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Windows Cloud may be Microsoft's answer to Chromebooks
— 9:02 AM on January 31, 2017

Microsoft has been waging a war against Chromebooks on a number of fronts, including reducing the price of OEM Windows licenses on machines with...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Haswell IGPs get their last driver update for Windows 7 and 8.1
— 9:15 AM on January 30, 2017

All good things must come to an end. In turn, all outdated software meets its maker in the grand scheme of things. The terminus...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software Windows

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Wine project spills out a 2.0 release
— 2:17 PM on January 27, 2017

Advances in virtualization technology and web applications coupled with ever-rising memory and storage capacities have progressively turned the stage lights away from Wine, a software...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Mac Linux-Unix

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Deals of the week: tons o' graphics cards, a fast monitor, and RAM
— 11:27 AM on January 27, 2017

Behold, gerbils! Welcome to the magic show of El Dealino, the Mexican wizard known throughout lands far and wide. He is able to pull incredibly...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Displays Memory Input devices

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Cloud services and Office lead Microsoft to a healthy Q4
— 9:00 AM on January 27, 2017

Microsoft reported financial results for the fourth quarter of 2016 (the second quarter of its fiscal 2017) yesterday. The company earned $24.1 billion in revenue...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Intel's fourth-quarter earnings close 2016 on a high note
— 4:07 PM on January 26, 2017

Intel closed out its 2016 books today, and the results are rosy. The company posted $16.4 billion in revenue for the last quarter of...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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Oculus offers troubleshooting tips for trusty Touch setups
— 3:32 PM on January 26, 2017

Now that Oculus' Touch controllers are out in the wild, the company has started posting blog entries that detail the best ways to set up...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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BenQ EW2770QZ display keeps its temperature under control
— 1:44 PM on January 26, 2017

We're really quite spoiled for choice these days when buying monitors. Gaming monitors that refresh at 240Hz, ultra-high-definition displays that can reproduce over a...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Hugo Barra lands on his virtual feet at Facebook
— 10:30 AM on January 26, 2017

Hugo Barra didn't have a hard time finding gainful employment after his departure from Xiaomi on Sunday. The Brazilian technology executive will now be...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Internet

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Windows 10 Game Mode will prioritize games for smoother play
— 4:49 PM on January 25, 2017

Remember that "Game Mode" feature that Twitter user WalkingCat found in Windows 10 build 14997? When we first heard about it, we were left...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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CPU heatsink makers ready up Socket AM4 mounting kits
— 1:35 PM on January 25, 2017

A while back, we got a clue that Socket AM4 would use a new heatsink mounting system when be quiet! announced it would be giving...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Miscellaneous

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Microsoft releases open-source DirectX Shader Compiler
— 9:02 AM on January 25, 2017

At GDC last year, Microsoft pulled back the curtain on the graphics technologies coming with Shader Model 6.0. As it turns out, the company...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software Windows

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Agon AG352UCG serves up curved G-Sync gaming at 100Hz
— 4:00 PM on January 24, 2017

I've said many times before that the monitor is the most oft-neglected part of an enthusiast PC build. Folks who've just built a murder machine...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Xiaomi exec Hugo Barra leaves Chinese handheld maker
— 11:30 AM on January 23, 2017

Hugo Barra left Google back in 2013 to join Chinese cellphone maker Xiaomi. After leading many of the company's biggest initiatives over the last few...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Deals of the week: high-powered graphics cards, monitors, and more
— 12:00 PM on January 20, 2017

At last, gerbils. 'Tis Friday, and you know what that means. The cream of the crop, the bee's knees, the sweetest juice from the landscape...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Miscellaneous Displays

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Microsoft releases Pix DX12 tuning and debugging tool for Windows
— 10:00 AM on January 20, 2017

For three generations of Xbox consoles, game developers have used Microsoft's Pix tool for graphics performance tuning and debugging. Microsoft says that developers looking to...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Windows

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Radeon Pro Duo price drops could herald Vega's arrival
— 3:30 PM on January 19, 2017

When the dual-chip Radeon Pro Duo initially launched, AMD presented it as a premium GPGPU compute card rather than as a graphics accelerator. It's...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous

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Tinkerer builds his own LCD case side panel
— 9:00 AM on January 19, 2017

Some of us see a cool hardware design and immediately open our wallets. Others start devising plans for making that product themselves. One such...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Systems Displays

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