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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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I made my dumb appliances smarter with the Internet of Things
— 2:58 PM on December 2, 2016

Sometimes I forget things. In particular, I forget to transfer my clean but wet laundry from the washing machine to the dryer. When this happens,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Networking

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Seagate Duet portable drive reaches for the clouds
— 1:16 PM on December 2, 2016

Between the proliferation of cheap eMMC storage devices, crazy-fast NVMe SSDs, and cloud backup services, users' interactions with platters of spinning rust is...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Networking

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Deals of the week: laptops and a mixed bag of goodies
— 12:02 PM on December 2, 2016

Greetings, fellow gerbils. I know, I know, your credit cards are beaten, bruised, and broken from all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. And...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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ASRock Beebox-S reports for HTPC duty
— 9:01 AM on December 2, 2016

Every shake of the magic eight-ball seems to deliver the same conclusions regarding Intel's Kaby Lake seventh-generation Core CPUs: a little extra battery life...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems

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HP ProBook x360 Education Edition can survive the playground bully
— 10:24 AM on December 1, 2016

Remember back when laptops were first becoming a thing? Some folks thought we'd see every high-schooler carrying around their own personal PC by now, some...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Gigabyte's XH300 headset hits all the right notes
— 9:00 AM on December 1, 2016

Gigabyte announced the fancy-looking XH300 headset at CES earlier this year, and it seems it's headed for an imminent release. The headset is displayed prominently...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Enermax Revolution SFX PSUs offer efficient power in a tidy package
— 12:00 PM on November 30, 2016

The Mini-ITX standard is great, and the reduction in power requirements and thermal footprint in even the fastest gaming graphics cards...

Type: News story Tags: Power Systems

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Give us 10 good reasons you should win this Corsair RM1000i Special Edition
— 9:15 AM on November 30, 2016

So, Private Gerbil, you just bought a fancy-pants computer with three graphics cards and a high-end processor with more cores than a nuclear reactor. In...

Type: News story Tags: Power Miscellaneous

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Adata A10050QC Power Bank delivers Quick Charge power
— 9:00 AM on November 30, 2016

Google may not be a fan of the proprietary Quick Charge technology baked into Qualcomm's Snapdragon SoCs, but that doesn't mean other companies aren't...

Type: News story Tags: Power Mobile computing

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Riing RGB Radiator Premium fans bring the IoT to the PC
— 12:00 PM on November 29, 2016

If you're going to go with RGB-illuminated case fans, you might as well see how far the rabbit hole goes. Thermaltake's Riing LED RGB Radiator...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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MSI seeks to Shield M.2 SSDs from thermal throttling
— 11:00 AM on November 29, 2016

A good bit of the PC enthusiast product space is devoted to solving problems most computer users rarely experience or notice. The proliferation of mechanical...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage

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Radeon Software 16.11.5 watches out for Watch Dogs 2
— 9:30 AM on November 29, 2016

AMD has just slipped in its fifth Radeon driver release for November. The Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.11.5 is out now, and it primary...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Cyber Monday deals: mobile computing and audio
— 1:38 PM on November 28, 2016

Greetings again, gerbils. In the previous installment of Cyber Monday deals, we covered components and peripherals. Now, it's time to get your mobile computing...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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X2 Magic Lantern fans add a shot of color to PCs on the cheap
— 12:12 PM on November 28, 2016

Dutch PC component X2 is looking to inject a little wizardry and a lot of light into users' PC cases with its new Magic...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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GeForce 376.09 drivers are ready to hack Watch Dogs 2
— 10:07 AM on November 28, 2016

Nvidia's driver team never seems to take a break, even when there is turkey and stuffing to be eaten. Today's harvest of ones and zeros...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Antec budget CPU heatsinks look cool in shades of blue
— 1:00 PM on November 25, 2016

Antec may be best known for its cases, but the manufacturer has other product lines on offer, too. The company is launching an all-out assault...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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We've tracked down all the best Black Friday game deals
— 10:19 AM on November 25, 2016

It's Black Friday, and you know what that means. Prices are slashed on almost everything, almost everywhere, and video games are no different. We dragged...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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