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Deal of the week: Radeons, mechanical keyboards, IPS displays, and more
— 1:34 PM on February 27, 2015

The deal gods are smiling upon us today. We've got some nice bargains on a Radeon R9 290 graphics card, a mechanical keyboard, and an...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Input devices

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Upcoming NUC to feature 28W Broadwell-U chip
— 9:23 AM on February 26, 2015

A more powerful version of Intel's Broadwell NUC is inbound, according to the folks at FanlessTech. The site has posted a couple of slides...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Valve shows possible glimpse of SteamVR headset
— 8:50 AM on February 25, 2015

Earlier this week, Valve teased a new "hardware system" called SteamVR, which it plans to demo at the Game Developers Conference next month. We...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices Gaming

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Valve announces SteamVR, promises GDC demo
— 6:00 AM on February 24, 2015

Steam machines are still missing in action, but Valve is pressing ahead with its hardware efforts. Late...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices Gaming

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Lenovo posts Superfish removal tool; user files lawsuit
— 9:08 AM on February 23, 2015

The Superfish saga continues. In its latest statement about the vulnerability, Lenovo has provided a link to an "automated removal tool" that can rid users...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Software

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Lenovo CTO laments 'mistake,' promises Superfish removal utility
— 6:00 AM on February 20, 2015

Following the furore over the Superfish snafu, Lenovo is now in full damage-control mode. Speaking to...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Software

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Lenovo shipped PCs with adware vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks
— 9:09 AM on February 19, 2015

Lenovo has been shipping consumer PCs with pre-installed adware from a company called Superfish. The Virtual Discovery software inserts its own ads into some websites...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Acer's 'frameless' XG270HU display has FreeSync support
— 4:55 PM on February 18, 2015

When Acer announced the XG270HU at CES last month, the company billed it as the "world's first gaming monitor with an edge-to-edge frameless display."...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Type-C USB 3.1 comes to ASRock X99, Z97 boards
— 6:00 AM on February 17, 2015

ASRock is the latest motherboard maker to adopt USB 3.1—and it claims to be the "first in the world" to offer reversible Type-C connectivity. The...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Software

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Steam machines to make an appearance at GDC next month
— 6:00 AM on February 13, 2015

We could get a first look at this year's line of Steam machines within weeks. According to Polygon,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Samsung reminds us why smart TVs can be awful
— 6:00 AM on February 11, 2015

I would not want to work in Samsung's PR department right now. Earlier this week, Parker Higgins posted a troubling comparison highlighting parallels between George...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Personal tech

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Embedded DisplayPort 1.4a sets stage for 8K notebooks
— 10:51 AM on February 10, 2015

VESA has released a new Embedded DisplayPort standard that supports higher resolutions and a new panel segmentation system. The eDP 1.4a spec...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Biostar's Gaming Z97X mobo adopts USB 3.1, shuns Type-C port
— 10:09 AM on February 9, 2015

A few weeks after teasing it on Facebook, Biostar has formally revealed its first motherboard with USB 3.1. Here's the Gaming Z97X in...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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In the lab: Intel's Broadwell-based NUC5i5RYK mini-PC
— 4:30 PM on February 5, 2015

I've just polished off my review of BenQ's XL2420G G-Sync monitor, and I'm now on to my next project: a look at one of...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Mechanical keyboard moonlights as upgradeable Android PC
— 9:54 AM on February 5, 2015

Mechanical keyboards are everywhere these days, but none are quite like this one. Chinese vendor Acooo—bless you—has developed a oneBoard Pro+ keyboard that hides a...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Input devices

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Mobile G-Sync is coming, won't require custom display module
— 10:33 AM on February 2, 2015

Desktop monitors currently require custom hardware to work with Nvidia's G-Sync tech. Mobile implementations are also on the way, and they reportedly won't share that...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Mobile computing

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Raspberry Pi 2 is out, gets free Windows 10
— 9:18 AM on February 2, 2015

Today's a good day for tweakers and tinkerers. The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced the release of the Raspberry Pi 2, a new version...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Windows Personal tech

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Intel refreshes high-endurance server SSDs with 20-nm NAND
— 6:00 AM on January 29, 2015

Consumer SSDs aren't the only ones that get periodic NAND updates. Intel has also refreshed some of...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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