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Deal of the week: The M500 960GB for $290, Battlefield Hardline for $36, and lots more
— 11:17 AM on April 24, 2015

This week's deals post is loaded with a mix of re-runs and fresh meat. Here's the bulleted list: The Crucial M500 960GB SSD from last week's...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Storage Gaming

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Samsung's new 840 EVO fix starts trickling out
— 4:53 PM on April 23, 2015

The latest fix for the read-speed-slowdowns dogging Samsung's 840 EVO SSD is now out—sort of. Version 4.6 of Samsung's Magician software is available for...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Arkham Knight requires at least 2GB of graphics memory
— 1:00 PM on April 23, 2015

The system requirements are out for the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight, and the new game will need more power than its predecessor. Those...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems

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Acer's curved G-Sync display costs $1299, ships in September
— 10:42 AM on April 23, 2015

We've heard rumblings about Acer's curved, 34" G-Sync display since January, and now it's official. The XR341CK sports a 21:9 IPS panel with a...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Samsung spills details on flexible AMOLED display
— 9:19 AM on April 23, 2015

Samsung announced its Galaxy S6 smartphone last month, including an Edge variant that curves the screen over the sides of the handset. The Edge...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Valve's giving free VR kits to content creators
— 6:00 AM on April 23, 2015

Content creators working on virtual reality can apply to receive free HTC headgear from Valve. Seeding will begin this spring, the Steam steward says,...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices Gaming

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Intel's Compute Stick miniature PC reviewed
— 10:00 AM on April 22, 2015

Despite being the size of a small candy bar, Intel's Compute Stick is an honest-to-goodness PC with a quad-core Bay Trail processor, expandable flash storage,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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CyberPowerPC's Trinity gaming PC looks straight outta science fiction
— 6:00 AM on April 22, 2015

Boutique builders have experimented with different chassis designs over the years, but CyberPowerPC's Trinity series might be the most radical departure yet. The new...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Systems Gaming

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Etc.
— 9:46 AM on April 20, 2015

Morning, folks. I'm off to London this week for a press event, but I'll try to post when I can from the road. I hate...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Deal of the week: A terabyte-class SSD for $300, plus more
— 11:24 AM on April 17, 2015

SSDs take center stage in this week's deals post—but not the ones you might expect. The headliner is Crucial's M500 960GB, which is marked down to...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory Input devices

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This is my favorite fanless NUC chassis so far
— 9:12 AM on April 17, 2015

Intel's NUC is built around a standard motherboard form factor that allows others to create their own mini PC enclosures. Traditional case makers haven't gotten...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling Systems

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Asus console brings Broadwell, GTX 960M to the living room
— 6:42 PM on April 15, 2015

Asus' ROG GR8 mini-PC is an intriguing option for those who want a console-like computer for living-room gaming. Today, the company announced the ROG...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Samsung's four-lane PCIe SSD goes NVMe
— 10:14 AM on April 15, 2015

Samsung first revealed its SM951 PCIe SSD in Korea last year. The M.2 gumstick was billed as an NVM Express implementation at the time,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Here's our discussion of FreeSync, G-Sync, and the BenQ XL2730Z
— 9:01 AM on April 15, 2015

We talked about my review of the BenQ XL2370Z FreeSync monitor on the podcast recently. Here's what I had to say about it there.

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Surface 3 review roundup: Honey, I shrunk the Surface Pro
— 4:40 PM on April 14, 2015

Microsoft's Surface 3 is a major course change for the company's lower-end tablet. ARM processors and Windows RT are out, replaced by an Intel...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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New 840 EVO fix adds ''periodic refresh'' to firmware
— 11:50 AM on April 14, 2015

Last year, some Samsung 840 EVO SSDs started exhibiting slower read speeds with old data. The problem was patched in October, but the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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BenQ's XL2730Z 'FreeSync' monitor reviewed
— 1:02 PM on April 13, 2015

AMD's FreeSync is here, personified in BenQ's XL2730Z monitor. We've gone deep into the display's performance and smoothness, with direct comparisons to G-Sync using...

Type: Feature article Tags: Displays Gaming

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Samsung NVMe tech powers HP Z Turbo SSD
— 11:48 AM on April 13, 2015

Add HP to the list of SSD providers with next-gen NVMe hotness. The company announced its Z...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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