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Microsoft delays February Patch Tuesday
— 11:30 AM on February 16, 2017

Windows system administrators have grown to expect patches from Microsoft on the second Tuesday of each month. The software giant formalized the practice of releasing...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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ROG Strix Impact is a simple mouse for serious gamers
— 4:30 PM on February 15, 2017

We're coming up on 45 years of the video game in 2017. A lot of older folks, even ones who played games in their young...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Caavo uses computer vision to unify control of streaming boxes
— 3:30 PM on February 15, 2017

Ask anyone with a set-top box or smart TV about the worst part of the user experience, and chances are the divided nature of the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Input devices

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Amazon Chimes in on video conferencing market
— 3:30 PM on February 14, 2017

Skype was originally released in 2003. Apple's FaceTime first appeared on iOS back in 2010. Video conferencing is definitely not anything new. Amazon is...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Networking Personal tech

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Qualcomm announces its first 802.11ax Wi-Fi products
— 2:30 PM on February 13, 2017

I suspect that most gerbils probably have the same love-hate relationship with Wi-Fi that I do. I love it when it works, and hate it...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

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Logitech launches the first 4K-capable webcams
— 2:30 PM on February 7, 2017

Webcams these days are asked to do lots of things beyond simple video conferencing. Windows Hello turns a compatible camera into a biometric login device....

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Input devices

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Rosewill RK-9300 gaming keyboard won't give users the blues
— 4:30 PM on February 3, 2017

We've been fans of Rosewill's limited-nonsense approach to keyboard design in the past. The company has done a good job of putting Cherry...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Rumor: future MacBooks may contain more Apple-designed chips
— 10:00 AM on February 2, 2017

First and foremost, let us make it clear that this story is not about Apple moving to replace the Intel Core CPUs currently found across...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Mobile computing Mac

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Cortana on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?
— 11:30 AM on February 1, 2017

The "magic mirror," arguably the hottest Raspberry Pi project of 2015, is now coming to Windows users without a wood shop at their disposal...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Displays Windows

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Windows Cloud may be Microsoft's answer to Chromebooks
— 9:02 AM on January 31, 2017

Microsoft has been waging a war against Chromebooks on a number of fronts, including reducing the price of OEM Windows licenses on machines with...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Haswell IGPs get their last driver update for Windows 7 and 8.1
— 9:15 AM on January 30, 2017

All good things must come to an end. In turn, all outdated software meets its maker in the grand scheme of things. The terminus...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software Windows

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Wine project spills out a 2.0 release
— 2:17 PM on January 27, 2017

Advances in virtualization technology and web applications coupled with ever-rising memory and storage capacities have progressively turned the stage lights away from Wine, a software...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Mac Linux-Unix

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Deals of the week: tons o' graphics cards, a fast monitor, and RAM
— 11:27 AM on January 27, 2017

Behold, gerbils! Welcome to the magic show of El Dealino, the Mexican wizard known throughout lands far and wide. He is able to pull incredibly...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Displays Memory Input devices

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Windows 10 Game Mode will prioritize games for smoother play
— 4:49 PM on January 25, 2017

Remember that "Game Mode" feature that Twitter user WalkingCat found in Windows 10 build 14997? When we first heard about it, we were left...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Microsoft releases open-source DirectX Shader Compiler
— 9:02 AM on January 25, 2017

At GDC last year, Microsoft pulled back the curtain on the graphics technologies coming with Shader Model 6.0. As it turns out, the company...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software Windows

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BlackWidow Chroma V2 arrives with Razer's Yellow switches
— 2:23 PM on January 24, 2017

Now that seemingly every PC component vendor has at least one RGB LED-illuminated keyboard in its respective product portfolio, the companies that...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Mushkin enters the keyboard market with the Carbon KB-001
— 4:00 PM on January 20, 2017

We don't have to tell you the memory market's been pretty rough lately, with prices only recently coming up from rock-bottom. One solution companies look...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Asus Tinker Board gives the Raspberry Pi 3 a run for its money
— 1:30 PM on January 20, 2017

Most would say the original Raspberry Pi got the single-board computer craze (SBC) going. Since then, the Raspberry Pi got three major hardware revisions,...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Systems Personal tech

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