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Dell gets Superfishy by shipping PCs with self-signed root certificates
— 4:31 PM on November 23, 2015

Remember the Superfish debacle, when Lenovo shipped computers with a preinstalled rogue root certification authority (CA)? Dell seems to think that was a good...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Internet

Mozilla axes heavyweight Firefox themes and tab groups
— 1:04 PM on November 23, 2015

Back in August, Mozilla announced plans to adopt a Chrome-like extension framework for Firefox called WebExtensions. In turn, the company plans to deprecate its...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

Monday Shortbread
— 4:11 PM on November 16, 2015

The Pick 6 Intel @ SC15: Launching Xeon Phi "Knights Landing" & Omni-Path Architecture Legit Reviews: Intel Kaby Lake processor and 200 series chipet...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

Cherry MX Nature White switches take the bump out of MX browns
— 11:49 AM on November 11, 2015

Cherry MX black and MX red mechanical key switches both offer a linear key press without a bump or click to signal a key stroke....

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

Asus B150 Pro Gaming/Aura mobo lights up budget builds
— 7:56 AM on November 11, 2015

Builders of Skylake-based budget systems already have no shortage of options, thanks to entry-level motherboards based on the B150 chipset. Asus is adding to...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Wednesday Shortbread
— 3:34 AM on November 11, 2015

Eight is Enough Dark Reading: NSA discloses 91% of vulnerabilities it finds, but how quickly? The Telegraph: Apple's Tim Cook declares the end of...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

Monday Shortbread
— 12:29 PM on November 9, 2015

Eight is Enough AnandTech: ASRock Rack launches Xeon D motherboards VR-Zone: AMD Radeon R9 380X rumored to debut on 15th for $249 techPowerUp!:...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

Asus expands ROG lineup with an over-the-top mobo and GTX 980 Ti
— 9:58 AM on November 9, 2015

Asus continues to expand the ranks of its Republic of Gamers legions. The latest recruits for the cause are the ROG Maximus VIII Extreme/Assembly...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards

Have it your way with Roccat's Kiro ambidextrous mouse
— 8:28 AM on November 4, 2015

German gaming peripheral manufacturer Roccat has a new mouse out. Its name is Kiro, and it'll serve both right-handed and southpaw users equally well.

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

MSI's Z170A SLI Plus motherboard is a man in black
— 7:45 AM on November 3, 2015

Lots of recent motherboards have decked-out color schemes with plenty of bling to catch the eye. MSI is taking the opposite approach with its

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Gigabyte's GA-Z170X-Gaming 6 motherboard is back in black
— 9:42 AM on November 2, 2015

The higher-end members of Gigabyte's Z170 motherboard lineup tend to be decked out with sporty white plastic shrouds and RGB LED accents, but bright white...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Friday night topic: Should we all be paranoid now?
— 4:36 PM on October 30, 2015

I just finished reading Walter Kirn's article in The Atlantic about mass surveillance and privacy issues, entitled If you're not paranoid, you're crazy. Kirn...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Internet

Google Fiber apologizes for World Series outage, credits service to KC market
— 9:34 AM on October 30, 2015

I've written about how Google Fiber has slowly been rolling out here across the Kansas City metro area, including here at my place. The...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

Corsair hushes its Strafe RGB keyboard with MX Silent switches
— 11:43 AM on October 27, 2015

Cherry mechanical key switches without tactile bumps aren't loud, exactly, but they still produce more noise than the average rubber-dome keyboard. Some enthusiasts solve this...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

Corsair's Katar gaming mouse is ready for lefties and righties alike
— 7:33 AM on October 27, 2015

It often seems like left-handers don't get a lot of love in the world of gaming mice, but Corsair's Katar bucks that trend. This...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

More Gigabyte Z170 mobos get Thunderbolt 3 with a BIOS update
— 8:40 AM on October 26, 2015

Gigabyte makes wide use of Intel's Alpine Ridge USB 3.1 controller chip on its H170 and Z170 motherboards, and that chip can double as a...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows is available now for $25
— 1:49 PM on October 20, 2015

Microsoft has had a PC wireless adapter for the Xbox One controller in the works for months, and now we'll finally be able...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

Gigabyte's C230-series mobos put E3-1200 v5 Xeons to work
— 7:54 AM on October 20, 2015

Intel's Skylake-based Xeon E3-1200 v5 CPUs aren't meant for consumer-focused chipsets like the Z170 or H170. Instead, those workstation CPUs need motherboards based on the workstation-focused...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Workstations