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We're giving away our Aimpad R5 review unit
— 4:05 PM on October 27, 2016

If you've read our review of the Aimpad R5, you already know that we're pretty big fans of the concept behind this keyboard. If...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices The Tech Report

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

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

Nvidia licenses Rambus' DPA tech for side-channel data leak prevention
— 4:24 PM on October 24, 2016

Most gerbils are familiar with the Rambus name from the ill-fated RDRAM popular back in the Pentium 4 days. Although the company appeared to vanish...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

Deals of the week: scads of high-performance storage and more
— 11:06 AM on October 21, 2016

Happy Friday, gerbils. We had a dearth of cheap SSDs in last week's deals, but the component market has returned to form today. Here's what...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Radeon 16.10.2 drivers add support for October's big games
— 5:01 PM on October 20, 2016

The next couple weeks of gaming are packed with a Great War, a bunch of Titans, and the rise and fall of entire civilizations. Battlefield...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

Strong revenue doesn't stem red ink in AMD's fiscal third quarter
— 4:41 PM on October 20, 2016

AMD posted a remarkable increase in revenue for its fiscal third quarter of 2016. The company took in $1.3 billion, up 23% year-on-year, thanks...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Intel posts strong growth in the third quarter of 2016
— 8:19 AM on October 19, 2016

Intel wiped away any bad feelings from its bumpy second quarter yesterday with what it describes as record revenues and strong profitability. For...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

Razer buys audio certification company THX
— 12:00 PM on October 18, 2016

Most of us know THX for that tone that plays before some movies—that deep, body-shaking sound that tells you a theater has THX-certified audio. The...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Samsung fires up 10-nm chip production
— 11:18 AM on October 17, 2016

Half a year ago, Samsung announced that it was fabricating DRAM on a "10-nm class" process. Now, the company is announcing that it's...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Deals of the week: a cheap Radeon R9 Fury and more
— 10:45 AM on October 14, 2016

Happy day, gerbils! It's sunny and warm out there, and today there's no shortage of hardware deals to be found. For the first time in...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

DualShock 4 support coming to Steam Controller API
— 10:00 AM on October 13, 2016

The Steam Controller is one of the topics of discussion at Valve's SteamDevDays developer conference in Seattle this week. Jeff Bellinghausen from the Steam...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Software

Gartner: Decline in PC sales continues for yet another quarter
— 9:00 AM on October 13, 2016

Time was when back-to-school computer promotions were a major sales driver for the PC industry. Unfortunately, those hoping to see computer sales start to grow...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

MSI brings Kaby Lake to its Cubi 2 mini-PCs
— 8:00 AM on October 13, 2016

Shortly after Intel started bringing NUC PCs to market, MSI jumped in with its Cubi mini-PCs. Now, MSI has a hardware refresh on the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

Asrock preps 21 motherboards for a dip into Kaby Lake
— 11:00 AM on October 12, 2016

Asus spinoff ASRock has followed its progenitor company in releasing BIOS updates adding support for the upcoming Kaby Lake CPUs. Firmware updates for 21...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

Gen-Z Consortium prepares for the future of storage and memory
— 9:00 AM on October 12, 2016

AMD, Lenovo, IBM, and a host of other big names in computing have joined together to form the Gen-Z Consortium. The group is working...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Android 7.1 set for December release
— 6:02 PM on October 11, 2016

When Google showed off Android 7.1 Nougat and the new Pixel phones at the company's hardware event last week, the search giant said...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

Exynos 7 Dual 7270 SoC adds LTE connectivity to wearable devices
— 1:27 PM on October 11, 2016

Samsung may have its hands full with Note7 fires and washing machines that might spin until they explode, but some things are still...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing