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Examining reports of slow write speeds on the 32GB iPhone 7
— 2:20 PM on October 21, 2016

Reports are going around of late that the 32GB iPhone 7 has demonstrably slower write performance than its larger siblings. Under the provocative title...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

Acer XB241YU G-Sync display stalks the FreeSync competition
— 1:00 PM on October 20, 2016

Nvidia loyalists may be despondent about the limited selection of monitors with Nvidia's G-Sync adaptive refresh technology compared to the seemingly geometrically-increasing number screens with...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

Latest Nintendo console can Switch form factors on the fly
— 9:46 AM on October 20, 2016

Nintendo has released the first teaser video for its next game console, the Switch. The three-minute clip makes it clear that a return...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

Asus VG245H is a gaming monitor for consoles
— 1:00 PM on October 18, 2016

Everyone likes to salivate over the latest high-end monitors with top-dollar features and matching pricetags, but we reckon most gerbils are running something a little...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

Google introduces POWER9-based Zaius P9 server design
— 12:09 PM on October 17, 2016

Cloud infrastructures require hardware. The buck can only be passed so far before someone has to own and maintain a server. Google Cloud has announced...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Servers

Report: First Intel 3D XPoint products coming to the desktop
— 10:09 AM on October 17, 2016

Rumor mill claims to have new information about the first round of 3D XPoint "Optane" storage products for the consumer and enthusiast...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

Samsung CFG70 curved gaming displays come with quantum dots
— 9:05 AM on October 17, 2016

Folks who are into high-performance gaming monitors are always looking for the holy grail—that perfect combination of clear motion, bright colors, high resolution, and a...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

Asus readies the 240-Hz ROG Swift PG258Q
— 11:00 AM on October 13, 2016

Yes, you read that headline correctly. The ROG blog is teasing the PG248Q, an upcoming 24.5" monitor in the Swift series with a staggering...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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

Western Digital re-enters the SSD market with Green and Blue drives
— 11:00 AM on October 11, 2016

Mammoth hard drive manufacturer Western Digital is once again selling solid-state disks under its own name. This news comes a scant five months after...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Altera launches Stratix 10 FPGAs with HBM2 in tow
— 12:30 PM on October 10, 2016

Intel subsidiary Altera has launched the Stratix 10 field-programmable gate array (FPGA). The Stratix 10 comprises 5.5 million logic elements, HBM2 memory, and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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 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

EVGA gives free PowerLinks to owners of its GTX 10-series cards
— 9:00 AM on October 4, 2016

When we build PCs, we have just one goal in mind. No, not "build a working, powerful PC." The most important goal, of course, is hiding...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Power

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

Razer revamps Kraken headsets with big drivers and metal bodies
— 9:30 AM on September 30, 2016

Razer is revamping its line of Kraken headsets in time for this fall's big rush of games. The company's engineers are bringing bigger audio...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Personal tech