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GIMPS distributed-computing project finds the 49th Mersenne prime
— 8:27 AM on January 21, 2016

The more prime numbers we find, the harder it gets to find a new one. The latest prime number, discovered using the free Great...

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Intel Authenticate lets IT departments secure their PCs in hardware
— 2:49 PM on January 20, 2016

If Intel and IT departments have their way, perhaps you won't have a choice but to log into a company PC using approved authentication methods....

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Poll: Where are you on the VR adopter curve?
— 6:51 PM on January 19, 2016

VR may be the most-hyped tech trend of 2016, and there are already a range of ways to jack into the Matrix with head-mounted devices....

Poll Question: • Where are you on the VR adopter curve?

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AMD narrows its losses in the fourth quarter of 2015
— 4:09 PM on January 19, 2016

AMD has turned in its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2015. The company posted an operating loss of $49 million and a net...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

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TSMC expects to begin 5-nm production in 2020
— 10:00 AM on January 19, 2016

TSMC is already thinking a few moves ahead of its present processes. According to DigiTimes, the company expects to start production of 7-nm...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

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Friday night topic: How do you listen to music?
— 5:18 PM on January 15, 2016

Last year, I discovered the wonder that is Spotify. Before I tried it, I thought the service was just a Pandora clone, but I quickly...

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Deals of the week: An Asus Strix GeForce GTX 980 Ti and more
— 10:55 AM on January 15, 2016

Happy Friday, gerbils. After a busy couple weeks of holidays and trade shows, we're back with a hot, fresh serving of deals for your perusal.

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Modest server growth stands out in a flat Q4 2015 for Intel
— 5:42 PM on January 14, 2016

Intel's fourth-quarter 2015 financial results are in. The company reported revenue of $14.9 billion for the quarter, up 1% compared to Q4 2014, and...

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Google Cardboard gets spatial audio with SDK update
— 12:36 PM on January 13, 2016

Google's Cardboard headset is probably the most accessible route into VR right now. The company is making that experience more immersive today with an SDK...

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IDC says fourth-quarter PC shipments fell 10.6% year-on-year
— 4:44 PM on January 12, 2016

IDC has released its PC shipment figures for the fourth quarter of 2015, and the numbers continue to shrink. The research firm says worldwide...

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The Oculus Remote eases users into VR
— 2:34 AM on January 7, 2016

When preorders for the Oculus Rift launched yesterday a new piece of the puzzle got an introduction, as well. The Oculus Remote, true to...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Gaming

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Griffin revamps its peripherals and chargers with USB Type-C
— 9:50 PM on January 6, 2016

Griffin Technologies is updating a number of their peripherals, accessories, and cables for USB 3.1 Type-C. The company is also rolling out its "Guaranteed For Life"...

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Oculus Rift gets a $600 price tag as preorders begin
— 10:19 AM on January 6, 2016

The day is finally here when one can pre-order Oculus' production Rift hardware, and it'll run buyers $599.99. If that price tag doesn't deter you,...

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Oculus offers a free Rift headset to some of its original backers
— 1:55 AM on January 6, 2016

Some backers of the original Oculus Rift development kit are getting a nice surprise. The company has announced that backers who pledged for an...

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Drive PX 2 powers Nvidia's dream of self-driving cars
— 10:56 PM on January 4, 2016

At its CES keynote this evening, Nvidia discussed the strategy it's using to realize the dream of the self-driving car. The company believes autonomous vehicles...

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Oculus Rift preorders go live Wednesday at 8 AM PT
— 10:47 AM on January 4, 2016

Oculus announced this morning that preorders of its Rift headset will begin this Wednesday, January 6, at 8 AM PT. The company didn't reveal...

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Oculus delays Touch controllers until the second half of 2016
— 2:53 PM on December 31, 2015

Oculus says its Rift VR headset is still on track for release in the first quarter of 2016, but the accompanying Touch controllers...

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Valve's Christmas mix-up leaves users steaming
— 8:11 AM on December 31, 2015

Most Steam users are probably familiar with the flaky performance of the service during Valve's big sales. Unfortunately for Valve, the problems that hit the...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Gaming

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