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Nvidia licenses Rambus' DPA tech for side-channel data leak prevention
— 4:24 PM on October 24, 2016

Most gerbils are familiar with the Rambus name from the ill-fated RDRAM popular back in the Pentium 4 days. Although the company appeared to vanish...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

Deals of the week: scads of high-performance storage and more
— 11:06 AM on October 21, 2016

Happy Friday, gerbils. We had a dearth of cheap SSDs in last week's deals, but the component market has returned to form today. Here's what...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Strong revenue doesn't stem red ink in AMD's fiscal third quarter
— 4:41 PM on October 20, 2016

AMD posted a remarkable increase in revenue for its fiscal third quarter of 2016. The company took in $1.3 billion, up 23% year-on-year, thanks...

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Intel posts strong growth in the third quarter of 2016
— 8:19 AM on October 19, 2016

Intel wiped away any bad feelings from its bumpy second quarter yesterday with what it describes as record revenues and strong profitability. For...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

Razer buys audio certification company THX
— 12:00 PM on October 18, 2016

Most of us know THX for that tone that plays before some movies—that deep, body-shaking sound that tells you a theater has THX-certified audio. The...

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Samsung fires up 10-nm chip production
— 11:18 AM on October 17, 2016

Half a year ago, Samsung announced that it was fabricating DRAM on a "10-nm class" process. Now, the company is announcing that it's...

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Deals of the week: a cheap Radeon R9 Fury and more
— 10:45 AM on October 14, 2016

Happy day, gerbils! It's sunny and warm out there, and today there's no shortage of hardware deals to be found. For the first time in...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Gartner: Decline in PC sales continues for yet another quarter
— 9:00 AM on October 13, 2016

Time was when back-to-school computer promotions were a major sales driver for the PC industry. Unfortunately, those hoping to see computer sales start to grow...

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Asrock preps 21 motherboards for a dip into Kaby Lake
— 11:00 AM on October 12, 2016

Asus spinoff ASRock has followed its progenitor company in releasing BIOS updates adding support for the upcoming Kaby Lake CPUs. Firmware updates for 21...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

Gen-Z Consortium prepares for the future of storage and memory
— 9:00 AM on October 12, 2016

AMD, Lenovo, IBM, and a host of other big names in computing have joined together to form the Gen-Z Consortium. The group is working...

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Intel Falcon 8+ UAV takes to North American skies
— 12:41 PM on October 11, 2016

It's pretty hard to read the news these days without hearing about drones. However, most of the news are about amateur-level drones, or commercial offerings...

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Deals of the week: fast SSDs, mechanical keyboards, and more
— 11:12 AM on October 7, 2016

Good morning, fellow gerbils. We know you have a fever for hardware, and the cure for that is a good set of deals. We scoured...

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Asynchronous Spacewarp lets cheaper PCs drive Oculus Rifts
— 2:39 PM on October 6, 2016

The PC gaming community has seen more that its fair share of discussion regarding VR's technical requirements and the implicit pricetags involved. Oculus' specs call...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Input devices

Oculus Touch controllers arrive December 6 for $199
— 1:25 PM on October 6, 2016

During Oculus' Connect conference keynote today, the company announced pricing and availability for its hand controllers, along with the infrastructure one will need to enjoy...

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Asus preps 87 motherboards for next-gen Intel CPUs
— 12:41 PM on October 6, 2016

Kaby Lake isn't coming to desktop systems until sometime next year, but Asus has already released UEFI BIOS updates for 87 of its...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

Samsung goes to the AI assistant party with Viv
— 12:00 PM on October 6, 2016

Samsung has decided to join the AI assistant party with its purchase of California-based Viv Labs, whose staff includes members of the team that...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Internet Personal tech

SteelSeries Arctis headsets make gamers' voices heard
— 9:00 AM on October 5, 2016

Peripheral designer SteelSeries is known for the sleek, stylish designs of its gaming gear. Today the company announced its new Arctis line of headsets, continuing...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Gaming Personal tech

Google launches Chromecast Ultra with 4K support
— 1:25 PM on October 4, 2016

Google launched the Chromecast Ultra at the company's hardware event in San Francisco today. The new device supports 4K...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia