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Asus Lyra forms a small constellation for better Wi-Fi
— 1:00 PM on July 24, 2017

We wrote about Asus' planned entry into the booming mesh networking market back in January, and now the company is ready to launch its...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Alphacool Eisblock HDX-2 and HDX-3 help M.2 SSDs beat the heat
— 4:00 PM on July 21, 2017

In our experience, modern desktop M.2 SSDs rarely throttle under even the most strenuous real-world conditions, but that hasn't stopped PC component manufacturers from coming...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage

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Microsoft and Johnson Controls put Cortana in a thermostat
— 3:00 PM on July 20, 2017

Google bought its way into home thermostats by snapping up Nest Labs for a whopping $3.2 billion back in 2014. Microsoft is taking a...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Windows

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Arctic Cooling Liquid Freezer AIOs stand ready for Threadripper
— 12:00 PM on July 19, 2017

Arctic Cooling has quietly put up a page on its website listing coolers compatible with the mammoth TR4 socket for AMD's upcoming Ryzen...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Microsoft releases its first Windows Server Insider Preview build
— 5:00 PM on July 14, 2017

Last month, Microsoft promised to accelerate the release schedule of Windows Server, revealing its plan to have new versions out twice a year. In...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Servers

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Thermaltake's Contac Silent 12 CPU cooler reviewed
— 2:30 PM on July 13, 2017

Thermaltake's Contac Silent 12 relies on an established design and a simple mounting system to get AMD Socket AM4 builders up and running as quickly...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

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Asus' RT-AC1900P wireless router reviewed
— 9:00 AM on July 12, 2017

Asus' RT-AC1900P carries on the legacy of the company's popular RT-N66U "Dark Knight" router. This time around, the unit comes armed with an 802.11ac radio...

Type: Feature article Tags: Networking

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Microsoft 365 offers a one-stop subscription to Office and Windows
— 5:00 PM on July 11, 2017

More than a few times, folks around here have speculated about Microsoft making its Windows OS available to consumers through a subscription. As it...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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EVGA GTX 1080 Ti Hybrid FTW3 connects an AIO to iCX
— 9:00 AM on July 11, 2017

Gamers have lusted after Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards since their release back in March. The air-cooled cards came first, followed by...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Gaming

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Windows 10 Controlled folder access will try to stop ransomware
— 10:00 AM on June 30, 2017

As we get further out from the idea of keeping real, physical records of things, protecting our digital documents is more important than ever. With...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Microsoft resurrects EMET to improve Windows 10 security
— 10:08 AM on June 28, 2017

After the well-publicized WannaCry ransomware attack this spring, there's been some pressure on Microsoft to improve the security features of Windows 10. The company...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Portions of the Windows Shared Source Kit leak out
— 10:09 AM on June 26, 2017

Microsoft started off this last weekend with an embarassing security snafu. The folks over at The Register reported that 32 TB of non-public data...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Operating systems Windows

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Deals of the week: Z270 mobos, spinning storage, and more
— 12:43 PM on June 23, 2017

Howdy gerbils. Things have been more than a little hot around here, but there's no time to lose. Deals are popping up and disappearing...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Storage Displays Networking

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Windows Insider Build 16226 gives users a look at GPU utilization
— 9:00 AM on June 23, 2017

Microsoft's work on the Fall Creators Update continues apace, and new features are rolling out steadily to Windows Insiders. Most notably, Microsoft has added a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Windows

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Asus XG-C100C NIC breaks the gigabit barrier
— 3:30 PM on June 22, 2017

The decade-plus reign of Gigabit Ethernet as the fastest practical standard for wired networking might be finally (and slowly) coming to a close. Over the...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Netgear readies the Nighthawk X6S for take-off
— 5:30 PM on June 21, 2017

Netgear has added another member to its Nighthawk line of spider-spacecraft-inspired Wi-Fi routers. The Nighthawk X6S (model name R8000P) has tri-band Wi-Fi support with...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

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FinalWire updates AIDA64 for Core X CPUs and the X299 platform
— 1:00 PM on June 21, 2017

FinalWire has updated its popular AIDA64 benchmarking and system monitoring tool for use with Intel's latest Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X desktop CPUs and...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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MSI makes its X299 motherboards appealing with a free Corsair H75
— 4:50 PM on June 19, 2017

The two first words in "high end desktop platform" mean that buyers need to bring wallets stuffed with greenbacks in order to buy a ticket...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets Cooling

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