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Fitbit buys Pebble, leaving watch owners in the lurch
— 11:06 AM on December 8, 2016

Fitbit, one of the biggest fitness band makers, has acquired "specific assets" of Kickstarter-fueled smartwatch maker Pebble. The official press release from Fitbit clarifies...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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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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Gigabyte's GA-X99-Designare EX motherboard reviewed
— 6:39 PM on November 22, 2016

Broadwell-E CPUs brought a new wave of X99 motherboards to go with them at price points both high and low. The GA-X99-Designare EX shows what's...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Microsoft's Windows 10 VR headsets won't require a high-end rig
— 9:02 AM on November 22, 2016

Microsoft announced a partnership earlier this fall with companies like Asus, Lenovo, and HP to bring cheaper virtual reality headsets to the market, along...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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HP Z2 Mini workstation got hit by a shrink ray
— 11:00 AM on November 16, 2016

Don't adjust your monitor—the image you see below isn't distorted to make the headphones look big next to the box. HP researchers had a little...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Workstations

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Radeon Pro WX cards roll up their sleeves for a hard launch
— 12:04 PM on November 7, 2016

Two members of the trio of AMD Radeon Pro WX workstation graphics cards announced at Siggraph at the end of July will soon...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Workstations

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Gigabyte lets loose a flurry of BIOS updates with Kaby Lake support
— 3:42 PM on October 28, 2016

And then there were none. On the heels of Asus and MSI, Gigabyte has now announced BIOS updates for its existing LGA...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Apple puts its AirPods in the oven a little longer
— 9:00 AM on October 27, 2016

There's less than a week left before Apple is set to ship its AirPods, the company's upcoming wireless earbuds. Our friends over at

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Microsoft helps hardware companies make VR more affordable
— 4:30 PM on October 26, 2016

Everybody wants to rule the VR world, and Microsoft is no exception. Sony, Oculus, and HTC all have headsets on the market promising the full...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Personal tech

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Surface Studio puts the iMac on notice
— 12:08 PM on October 26, 2016

The refreshed Surface Book i7 wasn't the only sleek, high-end system Microsoft trotted out at the company's Windows event this morning. The company unveiled...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Workstations

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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

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Boxxes workstations are now packed with Pascal-based Quadros
— 11:17 AM on October 7, 2016

The boutique workstation manufacturers and letter X enthusiasts at Boxx have announced the availability of the Apexx-series workstations packed with Nvidia Quadro P5000 and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Workstations

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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

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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

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Wacom MobileStudio Pro tablets can scan your Starbucks cup
— 12:09 PM on October 5, 2016

Greetings, artistic-minded gerbils everywhere. We have some goodies for you today, courtesy of Wacom. The digital art gear company is proudly showing off the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Input devices Workstations

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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

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Google gets serious about hardware with its Pixel phone
— 1:09 PM on October 4, 2016

If you've been following along Google's history of hardware, you could probably describe it as "checkered." The colorful company has made excellent devices like some...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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MSI 100-series BIOS updates show next-gen CPUs drop into LGA 1151
— 10:01 AM on September 30, 2016

Today MSI announced that it's issuing BIOS updates for all of its Intel 100-series motherboards to add support for the company's next-gen CPUs....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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