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WPA2 security hole KRACKs Wi-Fi networks wide open
— 9:31 AM on October 16, 2017

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team has issued a warning about a new attack that affects Wi-Fi networks using the commonly-used WPA2 protocol....

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

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Riotoro Prism CR1088 chassis inverts the dual-chamber design
— 9:24 AM on October 13, 2017

We got a brief look at Riotoro's Prism CR1088 ATX case at Computex at the beginning of June. The case appears to be...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Thursday deals: speedy memory, Fractal Design cases, and more
— 10:12 AM on October 12, 2017

Good afternoon, gerbils and gerbilettes. It's a sunny warm day here, the birds are singing, and I can see deeply-discounted price tags flying everywhere. I'm...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Memory Input devices

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Oculus permanently chops the Rift + Touch bundle price to $399
— 1:12 PM on October 11, 2017

Remember the Summer of Rift promotion? The previously-expensive Oculus Rift-and-Touch combo pack had its price dropped to $399 during summer. According to Oculus, the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Gaming

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Cooler Master MasterBox MB600L fits liquid cooling on the cheap
— 5:00 PM on October 10, 2017

Besides multi-zoned RGB LED lighting and tempered glass side panels, the biggest trend in PC cases in 2017 has to be flat, featureless front panels....

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Pour one out for AOL Instant Messenger
— 4:00 PM on October 6, 2017

Internet kids, pour one out. AOL Instant Messenger, one of the oldest messaging services around, is shutting down this year after 20 years of service....

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Google's gadget belt has Clips, Pixel Buds, and Daydream View
— 4:15 PM on October 4, 2017

The new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones, the Pixelbook high-end Chromebook, and the two new Google Home speakers were the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Mobile computing Gaming

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Google goes Goldilocks with Home Mini and Home Max speakers
— 12:53 PM on October 4, 2017

Google kicked off its hardware event today with a couple of new additions to its line of connected speaker products for the home. The

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Miscellaneous Internet Personal tech

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Roku's streaming player lineup has five new devices
— 1:30 PM on October 3, 2017

Black Friday is less than two months away, so this is the time of year when makers of gadgets and gizmos announce their latest products....

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Corsair's ST100 is one fully-featured headset stand
— 9:09 AM on October 3, 2017

As happens with seemingly every aspect of personal computers and gaming, there's a developing trend in gaming headsets towards modularity and customizability. While integrated solutions...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Cooler Master Cosmos C700P is a big and beautiful hunk of metal
— 3:45 PM on September 28, 2017

Some people seem to just hate RGB LED lighting, and certainly there are also rabid fans of the technology. I think that most people fall...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Amazon's new Echo and Echo Plus help you control your household
— 4:07 PM on September 27, 2017

If you've wanted to get in on the voice-activated home-assistant action but balked at the high price of devices like Apple's HomePod or Amazon's Echo,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Miscellaneous Personal tech

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Google Compute Engine is now powered in part by Pascal
— 3:05 PM on September 22, 2017

Google's Compute Engine is expanding the availability of powerful compute GPUs in its Compute Engine cloud platform. The search giant is now offering access...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Servers

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Thursday deals: big external drives, a sweet case, and more
— 11:28 AM on September 21, 2017

Howdy, gerbils! Our latest System Guide is up and contains lots of great hardware-buying advice. Sadly, despite the turn of the season, we didn't...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Cooling Storage

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The Tech Report System Guide: September 2017 edition
— 5:37 PM on September 20, 2017

Ryzen 3, Ryzen Threadripper, new Core i7 and Core i9 CPUs, and a tectonic shift in graphics card pricing have made for a tumultuous couple...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Cases Cooling Storage Systems

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Amazon's Kindle Fire HD 10 gets a meaty hardware upgrade
— 10:45 AM on September 20, 2017

Amazon's Kindle Fire 7 is probably the undisputed champion of the under-$50 tablet segment, and it often forays down to $35 impulse-buy territory thanks...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Mobile computing

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Tuesday deals: graphics cards, a mobo, storage, and a big TV
— 10:36 AM on September 19, 2017

Every five years or so, I buy my parents a new TV. It makes for a nice gift, and that's about the right pace to...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Storage Displays

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Aorus H5 gaming headset is rather flashy
— 2:00 PM on September 15, 2017

Gigabyte has been expanding its Aorus gaming brand over the last couple of years, and the company is now growing its presence into the realm...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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