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Microsoft helps hardware companies make VR more affordable
— 4:30 PM on October 26, 2016

Everybody wants to rule the VR world, and Microsoft is no exception. Sony, Oculus, and HTC all have headsets on the market promising the full...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Personal tech

Surface Studio puts the iMac on notice
— 12:08 PM on October 26, 2016

The refreshed Surface Book i7 wasn't the only sleek, high-end system Microsoft trotted out at the company's Windows event this morning. The company unveiled...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Workstations

Microsoft Surface Book i7 packs a bigger punch and more batteries
— 11:24 AM on October 26, 2016

Microsoft has refreshed part of its Surface Book lineup. The company announced the Surface Book i7, an updated model packing new graphics hardware and Intel...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Windows

Zotac Magnus EN1080 may be the fastest mini-PC yet
— 9:00 AM on October 25, 2016

When Zotac initially unveiled the Magnus EN10 series a few months ago, we were surprised to find that there wasn't one equipped with a...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

Nvidia licenses Rambus' DPA tech for side-channel data leak prevention
— 4:24 PM on October 24, 2016

Most gerbils are familiar with the Rambus name from the ill-fated RDRAM popular back in the Pentium 4 days. Although the company appeared to vanish...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

Lenovo ThinkCentre and ThinkPad machines pack AMD PRO APUs
— 1:00 PM on October 24, 2016

Particularly attentive gerbils may recall that when we last looked at AMD's PRO APUs, the company had announced the chips would be inside machines...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

Deals of the week: scads of high-performance storage and more
— 11:06 AM on October 21, 2016

Happy Friday, gerbils. We had a dearth of cheap SSDs in last week's deals, but the component market has returned to form today. Here's what...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Strong revenue doesn't stem red ink in AMD's fiscal third quarter
— 4:41 PM on October 20, 2016

AMD posted a remarkable increase in revenue for its fiscal third quarter of 2016. The company took in $1.3 billion, up 23% year-on-year, thanks...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Razer unsheathes the Blade Pro gaming laptop
— 2:18 PM on October 20, 2016

A short while ago at its "Unveil the Shadow" event in Berlin, Razer unveiled the "Shadow," which turned out to be the Blade...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

Netgear Nighthawk X10 7200AD router prepares to take flight
— 12:00 PM on October 19, 2016

Netgear is stomping all over Linksys' latest MU-MIMO dual-band WRT3200ACM wireless router with its new tri-band Nighthawk X10 AD7200 device. The X10 is...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

Intel posts strong growth in the third quarter of 2016
— 8:19 AM on October 19, 2016

Intel wiped away any bad feelings from its bumpy second quarter yesterday with what it describes as record revenues and strong profitability. For...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

Razer buys audio certification company THX
— 12:00 PM on October 18, 2016

Most of us know THX for that tone that plays before some movies—that deep, body-shaking sound that tells you a theater has THX-certified audio. The...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Qualcomm announces the X50 5G modem
— 9:54 AM on October 18, 2016

Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon X50, which the company claims is the industry's first commercially-available 5G modem. The package is targeted at handset manufacturers...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

Google introduces POWER9-based Zaius P9 server design
— 12:09 PM on October 17, 2016

Cloud infrastructures require hardware. The buck can only be passed so far before someone has to own and maintain a server. Google Cloud has announced...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Servers

Samsung fires up 10-nm chip production
— 11:18 AM on October 17, 2016

Half a year ago, Samsung announced that it was fabricating DRAM on a "10-nm class" process. Now, the company is announcing that it's...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Eurocom updates Sky MX5 R2 laptop with Pascal cards
— 4:53 PM on October 14, 2016

Looking at the Sky MX5 R2, one has to wonder if the designers at Eurocom understands what "laptop" means to most people. They're definitely...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

Deals of the week: a cheap Radeon R9 Fury and more
— 10:45 AM on October 14, 2016

Happy day, gerbils! It's sunny and warm out there, and today there's no shortage of hardware deals to be found. For the first time in...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Linksys WRT3200ACM tries to rekindle that WRT54GL love affair
— 2:23 PM on October 13, 2016

Way back when the 2.4GHz band was still somewhat useful, Linksys' WRT54G and WRT54GL were the enthusiast's choice in routers. Linksys is hoping to restart...

Type: News story Tags: Networking