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New PowerVR H.265 encoders promise big efficiency gains
— 1:00 AM on March 2, 2015

Imagination Technologies is unveiling new products at the Mobile World Congress this week. Among them: the PowerVR Series5 family of video encoders, which are designed...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia

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Fractal Design's new fans are priced to move
— 6:00 AM on February 19, 2015

Fractal Design introduced a couple of new fans this week. That's not the most exciting news, but the Amazon and Newegg reviews for...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Chromecast support is coming to VLC media player
— 2:59 PM on February 17, 2015

Beaming videos from VLC media player to your TV may soon be easier than ever. As PocketLint reports, the latest VLC changelog suggests...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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Type-C USB 3.1 comes to ASRock X99, Z97 boards
— 6:00 AM on February 17, 2015

ASRock is the latest motherboard maker to adopt USB 3.1—and it claims to be the "first in the world" to offer reversible Type-C connectivity. The...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Software

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Deal of the week: the 850 EVO 1TB for $400, half off Far Cry 4, and more
— 10:43 AM on February 13, 2015

Last week's deals post was entirely devoid of SSDs—but this week's isn't. Samsung's 850 EVO 1TB is on sale at Newegg for only $399.99 without...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Memory Gaming

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Out of thermal paste? Use Nutella instead
— 4:32 PM on February 9, 2015

World Nutella Day was last week, and the folks at Cooler Master celebrated by using the stuff as thermal paste. Seriously.

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Biostar's Gaming Z97X mobo adopts USB 3.1, shuns Type-C port
— 10:09 AM on February 9, 2015

A few weeks after teasing it on Facebook, Biostar has formally revealed its first motherboard with USB 3.1. Here's the Gaming Z97X in...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Deal of the week: A mini Win8.1 tablet for $75, and more
— 11:15 AM on February 6, 2015

This week's deals post is all over the place, so let's get straight to the bulleted list: HP's Stream 7 Win8.1 tablet is on sale at...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Storage Memory Mobile computing

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Asus' Crossblade Ranger motherboard reviewed
— 10:59 AM on February 3, 2015

Asus' Crossblade Ranger is a tweaker-friendly, top-of-the-line motherboard for AMD's Socket FM2+ processors. We kicked the tires and turned up the clocks to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Intel refreshes high-endurance server SSDs with 20-nm NAND
— 6:00 AM on January 29, 2015

Consumer SSDs aren't the only ones that get periodic NAND updates. Intel has also refreshed some of...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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So long, Flash; YouTube now uses HTML5 by default
— 9:15 AM on January 28, 2015

Using a recent browser? Then chances are Adobe's Flash plug-in will remain dormant the next time you fire up a YouTube video. That's because, according...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Software

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MSI's X99S MPower motherboard reviewed
— 3:35 PM on January 27, 2015

MSI's blacked-out X99S MPower motherboard is a menacing beast primed for overclocked CPUs and multi-card graphics. It's also peppered with slick little touches, like...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Cooler Master's Hyper D92 CPU cooler reviewed
— 1:16 PM on January 16, 2015

Cooler Master's Hyper D92 is a compact tower-style cooler with dual 92-mm fans. We tested its performance on stock-clocked and overclocked CPUs to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

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New Intel IGP drivers add H.265, VP9 hardware decode support
— 9:56 AM on January 15, 2015

Intel graphics drivers releases aren't usually very exciting, but this one is worth pointing out. Numbered 15.36.14.4080, this update imbues Haswell and Broadwell processors...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Multimedia

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Biostar teases Z97 motherboard with USB 3.1
— 10:44 AM on January 14, 2015

MSI isn't the only one prepping a Z97 motherboard with USB 3.1 connectivity. Biostar also has one in the works. The Gaming Z97X first...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Cooler Master prototype melds vertical vapor chambers with CPU block
— 10:52 AM on January 12, 2015

CPU coolers with vertical vapor chambers are nothing new; Cooler Master has been making them since 2012. But the company showed off a new...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Here are more glamor shots of MSI's USB Type-C motherboard
— 1:34 PM on January 8, 2015

MSI's Z97A Gaming 6 is the first motherboard we've seen with a USB 3.1 Type-C port. The official MSI photo we posted the...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Cooler Master's ''kinetic'' engine turns rotating heatsink into a fan
— 9:10 AM on January 8, 2015

Way back in 2011, we posted an article on an innovative cooler that used a rotating hunk of metal as both a heatsink and...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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