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Alienware delivers a UFO full of notebook updates
— 8:49 AM on August 28, 2015

Not content to make intentionally-terrible videos and an enormous luggable PC, Alienware has updated the rest of its gaming notebooks and its diminutive...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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AMD's Project Quantum mini-PC gets dissected
— 10:52 AM on August 26, 2015

AMD first showed off its Project Quantum mini-PC at E3 earlier this year. Aside from some broad discussions of the dual-tiered box's specs, the company...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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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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Microsoft issues emergency patch for all IE versions
— 7:06 PM on August 18, 2015

Microsoft has released an emergency patch for all versions of Internet Explorer, due to a critical vulnerability that's reportedly under active exploit. The

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Networking

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Google wants to make home Wi-Fi easier with its OnHub router
— 1:07 PM on August 18, 2015

Google is releasing a new Wi-Fi router called the OnHub. Although it looks deceptively like an Amazon Echo, it's actually a spiffy networking...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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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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Despite EOL, Windows Server 2003 still runs 175 million websites
— 10:24 AM on August 17, 2015

Netcraft's latest headcount for websites and their servers reveals an interesting statistic: about 175 million websites, or roughly 20% of those surveyed, are still...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Networking Servers

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Dell's Chromebook 13 gets down to business
— 7:53 AM on August 14, 2015

Dell would apparently like to shepherd some business computing into the cloud, and it's helping that dream to take flight with its  Chromebook 13....

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Lenovo financials miss targets; job cuts planned
— 9:18 AM on August 13, 2015

Lenovo has announced its Q2 financial results, and while the company posted a profit, it's looking to cut costs. The world's largest PC maker...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Personal tech

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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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July 2015 Steam Survey: modest hardware rules the world
— 11:25 AM on August 12, 2015

Steam's July 2015 hardware and software survey results are in, and they point to a a sharp divide between casual and more dedicated gamers,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous Gaming

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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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