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Massdrop's Vast 35" VA display lives up to its name
— 2:40 PM on October 20, 2017

Thanks to the ready availability of VR headsets as nerdy toys, there's been a huge uptick in the number of discussions about field of view....

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Friday deals: a huge monitor, racing gear, audio, and more
— 11:45 AM on October 20, 2017

Howdy gerbils! I have bad news for you. The fires here in Portugal did not hit my place, so you're still stuck with me....

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Displays Input devices Gaming

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Razer Electra V2 offers affordable immersion
— 4:30 PM on October 19, 2017

Razer's got a couple of new headsets that the company says are aimed at "value-conscious" gamers. The Razer Electra V2 and Electra V2...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Samsung 360 Round camera captures the world from all angles
— 2:55 PM on October 19, 2017

You've probably seen 3D cameras, and you've probably seen 360° cameras. You may even have seen a 3D 360° camera—a 3D60 camera, if you will....

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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National Seafood Bisque Day Shortbread
— 1:30 PM on October 19, 2017

My apologies to the chef, but that bisque looks kinda nasty. PC hardware and computing Office network upgrade part 1:...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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MSI GS63 Stealth laptop flies under the radar with a GTX 1050
— 12:15 PM on October 19, 2017

The last time we talked about MSI's GS63 Stealth series laptops was all the way back at Computex 2016. At the time, GS63 machines...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Aorus X9 packs two GTX 1070s in a slim chassis
— 9:15 AM on October 19, 2017

There was once a time when having a laptop with a desktop-grade graphics card meant lugging around a 20-lb behemoth that could game for a...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Qualcomm shows progress on 5G mobile broadband
— 3:00 PM on October 18, 2017

Qualcomm demonstrated progress on its 5G mobile broadband efforts at its San Diego laboratory yesterday. The company showed off two forms of next-gen...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

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Samsung foundry train stops at 8-nm LPP before heading to EUV
— 2:00 PM on October 18, 2017

Silicon manufacturing appears to be marching toward the era of extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV), but Samsung's process train is making one last stop before...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Wednesday deals: a Ryzen combo, mechanical keyboards, and storage
— 1:02 PM on October 18, 2017

Yesterday's news rush gave us no quarter and no time to dive into the sea of promotions, discount codes, and cut-throat pricing. We shall make...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Input devices

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HP ZBook x2 detachable is a consummate professional
— 10:30 AM on October 18, 2017

If you see a recent HP computer with a "Z" prominently featured in the name, it's probably intended for professional users. So it goes with...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Razer's Blade Stealth and Core V2 step to the cutting edge
— 4:05 PM on October 17, 2017

Razer sells three models of gaming laptops. The Blade Pro is the largest and most powerful, and the original Blade retains much of...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Wear Something Gaudy Day Shortbread
— 2:30 PM on October 17, 2017

Yes, these are legit suggestions based on my actual shopping history. PC hardware and computing Chris McVeigh's My First Computer...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Surface Book 2 flies higher with eighth-gen Core and Pascal
— 8:44 AM on October 17, 2017

Microsoft surprised us with its Surface Book 2 this morning. In one fell swoop, the company cleared away most of the head-scratching hardware choices...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Rumor: Samsung 970 and 980 NVMe SSDs could be on the way
— 3:30 PM on October 16, 2017

The folks at Tom's Hardware dug up some juicy info about Samsung's upcoming NVMe SSDs. According to the site, the company is readying up...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro go big on cameras and AI
— 11:00 AM on October 16, 2017

Huawei just announced the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro smartphones this morning. That's right—like other premium phone vendors, Huawei is doing the "dual flagships"...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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WPA2 security hole KRACKs Wi-Fi networks wide open
— 9:31 AM on October 16, 2017

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team has issued a warning about a new attack that affects Wi-Fi networks using the commonly-used WPA2 protocol....

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

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Qualcomm seeks to block iPhone sales and manufacturing in China
— 3:32 PM on October 13, 2017

Qualcomm's legal team is probably skipping lunch and working late in recent weeks, especially in China and Taiwan. While the company is attempting to fight...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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