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This week produced a bumper crop of security holes, patches
— 7:11 PM on April 17, 2015

It was a massive patch Tuesday this week. We got patches for show-stopping flaws from Microsoft, Oracle, Google, and Adobe. Let's start with Microsoft, who released...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Star Wars Battlefront trailer will leave your jaw on the desk
— 12:54 PM on April 17, 2015

DICE has posted a reveal trailer for the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront game, and, well, check it out for yourself.

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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This is my favorite fanless NUC chassis so far
— 9:12 AM on April 17, 2015

Intel's NUC is built around a standard motherboard form factor that allows others to create their own mini PC enclosures. Traditional case makers haven't gotten...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling Systems

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Google brings Handwriting Input to Android
— 10:51 AM on April 16, 2015

Google has released a new keyboard for Android devices that's not really a keyboard at all. The Handwriting Input app instead translates the scrawl from...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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Asus console brings Broadwell, GTX 960M to the living room
— 6:42 PM on April 15, 2015

Asus' ROG GR8 mini-PC is an intriguing option for those who want a console-like computer for living-room gaming. Today, the company announced the ROG...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Here's our discussion of FreeSync, G-Sync, and the BenQ XL2730Z
— 9:01 AM on April 15, 2015

We talked about my review of the BenQ XL2370Z FreeSync monitor on the podcast recently. Here's what I had to say about it there.

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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GTA V joins the AMD Gaming Evolved stable, supports Contact Hardening Shadows
— 6:08 PM on April 14, 2015

Grand Theft Auto V came out for the PC today. In tandem with that release, AMD has announced that GTA V is part of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Ventus X mouse fights sweaty palms with textured finish, extra ventilation
— 10:45 AM on April 14, 2015

Some gamers get sweaty palms while playing, an affliction that can make it difficult to keep a good handle on one's mouse. Fortunately, Thermaltake's new...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Cooler Master's GeminII S524 V2 takes a top-down approach
— 9:50 AM on April 14, 2015

Cooler Master has updated its GeminII S524 low-profile heatsink with a couple of new tricks. The new S524 V2 adds a direct-contact base with...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Etc.
— 6:00 AM on April 14, 2015

Any of you guys play GTA V after the launch last night? If so, what do you think so far?

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Make your own movies with GTA V's PC-only editor
— 8:57 PM on April 13, 2015

We PC gamers had to wait longer than everyone else to get our hands on Grand Theft Auto V. Perhaps as consolation, Rockstar included something...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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AMD's Catalyst 15.4 beta driver is primed for GTA V
— 3:32 PM on April 13, 2015

Looks like Radeon owners will be ready to roll with day-of-release drivers for GTA V when it comes out tomorrow. AMD has just posted a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Dell, Apple, and Firefox make security headlines
— 3:22 PM on April 13, 2015

There are three recent security stories that impact our community. They involve flaws in Dell's System Detect, Firefox 37, and OS X. We've talked before about...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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BenQ's XL2730Z 'FreeSync' monitor reviewed
— 1:02 PM on April 13, 2015

AMD's FreeSync is here, personified in BenQ's XL2730Z monitor. We've gone deep into the display's performance and smoothness, with direct comparisons to G-Sync using...

Type: Feature article Tags: Displays Gaming

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GeForce 350.12 drivers are tuned for GTA V
— 9:44 AM on April 13, 2015

Grand Theft Auto V finally comes to the PC tomorrow. To help GeForce owners prepare, Nvidia has released new graphics drivers tuned specifically for the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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HGST ships NVM Express SSD with 3000MB/s top speed
— 2:01 AM on April 13, 2015

Make way for another PCI Express SSD. HGST has started shipping the Ultrastar SN100 Series, which combines four lanes of Gen3 connectivity with the NVM...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Leak describes compute-oriented AMD server chip with 16 Zen cores
— 12:20 PM on April 10, 2015

Details have already leaked out about the first desktop CPUs based on AMD's next-gen Zen architecture, and now, Fudzilla has tasty morsels for...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Servers

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Deal of the week: A $400 Steam Machine, $80 Define R4, and more
— 10:38 AM on April 10, 2015

We have another batch of PC hardware deals for you today. Alienware's "Steam Machine Ready" Alpha gaming rig normally costs more than current-gen consoles, but coupon...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Displays Memory Gaming

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