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Deals of the week: laptops and spinning storage
— 1:53 PM on December 9, 2016

Greetings, gerbils. Today's deals are of a rather unique tack. Instead of the usual selection of PC motherboards, CPUs, and graphics cards, today it's (almost)...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Gigabyte XK700 keyboard will challenge your limits
— 4:48 PM on December 8, 2016

Wake up, gerbils! It's time for your favorite: more RGB LED-equipped hardware news! Today's bit of blinky-flashy excess comes courtesy of Gigabyte and its new...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Bluetooth 5 spec promises increased speed, range, and throughput
— 10:08 AM on December 8, 2016

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group pulled back the curtain on the Bluetooth 5 Core Specification. According to the SIG, the new specification's low-energy mode...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

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Go back in time with Nanoxia's Ncore Retro keyboard
— 5:39 PM on December 6, 2016

RGB LEDs? Cherry MX switches? Everyone has those. It's tough for a keyboard to distinguish itself from its competition these days, with about a million...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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WD unveils a raft of HGST enterprise storage products
— 2:30 PM on December 6, 2016

Western Digital unveiled a raft of HGST-branded enterprise storage products today, including a range of NVMe PCIe drives, high-capacity 2.5" SAS SSDs, and 3.5"...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Micron 5100-series SSDs make speedy datacenter storage cheaper
— 4:34 PM on December 5, 2016

Being one of the world's leading NAND flash manufacturers, one could say that Micron would like nothing more than to see hard drives go away....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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I made my dumb appliances smarter with the Internet of Things
— 2:58 PM on December 2, 2016

Sometimes I forget things. In particular, I forget to transfer my clean but wet laundry from the washing machine to the dryer. When this happens,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Networking

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Seagate Duet portable drive reaches for the clouds
— 1:16 PM on December 2, 2016

Between the proliferation of cheap eMMC storage devices, crazy-fast NVMe SSDs, and cloud backup services, users' interactions with platters of spinning rust is...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Networking

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Zalman's ZM-K900M RGB LED gaming keyboard reviewed
— 7:07 PM on December 1, 2016

Zalman's ZM-K900M keyboard hides a huge range of hardware-controlled backlight and macro modes underneath an unassuming exterior. We took it for a spin to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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MSI seeks to Shield M.2 SSDs from thermal throttling
— 11:00 AM on November 29, 2016

A good bit of the PC enthusiast product space is devoted to solving problems most computer users rarely experience or notice. The proliferation of mechanical...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage

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Early Black Friday deals: we're thankful for all these cheap SSDs
— 4:12 PM on November 23, 2016

Hello, gerbils! It seems that online retailers couldn't wait until Black Friday to get their grubby little hands on your credit cards and decided to...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Rosewill's RK-9000V2 RGB mechanical keyboard reviewed
— 10:14 AM on November 23, 2016

Rosewill's RK-9000V2 RGB keyboard adds fancy lighting effects and an extensive built-in macro programming toolkit to one of our favorite Cherry MX-equipped mechanical keyboards. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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Samsung's 960 EVO SSD reviewed
— 9:05 AM on November 21, 2016

Samsung's 960 Pro 2TB SSD took NVMe performance and capacity to new heights for a consumer drive, and its 960 EVO promises much of the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Drive like Verstappen with the Thrustmaster TS-PC Racer wheel
— 2:16 PM on November 17, 2016

Playing racing games with a gamepad is doable and entertaining enough. A proper racing wheel is where it's at, though. Thrustmaster's simulator gear has always...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Adata SD700 external SSD is built to take a beating
— 12:35 PM on November 17, 2016

Solid-state drives don't have moving parts, and that simple fact makes them intrinsically suited for use as portable storage. Adata's SD700 external SSD combines...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Updated PiDrives give tiny computers more affordable storage
— 12:30 PM on November 16, 2016

WDLabs has refreshed it PiDrive Foundation Edition series of drives designed for the Raspberry Pi Foundation's Pi 2 and Pi 3 single-board...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Seagate Backup Plus HDD crams 5TB into a 2.5" portable drive
— 10:12 AM on November 16, 2016

The engineering team at Seagate must have heard the phrase "you can't take it with you," and taken it as a design challenge. The company's...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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In the lab: Samsung's 960 EVO SSDs
— 9:25 AM on November 15, 2016

Hot on the heels of its class-leading 960 Pro, Samsung is unleashing the more-affordable, TLC V-NAND-driven 960 EVO this morning. The good news...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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