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Amazon powers up Fire TV Stick with quad-core SoC
— 12:59 PM on September 29, 2016

E-retailer and cloud hosting juggernaut Amazon has refreshed its Fire TV Stick streaming media player with a new quad-core SoC and support for...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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BIO-key fingerprint readers let users get in touch with Microsoft Hello
— 10:30 AM on September 29, 2016

Three new fingerprint readers compatible with the Windows Hello biometric login management technology baked into Windows 10's Anniversary Update are now available from...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing Windows

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Google Translate gets a boost from deep neural networks
— 9:30 AM on September 29, 2016

Many of the technological nightmares we bring to life on film revolve around artificial intelligence gone wrong, usually somewhere around the year 2000. 2016 is...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Microsoft catapults datacenter performance with FPGAs
— 11:30 AM on September 28, 2016

Gamers and content creators are not alone in their frustration with the last decade's slowing increases in CPU performance. Massive datacenter operators like Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Internet Servers

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Asus J3455M-E mobo sails out with Apollo Lake SoC aboard
— 10:30 AM on September 28, 2016

Apollo Lake is out, and Asus has the first motherboard we've seen equipped with one of the low-power SoCs. The appropriately-named J3455M-E includes a...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Razer Deathadder sheds Chroma skin to achieve Elite status
— 12:51 PM on September 27, 2016

Gaming peripheral manufacturer Razer has upgraded its Deathadder Chroma mouse to Elite status. The Deathadder Elite's spec sheet is flush with numbers, some...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Rumor: Google to showcase mesh networking router soon
— 4:49 PM on September 23, 2016

Android Police has published some speculation that Google will introduce a new Wi-Fi router under the name Google Wifi (sic) at the company's hardware...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

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Updated: Yahoo may soon confirm massive data breach
— 1:28 PM on September 22, 2016

Update: Yahoo has confirmed the data breach, and says the leaked information pertains to 500 million accounts and dates back to 2014. The leaked...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Mionix Naos QG mouse knows what's really in your heart
— 9:03 AM on September 22, 2016

When you're streaming a game on Twitch, you are part of the content as much as the game. Viewers want to see and hear their...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Oracle gunning for Amazon with second-generation cloud services
— 12:43 PM on September 20, 2016

Oracle has launched its second-generation cloud infrastructure at the company's OpenWorld conference in San Francisco. Oracle CEO proclaimed that Amazon Web Service's (AWS) lead...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking Servers

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AMD AM4-based system spotted in the wild
— 1:54 PM on September 19, 2016

AMD announced the consolidation of its current trio of desktop APU/CPU sockets into a unified AM4 socket all the way back in January at...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Chipsets

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Embattled Madcatz sells Saitek to Logitech for a song
— 4:11 PM on September 16, 2016

Saitek is a well-regarded brand of gaming peripherals, a fact likely known by the crowd that hangs around here. Roughly nine years ago, Madcatz...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Gaming

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Oculus crafts Guardian to keep Touch play area in check
— 11:21 AM on September 15, 2016

According to rumors and reports, the Oculus Touch hand controllers are hopefully appearing in the next few months, enabling room-scale experiences with the Rift...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Input devices Gaming

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Biostar is off to the Mini-ITX races with its Z170GTN mobo
— 3:26 PM on September 13, 2016

Mini-ITX PCs seem to be growing in popularity of late, but there aren't many of those tiny motherboards to choose from with Z170 chipsets....

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Steelseries Rival 500 mouse lets gamers do more with their thumbs
— 1:56 PM on September 12, 2016

Have you ever taken a look at common MOBA and MMO-oriented mice and thought "that cluster of buttons looks like an unmanageable mess?" Well, Steelseries...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Report: Oculus Touch controllers may arrive in November for 199€
— 3:24 PM on September 9, 2016

European retailer Media Markt has quasi-officially let the cat out of the bag. The Oculus Touch hand controllers might appear in stores on November...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Input devices Gaming

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Razer Ornata keyboard fuses membrane and mechanical switches
— 4:44 PM on September 8, 2016

All of the most successful gaming keyboards in the last few years have relied on mechanical keyswitches, usually from German manufacturer Cherry. Cherry switches have...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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MSI Z170A Gaming M6 boasts a better USB 3.1 controller
— 9:14 AM on September 7, 2016

As Intel and AMD move more and more chipset features onto their processors, motherboard vendors have faced growing challenges to separate themselves from the pack....

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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