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Alphacool Eislicht makes for a moody PC interior
— 3:00 PM on February 22, 2017

LED light strips are pretty awesome. As an older tweaker who used to run a cold-cathode light in his case back in the day, I...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Miscellaneous

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Ryzen CPUs and AM4 mobos are ready for pre-order
— 12:00 PM on February 22, 2017

Greetings, gerbils. The magnitude of Ryzen's hype train Shinkansen means that we don't have to explain too much about what's going on. It's quite...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Report: VR headset market is dominated by Google Cardboard
— 10:00 AM on February 22, 2017

After a bunch of false starts, 2016 was finally the "Year of VR." The first offerings arrived a while before that, in the form of...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Mobile computing Personal tech

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AMD's eight-core, 16-thread chips lead the Ryzen charge
— 8:00 AM on February 22, 2017

AMD's first Ryzen CPUs are finally here. This morning, the company is putting its highest-end chips up for pre-order. The Ryzen 7 1800X, the Ryzen...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Kopin microdisplays could make VR headsets sharper and slimmer
— 4:00 PM on February 21, 2017

Even the best available virtual reality headsets could be a lot better. Higher resolutions, higher refresh rates, reduced weight, and lower power consumption would all...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Rumor: Ryzen stock coolers and retail packaging pictured
— 2:30 PM on February 21, 2017

Are you ready for even more Ryzen rumors, gerbils? This time around, we've got an inkling of the cooling hardware that'll purportedly be shipping with...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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AOC readies up a pair of 144-Hz curved VA monitors
— 11:30 AM on February 21, 2017

Gamers seeking a curved display will soon have another pair of options to choose from, thanks to the monitor mavens at AOC. The company has...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Blizzard ends support for Windows XP and Vista
— 9:01 AM on February 21, 2017

In a move sure to disappoint conspiracy theorists and the three guys still using Windows Vista because they really like the desktop gadgets, Blizzard

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software Operating systems

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TSUBAME3.0 gears up for AI supercomputing with 2160 Tesla P100s
— 4:00 PM on February 17, 2017

Nvidia just announced a new partnership with the Tokyo Institute of Technology to create what it calls Japan's fastest AI supercomputer. The machine will...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Master of Shapes brings Vive tracking to Daydream VR
— 2:30 PM on February 17, 2017

The dev kit for HTC's Vive Tracker peripheral is already a hot commodity among virtual reality developers. The company says it's received 2300...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Mobile computing Gaming Personal tech

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Deals of the week: Z270 motherboards, storage, and more
— 11:41 AM on February 17, 2017

Howdy! Have you upgraded to Kaby Lake yet? Well, if you haven't, now's a good time as any. We have some sweet hardware deals...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays Memory Mobile computing

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Microsoft delays February Patch Tuesday
— 11:30 AM on February 16, 2017

Windows system administrators have grown to expect patches from Microsoft on the second Tuesday of each month. The software giant formalized the practice of releasing...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Caavo uses computer vision to unify control of streaming boxes
— 3:30 PM on February 15, 2017

Ask anyone with a set-top box or smart TV about the worst part of the user experience, and chances are the divided nature of the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Input devices

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Falcon Northwest's Oculus Ready desktops get a splash of Kaby Lake
— 2:00 PM on February 15, 2017

Boutique builder Falcon Northwest has a long history of working with Oculus, having built development and demo rigs for the VR headset maker for a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Gaming

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Adata SX950 SSDs offer 3D MLC flash and fast speeds
— 9:06 AM on February 15, 2017

The days of the high-performance SATA SSD may be dimming, thanks to NVMe M.2 drives' ever-smaller physical sizes and prices and their higher...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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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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