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PSA: we'll be performing scheduled maintenance on the site tomorrow
— 12:12 PM on November 24, 2017

Hi guys! I'm interrupting the scheduled programming to let you guys know that we're setting up a site upgrade tomorrow, November 25, at around 11:00...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Black Friday deals: everything your heart desires
— 11:59 AM on November 24, 2017

Greetings, gerbils! This is where I'd write some sort of witty intro, if I had one. It's Black Friday and there's a lot of deals...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Multimedia Cooling Storage Systems Displays Memory Input devices Mobile computing

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Peruse our picks from the 2017 Steam Autumn Sale
— 10:59 AM on November 24, 2017

Open up your wallets, PC gamers, because Steam's running a pretty darn good sale right now. It's called the Steam Autumn Sale, and the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Wednesday deals: sweet displays, a $150 Ryzen 5 1500X, and more
— 12:28 PM on November 22, 2017

Good day, gerbils. I'm half-dead with cold and flu, my throat is raw, my eyes look like tomatoes, and I feel like I lost a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Displays

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MSI Optix MAG24C gaming monitor offers a lot of color for a little cash
— 11:00 AM on November 22, 2017

Gaming monitors are a well-defined category. They have high refresh rates, usually some form of variable refresh rate technology, and oftentimes an edgy industrial design....

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Intel's Core i5-8250U CPU reviewed
— 9:23 AM on November 22, 2017

Intel's Core i5-8250U CPU puts two more cores and four more threads in the same ultrabook-friendly 15W TDP that's been the domain of dual-core parts...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Intel patches new vulnerabilities in its Management Engine
— 3:15 PM on November 21, 2017

The last year has not been Intel's best from a PC security perspective. Positive Technologies recently announced that PCs built with Intel processors going...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Software

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Tuesday deals: a 4K monitor, a 1 TB SSD, and much more
— 12:07 PM on November 21, 2017

I bet all you little gerbils and gerbilettes are foaming at the mouth at the prospect of that juicy, sweet turkey and gravy. But alas,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Power Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Marvell takes Cavium under its wing for $6 billion
— 4:18 PM on November 20, 2017

The big acquisition deal in progress in the semiconductor space might be Broadcom's rejected bid to take over Qualcomm, but a pair of less-prominent...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Deals of the day: Ryzen and Threadripper CPUs on the cheap and more
— 2:38 PM on November 20, 2017

Howdy, gerbils. Black Friday is approaching, and many e-tailers are getting a head start on deals in preparation for the big day. We're breaking our...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Displays Mobile computing

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ROG Strix XG32VQ and XG35VQ fuse fast VA panels with FreeSync
— 10:55 AM on November 20, 2017

Asus is expanding its lineup of FreeSync-enabled gaming monitors with the ROG Strix XG32VQ and ROG Strix XG35VQ, a pair of 1800R curved...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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ROG Strix GL702ZC takes 16 Ryzen threads on the move
— 9:22 AM on November 20, 2017

The world of gaming laptops has been dominated by Intel CPUs and Nvidia graphics the last few product cycles, even as AMD's Ryzen 7...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Gaming

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Rumor: December Radeon drivers will bring a performance OSD
— 4:04 PM on November 17, 2017

Ever since the Catalyst Omega update way back in 2014, AMD's been doing a major Radeon driver release every year. These big releases add...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Intel spins up new assembly-and-test site for Coffee Lake CPUs
— 2:30 PM on November 17, 2017

Demand for Intel's Coffee Lake processors has been as hot as a good cup of pour-over, judging by recent e-tail prices and stock levels. To...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Deal of the day: A laptop with an i5-8250U and Pascal graphics for $680
— 1:16 PM on November 17, 2017

Howdy, gerbil! I know, I know, I know, we just had a deals post yesterday. But how about the laptop you see in the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Radeon 17.11.2 drivers take the fight to the Galactic Empire
— 9:00 AM on November 17, 2017

Today's the day for the release of DICE's sequel to its 2015 Star Wars: Battlefront. Opinions on the new game run as wide a gamut...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Intel readies a family of 5G modems and talks up a storm on 28 GHz
— 4:30 PM on November 16, 2017

5G networking promises to connect everyone and everything, and Intel doesn't want to be left out of the potentially huge wave of handsets and smart...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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OnePlus 5T stretches its screen without straining wallets
— 1:30 PM on November 16, 2017

Even as the generational differences in smartphones have shrunk, the reign of a flagship handset has become shorter and shorter. To keep up with the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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