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Abu Dhabi government fund may be shopping GlobalFoundries
— 10:08 AM on November 27, 2015

The investors from Abu Dhabi who funded GlobalFoundries' expansion may be ready to tap out. A Bloomberg report citing "people familiar with the matter"...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

MSI's Eco motherboards let owners fine-tune power consumption
— 8:25 AM on November 27, 2015

While we Americans are still sleeping off our Thanksgiving celebrations, MSI has unveiled some Skylake-compatible updates to its Eco series of motherboards: the H170M...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming G1 motherboard reviewed
— 4:18 PM on November 25, 2015

Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming G1 is the very definition of top end. This board is four-way CrossFire and SLI ready, thanks to a PLX PCIe switch chip....

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

Star Wars Battlefront video review
— 1:18 PM on November 25, 2015

Our video review offers a closer look at the shiny new Star Wars title and its multiplayer-focused gameplay.

Type: Feature article Tags: Gaming

Just Cause 3 system requirements won't blow up your wallet
— 8:59 AM on November 25, 2015

Avalanche Studios has revealed the system specs required to play its upcoming, explosion-packed Just Cause 3. If you were concerned that your PC...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Shuttle XPC Nano's svelte body is clad in black and gold
— 2:51 PM on November 24, 2015

Shuttle pretty much wrote the book on small form factor PCs back in the day, and it's introducing some new bite-size machines today. Say...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems

MIT researchers say many popular Android apps call out covertly
— 7:33 AM on November 24, 2015

Downloading popular Android apps from non-official sources is a bad idea, but even legit apps can do potentially unwanted things in the background without drawing attention....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

AMD's Radeon Software Crimson Edition: an overview
— 7:00 AM on November 24, 2015

AMD's Radeon Software Crimson Edition is the second in a line of major annual graphics driver updates from the company. Crimson also replaces the Catalyst...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

Dell gets Superfishy by shipping PCs with self-signed root certificates
— 4:31 PM on November 23, 2015

Remember the Superfish debacle, when Lenovo shipped computers with a preinstalled rogue root certification authority (CA)? Dell seems to think that was a good...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Internet

Mozilla axes heavyweight Firefox themes and tab groups
— 1:04 PM on November 23, 2015

Back in August, Mozilla announced plans to adopt a Chrome-like extension framework for Firefox called WebExtensions. In turn, the company plans to deprecate its...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

Review roundup: Microsoft's Lumia 950 smartphone
— 1:48 PM on November 20, 2015

The announcement of the Lumia 950 and 950XL back in October marked both the release of Windows 10 for phones and Microsoft's return to the high-end smartphone scene....

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

G.Skill Trident Z 16GB DDR4 kit hits ludicrous 4,133 MT/s speed
— 9:05 AM on November 20, 2015

G.Skill has been expanding its product portfolio of late. The company is still best known for its RAM, though, and it's just released...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided release delayed to August 2016
— 3:34 PM on November 19, 2015

Uh-oh. There's some bad news for those (like me) that were eager for another adventure in the skin and augmentations of Adam Jensen. Deus Ex:...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

GeForce graphics drivers get an update for Assassin's Creed Syndicate
— 12:07 PM on November 19, 2015

Assassin's Creed Syndicate hits store shelves today, and Nvidia's holiday driver update onslaught continues in tandem with that game's launch. The WHQL-certified 359.00...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

Bitfenix's Pandora ATX case lets builders show off their own logos
— 9:53 AM on November 19, 2015

Bitfenix has unveiled its Pandora ATX case, a follow-up to the microATX case of the same name. Like its smaller forebear, the Pandora ATX...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

Eurocom's Shark 5 laptop rules the ultraportable depths
— 3:39 PM on November 18, 2015

Eurocom is doing its glorious excess thing again. This time around, the Canadian company is taking the wraps off its 15.6" Shark 5 "ultraportable"...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

DisplayMate: iPad Pro display beats iPad Air 2's, but mini 4 is still king
— 12:56 PM on November 18, 2015

Much like it has done with tablet displays in the past, DisplayMate has put the iPad Pro's enormous 12.9" screen through the wringer to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Rumor: Upcoming Core i7-6950X could have 10 cores, 20 threads
— 11:39 AM on November 16, 2015

Intel's Haswell-E processors already pack as many as eight cores and 16 threads, but the next generation of the company's extreme desktop CPUs could offer...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs