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MSI's Eco motherboards let owners fine-tune power consumption
— 8:25 AM on November 27, 2015

While we Americans are still sleeping off our Thanksgiving celebrations, MSI has unveiled some Skylake-compatible updates to its Eco series of motherboards: the H170M...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming G1 motherboard reviewed
— 4:18 PM on November 25, 2015

Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming G1 is the very definition of top end. This board is four-way CrossFire and SLI ready, thanks to a PLX PCIe switch chip....

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

Shuttle XPC Nano's svelte body is clad in black and gold
— 2:51 PM on November 24, 2015

Shuttle pretty much wrote the book on small form factor PCs back in the day, and it's introducing some new bite-size machines today. Say...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems

Dell gets Superfishy by shipping PCs with self-signed root certificates
— 4:31 PM on November 23, 2015

Remember the Superfish debacle, when Lenovo shipped computers with a preinstalled rogue root certification authority (CA)? Dell seems to think that was a good...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Internet

Mozilla axes heavyweight Firefox themes and tab groups
— 1:04 PM on November 23, 2015

Back in August, Mozilla announced plans to adopt a Chrome-like extension framework for Firefox called WebExtensions. In turn, the company plans to deprecate its...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

Asus B150 Pro Gaming/Aura mobo lights up budget builds
— 7:56 AM on November 11, 2015

Builders of Skylake-based budget systems already have no shortage of options, thanks to entry-level motherboards based on the B150 chipset. Asus is adding to...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Asus expands ROG lineup with an over-the-top mobo and GTX 980 Ti
— 9:58 AM on November 9, 2015

Asus continues to expand the ranks of its Republic of Gamers legions. The latest recruits for the cause are the ROG Maximus VIII Extreme/Assembly...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards

MSI's Z170A SLI Plus motherboard is a man in black
— 7:45 AM on November 3, 2015

Lots of recent motherboards have decked-out color schemes with plenty of bling to catch the eye. MSI is taking the opposite approach with its

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Gigabyte's GA-Z170X-Gaming 6 motherboard is back in black
— 9:42 AM on November 2, 2015

The higher-end members of Gigabyte's Z170 motherboard lineup tend to be decked out with sporty white plastic shrouds and RGB LED accents, but bright white...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Friday night topic: Should we all be paranoid now?
— 4:36 PM on October 30, 2015

I just finished reading Walter Kirn's article in The Atlantic about mass surveillance and privacy issues, entitled If you're not paranoid, you're crazy. Kirn...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Internet

Google Fiber apologizes for World Series outage, credits service to KC market
— 9:34 AM on October 30, 2015

I've written about how Google Fiber has slowly been rolling out here across the Kansas City metro area, including here at my place. The...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

Review roundup: Apple TV shows future promise
— 5:21 PM on October 29, 2015

Some early reviews of the new Apple TV are out, and the general response to Apple's latest spin on the set-top box appears positive....

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

MSI's Cubi N mini-PC is rigged for silent running
— 4:37 PM on October 27, 2015

MSI has pulled the wraps off its neat-looking Cubi N mini-PC, a tiny box with a Braswell SoC and no fans. Intel's Celeron...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems

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

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

Adobe plugs critical vulnerability in Flash with emergency update
— 12:36 PM on October 16, 2015

Flash users, it's time to update the plugin ASAP. Adobe has today issued an emergency security update to patch a critical vulnerability, just three...

Type: News story Tags: Internet