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Elgato Stream Deck lets streamers play news desk
— 4:30 PM on March 23, 2017

Elgato's just-announced Stream Deck puts the tactile macro buttons seen in use by news production crews into the hands of streamers. The deck seems...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Displays Input devices Gaming Networking

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Puppy Day Shortbread
— 3:00 PM on March 23, 2017

PC hardware and computing Sager NP8156 gaming laptop review @ Tom's Hardware Simulating AMD Ryzen 5 1600X, 1500X gaming performance @ TechSpot SteelSeries Arctis 7 wireless...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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MSI's Ryzen motherboard catalog gets reinforcements
— 4:00 PM on March 21, 2017

If you've been after a Ryzen machine yet struggling to find a motherboard, MSI might soon have the answer for you. The company is launching...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Common Courtesy Day Shortbread
— 1:00 PM on March 21, 2017

PC hardware and computing Asus ROG SWIFT PG258Q 240Hz G-Sync 24.5in gaming monitor review @ KitGuru PC Specialist Magma Zen system review @ bit-tech Review: Razer...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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iPhone 7 family gets the Product (RED) treatment
— 9:20 AM on March 21, 2017

Apple's iPhone 7 family didn't step out in any colors flashier than rose gold at launch. This morning, however, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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Apple upgrades its 9.7" iPad and slices price to $329
— 8:38 AM on March 21, 2017

Apple quietly updated its entry-level 9.7" iPad this morning. The new iPad—called, simply, iPad—replaces the Air 2 at the base of the full-size iPad...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

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In the lab: EpicGear's Defiant keyboard and Morpha X mouse
— 3:39 PM on March 20, 2017

Even the most hard-core gerbils may never have heard the name EpicGear before. We've only mentioned the company once before outside of Shortbread...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Samsung Bixby wants to guide you through the Galaxy
— 12:32 PM on March 20, 2017

Smartphones and connected devices keep adding new capabilities, and Samsung thinks users might need some help keeping up. The company says its Bixby AI...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing Internet

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Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X opens new frontiers in datacenter storage
— 11:00 AM on March 19, 2017

Intel's potentially revolutionary 3D Xpoint memory technology arrives today on board the Optane SSD DC P4800X. We dive in to see how this first Optane...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers

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Google Guetzli compression algorithm squeezes more out of JPEGs
— 1:00 PM on March 17, 2017

Waiting for images to load is no fun. Neither is paying for bandwidth to serve or receive those images. We've reported in the recent past...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

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Deals of the week: motherboards, a VR kit, and more
— 11:42 AM on March 17, 2017

Do you know what day it is? That's right, it's deals day! We know you've been waiting with bated breath for this. With Kaby Lake...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Storage Mobile computing Gaming

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MSI Z270 MPower Gaming Titanium doubles down on metal
— 10:00 AM on March 17, 2017

MSI hasn't left prospective Z270 gamers starving for options. After launching an opening salvo of models equipped with the latest chipsets from Intel, MSI...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Microsoft may block updates on new PCs running Windows 7 or 8.1
— 4:42 PM on March 16, 2017

A while back, Microsoft let the world know that it'd only support recent CPUs in the Intel Kaby Lake, AMD Ryzen, and Qualcomm 8996 families...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Corsair K63 tenkeyless keyboard will save you space and money
— 4:00 PM on March 16, 2017

If your time at the computer is spent primarily for entertainment rather than work, you might not need all the 104 keys provided by a...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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HyperX's Alloy FPS mechanical gaming keyboard reviewed
— 12:34 PM on March 16, 2017

HyperX's Alloy FPS keyboard delivers a no-nonsense typing experience with Cherry MX switches. We put this pared-down mechanical keyboard under our fingers to see whether...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Kinesis Freestyle Edge keyboard combines gaming and ergonomics
— 1:00 PM on March 15, 2017

We haven't really covered anything from the ergonomics fanatics at Kinesis. That's a shame, because at varying times both our editor-in-chief Jeff and TR...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Chrome 57 saves power and CPU cycles by throttling background tabs
— 11:30 AM on March 15, 2017

When we wrote about Chrome 56 about six weeks ago, we mentioned that Google was working on aggressively throttling background tabs in order to...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Twitch streaming set to come to a desktop near you
— 9:00 AM on March 15, 2017

Following its acquisition of Curse this last summer, Twitch has now revealed its plans for the platform: an official Twitch desktop app. Set...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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