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Microsoft will make Windows 10 a recommended update in 2016
— 4:28 PM on October 29, 2015

Microsoft really wants users to upgrade their PCs to Windows 10. Really. In a post on the Windows Blog, Windows and Devices head Terry...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

Corsair throws microATX builders a bone with its Carbide Series 88R
— 12:34 PM on October 28, 2015

The dearth of microATX mid-towers out there makes for a sore spot when we compile our System Guides, so any new case in that...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

— 10:19 AM on October 26, 2015

Some of you have asked about a tempting new monitor, the 165Hz IPS-and-G-Sync-infused Asus PG279Q. Yes, a review is happening: Hertz...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Displays The Tech Report

More Gigabyte Z170 mobos get Thunderbolt 3 with a BIOS update
— 8:40 AM on October 26, 2015

Gigabyte makes wide use of Intel's Alpine Ridge USB 3.1 controller chip on its H170 and Z170 motherboards, and that chip can double as a...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

2.8 million websites vulnerable to critical Joomla SQL injection bug
— 3:21 PM on October 23, 2015

Anyone using the Joomla CMS for your website, please update your installation right away. Asaf Orpani, a researcher from Trustwave Spiderlabs, has uncovered...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Networking Servers

SilverStone's Raven RVX01 case takes flight
— 8:30 AM on October 23, 2015

SilverStone has announced the Raven RVX01, the most recent in its line of cases that turn motherboards 90 degrees clockwise. This Raven spreads its...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

Microsoft confirms Edge won't be getting extensions this year
— 5:03 PM on October 22, 2015

Yesterday the first details about Windows 10's Autumn Fall Update unofficially arrived, courtesy of Paul Thurrott. One of the disappointments in Thurrott's report was that...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

Fractal Design's Core 500 Mini-ITX case reviewed
— 12:02 PM on October 22, 2015

Fractal Design's Core 500 is the company's take on a Mini-ITX case that's compact while still making room for big radiators, graphics cards, and plenty...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

Report: Windows 10 Fall Update will arrive in November
— 3:50 PM on October 21, 2015

Folks who have been test-driving Insider builds of Windows 10 have already seen a sneak preview of some upcoming features for Microsoft's OS. The rest...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

Revisiting the Killer NIC, eight years on
— 10:36 AM on October 20, 2015

Killer-powered Gigabit Ethernet ports can be found on many gaming-focused motherboards and laptops these days. We talked to Killer Networking about the details of its...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Networking

Gigabyte's C230-series mobos put E3-1200 v5 Xeons to work
— 7:54 AM on October 20, 2015

Intel's Skylake-based Xeon E3-1200 v5 CPUs aren't meant for consumer-focused chipsets like the Z170 or H170. Instead, those workstation CPUs need motherboards based on the workstation-focused...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Workstations

Biostar's Gaming H170T mobo and GTX 980 Ti keep it simple
— 7:47 AM on October 19, 2015

Biostar might not be the biggest dog in the motherboard world, but it still has a new trick or two to show off. The company's...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

— 9:07 AM on October 16, 2015

Hey, folks. I haven't posted an Etc. for a while, but things have been churning away behind the scenes here, so I figure I should...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

Asus' Maximus VIII Extreme reaches for Skylake OC gold
— 8:09 AM on October 16, 2015

Asus has pulled out all the stops for what it calls its "flagship E-ATX motherboard" based on the Z170 chipset, the Republic of Gamers Maximus...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Lian-Li's PC-18 case looks like a blast from the past
— 9:27 AM on October 15, 2015

Lian-Li's latest case, the PC-18, seems ready for those who want to be absolutely sure their graphics card (or cards) won't be starved for...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

Latest Win10 insider build activates with older Windows product keys
— 4:53 PM on October 12, 2015

Microsoft released a new beta version of Windows 10 for Windows Insiders in the fast ring today. The biggest change this time around: you'll...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

ROG Maximus VIII Impact is a mighty mouse of a motherboard
— 8:19 PM on October 10, 2015

Asus has a tradition of cramming as many goodies as it can into its top-end Mini-ITX motherboards, and the ROG Maximus Impact VIII carries that...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Qualcomm demonstrates 24-core ARM server SoC
— 9:55 AM on October 9, 2015

Qualcomm is making a move on the server market. Yesterday, the company took the wraps off its Server Development Platform (or SDP), a system...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers