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AMD publishes patches for Vega support on Linux
— 4:00 PM on March 22, 2017

Phoronix reports that AMD just published 100 patches to the AMDGPU Linux kernel driver, adding support for the company's upcoming Vega GPUs. Just a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software Linux-Unix

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iPhone 7 family gets the Product (RED) treatment
— 9:20 AM on March 21, 2017

Apple's iPhone 7 family didn't step out in any colors flashier than rose gold at launch. This morning, however, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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Apple upgrades its 9.7" iPad and slices price to $329
— 8:38 AM on March 21, 2017

Apple quietly updated its entry-level 9.7" iPad this morning. The new iPad—called, simply, iPad—replaces the Air 2 at the base of the full-size iPad...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

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GeForce 378.92 drivers are ready to travel to Andromeda
— 11:00 AM on March 20, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda is set to pick up Bioware's Mass Effect series 600 years after from the original trilogy, and Nvidia is prepared for it...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X opens new frontiers in datacenter storage
— 11:00 AM on March 19, 2017

Intel's potentially revolutionary 3D Xpoint memory technology arrives today on board the Optane SSD DC P4800X. We dive in to see how this first Optane...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers

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Google Guetzli compression algorithm squeezes more out of JPEGs
— 1:00 PM on March 17, 2017

Waiting for images to load is no fun. Neither is paying for bandwidth to serve or receive those images. We've reported in the recent past...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

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Alphacool's Eiszeit compressor would impress Mr. Freeze
— 9:04 AM on March 17, 2017

When we talk about cooling our computers, usually we're talking about making them a bit less warm. But sometimes that's not enough. Maybe you're Batman...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Microsoft may block updates on new PCs running Windows 7 or 8.1
— 4:42 PM on March 16, 2017

A while back, Microsoft let the world know that it'd only support recent CPUs in the Intel Kaby Lake, AMD Ryzen, and Qualcomm 8996 families...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Everything You Do is Right Day Shortbread
— 1:30 PM on March 16, 2017

PC hardware and computing FCAT VR: measuring VR performance on the GTX 1060 and RX 480 @ PC Perspective Plextor M8Pe Series SSD review @

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Thermaltake Core P1 TG chassis won't take up much room on your wall
— 11:30 AM on March 16, 2017

Thermaltake has developed an entire family of wall-mountable open-frame PC chassis with its Core P3, P5, and P7. The Core line's newest...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Radeon 17.3.2 drivers suit up for Mass Effect: Andromeda
— 9:00 AM on March 16, 2017

It's been five years since Bioware wrapped up the original Mass Effect storyline, and fans of the story-driven RPG are hotly anticipating the upcoming sequel....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Nvidia releases FCAT VR performance metrics tool
— 2:30 PM on March 15, 2017

Performance testing for VR apps is a tricky problem, and one we've not quite found a satisfactory answer for. As it turns out, Nvidia may...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Chrome 57 saves power and CPU cycles by throttling background tabs
— 11:30 AM on March 15, 2017

When we wrote about Chrome 56 about six weeks ago, we mentioned that Google was working on aggressively throttling background tabs in order to...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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BitFenix Portal compact case is no puzzler
— 10:00 AM on March 15, 2017

Almost six years have passed since the last entry in the series, but Valve's Portal games still have a substantial group of fervent fans,...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Gaming

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Sony PlayStation Now will let you stream PS4 games to your PC
— 1:00 PM on March 14, 2017

Sony's PlayStation Now game streaming service is pretty similar to the GeForce Now service that Nvidia offers. You pay $20 a month to play...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles Networking

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Phanteks Glacier G1080Ti waterblock readies up for GP102
— 10:00 AM on March 14, 2017

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti offers amazing performance right out of the box. For some people, though, that still isn't enough. For the flock...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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EK waterblocks are pretty chill with MSI and Asus mobos
— 4:26 PM on March 13, 2017

Owners of Asus and MSI motherboards may be envious of the integrated CPU-and-motherboard waterblock on Asus' range-topping ROG Maximus Extreme IX. Those people can now...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cooling

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Synology's RT-2600ac wireless router reviewed
— 12:10 PM on March 13, 2017

One might not think of Synology when one thinks of wireless routers, but the company's RT-2600ac promises strong performance controlled by an easy-to-use interface. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: Networking

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