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Deals of the week: an ultrawide FreeSync monitor and more
— 8:52 AM on October 9, 2015

Happy Friday, gerbils. Last week, our deals were all about SSDs, and this week, they're (almost) all about monitors. Check out these displays for PC...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Thursday Night Shortbread
— 11:32 PM on October 8, 2015

Eight is Enough Ars Technica: Net neutrality on chopping block as Democrats fight to save FCC's rules Softpedia: Zero-day exploit found in Avast...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

MSI puts mobile Quadros to work in its WS60 and WT72 notebooks
— 3:54 PM on October 8, 2015

Nvidia just refreshed its mobile Quadro workstation graphics lineup with Maxwell GPUs, and MSI has wrapped those chips up in some powerful mobile workstations. The...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Workstations

HP's Envy 32 display blends FreeSync and living-room DNA
— 2:27 PM on October 8, 2015

Do you want a big, FreeSync-infused screen that can turn a few heads? Look no further than HP's Envy 32 Media Display.

Type: News story Tags: Displays

Prepare for the wasteland with Fallout 4's system requirements
— 12:41 PM on October 8, 2015

Want to build your own settlement, craft finely-tuned instruments of destruction, and jetpack around the wastes of post-apocalyptic Boston in Fallout 4? Bethesda has...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

Green means gaming on HP's updated Pavilion notebooks
— 9:37 AM on October 8, 2015

HP wants to give you some green—in the form of its updated Pavilion gaming notebooks, anyway. These laptops are powered by Intel Skylake CPUs...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

Dell brings infinity display to XPS 15 laptop; launches XPS 12 2-in-1
— 8:21 AM on October 8, 2015

Dell's XPS 13 notebook is a popular choice among Windows laptop buyers these days, thanks to its sleek design and ultra-thin bezel. Today, Dell is...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

Amazon redefines the sneakernet with Snowball data courier
— 4:24 PM on October 7, 2015

Back in the not-so-good old days, data was carried around on floppy disks and rewritable CDs. The adventurous would perhaps lug around a portable hard...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

Here be dragons on MSI's GK701 keyboard and DS502 headset
— 1:55 PM on October 7, 2015

If our peripheral staff picks didn't have a keyboard or headset to catch your eye, MSI might have something more to your taste. The DS502...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Input devices

Soft Machines debuts CPUs and SoCs based on VISC architecture
— 1:05 PM on October 7, 2015

When we last checked in with Soft Machines about a year ago, the company had just announced its VISC CPU architecture, along with some...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Envy 34 curved all-in-one delivers Skylake power in style
— 9:12 AM on October 7, 2015

The latest desktop in HP's Envy lineup could certainly stir up some verdancy in the heart of a beholder. Meet the HP Envy 34...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Displays

HP unwraps Spectre X2 and Envy-Note Win10 tablets
— 8:21 AM on October 7, 2015

Microsoft said yesterday when it announced its Lumias and Surfaces that many of its partners would be releasing fresh Windows 10 devices of their...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

AOC's gaming-oriented FreeSync displays start at $269
— 6:54 PM on October 6, 2015

In June, AOC pulled back the curtain on a couple of FreeSync-infused gaming displays: the 24" G2460PF and the 27" G2770PF. We learned how...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

Thinner Surface Pro 4 gets improved pen and Type Cover
— 11:15 AM on October 6, 2015

Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 has arguably been a success, and the company wants to keep that momentum going with the Surface Pro 4. This latest...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Input devices Mobile computing

Surface Book is Microsoft's take on what the laptop should be
— 10:51 AM on October 6, 2015

After gathering years of experience building Surface tablets, Microsoft has put its own spin on the traditional laptop with the Surface Book. This notebook blends...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL showcase mobile Windows 10
— 10:16 AM on October 6, 2015

Microsoft took the wraps off its Windows 10 flagship phones this morning: the Lumia 950 and 950 XL. These Lumias pack 5.2" and 5.7" screens...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Microsoft shows off mixed-reality gaming with HoloLens
— 9:40 AM on October 6, 2015

During today's Windows 10 Devices presentation, Microsoft showed off some new tricks for HoloLens—wearable holograms. The company will also be taking applications soon for HoloLens...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Personal tech

Be Quiet hushes the mid-tower with the Silent Base 600
— 8:06 AM on October 6, 2015

Be Quiet is expanding its Silent Base case family to mid-towers with the Silent Base 600. This smaller sibling of the Silent Base 800...

Type: News story Tags: Cases