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Chrome will soon block Flash ads and auto-playing background media
— 10:38 AM on August 28, 2015

Web users around the world, rejoice. Google will be skewering most Flash ads with prejudice come September 1. The company has announced that Chrome will...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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Vive VR headset is a victim of Valve Time, now set for 2016 release
— 9:06 AM on August 28, 2015

Valve is not a company known to rush its products to release, so much so that the company's release dates are now half-jokingly said to...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Gaming

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Mix multiple inputs with Logitech's Artemis Spectrum headsets
— 8:40 AM on August 27, 2015

Logitech has announced a pair of fancy gaming headsets this morning: the G633 Artemis Spectrum, and the G933 Artemis Spectrum Wireless. The Artemis Spectrum...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Miscellaneous Gaming

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Silverstone's ECM20 card brings M.2 to the masses
— 10:26 AM on August 26, 2015

So you're looking at that neat M.2 gumstick SSD, but your motherboard lacks the necessary slot. Worry not: look no further than SilverStone's ECM20...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Systems

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Intel chops down Mini-ITX to make 5x5 motherboards
— 5:01 PM on August 24, 2015

Intel has pulled back the curtain on a new mobo format called 5x5. 5x5 boards are smaller than Mini-ITX mobos, but they retain support for...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Systems

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Intel RealSense cameras go far beyond still photos at IDF
— 8:05 AM on August 19, 2015

IDF—During the opening keynote at the Intel Developer Forum yesterday, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich demoed the company's RealSense camera technology (PDF) and talked about where...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software Personal tech

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Poll: Are Skylake CPUs tempting you to upgrade?
— 5:44 PM on August 17, 2015

It's been almost two weeks since Intel's Skylake enthusiast CPUs hit the market. We know how they perform, and we have a good idea...

Poll Question: • Are Skylake CPUs and Z170 motherboards tempting you to upgrade?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Systems

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EK Predator all-in-one liquid coolers could rule the food chain
— 9:09 AM on August 13, 2015

All-in-one liquid coolers have certainly made a big splash in the cooling market, but none have looked quite as tricked-out as a new pair of...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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In the lab: budget SSDs from SanDisk, OCZ, and Kingston
— 4:00 PM on August 5, 2015

Diligent gerbils may have noticed a lack of storage reviews around here recently, but we're happy to announce that the drought will soon be over. No, Geoff...

Type: News story Tags: Power Cooling Storage

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Asus' Z170-A motherboard reviewed
— 10:46 AM on August 5, 2015

Asus' Z97-A has long been our choice for a midrange enthusiast board. Will Asus' Z170-A carry on the company's tradition of excellence? We poked, prodded,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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ASRock's Z170 lineup has something for everybody
— 10:20 AM on August 5, 2015

ASRock has pulled back the curtain on its family of Z170 motherboards, and it's betting on USB 3.1 ports, M.2 connectivity and quality audio in...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Z170 mobos from EVGA are ready to play
— 10:09 AM on August 5, 2015

EVGA isn't sitting out on the Skylake motherboard party today. The company has three motherboards ready for builds with Intel's new enthusiast CPUs.

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Gigabyte Z170 motherboards are built enthusiast-tough
— 7:00 AM on August 5, 2015

Skylake is here, and Gigabyte has a raft of Z170 motherboards to go with Intel's sixth-generation Core CPUs. The G1 Gaming, Super Overclocking, and Ultra...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Asus Z170 boards keep cool with fancy fan controls
— 7:00 AM on August 5, 2015

Skylake is here, and Asus has unleashed a torrent of motherboards for Intel's new processor family. The company's Z170-based boards all feature enhanced fan speed controls,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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MSI Z170 mobos offer three paths to gaming superiority
— 7:00 AM on August 5, 2015

MSI has taken the wraps off of its Z170 Gaming line of motherboards. While we already knew bits and pieces about them, the...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Sound BlasterX G5 USB DAC provides better sound to go
— 9:50 AM on August 4, 2015

Creative has pulled the wraps on its new Sound BlasterX line of products. Most interesting among them is its new USB sound card, the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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EVGA X99 Micro 2 mobo offers USB-C in a microATX package
— 7:43 AM on July 31, 2015

EVGA has announced its X99 Micro 2 motherboard, which looks to be aimed at enthusiasts who want to stuff a whole lot of CPU...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Wake-from-sleep vulnerability leaves UEFIs open to attack
— 6:03 PM on July 30, 2015

Most modern motherboards support firmware write protection to prevent unwanted BIOS flashes, but a vulnerability in many UEFI firmware implementations could accidentally disable such protection. A new warning...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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