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Deals of the week: laptops and spinning storage
— 1:53 PM on December 9, 2016

Greetings, gerbils. Today's deals are of a rather unique tack. Instead of the usual selection of PC motherboards, CPUs, and graphics cards, today it's (almost)...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Gigabyte XK700 keyboard will challenge your limits
— 4:48 PM on December 8, 2016

Wake up, gerbils! It's time for your favorite: more RGB LED-equipped hardware news! Today's bit of blinky-flashy excess comes courtesy of Gigabyte and its new...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Fitbit buys Pebble, leaving watch owners in the lurch
— 11:06 AM on December 8, 2016

Fitbit, one of the biggest fitness band makers, has acquired "specific assets" of Kickstarter-fueled smartwatch maker Pebble. The official press release from Fitbit clarifies...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Bluetooth 5 spec promises increased speed, range, and throughput
— 10:08 AM on December 8, 2016

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group pulled back the curtain on the Bluetooth 5 Core Specification. According to the SIG, the new specification's low-energy mode...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

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Go back in time with Nanoxia's Ncore Retro keyboard
— 5:39 PM on December 6, 2016

RGB LEDs? Cherry MX switches? Everyone has those. It's tough for a keyboard to distinguish itself from its competition these days, with about a million...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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WD unveils a raft of HGST enterprise storage products
— 2:30 PM on December 6, 2016

Western Digital unveiled a raft of HGST-branded enterprise storage products today, including a range of NVMe PCIe drives, high-capacity 2.5" SAS SSDs, and 3.5"...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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BenQ SW320 monitor is one of the first with HDR
— 10:30 AM on December 6, 2016

The terms 4K and HDR are thrown around quite a bit in reference to TVs lately, but this combination of buzzwords hasn't really hit the...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Micron 5100-series SSDs make speedy datacenter storage cheaper
— 4:34 PM on December 5, 2016

Being one of the world's leading NAND flash manufacturers, one could say that Micron would like nothing more than to see hard drives go away....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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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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Seagate Duet portable drive reaches for the clouds
— 1:16 PM on December 2, 2016

Between the proliferation of cheap eMMC storage devices, crazy-fast NVMe SSDs, and cloud backup services, users' interactions with platters of spinning rust is...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Networking

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Panasonic develops an IPS panel with a million-to-one contrast ratio
— 10:36 AM on December 2, 2016

Japanese technology industry giant Panasonic has developed a new type of IPS LCD panel that the company says is capable of a contrast ratio...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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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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AOC P2779VC monitor juices up phones without the wires
— 10:30 AM on November 30, 2016

Once upon a time, LCD monitors with accurate colors and wide viewing angles were the exclusive purview of professionals and nerds. These days, there's not...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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MSI seeks to Shield M.2 SSDs from thermal throttling
— 11:00 AM on November 29, 2016

A good bit of the PC enthusiast product space is devoted to solving problems most computer users rarely experience or notice. The proliferation of mechanical...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage

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AOC Agon AG251FZ syncs freely at up to 240Hz
— 9:04 AM on November 28, 2016

Everyone loves the wide viewing angles and vivid colors of IPS and VA LCD panels. The TN panel technology has been all but abandoned in...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Early Black Friday deals: we're thankful for all these cheap SSDs
— 4:12 PM on November 23, 2016

Hello, gerbils! It seems that online retailers couldn't wait until Black Friday to get their grubby little hands on your credit cards and decided to...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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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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