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16 heatpipes keep PCs cool in HDPlex's H5.S fanless chassis
— 9:31 AM on September 16, 2015

HDPlex is teasing HTPC builders with an updated version of its H5.S ATX fanless case. Yes, you read that right—"ATX fanless." The case itself...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Cases

Nvidia touts Shield as the superior set-top box after Apple TV refresh
— 1:22 PM on September 10, 2015

Yesterday, Apple showed up fashionably late to the smart TV micro-console party with a substantially-upgraded Apple TV. Today, Nvidia took to its blog to compare the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

Hear enemies with deadly accuracy with Asus' Strix sound cards
— 10:49 AM on September 10, 2015

Discrete sound cards may not be as essential to getting decent analog audio output as they once were, but Asus seems to think gamers will...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Miscellaneous

Apple goes big (screen) with Siri and apps on Apple TV
— 2:18 PM on September 9, 2015

Apple TV may have finally shaken off its "hobby" status today at the company's press event. Tim Cook told the crowd that "the future of...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

Microsoft and Dell team up to make the Surface business-class
— 12:00 PM on September 8, 2015

Dell has long partnered with Microsoft to ship Windows on its PCs, but that cleanly divided relationship between hardware and software makers is about to...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

Zbox Magnus EN970 puts discrete GPU power in a tiny box
— 8:16 AM on September 8, 2015

Zotac has been making tiny PCs for a long time, and today, the company has updated its Zbox E-series of gaming blades. The...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

So long, RC4, and thanks for all the fish
— 5:02 PM on September 4, 2015

It's official. Support for RC4, a stream cipher used by browsers for securing connections (among other things), will be dropped sometime in early 2016...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Networking

Acer Revo Build stacks up for a different PC building experience
— 8:01 AM on September 4, 2015

Do you like Lego and building or customizing computers? You'll love Acer's Revo Build M1-601 PC, then. The Revo Build is Acer's approach to...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

Core M-based Compute Stick coming early next year
— 8:10 PM on September 1, 2015

The Core M processor is coming soon to Intel's tiny, Chromecast-inspired Compute Stick systems. During a recent briefing on its Skylake processors, Intel revealed...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

Corsair grooms its Bulldog living-room PC with a sleeker coat
— 7:43 PM on August 31, 2015

We were intrigued by Corsair's Bulldog mini-ITX barebones when it debuted back at Computex, but we also wondered whether the system's assertive red-and-black...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling Systems

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Firefox to adopt Chrome-like extension framework
— 8:49 AM on August 24, 2015

Multi-process support for Firefox is coming, and Mozilla has announced changes to the browser's plug-in underpinnings with an eye on that multi-process future. The...

Type: News story Tags: Internet