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Microsoft's Windows 10 VR headsets won't require a high-end rig
— 9:02 AM on November 22, 2016

Microsoft announced a partnership earlier this fall with companies like Asus, Lenovo, and HP to bring cheaper virtual reality headsets to the market, along...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Rumor: Intel Coffee Lake will take hexa-core CPUs mainstream in 2018
— 11:54 AM on November 21, 2016

Laptops with Intel's Kaby Lake CPUs inside are becoming more and more common, but the company's seventh-generation CPUs have yet to materialize on the desktop....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Rumor: Zen release date, clock speeds, and pricing revealed
— 11:00 AM on November 18, 2016

The rumor mill can't seem to exhibit any mindful self-control when it comes to AMD's upcoming Zen CPUs. The latest accounts suggest the specifics...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Microsoft joins the Linux Foundation as a Platinum member
— 9:30 AM on November 17, 2016

Linux and Microsoft were, for years, fully at odds with each other. Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer considered Linux a bigger threat to Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Linux-Unix

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Qualcomm taps Samsung's 10-nm process for its Snapdragon 835
— 8:45 AM on November 17, 2016

Qualcomm and Samsung announced this morning that the next "premium" Snapdragon SoC, the Snapdragon 835, is already in production on Samsung's 10-nm FinFET...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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HP Z2 Mini workstation got hit by a shrink ray
— 11:00 AM on November 16, 2016

Don't adjust your monitor—the image you see below isn't distorted to make the headphones look big next to the box. HP researchers had a little...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Workstations

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MSI Trident wants to be part of a portable VR rig
— 1:00 PM on November 15, 2016

The Rift and Vive VR headsets offers substantially better audiovisual fidelity compared to mobile-based VR experiences. Unfortunately, the packaging and setup for PC-based VR rigs...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Gaming

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Nvidia SaturnV supercomputer takes HPC efficiency to new heights
— 9:02 AM on November 15, 2016

Fast cars have a fantasy attached to them that fuel-efficient ones do not. The latter, though, are much more practical in just about every case....

Type: News story Tags: Systems Servers

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Cray XC50 supercomputer can probably run Crysis
— 4:26 PM on November 14, 2016

Cray isn't a name you hear about every day. For the unitiated, the company has been making supercomputers ever since "computers" were a...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Networking Servers

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Sparton LPC-140G4 mini-PC is built for the trenches
— 1:23 PM on November 14, 2016

Mini-PCs tend to be small and cute things that end up on the corner of a desk or perhaps next to a TV. That's definitely...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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IBM S822LC server Powers Tesla P100 deep learning
— 10:43 AM on November 14, 2016

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has been growing his company into something greater than a graphics chip vendor for some time now. A new...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Servers

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Report: unlocked Kaby Lake Core i3 CPU may be on the way
— 12:00 AM on November 14, 2016

Intel has historically been at best ambivalent when it comes to allowing overclocking of its low-end and mid-range CPUs. The golden days of Celeron 300A...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Asus' high-end ROG GT51CA desktop connects with its user
— 5:38 PM on November 11, 2016

There's high end, and then there's high end. The ROG GT51CA from Asus is the second kind, and it's now arrived. The guts of...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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MSI has your back with the VR One virtual reality backpack
— 9:00 AM on November 11, 2016

As immersive as VR tries and claims to be, there's always going to be the problem of real world objects getting in the way. More...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Gaming

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Samsung shows off refinements to 14-nm and 10-nm process nodes
— 12:00 PM on November 3, 2016

As process nodes become smaller and smaller, chip manufacturers have to work harder to squeeze performance and power savings out of each step. To wit,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets Miscellaneous

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Zotac VR GO backpack PC lets you cut loose
— 3:00 PM on November 2, 2016

We saw a prototype of Zotac's VR backpack at Computex, but now the user-mounted gaming PC has a name: VR GO. To produce...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Dell teases a Surface Studio competitor
— 2:01 PM on November 2, 2016

Microsoft made a splash last week with its creator-focused Surface Studio all-in-one desktop PC. Windows Central reports that Dell is throwing its hat...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Windows

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Radeons find a home in Zotac's Magnus ERX480
— 12:13 PM on November 2, 2016

Zotac keeps finding ways of fitting beefy hardware into its diminutive Zbox Magnus mini-PCs. In the past, the company relied on Nvidia's GPUs and Intel's integrated...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems

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