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WD adds 8TB hard drives to its internal and external offerings
— 10:06 AM on March 1, 2016

Western Digital is charging full steam (or should I say helium?) ahead with its 8TB hard drives. The company has just added 8TB models...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Apple moves to vacate court order requiring it to unlock an iPhone
— 8:15 PM on February 25, 2016

Like many in the software world, we've been closely following Apple's dispute with the United States government. Apple has been cooperating with the investigation...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mac

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MSI Cubi 2 Plus PCs make the most of mini-STX mobos
— 10:37 AM on February 23, 2016

A little while ago, Intel introduced its 5x5 motherboard standard, now called mini-STX. These mobos are even itty-bittier than Mini-ITX boards, measuring a mere...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Systems

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US government asks Apple to help it brute-force iOS security
— 2:10 PM on February 17, 2016

Apple often touts the security and privacy benefits of its iOS platform. The company takes a variety of measures to ensure that users'...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mac

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Some Zen CPUs may pack 32 cores and eight memory channels
— 11:03 AM on February 11, 2016

Every time there's an impending CPU or GPU release, a lot of rumors start floating around. AMD's upcoming Zen architecture is no exception to that...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Asus releases a trio of colorful B150 boards for smaller PCs
— 10:57 AM on February 10, 2016

It's still amazing how much horsepower one can cram into a small computer these days. Asus is serving that increasingly popular market with three B150-based...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Gaming

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Micron reports early successes in GDDR5X production
— 11:58 AM on February 9, 2016

Micron Technology posted an early report on its production of GDDR5X chips today, and the results sound good. The company says it's gotten working...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Memory

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Amazon lets developers build games for free with Lumberyard
— 8:58 AM on February 9, 2016

Amazon, never shy to enter a new line of business, has announced a free, cross-platform game engine today called Lumberyard. The online giant also...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Servers

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ASRock kills its SkyOC BCLK overclocking feature
— 10:00 AM on February 5, 2016

Farewell, Skylake BCLK overclocking, we hardly knew ye. ASRock has pulled the plug on its SkyOC feature, not even a couple months after it...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Chipsets

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ASRock A88M-ITX/ac gives AMD APUs a fun-sized foundation
— 9:51 AM on February 4, 2016

AMD's affordable CPUs can be a great fit for an HTPC or a NAS server. ASRock is likely thinking along the same lines, as it's...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Servers

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Biostar H110MD Pro mobo gives Skylake a microATX home for $55
— 11:10 AM on February 3, 2016

Biostar's microATX H110MD Pro is the company's latest foray into the Skylake motherboard space. This board carries a budget-friendly $54.99 suggested price. Unlike most Skylake...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Asus' ROG Maximus VIII Impact motherboard reviewed
— 11:49 AM on February 1, 2016

The last time we looked at a premium Mini-ITX board from Asus' Republic of Gamers series, we came away impressed. Can the Z170 Maximus VIII...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Gigabyte X99 BIOS updates could hint at Broadwell-E CPU support
— 5:34 PM on January 29, 2016

Gigabyte has quietly released BIOS updates for its range of X99-chipset-based motherboards. Along with support for 16GB DIMMs, the new firmware versions bring support...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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G.Skill's latest 128GB DDR4 kit blends high speed and tight timings
— 12:47 PM on January 29, 2016

G.Skill is dishing out a veritable onslaught of fast, high-capacity DDR4 RAM. The company has pulled back the curtain on its latest bombshell, the...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Apple posts $75.9 billion in revenue for its fiscal first quarter
— 4:27 PM on January 26, 2016

Apple has announced what it's calling its strongest results ever for the first quarter of its financial 2016. The company posted $75.9 billion in...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

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JEDEC makes GDDR5X official
— 9:13 AM on January 22, 2016

Bandwidth ahoy! Hot on the heels of the news that Samsung is producing HBM2 chips, the JEDEC standards body has now published the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Memory

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Serious bug in Linux kernel allows for privilege escalation
— 4:17 PM on January 20, 2016

The security team at Perception Point has uncovered a serious bug in the Linux kernel that could allow a regular user to get elevated...

Type: News story Tags: Software Linux-Unix Servers

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Google's Brotli algorithm will soon compress web traffic in Chrome
— 11:35 AM on January 20, 2016

Google will soon enable support in Chrome for a new compression algorithm called Brotli. The algorithm has been in the works for a...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Networking Servers

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