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In the lab: Asus' Tinker Board SBC
— 5:27 PM on February 24, 2017

We wrote about Asus' Tinker Board single-board computer (SBC) for the first time a little over a month ago. The Tinker Board is...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Systems

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Corsair Lighting Node Pro brings light strip control to every PC
— 4:33 PM on February 24, 2017

Most people who light up the inside of their cases use a single color that complements the most common shade on their components. If you'd...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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TR forums spotlight: krazyredboy's crazy simulator PC
— 12:36 PM on February 24, 2017

TR gerbil krazyredboy's custom-built "case" project has gotten some attention in our forums, but we thought it's just too cool to not shine the...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Miscellaneous

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Deals of the week: a high-end Mini-ITX mobo, fast RAM, storage, and more
— 11:22 AM on February 24, 2017

Howdy, partner. I've been working hard all my life, going 'round and about these hills tending to my herd of buffalos. But ever since the...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Miscellaneous Memory Input devices

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Steam Audio SDK promises better surround sound gratis
— 10:00 AM on February 24, 2017

VR has the power to transport us to new worlds, but if designers get even one thing wrong, the whole magic spell disappears and we're...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Ryzen CPUs enjoy strong pre-launch demand
— 9:07 AM on February 23, 2017

If you're in the market for a CPU upgrade, AMD's Ryzen processors could be just the thing. We say "could be" because Jeff hasn't poked...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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Alphacool Eislicht makes for a moody PC interior
— 3:00 PM on February 22, 2017

LED light strips are pretty awesome. As an older tweaker who used to run a cold-cathode light in his case back in the day, I...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Miscellaneous

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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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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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Blizzard ends support for Windows XP and Vista
— 9:01 AM on February 21, 2017

In a move sure to disappoint conspiracy theorists and the three guys still using Windows Vista because they really like the desktop gadgets, Blizzard

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software Operating systems

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TSUBAME3.0 gears up for AI supercomputing with 2160 Tesla P100s
— 4:00 PM on February 17, 2017

Nvidia just announced a new partnership with the Tokyo Institute of Technology to create what it calls Japan's fastest AI supercomputer. The machine will...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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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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Unreal Engine 4.15 arrives with HDR and AFR support
— 3:30 PM on February 16, 2017

The mention of Unreal Engine 4 (UE) often brings to mind impressive-looking demos that elicit more than a fair share of oohs and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Caavo uses computer vision to unify control of streaming boxes
— 3:30 PM on February 15, 2017

Ask anyone with a set-top box or smart TV about the worst part of the user experience, and chances are the divided nature of the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Input devices

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Falcon Northwest's Oculus Ready desktops get a splash of Kaby Lake
— 2:00 PM on February 15, 2017

Boutique builder Falcon Northwest has a long history of working with Oculus, having built development and demo rigs for the VR headset maker for a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Gaming

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CableMod upgrades RGB LED strips with pure white light
— 4:30 PM on February 14, 2017

If you've bought any hardware in the last six months, chances are some part of it either has built-in RGB LEDs or a connector for...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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