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MSI's 990FXA Gaming mobo freshens up with USB 3.1
— 1:51 PM on May 6, 2015

AMD's 990FX chipset soldiers on. As an astute TR commenter pointed out a while back, this platform is over five years old now. Motherboard makers...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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MSI refreshes Socket FM2+ mobos for Godavari APUs
— 11:12 AM on May 4, 2015

AMD's latest APU family, code-named Godavari, is supposedly set to launch in a month or two, and MSI has released eight refreshed Socket FM2+ motherboards...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Deal of the week: A Bay Trail netbook for $161, free case fans, and more
— 11:24 AM on May 1, 2015

The only thing more difficult than coming up with a fresh intro for our weekly deals posts is doing it the morning after a podcast...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Memory Mobile computing Gaming

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Gigabyte's 9-series motherboards are Broadwell-ready
— 6:00 AM on May 1, 2015

The desktop versions of Intel's Broadwell CPU aren't available yet, but motherboard manufacturers are making sure their products are ready well before the new chips...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Hardware makers want to standardize the stylus
— 2:37 PM on April 24, 2015

Styluses are useful for note-taking, doodling, and fine graphics work, but there's no common standard for the underlying technology, so the pens often aren't portable...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Valve's giving free VR kits to content creators
— 6:00 AM on April 23, 2015

Content creators working on virtual reality can apply to receive free HTC headgear from Valve. Seeding will begin this spring, the Steam steward says,...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices Gaming

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Tiny MIT touchpad fits on your fingernail
— 11:52 AM on April 20, 2015

MIT researchers have developed a wireless touchpad small enough to fit on your fingernail. Dubbed NailO, the prototype is modeled after cosmetic nail stickers....

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Personal tech

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OnePlus One sales now open to everyone
— 10:16 AM on April 20, 2015

Since its launch nearly a year ago, the OnePlus One smartphone has been available predominantly on an invite-only basis. Invites aren't hard to obtain, and...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Deal of the week: A terabyte-class SSD for $300, plus more
— 11:24 AM on April 17, 2015

SSDs take center stage in this week's deals post—but not the ones you might expect. The headliner is Crucial's M500 960GB, which is marked down to...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory Input devices

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Razer's BlackWidow Chroma spawns a tenkeyless variant
— 2:56 PM on April 16, 2015

Razer's BlackWidow Chroma gaming keyboard is getting a little brother. Today, the company announced the BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma, an RGB-backlit mechanical keyboard with...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Asus' Trooper mobo TUF-ens up the B85 chipset
— 2:27 PM on April 15, 2015

Motherboards based on Intel's B85 chipset might not be the first things that come to mind when you think "enthusiast-grade" hardware, but Asus is blazing...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Ventus X mouse fights sweaty palms with textured finish, extra ventilation
— 10:45 AM on April 14, 2015

Some gamers get sweaty palms while playing, an affliction that can make it difficult to keep a good handle on one's mouse. Fortunately, Thermaltake's new...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Deal of the week: A $400 Steam Machine, $80 Define R4, and more
— 10:38 AM on April 10, 2015

We have another batch of PC hardware deals for you today. Alienware's "Steam Machine Ready" Alpha gaming rig normally costs more than current-gen consoles, but coupon...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Displays Memory Gaming

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Apple Watch reviews suggest reasonable battery life, pokey performance
— 11:36 AM on April 8, 2015

The Apple Watch may be the most anticipated, most controversial product that any company will release in 2015. The first reviews are out now,...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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MSI announces three Mini-ITX Braswell motherboards
— 9:18 AM on April 8, 2015

The specs for Intel's Braswell CPUs first became public last week, and now products based on the chips are being announced. Today, MSI has...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Gigabyte 9-series mobos are ready for Intel's 750 Series SSDs
— 7:33 PM on April 6, 2015

Itching to get some of that Intel 750 Series SSD goodness into your PC after reading our review? If you own a Gigabyte motherboard...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage

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Watch us work through our conflicted feelings about the Apple Watch
— 9:33 AM on April 6, 2015

Judging by this discussion, I don't think anybody on the TR staff will be lining up on day one to buy an Apple Watch. We...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Do I still need a sound card in my PC?
— 10:26 AM on April 3, 2015

This viewer question on our last podcast seemed innocent enough: do I still need a sound card, or is motherboard audio now good enough? Geoff...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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