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Independent QA firm digs into the causes of Note 7 battery fires
— 11:20 AM on December 6, 2016

Remember the Samsung Note 7 battery issues? Instrumental, a company that produces tools for remote quality assurance, certainly does. On its blog, Instrumental used...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Time's running out for our limited-edition Corsair RM1000i contest
— 11:20 AM on December 5, 2016

I love the smell of a freshly-unboxed power supply in the morning. Don't you? I bet you do. Just in case you've missed it,

Type: News story Tags: Power Miscellaneous

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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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Deals of the week: laptops and a mixed bag of goodies
— 12:02 PM on December 2, 2016

Greetings, fellow gerbils. I know, I know, your credit cards are beaten, bruised, and broken from all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. And...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Silverstone Primera case looks hot and stays cool
— 2:59 PM on December 1, 2016

Skipping the 5.25" drive bays gives case manufacturers a lot of liberty to improve the airflow of a computer chassis. Silverstone takes full advantage of...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Poll: Did you buy into the world of VR this year?
— 12:44 PM on December 1, 2016

2016 is the year that VR took off, at least if you listen to the companies making VR headsets. The Oculus Rift rolled in on...

Poll Question: • Did you buy into the world of VR this year?

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Gigabyte XC700W is an extreme case for extreme gamers
— 2:39 PM on November 30, 2016

Are you a gamer? Are you an extreme gamer? Your build obviously requires extreme hardware, and what could be more appropriate than full-tower PC? Gigabyte's...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Give us 10 good reasons you should win this Corsair RM1000i Special Edition
— 9:15 AM on November 30, 2016

So, Private Gerbil, you just bought a fancy-pants computer with three graphics cards and a high-end processor with more cores than a nuclear reactor. In...

Type: News story Tags: Power Miscellaneous

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Riing RGB Radiator Premium fans bring the IoT to the PC
— 12:00 PM on November 29, 2016

If you're going to go with RGB-illuminated case fans, you might as well see how far the rabbit hole goes. Thermaltake's Riing LED RGB Radiator...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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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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Cyber Monday deals: mobile computing and audio
— 1:38 PM on November 28, 2016

Greetings again, gerbils. In the previous installment of Cyber Monday deals, we covered components and peripherals. Now, it's time to get your mobile computing...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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X2 Magic Lantern fans add a shot of color to PCs on the cheap
— 12:12 PM on November 28, 2016

Dutch PC component X2 is looking to inject a little wizardry and a lot of light into users' PC cases with its new Magic...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Cyber Monday deals: components and peripherals
— 11:17 AM on November 28, 2016

Someone's got a case of the Mondays, it seems. The cure for that, as we all know, is a set of heavily-discounted hardware deals, courtesy...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Antec budget CPU heatsinks look cool in shades of blue
— 1:00 PM on November 25, 2016

Antec may be best known for its cases, but the manufacturer has other product lines on offer, too. The company is launching an all-out assault...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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WideBeam Hybrid LED strips bring new spectra to your case
— 11:30 AM on November 25, 2016

Getting the lighting right in a case mod can be a tricky task when working with just one color. What about when you want to...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Deals of the week: Black Friday 2016
— 9:58 AM on November 25, 2016

Greetings, gerbils. We're writing this as we run from the stampede of Black Friday shoppers behind us. We're getting away by the skin o' our...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Thermaltake Tower 900 Series case gives "water tower" new meaning
— 9:35 AM on November 25, 2016

Building any PC—especially a liquid-cooled system—is a bit of a science project. So why pretend it isn't? That seems to be the idea behind Thermaltake's...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Early Black Friday deals: the best of all the rest
— 6:04 PM on November 23, 2016

We took a look at early Black Friday deals on graphics cards, CPUs, and SSDs, and now it's time to share the...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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