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In the lab: Asus' Tinker Board SBC
— 5:27 PM on February 24, 2017

We wrote about Asus' Tinker Board single-board computer (SBC) for the first time a little over a month ago. The Tinker Board is...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Systems

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Team Group Cardea SSDs are ready to handle the heat
— 3:30 PM on February 24, 2017

Someone over at Team Group must have read some old articles about otherwise-fast SSDs throttling under heavy loads, because the company's Cardea M.2 NVMe...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Deals of the week: a high-end Mini-ITX mobo, fast RAM, storage, and more
— 11:22 AM on February 24, 2017

Howdy, partner. I've been working hard all my life, going 'round and about these hills tending to my herd of buffalos. But ever since the...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Miscellaneous Memory Input devices

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Steam Audio SDK promises better surround sound gratis
— 10:00 AM on February 24, 2017

VR has the power to transport us to new worlds, but if designers get even one thing wrong, the whole magic spell disappears and we're...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Intel XMM 7560 modem is ready for 5G anywhere in the world
— 9:00 AM on February 22, 2017

5G might not be just around the corner, but it's definitely starting to loom over the horizon. Last October, Qualcomm announced its first 5G...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

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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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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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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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Unreal Engine 4.15 arrives with HDR and AFR support
— 3:30 PM on February 16, 2017

The mention of Unreal Engine 4 (UE) often brings to mind impressive-looking demos that elicit more than a fair share of oohs and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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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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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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GeForce 378.66 drivers gear up for the latest games
— 2:00 PM on February 14, 2017

Don't feel bad if you skipped the 378.57 GeForce hotfix driver two weeks ago, because Nvidia is ready with a fresh and hot...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Sniper Elite 4 and For Honor run better with Radeon Software 17.2.1
— 4:52 PM on February 13, 2017

There are new games coming out, and you know what that means: an updated driver release from AMD. The Radeon drivers version 17.2.1 bring...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Qualcomm announces its first 802.11ax Wi-Fi products
— 2:30 PM on February 13, 2017

I suspect that most gerbils probably have the same love-hate relationship with Wi-Fi that I do. I love it when it works, and hate it...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

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Apple halts sales of LG UltraFine 5K monitor over Wi-Fi snafu
— 1:06 PM on February 13, 2017

Last year when Apple declined to refresh its Thunderbolt display in favor of promoting LG's UltraFine displays, we all ooh-ed and aah-ed at the...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mac

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In the lab: MSI's Trident 3 gaming mini-PC
— 2:43 PM on February 10, 2017

Among MSI's gaming PCs, the smallest model is the Trident 3. I've been curious about the performance of one of these slabs ever since...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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