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Cortana on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?
— 11:30 AM on February 1, 2017

The "magic mirror," arguably the hottest Raspberry Pi project of 2015, is now coming to Windows users without a wood shop at their disposal...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Displays Windows

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Windows Cloud may be Microsoft's answer to Chromebooks
— 9:02 AM on January 31, 2017

Microsoft has been waging a war against Chromebooks on a number of fronts, including reducing the price of OEM Windows licenses on machines with...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Haswell IGPs get their last driver update for Windows 7 and 8.1
— 9:15 AM on January 30, 2017

All good things must come to an end. In turn, all outdated software meets its maker in the grand scheme of things. The terminus...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software Windows

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Wine project spills out a 2.0 release
— 2:17 PM on January 27, 2017

Advances in virtualization technology and web applications coupled with ever-rising memory and storage capacities have progressively turned the stage lights away from Wine, a software...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Mac Linux-Unix

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Windows 10 Game Mode will prioritize games for smoother play
— 4:49 PM on January 25, 2017

Remember that "Game Mode" feature that Twitter user WalkingCat found in Windows 10 build 14997? When we first heard about it, we were left...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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In Win 301 microATX case is stylish and compact
— 12:05 PM on January 25, 2017

We haven't covered In Win's 303 ATX mid-tower case, but other sites seemed to like it. The company probably figured it had...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling

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Microsoft releases open-source DirectX Shader Compiler
— 9:02 AM on January 25, 2017

At GDC last year, Microsoft pulled back the curtain on the graphics technologies coming with Shader Model 6.0. As it turns out, the company...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software Windows

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Toshiba N300 hard drives are ready for NAS service
— 12:40 PM on January 24, 2017

We spend a lot of time talking about SSDs, whether they come packaged as 2.5" SATA disks, PCIe expansion cards, or flavor-of-the-month M.2 formats. While...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Android apps coming to all future Chromebooks
— 4:00 PM on January 23, 2017

The perceived lack of applications has been the biggest knock against Google's Chrome OS platform since the very beginning. Last May, Google announced plans...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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In the lab: Asus' ROG Strix Z270E Gaming motherboard
— 10:00 AM on January 23, 2017

Intel's Kaby Lake desktop CPUs brought a ton of motherboards with them for enthusiasts of all stripes, and we've barely scratched the surface of what's...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Asus ROG Maximus IX Formula chills with an EKWB waterblock
— 2:30 PM on January 20, 2017

Serious overclockers need serious hardware, and that usually means going with liquid-cooling setups. Given the nature of computer components, though, a good portion of liquid-cooling...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Deals of the week: high-powered graphics cards, monitors, and more
— 12:00 PM on January 20, 2017

At last, gerbils. 'Tis Friday, and you know what that means. The cream of the crop, the bee's knees, the sweetest juice from the landscape...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Miscellaneous Displays

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Eurocom Tornado F5 SE mobile server can eat desktops for lunch
— 11:30 AM on January 20, 2017

Eurocom's Tornado F5 SE looks like a standard desktop replacement-style laptop that you might find on a shelf in a big box electronics store....

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Servers Workstations

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Microsoft releases Pix DX12 tuning and debugging tool for Windows
— 10:00 AM on January 20, 2017

For three generations of Xbox consoles, game developers have used Microsoft's Pix tool for graphics performance tuning and debugging. Microsoft says that developers looking to...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Windows

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Seagate lets loose 1TB and 2TB Enterprise hard drives
— 1:30 PM on January 19, 2017

Yes, that headline is correct. No, you didn't "Quantum Leap" back to the halcyon days of the first terabyte-capacity hard drives. Seagate is actually...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Biostar B250 motherboards enter the race
— 1:00 PM on January 19, 2017

We shared news about Biostar's Z270 Racing motherboards with you gerbils a couple of days ago, and now we are back again to spill...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Tinkerer builds his own LCD case side panel
— 9:00 AM on January 19, 2017

Some of us see a cool hardware design and immediately open our wallets. Others start devising plans for making that product themselves. One such...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Systems Displays

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NZXT adds purple-and-white finishes to its hardware catalog
— 2:51 PM on January 18, 2017

People who really like the color purple (or perhaps Kinzie Kensington) will be pleased to see NZXT's latest additions to its catalog. The company...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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