— 10:07 AM on November 28, 2016

Nvidia's driver team never seems to take a break, even when there is turkey and stuffing to be eaten. Today's harvest of ones and zeros...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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We've tracked down all the best Black Friday game deals
— 10:19 AM on November 25, 2016

It's Black Friday, and you know what that means. Prices are slashed on almost everything, almost everywhere, and video games are no different. We dragged...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Deals of the week: Black Friday 2016
— 9:58 AM on November 25, 2016

Greetings, gerbils. We're writing this as we run from the stampede of Black Friday shoppers behind us. We're getting away by the skin o' our...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Early Black Friday deals: the best of all the rest
— 6:04 PM on November 23, 2016

We took a look at early Black Friday deals on graphics cards, CPUs, and SSDs, and now it's time to share the...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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TR's Folding@Home team needs new blood—and you can help
— 1:57 PM on November 23, 2016

Recently, I was browsing Twitter and came across a Tweet spurring the communities at two major tech websites to fire up their Folding@Home machines...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Early Black Friday deals: Radeon RX 480 4GB and R9 Fury cards
— 11:34 AM on November 23, 2016

'Tis the week for giving thanks, and AMD's board partners may give system builders something extra to be thankful for ahead of the Black Friday...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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FSP Twins PSU offers redundant power in an ATX-sized shell
— 11:11 AM on November 23, 2016

Power supplies are arguably the component in a computer that is under the most stress, and one of the most likely to fail. For that...

Type: News story Tags: Power

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