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Android 8.0 is a freshly-baked Oreo
— 9:16 AM on August 22, 2017

Android O has been in the wild in beta form for some time now, available to developers and brave souls who like to check...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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HTC Vive price permanently drops to $599
— 1:00 PM on August 21, 2017

Back when the Oculus Rift first hit Kickstarter, its promise of next-generation, high-quality VR for just $399 was enchanting. Of course, reality intervened and...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Acer Nitro 5 Spin boards the eighth-gen Core train
— 11:00 AM on August 21, 2017

Intel just announced a quartet of new four-core, eight-thread 15 W mobile processors this morning, and the ensuing wave of announcements of laptops with...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Eighth-gen Core desktop CPUs pack six cores and need new mobos
— 9:25 AM on August 21, 2017

Intel formally announced a pretty big step forward in its mobile CPU lineup earlier today with the unveiling of four new eighth-generation Core mobile...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Intel kicks off eighth-gen Core with four cores and eight threads in 15W
— 2:01 AM on August 21, 2017

Intel is kicking off the eighth generation of its Core CPUs today with four 15W CPUs boasting four cores and eight threads. We examine what...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 1920X and Ryzen Threadripper 1950X CPUs reviewed
— 3:31 PM on August 18, 2017

AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and Ryzen Threadripper 1920X CPUs cap off AMD's return to x86 CPU competitiveness. Join us as we run them through a...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Deals of the week: mobos, CPUs, displays, and more
— 11:22 AM on August 18, 2017

Greetings folks! We're putting the finishing touches on our lengthy (read: enormous) review of AMD's Threadripper CPUs. While that particular cake is about to come...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Displays Memory

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Alphacool HDX5 keeps a pair of M.2 SSDs cool
— 10:00 AM on August 18, 2017

It's been a long time since I've run out of SATA ports on a new build, but it still happens in home servers and NAS...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage

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Intel expands its Atoms' radius with C3000 SoCs
— 3:30 PM on August 17, 2017

Intel's Core architecture gets the lion and the tiger's share of attention around here, but the company still makes Atom chips. To wit, Intel...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Color is key in Viewsonic's VP2785-4K display
— 11:00 AM on August 17, 2017

I'm a gamer. So when I look at a monitor, the first things I look at are the refresh rate and response time. For some...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Nvidia Quadro vDWS brings greater flexibility to virtualized pro graphics
— 8:00 AM on August 17, 2017

Nvidia's Quadro Virtual Data Center Workstation software yokes the flexibility of Pascal Tesla accelerators to let them host more professional users or more demanding data...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Software Servers Workstations

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Deal of the day: a 144-Hz IPS FreeSync monitor for $400
— 3:51 PM on August 16, 2017

If you're one of the lucky few who have managed to get their hands on a Radeon RX Vega graphics card, you should absolutely...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Displays Gaming

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Go pro with the Asus ROG Strix XG27VQ gaming monitor
— 1:30 PM on August 16, 2017

Anyone who knows me knows that I'm all about fast cars and Alizée. Wait, that's Dr. Dre. I am actually a connoisseur...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Alphacool goes big with Eisbaer 420 AIO liquid cooler
— 3:30 PM on August 15, 2017

AIO kit makes it easy to join the cool kids' liquid cooling club, but even a 360-mm radiator can't provide enough thermal dissipation for some...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Adata's XPG SX9000 NVMe SSD is its fastest yet
— 1:00 PM on August 15, 2017

Among Adata's M.2 offerings that we saw at Computex, the most striking was surely the XPG SX9000. Besides the flashy red PCB and...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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MSI X299M Gaming Pro Carbon AC stuffs Skylake-X into microATX
— 10:00 AM on August 15, 2017

We wouldn't usually talk about a microATX motherboard as being miniature-sized. Yet, in the world of high-end desktops, that form factor is positively petite. It's...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Samsung's Portable SSD T5 reviewed
— 9:00 AM on August 15, 2017

Samsung has refreshed its portable SSD lineup with 64-layer V-NAND and an aluminum unibody. We take the new T5 external for a spin to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Deals of the week: a huge display, mobos, RAM, and more
— 10:37 AM on August 11, 2017

Top of the morning to ye, gerbils! The sky is blue, the temperature's just right, everyone's at the nearby beach... and I'm sitting here putting...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays Memory

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