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Xeon E7 v3 boasts Haswell cores, hybrid memory controller
— 10:42 AM on May 6, 2015

Although Broadwell-based chips are already on the market and Skylake is rumored for next year, Intel's older Haswell microarchitecture is still working its way into...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Oculus says Rift VR headset will ship early next year
— 9:08 AM on May 6, 2015

We've watched the development of the Oculus Rift ever since its Kickstarter debut in 2012, and we've been waiting with bated breath for a...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Displays Gaming

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16-nm NAND infiltrates Intel's latest server SSD
— 6:00 AM on May 6, 2015

After refreshing its mid-range and high-end server SSDs with updated controllers and 20-nm NAND earlier this...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Asus' 144Hz MG279Q monitor may top out at 90Hz with FreeSync
— 12:38 PM on May 1, 2015

We've been eagerly awaiting the release of Asus' MG279Q, a FreeSync display with an IPS panel and a fast 144Hz peak refresh rate. It...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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AMD delays FreeSync support for multi-GPU systems
— 4:54 PM on April 30, 2015

Monitors with AMD's FreeSync technology are finally shipping, but support for the variable-refresh tech has been limited to PCs with single Radeon GPUs thus far....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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BenQ's curved 35'' gaming monitor updates at 144Hz
— 9:06 AM on April 30, 2015

Add another 21:9 monitor to the ranks. BenQ's new XR3501 is the latest display to adopt the ultra-wide aspect ratio, but that's not the only...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Hardware makers want to standardize the stylus
— 2:37 PM on April 24, 2015

Styluses are useful for note-taking, doodling, and fine graphics work, but there's no common standard for the underlying technology, so the pens often aren't portable...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Acer's curved G-Sync display costs $1299, ships in September
— 10:42 AM on April 23, 2015

We've heard rumblings about Acer's curved, 34" G-Sync display since January, and now it's official. The XR341CK sports a 21:9 IPS panel with a...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Samsung spills details on flexible AMOLED display
— 9:19 AM on April 23, 2015

Samsung announced its Galaxy S6 smartphone last month, including an Edge variant that curves the screen over the sides of the handset. The Edge...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Valve's giving free VR kits to content creators
— 6:00 AM on April 23, 2015

Content creators working on virtual reality can apply to receive free HTC headgear from Valve. Seeding will begin this spring, the Steam steward says,...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices Gaming

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Tiny MIT touchpad fits on your fingernail
— 11:52 AM on April 20, 2015

MIT researchers have developed a wireless touchpad small enough to fit on your fingernail. Dubbed NailO, the prototype is modeled after cosmetic nail stickers....

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Personal tech

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This week produced a bumper crop of security holes, patches
— 7:11 PM on April 17, 2015

It was a massive patch Tuesday this week. We got patches for show-stopping flaws from Microsoft, Oracle, Google, and Adobe. Let's start with Microsoft, who released...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Deal of the week: A terabyte-class SSD for $300, plus more
— 11:24 AM on April 17, 2015

SSDs take center stage in this week's deals post—but not the ones you might expect. The headliner is Crucial's M500 960GB, which is marked down to...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory Input devices

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Razer's BlackWidow Chroma spawns a tenkeyless variant
— 2:56 PM on April 16, 2015

Razer's BlackWidow Chroma gaming keyboard is getting a little brother. Today, the company announced the BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma, an RGB-backlit mechanical keyboard with...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Here's our discussion of FreeSync, G-Sync, and the BenQ XL2730Z
— 9:01 AM on April 15, 2015

We talked about my review of the BenQ XL2370Z FreeSync monitor on the podcast recently. Here's what I had to say about it there.

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Ventus X mouse fights sweaty palms with textured finish, extra ventilation
— 10:45 AM on April 14, 2015

Some gamers get sweaty palms while playing, an affliction that can make it difficult to keep a good handle on one's mouse. Fortunately, Thermaltake's new...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Dell, Apple, and Firefox make security headlines
— 3:22 PM on April 13, 2015

There are three recent security stories that impact our community. They involve flaws in Dell's System Detect, Firefox 37, and OS X. We've talked before about...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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HGST ships NVM Express SSD with 3000MB/s top speed
— 2:01 AM on April 13, 2015

Make way for another PCI Express SSD. HGST has started shipping the Ultrastar SN100 Series, which combines four lanes of Gen3 connectivity with the NVM...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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