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Acer's Predator Z35P is on the hunt for a high-end gaming rig
— 12:00 PM on May 24, 2017

Our peripheral guides make it clear: we like variable-refresh-rate displays, and we think that any gamer who sits down in front of one will...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Agon AG251FG can do 2560x1440 or 240Hz
— 12:30 PM on May 23, 2017

You will be hard-pressed to find a more aggressive advocate of high-refresh-rate gaming than myself, and yet even I have to pause when looking at...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Let's hope lightning doesn't strike FSP's PTM+ power supply
— 11:00 AM on May 23, 2017

Liquid-cooled PC components are all the rage these days. There are CPU water blocks, liquid-cooled graphics cards, motherboards, and even SSDs...

Type: News story Tags: Power Cooling

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Google's Cloud TPU is ready for training and inferencing
— 4:13 PM on May 17, 2017

The world of big iron computing seems to be laser-focused on machine learning these days. Whether it's graphics chip makers Nvidia and

Type: News story Tags: Systems Servers

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Windows 10 on ARM could run x86 apps seamlessly at native speed
— 10:00 AM on May 16, 2017

Late last year, we heard that Microsoft was working on bringing Windows 10—not Windows RT, or Windows 10 RT, or something like that—over to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Windows

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Three flavors of Linux are coming to Windows Store
— 5:00 PM on May 12, 2017

One of the highlights of Microsoft's Build conference last year was the announcement of an Ubuntu-based Linux subsystem for Windows 10. The company's recent announcement...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows Linux-Unix

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Deals of the week: high-end graphics cards, big hard drives, and more
— 11:58 AM on May 12, 2017

Good afternoon, dear sirs. We understand that some of you may still be gazing at the beautiful hues of Corsair's latest Dominator RAM kit,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Power Storage

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Owlchemy Labs gets a job at Google
— 4:00 PM on May 11, 2017

It's a good day for creators of virtual-reality workplace simulations and transdimensional hijinks. Wait—come to think of it, there might only be one company like...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Miscellaneous Gaming

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Windows Mixed Reality gets motion controllers and a $399 bundle
— 1:48 PM on May 11, 2017

HoloLens gear isn't widely known or at least talked about in the consumer space, but the mixed reality hardware and custom applications for it have...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Input devices

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Amazon's Echo Show gives Alexa a face
— 10:00 AM on May 10, 2017

We already have Dash Buttons, Echo, Echo Dot, and the Echo Look. The Amazon-ification of the contemporary household isn't over yet, though. The company's...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Internet

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Microsoft patches critical security bug in Windows Defender
— 4:30 PM on May 9, 2017

If you're running Windows Defender (quite a strong possibility if you're running Windows), make sure you've got all your updates. Microsoft issued a patch...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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The Tech Report System Guide: May 2017 edition
— 3:31 PM on May 9, 2017

AMD's Ryzen 5 CPUs are shaking up the midrange CPU market, and we're here to help builders navigate this unfamiliar terrain. We also account for...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Cases Power Cooling Storage

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AOC I1659FWUX portable display is ready to hit the road
— 2:00 PM on May 9, 2017

As a frequent laptop user, I pine for the four-panel array attached to my desktop PC in my basement. AOC's I1659FWUX USB monitor could...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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VESA forms a SIG for virtual and augmented reality devices
— 9:00 AM on May 9, 2017

With many virtual-reality headsets options already on the market, and Microsoft's mixed-reality devices potentially hitting the market later this year, consumers have no shortage...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Gaming

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Google's Fuchsia OS runs on a little bit of Magenta
— 2:30 PM on May 8, 2017

Both of Google's extant operating systems, the Android OS for mobile devices and Chrome OS for chromebooks, are based on the Linux kernel. In case...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Nvidia demos a multi-user VR system at GTC
— 1:00 PM on May 8, 2017

Thus far, the virtual reality ecosystem has focused almost exclusively on single-user experiences. A few developers have made attempts to use things like HTC's Vive...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Gaming

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BenQ courts professionals with PD2500Q monitor
— 11:30 AM on May 8, 2017

BenQ is probably not the first brand mentioned when the topic of conversation turns to calibrated professional monitors, as it often does on relaxed evenings...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

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Deals of the week: an RX 460 4GB for $100 and more
— 11:37 AM on May 5, 2017

Greetings, gerbils! Our deals posts tend to be short, but we have a total of eight deals for your perusal today, covering a wide range...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Input devices Mobile computing

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