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Hardware makers want to standardize the stylus
— 2:37 PM on April 24, 2015

Styluses are useful for note-taking, doodling, and fine graphics work, but there's no common standard for the underlying technology, so the pens often aren't portable...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Deal of the week: The M500 960GB for $290, Battlefield Hardline for $36, and lots more
— 11:17 AM on April 24, 2015

This week's deals post is loaded with a mix of re-runs and fresh meat. Here's the bulleted list: The Crucial M500 960GB SSD from last week's...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Storage Gaming

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Samsung's new 840 EVO fix starts trickling out
— 4:53 PM on April 23, 2015

The latest fix for the read-speed-slowdowns dogging Samsung's 840 EVO SSD is now out—sort of. Version 4.6 of Samsung's Magician software is available for...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Acer's curved G-Sync display costs $1299, ships in September
— 10:42 AM on April 23, 2015

We've heard rumblings about Acer's curved, 34" G-Sync display since January, and now it's official. The XR341CK sports a 21:9 IPS panel with a...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Samsung spills details on flexible AMOLED display
— 9:19 AM on April 23, 2015

Samsung announced its Galaxy S6 smartphone last month, including an Edge variant that curves the screen over the sides of the handset. The Edge...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Valve's giving free VR kits to content creators
— 6:00 AM on April 23, 2015

Content creators working on virtual reality can apply to receive free HTC headgear from Valve. Seeding will begin this spring, the Steam steward says,...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices Gaming

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Tiny MIT touchpad fits on your fingernail
— 11:52 AM on April 20, 2015

MIT researchers have developed a wireless touchpad small enough to fit on your fingernail. Dubbed NailO, the prototype is modeled after cosmetic nail stickers....

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Personal tech

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Deal of the week: A terabyte-class SSD for $300, plus more
— 11:24 AM on April 17, 2015

SSDs take center stage in this week's deals post—but not the ones you might expect. The headliner is Crucial's M500 960GB, which is marked down to...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory Input devices

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Razer's BlackWidow Chroma spawns a tenkeyless variant
— 2:56 PM on April 16, 2015

Razer's BlackWidow Chroma gaming keyboard is getting a little brother. Today, the company announced the BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma, an RGB-backlit mechanical keyboard with...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Farewell, beloved Rat
— 6:00 AM on April 16, 2015

Farewell, beloved Rat. You've been a faithful companion, constantly perched next to my right hand and always eager for the next opportunity to dart...

Type: Blog post Tags: Input devices

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Asus' Trooper mobo TUF-ens up the B85 chipset
— 2:27 PM on April 15, 2015

Motherboards based on Intel's B85 chipset might not be the first things that come to mind when you think "enthusiast-grade" hardware, but Asus is blazing...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Samsung's four-lane PCIe SSD goes NVMe
— 10:14 AM on April 15, 2015

Samsung first revealed its SM951 PCIe SSD in Korea last year. The M.2 gumstick was billed as an NVM Express implementation at the time,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Here's our discussion of FreeSync, G-Sync, and the BenQ XL2730Z
— 9:01 AM on April 15, 2015

We talked about my review of the BenQ XL2370Z FreeSync monitor on the podcast recently. Here's what I had to say about it there.

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Rosewill's RK-9000V2 mechanical keyboard reviewed
— 11:45 PM on April 14, 2015

Rosewill's RK-9000 is one of the most popular mechanical keyboards around. Now there's a new version, the RK-9000V2, and we've gotten our hands...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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New 840 EVO fix adds ''periodic refresh'' to firmware
— 11:50 AM on April 14, 2015

Last year, some Samsung 840 EVO SSDs started exhibiting slower read speeds with old data. The problem was patched in October, but the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Ventus X mouse fights sweaty palms with textured finish, extra ventilation
— 10:45 AM on April 14, 2015

Some gamers get sweaty palms while playing, an affliction that can make it difficult to keep a good handle on one's mouse. Fortunately, Thermaltake's new...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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BenQ's XL2730Z 'FreeSync' monitor reviewed
— 1:02 PM on April 13, 2015

AMD's FreeSync is here, personified in BenQ's XL2730Z monitor. We've gone deep into the display's performance and smoothness, with direct comparisons to G-Sync using...

Type: Feature article Tags: Displays Gaming

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Samsung NVMe tech powers HP Z Turbo SSD
— 11:48 AM on April 13, 2015

Add HP to the list of SSD providers with next-gen NVMe hotness. The company announced its Z...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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