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Review roundup: Apple TV shows future promise
— 5:21 PM on October 29, 2015

Some early reviews of the new Apple TV are out, and the general response to Apple's latest spin on the set-top box appears positive....

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

Microsoft will make Windows 10 a recommended update in 2016
— 4:28 PM on October 29, 2015

Microsoft really wants users to upgrade their PCs to Windows 10. Really. In a post on the Windows Blog, Windows and Devices head Terry...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

MSI's Cubi N mini-PC is rigged for silent running
— 4:37 PM on October 27, 2015

MSI has pulled the wraps off its neat-looking Cubi N mini-PC, a tiny box with a Braswell SoC and no fans. Intel's Celeron...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems

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

Microsoft confirms Edge won't be getting extensions this year
— 5:03 PM on October 22, 2015

Yesterday the first details about Windows 10's Autumn Fall Update unofficially arrived, courtesy of Paul Thurrott. One of the disappointments in Thurrott's report was that...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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

Revisiting the Killer NIC, eight years on
— 10:36 AM on October 20, 2015

Killer-powered Gigabit Ethernet ports can be found on many gaming-focused motherboards and laptops these days. We talked to Killer Networking about the details of its...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Networking

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

Biostar's Gaming H170T mobo and GTX 980 Ti keep it simple
— 7:47 AM on October 19, 2015

Biostar might not be the biggest dog in the motherboard world, but it still has a new trick or two to show off. The company's...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Adobe plugs critical vulnerability in Flash with emergency update
— 12:36 PM on October 16, 2015

Flash users, it's time to update the plugin ASAP. Adobe has today issued an emergency security update to patch a critical vulnerability, just three...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

Mad Catz shows off its dedicated Star Citizen HOTAS controller
— 9:38 AM on October 16, 2015

Star Citizen is a big enough project to have its own conventions. Last week, Chris Roberts showed off a few portions of Star Citizen gameplay...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

Asus' Maximus VIII Extreme reaches for Skylake OC gold
— 8:09 AM on October 16, 2015

Asus has pulled out all the stops for what it calls its "flagship E-ATX motherboard" based on the Z170 chipset, the Republic of Gamers Maximus...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Review roundup: Steam Controller, Steam Link, and SteamOS
— 7:37 PM on October 15, 2015

Valve announced a bundle of Steam Machine hardware today, all of which is set for a November 10 release. The "Steam Machine" comprises the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Input devices Gaming Game consoles

Yahoo's Account Key service does away with passwords
— 12:30 PM on October 15, 2015

Passwords can be a tricky thing, and even password management services are susceptible to hacks. Two-factor authentication helps, but you still need to remember...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

SteelSeries' Rival 100 makes the gaming mouse affordable
— 9:07 AM on October 14, 2015

SteelSeries has a new mouse out, and it promises a lot of features for an affordable price. Meet the Rival 100. 

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

Latest Win10 insider build activates with older Windows product keys
— 4:53 PM on October 12, 2015

Microsoft released a new beta version of Windows 10 for Windows Insiders in the fast ring today. The biggest change this time around: you'll...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows