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Valve shows possible glimpse of SteamVR headset
— 8:50 AM on February 25, 2015

Earlier this week, Valve teased a new "hardware system" called SteamVR, which it plans to demo at the Game Developers Conference next month. We...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices Gaming

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Valve announces SteamVR, promises GDC demo
— 6:00 AM on February 24, 2015

Steam machines are still missing in action, but Valve is pressing ahead with its hardware efforts. Late...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices Gaming

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Samsung investigating 840 EVO slowdowns, prepping another fix
— 10:58 AM on February 21, 2015

Last month, we reported that some Samsung 840 EVO SSDs are still experiencing slow read speeds with old data. The issue was supposedly fixed...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Say hello to TR's new storage test rigs
— 11:45 AM on February 20, 2015

For years, we've been testing storage performance on a pair of P67 motherboards equipped with Sandy Bridge processors. The machines have served us well, but...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Deal of the week: A Bay Trail netbook for only $150
— 9:05 AM on February 20, 2015

Another week, another lame introductory sentence for our bulleted list of sweet PC hardware deals. Forget Chromebooks. Staples is selling Asus' 11.6" X205TA netbook for

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Memory Mobile computing

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Fractal Design's new fans are priced to move
— 6:00 AM on February 19, 2015

Fractal Design introduced a couple of new fans this week. That's not the most exciting news, but the Amazon and Newegg reviews for...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Acer's 'frameless' XG270HU display has FreeSync support
— 4:55 PM on February 18, 2015

When Acer announced the XG270HU at CES last month, the company billed it as the "world's first gaming monitor with an edge-to-edge frameless display."...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Samsung's new eMMC drives promise faster mobile storage
— 6:00 AM on February 18, 2015

Samsung's has developed a new line of eMMC solutions that promises to accelerate the storage performance of next-gen mobile devices. The fingernail-sized memory cards...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Infected hard drive firmware could be spying on you
— 11:02 AM on February 17, 2015

The latest threat report from Kaspersky suggests hard drives may have been spying on us for more than a decade. Infiltrating storage devices is just...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Deal of the week: the 850 EVO 1TB for $400, half off Far Cry 4, and more
— 10:43 AM on February 13, 2015

Last week's deals post was entirely devoid of SSDs—but this week's isn't. Samsung's 850 EVO 1TB is on sale at Newegg for only $399.99 without...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Memory Gaming

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Samsung reminds us why smart TVs can be awful
— 6:00 AM on February 11, 2015

I would not want to work in Samsung's PR department right now. Earlier this week, Parker Higgins posted a troubling comparison highlighting parallels between George...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Personal tech

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Embedded DisplayPort 1.4a sets stage for 8K notebooks
— 10:51 AM on February 10, 2015

VESA has released a new Embedded DisplayPort standard that supports higher resolutions and a new panel segmentation system. The eDP 1.4a spec...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Out of thermal paste? Use Nutella instead
— 4:32 PM on February 9, 2015

World Nutella Day was last week, and the folks at Cooler Master celebrated by using the stuff as thermal paste. Seriously.

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Deal of the week: A mini Win8.1 tablet for $75, and more
— 11:15 AM on February 6, 2015

This week's deals post is all over the place, so let's get straight to the bulleted list: HP's Stream 7 Win8.1 tablet is on sale at...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Storage Memory Mobile computing

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Fingernail-sized Samsung device combines 3GB of RAM, 32GB of flash
— 10:09 AM on February 4, 2015

Samsung has developed a fingernail-sized device with enough memory and storage for high-end smartphones. This ePoP, or embedded package on package, combines 3GB of LPDDR3-1866...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Mobile computing

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Backblaze releases raw data behind HDD reliability reports
— 9:01 AM on February 4, 2015

For more than a year, online backup provider Backblaze has been releasing reliability stats on the tens of thousands of mechanical hard...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Report: Skylake chipsets getting massive PCIe upgrade
— 12:04 PM on February 2, 2015

For years, the PCI Express connectivity in Intel's core-logic chipsets has been limited to Gen2 speeds. Now, a new leak suggests the next generation is...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Storage

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Mobile G-Sync is coming, won't require custom display module
— 10:33 AM on February 2, 2015

Desktop monitors currently require custom hardware to work with Nvidia's G-Sync tech. Mobile implementations are also on the way, and they reportedly won't share that...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Mobile computing

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