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NVMe 1.3 arrives with a host of handy features
— 9:00 AM on May 25, 2017

NVMe drives are just beginning to hit the mainstream, and the interface's designers have published the 1.3 revision of the NVMe specification. Version 1.3...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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G.Skill's Ripjaws KM570 RGB gaming keyboard reviewed
— 3:40 PM on May 24, 2017

G.Skill's KM570 puts an everything-you-need, nothing-you-don't board in the company's gaming-keyboard quiver. We tried out this distilled gaming board to see whether it has what...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Acer's Predator Z35P is on the hunt for a high-end gaming rig
— 12:00 PM on May 24, 2017

Our peripheral guides make it clear: we like variable-refresh-rate displays, and we think that any gamer who sits down in front of one will...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Intel plans to integrate Thunderbolt into future CPUs
— 9:09 AM on May 24, 2017

The USB Type-C connector promises universal compatibility and frustration-free connections, but the dizzying array of protocols that can connect through that physical interface can...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Huawei opens up three new Windows 10 notebooks
— 5:00 PM on May 23, 2017

Huawei has been able to capture at least a little attention in the North America with high-spec smartphones at mainstream prices. The company's Surface-like...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows

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LG's X Venture has a beefy battery and a heavy-duty build
— 2:00 PM on May 23, 2017

If cars were like phones, most of the commercials on TV would show high-end sports cars and supercars, not the mid-range stuff. And if phones...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Agon AG251FG can do 2560x1440 or 240Hz
— 12:30 PM on May 23, 2017

You will be hard-pressed to find a more aggressive advocate of high-refresh-rate gaming than myself, and yet even I have to pause when looking at...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Let's hope lightning doesn't strike FSP's PTM+ power supply
— 11:00 AM on May 23, 2017

Liquid-cooled PC components are all the rage these days. There are CPU water blocks, liquid-cooled graphics cards, motherboards, and even SSDs...

Type: News story Tags: Power Cooling

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Microsoft sketches out its latest Surface Pro
— 8:34 AM on May 23, 2017

Microsoft released its latest and greatest Surface Pro at an event in Shanghai this morning. The new Surface Pro drops version numbers from its...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Samsung's high-end Chromebook Pro will be available May 28
— 2:38 PM on May 22, 2017

Back at CES, Samsung announced the Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro. The two machines are externally-identical magnesium-cased convertibles poised to fill the curious...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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HP upgrades Envy and Spectre x2 laptop lineups
— 11:35 AM on May 22, 2017

By most accounts, Microsoft has done a pretty good job of iterating and expanding its Surface hybrid tablet machines since their introduction at...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows

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Lenovo Legion Y920 is a mobile gaming beast
— 1:00 PM on May 19, 2017

When people are shopping for a new gaming laptop, I tend to point them in the direction of MSI, Gigabyte, or Asus. If they're feeling...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Deals of the week: nice mobos, cheap RAM, and more
— 10:21 AM on May 19, 2017

These gerbilssss... theys conssstantly out on the prowl. Tricksy gerbilses. I knows what they wantses, my preciousss hardware. But I gives it not to them,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Storage Memory

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Synaptics shows how some fingerprint sensors can't be trusted
— 10:00 AM on May 19, 2017

Fingerprint sensors are rapidly becoming the standard tool for securing mobile devices. Synaptics believes that these sensors typically aren't as safe as users think, however,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Amazon lights up new Fire tablets
— 9:00 AM on May 19, 2017

Amazon has pretty much abandoned of the high-end tablet space since the retirement of 2014's second-generation Fire HDX, focusing instead on low-end devices with...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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WD Red drives will let you add storage 10TB at a time
— 3:30 PM on May 18, 2017

We all love solid-state storage. Modern SSDs are fast, dense, and not too expensive, relatively speaking. That is, relative to what they used to cost....

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Corsair's Force Series MP500 240GB NVMe SSD reviewed
— 1:01 PM on May 18, 2017

Corsair is throwing its hat into the NVMe SSD ring with the Force MP500 drive. We subjected the drive to our testing gauntlet to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Google shows off standalone Daydream VR headsets
— 12:30 PM on May 18, 2017

There's a strong argument to be made that current virtual-reality hardware isn't easy enough to set up and use. At its I/O event this week,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

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