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Report: VR headset market is dominated by Google Cardboard
— 10:00 AM on February 22, 2017

After a bunch of false starts, 2016 was finally the "Year of VR." The first offerings arrived a while before that, in the form of...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Mobile computing Personal tech

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Intel XMM 7560 modem is ready for 5G anywhere in the world
— 9:00 AM on February 22, 2017

5G might not be just around the corner, but it's definitely starting to loom over the horizon. Last October, Qualcomm announced its first 5G...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

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Kopin microdisplays could make VR headsets sharper and slimmer
— 4:00 PM on February 21, 2017

Even the best available virtual reality headsets could be a lot better. Higher resolutions, higher refresh rates, reduced weight, and lower power consumption would all...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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AOC readies up a pair of 144-Hz curved VA monitors
— 11:30 AM on February 21, 2017

Gamers seeking a curved display will soon have another pair of options to choose from, thanks to the monitor mavens at AOC. The company has...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Master of Shapes brings Vive tracking to Daydream VR
— 2:30 PM on February 17, 2017

The dev kit for HTC's Vive Tracker peripheral is already a hot commodity among virtual reality developers. The company says it's received 2300...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Mobile computing Gaming Personal tech

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Deals of the week: Z270 motherboards, storage, and more
— 11:41 AM on February 17, 2017

Howdy! Have you upgraded to Kaby Lake yet? Well, if you haven't, now's a good time as any. We have some sweet hardware deals...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays Memory Mobile computing

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Phanteks Glacier gear flows into the water-cooling market
— 10:00 AM on February 17, 2017

Phanteks took the plunge into the depths of custom open-loop cooling parts with its July release of the Glacier G1080 water block for Nvidia...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Thermaltake brings one cooler by air and two by sea
— 1:00 PM on February 16, 2017

Either Thermaltake's management drives its product engineering team to the edge of exhaustion, or those engineers are very enthusiastic about their jobs, because the company's...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Alphacool Eiswand combats hot parts with a big block of chill
— 10:03 AM on February 15, 2017

Just like the ice wall guards the northern border of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros from the White Walkers, Alphacool's Eiswand 360 CPU ("Ice...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Qualcomm announces its first 802.11ax Wi-Fi products
— 2:30 PM on February 13, 2017

I suspect that most gerbils probably have the same love-hate relationship with Wi-Fi that I do. I love it when it works, and hate it...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

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Apple halts sales of LG UltraFine 5K monitor over Wi-Fi snafu
— 1:06 PM on February 13, 2017

Last year when Apple declined to refresh its Thunderbolt display in favor of promoting LG's UltraFine displays, we all ooh-ed and aah-ed at the...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mac

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Razer Blade laptop takes a swim in Kaby Lake
— 11:30 AM on February 13, 2017

Razer might get a bit of teasing for its gamer-focused marketing, but its 14" Blade laptop is surely one of the most powerful machines...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Jonsbo U4 and RM4 cases deliver a load of steel and glass
— 9:27 AM on February 13, 2017

Jonsbo might not be the first brand that springs into most gerbils' minds when the subject of PC chassis comes up, but the company has...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling

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EVGA iCX tech offers a complete picture of graphics card temps
— 12:13 PM on February 10, 2017

EVGA found itself in a bit of hot water late last year, water heated by insufficiently-cooled PWM circuits and memory chips on some of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Gaming

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EKWB's GA Z270X RGB Monoblock lights up your Gigabyte mobo
— 11:30 AM on February 10, 2017

RGB LEDs are in everything now. Keyboards, mice, video cards, fans and even RAM. Waterblocks are no exception, and cooling company EKWB has unveiled...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Deals of the week: a relatively affordable GTX 1080 and more
— 10:54 AM on February 10, 2017

Whew. I'm in a rush today, fellow gerbils, so let's dive right into the best deals we found this week. Let's start off with something big....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Storage Mobile computing

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NEC's EX341R monitor does double duty as a KVM switch
— 9:00 AM on February 10, 2017

Gamers are sometimes guilty of judging every new display by the unique needs for Counterstrike sessions. As it turns out, some of us also use...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Nvidia fills the Shield Tablet K1 with Nougat
— 5:00 PM on February 9, 2017

In the weeks since CES, we've reported on the Nvidia's 2017 Shield TV set-top box, and the update for the original Shield TV...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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