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AOC's 1080p USB display adds an extra monitor with one plug
— 3:24 PM on September 30, 2015

The utility of multiple displays is hard to dispute, but it's hard to cart around a second monitor if you mostly work on the go....

Type: News story Tags: Displays

Computer Stick project puts Cherry Trail in the palm of your hand
— 4:56 PM on September 25, 2015

Did you find the Intel Compute Stick concept interesting? Here's another take on the formula. The Computer Stick Indiegogo project wants to add...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

Intel 750 Series SSD firmware update speeds up boot times
— 9:42 AM on September 25, 2015

A while back, we reviewed Intel's 750 Series PCIe SSD and came away impressed by its performance. There was a fly in the ointment,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Buying a Rift-compatible PC will be easier with Oculus Ready
— 12:58 PM on September 24, 2015

At Oculus Connect today, Oculus reiterated its recommended specifications for a Rift-compatible PC. (For quick reference, that means a Core i5-4590-class CPU and a...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous

Samsung's updated Gear VR arrives in November for $99
— 12:29 PM on September 24, 2015

At the Oculus Connect keynote today, Samsung unveiled its updated Gear VR headset, which it's trumpeting as the device that will make VR experiences accessible...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Displays

Intel's DC P3608 SSD is ready to chew through big data
— 1:58 PM on September 23, 2015

Samsung's 950 Pro SSDs look impressive enough, but Intel's latest datacenter-class series of drives, the DC P3608 family, play in an entirely different league....

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Asus' Z170I Pro Gaming is a bite-size enthusiast's board
— 12:26 PM on September 23, 2015

Mini-ITX motherboards need to make the most out of the space available, especially with Intel's Z170 platform offering so much PCIe connectivity. Asus is doing its...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

3D V-NAND goes to Warp 10 in Samsung's 950 Pro SSD
— 8:37 AM on September 22, 2015

The next-generation storage wars may be about to heat up. Samsung is firing off a potent opening salvo in the form of the 950...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Asus intros Transformer Book T100HA and Flip TP200SA
— 8:00 AM on September 22, 2015

Intel's Braswell and Cherry Trail 14-nm SoCs can make for PCs that sip power and are still fast enough for basic computing needs. Asus just...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac provides tons of goods in tiny package
— 9:03 AM on September 21, 2015

They say the best things come in small packages. That's apparently the goal ASRock has in mind with its just-announced Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac motherboard.

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Arbor Solution's industrial fanless PCs are built tough
— 8:37 AM on September 18, 2015

Everybody likes fanless PCs—either out of our own desire for a quiet room or out of necessity in, say, an industrial setting. Arbor Solution's

Type: News story Tags: Systems

Cooler Master V-Series PSUs get Silencio fans, fully modular cables
— 9:42 AM on September 17, 2015

Cooler Master's V-Series power supplies got a small-but-welcome update recently. The company is now using its Silencio FP 120-mm fans to provide cooling...

Type: News story Tags: Power

Biostar's Hi-Fi H170Z3 mobo allows piecemeal Skylake upgrades
— 8:52 AM on September 14, 2015

Are you looking to upgrade to a Skylake CPU while holding on to your DDR3 memory? Biostar's Hi-Fi H170Z3 has slots for a pair...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Gigabyte lays claim to first Z170 board with Thunderbolt 3
— 7:31 AM on September 9, 2015

Gigabyte tends to be quick out of the gate with motherboards supporting Thunderbolt, and its Skylake motherboards are no exception. The company has announced...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Microsoft and Dell team up to make the Surface business-class
— 12:00 PM on September 8, 2015

Dell has long partnered with Microsoft to ship Windows on its PCs, but that cleanly divided relationship between hardware and software makers is about to...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

Hard-coded login leaves Seagate wireless hard drives wide open
— 11:01 AM on September 8, 2015

Nice Seagate wireless hard drive you have there. Shame if anybody on your network had full access to it. Unfortunately, that's exactly what can happen,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

Zbox Magnus EN970 puts discrete GPU power in a tiny box
— 8:16 AM on September 8, 2015

Zotac has been making tiny PCs for a long time, and today, the company has updated its Zbox E-series of gaming blades. The...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

So long, RC4, and thanks for all the fish
— 5:02 PM on September 4, 2015

It's official. Support for RC4, a stream cipher used by browsers for securing connections (among other things), will be dropped sometime in early 2016...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Networking