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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

Batman: Arkham Knight returns to the PC this week
— 7:50 AM on October 26, 2015

The PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight was a buggy mess at launch, and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive halted sales of the game as a...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

Samsung's 950 Pro 512GB SSD reviewed
— 9:32 AM on October 22, 2015

Samsung's 950 Pro SSD makes the next-generation jump with a PCIe interface and the NVMe protocol, all wrapped up in an M.2 form factor. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

Apple delivers updated versions of iOS, OS X, and watchOS
— 2:25 PM on October 21, 2015

Own a Mac, iPhone, iPad, or even an Apple Watch? It's time to check Software Update for some fresh point releases for Apple's various operating...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Software Mac

Encrypted portable hard drives may not be as secure as you think
— 10:12 AM on October 21, 2015

A group of security researchers figured it'd be fun to see how well self-encrypting external hard drives protect data, and their findings may surprise owners...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous

Western Digital buys SanDisk for $19 billion
— 8:52 AM on October 21, 2015

Looks like the rumor mill was right. Western Digital is buying SanDisk for $19 billion, or $86.50 per share, according to a joint announcement...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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

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

Game Ready drivers to require GeForce Experience, registration
— 10:10 AM on October 15, 2015

Nvidia has just released a new Game Ready graphics driver that's available via its website—and that may be one of the last times you...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

Zotac jumps into the SSD market with its Premium SSDs
— 7:54 AM on October 15, 2015

The 2.5" SATA SSD market is full of competitors, but it's time to make room for one more. Zotac's Premium SSDs will soon join...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Report: Western Digital and Micron exploring SanDisk acquisition
— 4:07 PM on October 14, 2015

Flash storage maker SanDisk may soon be under a new corporate umbrella if a report by Bloomberg is correct. Western Digital and flash rival...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous Memory

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

Prepare for the wasteland with Fallout 4's system requirements
— 12:41 PM on October 8, 2015

Want to build your own settlement, craft finely-tuned instruments of destruction, and jetpack around the wastes of post-apocalyptic Boston in Fallout 4? Bethesda has...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

Amazon redefines the sneakernet with Snowball data courier
— 4:24 PM on October 7, 2015

Back in the not-so-good old days, data was carried around on floppy disks and rewritable CDs. The adventurous would perhaps lug around a portable hard...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

Microsoft acquires Havok physics engine from Intel
— 4:01 PM on October 2, 2015

After being acquired by Intel eight years ago, Havok is changing hands once more. Microsoft announced that it's purchased the 3D physics software provider...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

WinRAR SFX archive bug could put 500 million users in danger
— 4:51 PM on September 30, 2015

Are you one of the roughly 500 million people using WinRAR? Best be careful with the archives you open. Security researcher Mohammed Reza Espargham...

Type: News story Tags: Software