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In the lab: Aorus' Z270X-Gaming 8 motherboard
— 9:30 AM on February 15, 2017

The flood of Z270 motherboards continues unabated, and we've plucked a distinctly high-end one from the stream for you this morning. Gigabyte's Aorus brand is...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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CableMod upgrades RGB LED strips with pure white light
— 4:30 PM on February 14, 2017

If you've bought any hardware in the last six months, chances are some part of it either has built-in RGB LEDs or a connector for...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Amazon Chimes in on video conferencing market
— 3:30 PM on February 14, 2017

Skype was originally released in 2003. Apple's FaceTime first appeared on iOS back in 2010. Video conferencing is definitely not anything new. Amazon is...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Networking Personal tech

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Biostar A68N-5100 is a tiny home for Kabini
— 1:00 PM on February 14, 2017

AMD's Kabini architecture is definitely not new, and neither is the A4-5100 implementation of that low-power APU design. That hasn't stopped Biostar from...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards

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A Bridge too far: migrating from Sandy to Kaby Lake
— 11:09 AM on February 14, 2017

The question of whether it's worth upgrading from Intel's Sandy Bridge chips accompanies every new TR CPU review. For one TR contributor, the arrival of...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Library Lovers Day Shortbread
— 10:00 AM on February 14, 2017

PC hardware and computing Review: HP's Elite Slice is a cool possible future for the desktop @ Ars Technica HP Envy 34 review: An ultrawide curved...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Qualcomm announces its first 802.11ax Wi-Fi products
— 2:30 PM on February 13, 2017

I suspect that most gerbils probably have the same love-hate relationship with Wi-Fi that I do. I love it when it works, and hate it...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

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Apple halts sales of LG UltraFine 5K monitor over Wi-Fi snafu
— 1:06 PM on February 13, 2017

Last year when Apple declined to refresh its Thunderbolt display in favor of promoting LG's UltraFine displays, we all ooh-ed and aah-ed at the...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mac

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Monday Shortbread
— 12:48 AM on February 13, 2017

The Fierce Five   VideoCardz: AMD Ryzen 7 1800X, 1700X and Ryzen 5 1600X will require special coolers VideoCardz: Intel promises more than 15% better...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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In the lab: MSI's Trident 3 gaming mini-PC
— 2:43 PM on February 10, 2017

Among MSI's gaming PCs, the smallest model is the Trident 3. I've been curious about the performance of one of these slabs ever since...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Possible Intel Optane DC P4800X specifications leak
— 1:00 PM on February 10, 2017

As products featuring Intel and Micron's joint venture 3D XPoint storage chips get closer to market, the claims surrounding them seem to have gotten less...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Deals of the week: a relatively affordable GTX 1080 and more
— 10:54 AM on February 10, 2017

Whew. I'm in a rush today, fellow gerbils, so let's dive right into the best deals we found this week. Let's start off with something big....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Storage Mobile computing

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NEC's EX341R monitor does double duty as a KVM switch
— 9:00 AM on February 10, 2017

Gamers are sometimes guilty of judging every new display by the unique needs for Counterstrike sessions. As it turns out, some of us also use...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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The Tech Report System Guide: February 2017 edition
— 2:45 PM on February 9, 2017

Intel's desktop Kaby Lake CPUs and their accompanying 200-series motherboards are out now, and that means good news for PC builders everywhere. See how Intel's...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Miscellaneous

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PSA: Newegg will take 5% off sitewide until 9:59 PT tonight
— 1:06 PM on February 9, 2017

This isn't a deals-of-the-week post, exactly. Newegg will usually discount a particular set of items, and we'll sniff out the best of them. This time...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Toshiba gets on the starting blocks for its latest NAND fab
— 12:30 PM on February 9, 2017

Japanese electronics manufacturer Toshiba has been suffering some financial difficulties as of late. These losses are at least partially related to a 2015...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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Bagel and Lox Day Shortbread
— 11:00 AM on February 9, 2017

PC hardware and computing ASRock Announces H110-STX MXM Mini-STX Motherboard with MXM GPU Support @ PC Perspective (shame about the cost of MXM cards) Zotac GeForce...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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MSI gets chilly with four new Arctic-themed motherboards
— 10:00 AM on February 9, 2017

A snowstorm just swept through my city this morning, and it appears that MSI has been feeling the arctic winds, too. The company has four...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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