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Chrome will soon block Flash ads and auto-playing background media
— 10:38 AM on August 28, 2015

Web users around the world, rejoice. Google will be skewering most Flash ads with prejudice come September 1. The company has announced that Chrome will...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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Vive VR headset is a victim of Valve Time, now set for 2016 release
— 9:06 AM on August 28, 2015

Valve is not a company known to rush its products to release, so much so that the company's release dates are now half-jokingly said to...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Gaming

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Alienware delivers a UFO full of notebook updates
— 8:49 AM on August 28, 2015

Not content to make intentionally-terrible videos and an enormous luggable PC, Alienware has updated the rest of its gaming notebooks and its diminutive...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Mix multiple inputs with Logitech's Artemis Spectrum headsets
— 8:40 AM on August 27, 2015

Logitech has announced a pair of fancy gaming headsets this morning: the G633 Artemis Spectrum, and the G933 Artemis Spectrum Wireless. The Artemis Spectrum...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Miscellaneous Gaming

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AMD's Project Quantum mini-PC gets dissected
— 10:52 AM on August 26, 2015

AMD first showed off its Project Quantum mini-PC at E3 earlier this year. Aside from some broad discussions of the dual-tiered box's specs, the company...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Silverstone's ECM20 card brings M.2 to the masses
— 10:26 AM on August 26, 2015

So you're looking at that neat M.2 gumstick SSD, but your motherboard lacks the necessary slot. Worry not: look no further than SilverStone's ECM20...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Systems

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Intel chops down Mini-ITX to make 5x5 motherboards
— 5:01 PM on August 24, 2015

Intel has pulled back the curtain on a new mobo format called 5x5. 5x5 boards are smaller than Mini-ITX mobos, but they retain support for...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Systems

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Intel RealSense cameras go far beyond still photos at IDF
— 8:05 AM on August 19, 2015

IDF—During the opening keynote at the Intel Developer Forum yesterday, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich demoed the company's RealSense camera technology (PDF) and talked about where...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software Personal tech

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Poll: Are Skylake CPUs tempting you to upgrade?
— 5:44 PM on August 17, 2015

It's been almost two weeks since Intel's Skylake enthusiast CPUs hit the market. We know how they perform, and we have a good idea...

Poll Question: • Are Skylake CPUs and Z170 motherboards tempting you to upgrade?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Systems

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Dell's Chromebook 13 gets down to business
— 7:53 AM on August 14, 2015

Dell would apparently like to shepherd some business computing into the cloud, and it's helping that dream to take flight with its  Chromebook 13....

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Lenovo financials miss targets; job cuts planned
— 9:18 AM on August 13, 2015

Lenovo has announced its Q2 financial results, and while the company posted a profit, it's looking to cut costs. The world's largest PC maker...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Personal tech

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EK Predator all-in-one liquid coolers could rule the food chain
— 9:09 AM on August 13, 2015

All-in-one liquid coolers have certainly made a big splash in the cooling market, but none have looked quite as tricked-out as a new pair of...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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July 2015 Steam Survey: modest hardware rules the world
— 11:25 AM on August 12, 2015

Steam's July 2015 hardware and software survey results are in, and they point to a a sharp divide between casual and more dedicated gamers,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous Gaming

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In the lab: budget SSDs from SanDisk, OCZ, and Kingston
— 4:00 PM on August 5, 2015

Diligent gerbils may have noticed a lack of storage reviews around here recently, but we're happy to announce that the drought will soon be over. No, Geoff...

Type: News story Tags: Power Cooling Storage

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Sound BlasterX G5 USB DAC provides better sound to go
— 9:50 AM on August 4, 2015

Creative has pulled the wraps on its new Sound BlasterX line of products. Most interesting among them is its new USB sound card, the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Nvidia gives the Shield Portable a Lollipop
— 12:18 PM on July 23, 2015

Owners of Nvidia's Shield Portable, take note: the handheld-on-steroids is getting some love today in the form of an Android 5.1 update. The...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Asus lays claim to the first convertible Chromebook
— 1:28 PM on July 21, 2015

Convertible notebooks have been something of a rage since Windows 8's debut, but Chromebooks have generally stuck to the tried-and-true clamshell laptop design. Asus is bringing Chrome OS...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Dell's rugged tablet takes a licking and keeps on ticking
— 10:16 AM on July 21, 2015

If your working conditions would turn an iPad to scrap, Dell has a tablet for you. The Latitude Rugged 12 is a bruiser of...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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