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— 12:12 PM on November 24, 2017

Hi guys! I'm interrupting the scheduled programming to let you guys know that we're setting up a site upgrade tomorrow, November 25, at around 11:00...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Black Friday deals: everything your heart desires
— 11:59 AM on November 24, 2017

Greetings, gerbils! This is where I'd write some sort of witty intro, if I had one. It's Black Friday and there's a lot of deals...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Multimedia Cooling Storage Systems Displays Memory Input devices Mobile computing

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Gigabyte X299 Aorus Gaming 7 Pro flexes its Intersil VRM muscles
— 9:30 AM on November 24, 2017

The holiday shopping season officially gets underway today, and a select few gerbils that have been really good all year might want to put

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Wednesday deals: sweet displays, a $150 Ryzen 5 1500X, and more
— 12:28 PM on November 22, 2017

Good day, gerbils. I'm half-dead with cold and flu, my throat is raw, my eyes look like tomatoes, and I feel like I lost a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Displays

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MSI Optix MAG24C gaming monitor offers a lot of color for a little cash
— 11:00 AM on November 22, 2017

Gaming monitors are a well-defined category. They have high refresh rates, usually some form of variable refresh rate technology, and oftentimes an edgy industrial design....

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Tuesday deals: a 4K monitor, a 1 TB SSD, and much more
— 12:07 PM on November 21, 2017

I bet all you little gerbils and gerbilettes are foaming at the mouth at the prospect of that juicy, sweet turkey and gravy. But alas,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Power Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Cooler Master MasterKeys MK750 goes for a minimalist style
— 9:01 AM on November 21, 2017

Cooler Master's MasterKeys MK750 is a thoroughly modern high-end keyboard with a metal backplate, per-key RGB LED backlighting, and the buyer's choice of Cherry...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Marvell takes Cavium under its wing for $6 billion
— 4:18 PM on November 20, 2017

The big acquisition deal in progress in the semiconductor space might be Broadcom's rejected bid to take over Qualcomm, but a pair of less-prominent...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Deals of the day: Ryzen and Threadripper CPUs on the cheap and more
— 2:38 PM on November 20, 2017

Howdy, gerbils. Black Friday is approaching, and many e-tailers are getting a head start on deals in preparation for the big day. We're breaking our...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Displays Mobile computing

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Aorus K9 Optical keyboard senses strokes with infrared light
— 12:55 PM on November 20, 2017

Most people seem to prefer mechanical keyswitches over rubber-dome offerings. Dome switches require you to mash a key pretty forcefully for it to register, and...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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ROG Strix XG32VQ and XG35VQ fuse fast VA panels with FreeSync
— 10:55 AM on November 20, 2017

Asus is expanding its lineup of FreeSync-enabled gaming monitors with the ROG Strix XG32VQ and ROG Strix XG35VQ, a pair of 1800R curved...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Roccat celebrates 10 years with the Kone Aimo mouse
— 12:00 PM on November 16, 2017

Which companies come to mind when you're thinking about gaming input devices, gerbils? Is Roccat on that list? If not, it probably should be....

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Thursday deals: a monitor two-pack, a GTX 1080 Ti, storage, and more
— 10:30 AM on November 16, 2017

Man, those colors are just so pretty. Oh, I'm sorry, was stuck in a reverie gazing at the vivid shades of Corsair's ML120 Pro...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Storage Displays

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Razer Blackwidow Ultimate gets a spill-proof step-up
— 9:00 AM on November 15, 2017

One of the bad things about paying three figures for a keyboard is that you feel that much worse when you break it. Back when...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Tuesday deals: a primo Gigabyte B350 Ryzen board for $70 and more
— 11:41 AM on November 14, 2017

Sneeze, sniff, rinse, repeat. That's been my day so far, folks. The temperatures around here had a sudden whiplash from "almost summer" about three weeks...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Power Displays

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HTC Focus VR headset stands alone with six degrees of freedom
— 9:00 AM on November 14, 2017

Just weeks after Oculus' announcement of its Go standalone virtual reality headsets comes the Vive Focus, HTC's own standalone VR device. The Focus...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing Gaming

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Intel boosts 3D Xpoint production capacity at IM Flash foundry
— 12:05 PM on November 13, 2017

Intel appears confident in the future of its 3D Xpoint media and the Optane products that incorporate it. The company announced today that it's...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Qualcomm board unanimously rejects Broadcom's $130 billion bid
— 9:00 AM on November 13, 2017

Qualcomm announced this morning that it's officially rejecting Broadcom's unsolicited $130 billion takeover offer. Qualcomm's board of directors unanimously voted to turn down...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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