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Cortana takes the fight to Alexa with the Microsoft Home Hub
— 9:16 AM on December 5, 2016

Until now, Microsoft has been relegated to bit player status in the emerging digital home assistant sector, with the lion's share of attention going to...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Personal tech

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ASRock Beebox-S reports for HTPC duty
— 9:01 AM on December 2, 2016

Every shake of the magic eight-ball seems to deliver the same conclusions regarding Intel's Kaby Lake seventh-generation Core CPUs: a little extra battery life...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems

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Gigabyte's XH300 headset hits all the right notes
— 9:00 AM on December 1, 2016

Gigabyte announced the fancy-looking XH300 headset at CES earlier this year, and it seems it's headed for an imminent release. The headset is displayed prominently...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Netflix 4K coming to a select few PCs
— 12:00 PM on November 22, 2016

Microsoft has announced that Netflix 4K support is coming to a small number of Windows PCs over on its Windows Blog. Owners of 4K...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Windows

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Microsoft's Windows 10 VR headsets won't require a high-end rig
— 9:02 AM on November 22, 2016

Microsoft announced a partnership earlier this fall with companies like Asus, Lenovo, and HP to bring cheaper virtual reality headsets to the market, along...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Apple puts its AirPods in the oven a little longer
— 9:00 AM on October 27, 2016

There's less than a week left before Apple is set to ship its AirPods, the company's upcoming wireless earbuds. Our friends over at

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Microsoft helps hardware companies make VR more affordable
— 4:30 PM on October 26, 2016

Everybody wants to rule the VR world, and Microsoft is no exception. Sony, Oculus, and HTC all have headsets on the market promising the full...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Personal tech

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Asynchronous Spacewarp lets cheaper PCs drive Oculus Rifts
— 2:39 PM on October 6, 2016

The PC gaming community has seen more that its fair share of discussion regarding VR's technical requirements and the implicit pricetags involved. Oculus' specs call...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Input devices

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Samsung goes to the AI assistant party with Viv
— 12:00 PM on October 6, 2016

Samsung has decided to join the AI assistant party with its purchase of California-based Viv Labs, whose staff includes members of the team that...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Internet Personal tech

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SteelSeries Arctis headsets make gamers' voices heard
— 9:00 AM on October 5, 2016

Peripheral designer SteelSeries is known for the sleek, stylish designs of its gaming gear. Today the company announced its new Arctis line of headsets, continuing...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Gaming Personal tech

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Google launches Chromecast Ultra with 4K support
— 1:25 PM on October 4, 2016

Google launched the Chromecast Ultra at the company's hardware event in San Francisco today. The new device supports 4K...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Google gets serious about hardware with its Pixel phone
— 1:09 PM on October 4, 2016

If you've been following along Google's history of hardware, you could probably describe it as "checkered." The colorful company has made excellent devices like some...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Mi Box spearheads Xiaomi's entry into the US market
— 2:20 PM on October 3, 2016

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has introduced its first official Android product in the US market—but it isn't a phone. The not-so-descriptively-named Mi Box...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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HTC opens Viveport VR store to global audience
— 11:30 AM on October 3, 2016

Owners of HTC's Vive VR headset now have a new source for Vive-compatible software, thanks to the HTC Viveport app store. Viveport first...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Software

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HyperX Cloud Stinger shakes up the budget headset market
— 9:18 AM on October 3, 2016

Kingston has released the HyperX Cloud Stinger, an affordable entry-level gaming headset in its popular HyperX product line. The Cloud Stinger sports a...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Razer revamps Kraken headsets with big drivers and metal bodies
— 9:30 AM on September 30, 2016

Razer is revamping its line of Kraken headsets in time for this fall's big rush of games. The company's engineers are bringing bigger audio...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Personal tech

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Amazon powers up Fire TV Stick with quad-core SoC
— 12:59 PM on September 29, 2016

E-retailer and cloud hosting juggernaut Amazon has refreshed its Fire TV Stick streaming media player with a new quad-core SoC and support for...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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Updated Roku range starts cheaper and gets HDR-ready
— 11:28 AM on September 26, 2016

Streaming media player specialist Roku has refreshed much of its line-up of compact set-top boxes. Roku is positioning its new "Express" model as an...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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