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Mionix's new RGB LED keyboard lights the Wei forward
— 10:00 AM on June 22, 2017

What's that? You say you want an RGB LED-backlit mechanical keyboard, but there just isn't enough choice out there? Please, then, allow Swedish peripheral manufacturer...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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FinalWire updates AIDA64 for Core X CPUs and the X299 platform
— 1:00 PM on June 21, 2017

FinalWire has updated its popular AIDA64 benchmarking and system monitoring tool for use with Intel's latest Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X desktop CPUs and...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Noontec's Zoro II Wireless Limited Edition headphones reviewed
— 11:30 AM on June 21, 2017

Noontec's Zoro II wireless headphones embrace the headphone-jack-free future with a Bluetooth connection and a long-lasting internal battery. We jammed out with the Zoro II...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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SPEC updates its CPU benchmark for the first time in 11 years
— 11:30 AM on June 20, 2017

The non-profit Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) has released an update of its popular CPU benchmarking tool, fittingly dubbed SPEC CPU2017. The new version...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Cooler Master Devastator 3 set offers color coordination on the cheap
— 10:00 AM on June 20, 2017

Budget-friendly peripherals don't have be devoid of all personality. Cooler Master just announced the next generation of its Devastator keyboard and mouse combo. In...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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MSI makes its X299 motherboards appealing with a free Corsair H75
— 4:50 PM on June 19, 2017

The two first words in "high end desktop platform" mean that buyers need to bring wallets stuffed with greenbacks in order to buy a ticket...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets Cooling

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X299 boards show up for preorder at Newegg
— 1:04 PM on June 19, 2017

We were very excited when we heard that the Skylake-X-derived Core X-series CPUs would be significantly cheaper on a per-core basis than the Broadwell-E...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Samsung ramps production of its fast and frugal 64-layer V-NAND
— 4:22 PM on June 16, 2017

It seems that lately every storage semiconductor company is engaged in an all-out war and crowing about chips made with an ever-increasing number of layers....

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Synology DS1517 and DS1817 NAS boxes make their own clouds
— 1:30 PM on June 16, 2017

The capabilities of machines doing network-attached storage (NAS) duties have expanded a great deal over time. Synology's DiskStation DS1517 and DiskStation DS1817 promise...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Networking Servers

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Deals of the week: peripherals, accessories, and more
— 10:23 AM on June 16, 2017

Greetings, gerbils! I'll be heading to a dentist appointment shortly, but somehow I'm in a good mood. That's probably because it's Friday and I get...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Storage Memory Input devices Networking

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Say Hello with Microsoft's Modern Keyboard
— 10:00 AM on June 16, 2017

If you can believe it, some people actually prefer the feel of a laptop keyboard to something beefier. Most likely, these folks enjoy the short...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Windows Server is set to get two releases each year
— 9:00 AM on June 16, 2017

Microsoft is changing the release schedule for the Server versions of its Windows operating system to more closely match those of the OS's desktop...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows Servers

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Adata unwraps its IM2P3388 industrial-grade NVMe drives
— 2:00 PM on June 15, 2017

Adata showed off a whole batch of M.2 NVMe SSDs for enterprise and enthusiast systems at Computex at the beginning of the month. The...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Computex 2017: Tesoro shows a trio of typing tools
— 10:00 AM on June 15, 2017

What do you think about Tesoro, gerbils? I must confess that I haven't had a chance to lay fingers on one of the company's...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Cooler Master MasterKeys PBT keyboards are made not to shine
— 9:00 AM on June 15, 2017

Mechanical gaming keyboards are wonderful, but the make and model of the key switches are only part of a luxurious typing experience. Cooler Master's new...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Computex 2017: Aerocool paints its gear with an RGB LED brush
— 11:30 AM on June 14, 2017

Aerocool had a variety of cases and peripherals to show off at Computex this year. We've already covered the company's new Project 7 lineup,...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Input devices

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Creative sounds off on the Sound BlasterX AE-5
— 11:30 AM on June 13, 2017

The PC sound card has become something of an endangered species as more machines have limited upgrade options and onboard sound improves. Creative thinks there's...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Alienware monitors and input devices invade the peripheral space
— 9:00 AM on June 13, 2017

Besides the news that Alienware has a lock on pre-built machines using AMD's upcoming Threadripper CPUs (at least among tier-one OEMs), the company also let...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices Gaming

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