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PC-optimized Kinect in the works
— 11:59 AM on November 23, 2011

Microsoft continues to push its Kinect motion controller toward the PC. The SDK is out, promotional videos are pimping the device's programmability,...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Via mini PC gets dual-core upgrade
— 1:34 PM on November 22, 2011

Via has updated its ARTiGO mini PC with a dual-core CPU from the Eden X2 family. The palm-sized system measures just 5.7" x 3.9" x...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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$1,200 touchscreen table to debut at CES
— 1:05 PM on November 21, 2011

Touchscreen technology has already revolutionized smartphones and tablets. Now, it's coming for your table. Microsoft's Surface effort has entered its second generation, and...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices

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SteelSeries wheel targets sim racing crowd
— 11:30 AM on November 21, 2011

Anyone who's really into driving games will tell you that the best way to improve the experience is to ditch the dual analog sticks of...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Synaptics ClickPad tracks 10-finger gestures for Windows 8
— 12:31 PM on November 8, 2011

Windows 8's finger-friendly Metro interface supports all kinds of multi-touch gestures, but you won't need a tablet to take advantage. At the Microsoft Ecosystem...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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IHS iSuppli: 43% of laptops to be ultrabooks in 2015
— 9:37 AM on November 8, 2011

There may be whispers in Taiwan about disappointing ultrabook sales, but IHS iSuppli expects the ultrabook category is poised for greatness. At least,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Release roundup: Multi-display madness and LGA2011 brackets
— 5:36 PM on November 3, 2011

Beside what we've featured in our regular coverage, this week hasn't been particularly eventful. A few announcements from Shuttle, Silicon Power, and Thermaltake still slipped...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage Systems

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Poll: What's the best premium upgrade?
— 12:29 PM on November 3, 2011

When upgrading their PCs, most enthusiasts seem to focus on swapping in faster CPUs and graphics cards. The CPU has the biggest impact on...

Poll Question: • Best premium upgrade:

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Cooling Displays Input devices

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HP confirms ARM server plans
— 6:00 AM on November 2, 2011

That talk about HP quietly working with a Texas startup on ARM-powered servers wasn't just idle speculation. HP confirmed those efforts yesterday, announcing...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Servers

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HP reverses course, will retain its PC division
— 4:14 PM on October 27, 2011

HP is keeping its PC business after all. Some two months after confirming that it was considering whether to spin off or...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Report: HP cooking up ARM-based servers
— 4:33 PM on October 26, 2011

ARM is a serious threat to Intel in the mobile space—no doubt about that—but it's also starting to nip at Intel's heels in the server...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Servers

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TR's fall 2011 system guide
— 3:43 PM on October 24, 2011

Join us as we reveal the latest updates and additions we've made to our four classic builds: the $600 Econobox, $900 Utility Player, $1,500 Sweeter...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Workstations

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Release roundup: USB 3.0 drives, power supplies, and a 3D display
— 5:22 PM on October 20, 2011

The pickings are a little slimmer than usual this week, but a handful of product release announcements still lined our inbox today. Here they are: ...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Displays

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Tactile Cherry MX switches bring clickety-clack to Cooler Master keyboard
— 10:46 AM on October 19, 2011

Cooler Master is the latest PC component maker to dive into the world of mechanical keyboards. The new QuickFire Rapid is targeted at...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Microsoft reveals projected, pocketable touch interfaces
— 12:08 PM on October 18, 2011

Microsoft's annual R&D budget is huge—$9.6 billion for 2011, to be exact. Over the years, a chunk of that research money has gone into...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Release roundup: Cooling, mice, and high-density memory
— 6:00 AM on October 14, 2011

We've got a trio of announcements from Cooler Master, Corsair, and Scythe for you in this week's release roundup. CM Storm...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Memory Input devices

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Lenovo outshined Dell globally last quarter
— 6:00 AM on October 13, 2011

Wow, what's happening to U.S.-based PC vendors? As HP's PC business lies on the chopping board, Gartner reports that Lenovo outshipped Dell last quarter,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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WSJ: HP reconsidering PC spin-off
— 6:00 AM on October 12, 2011

Last month, new HP CEO Meg Whitman vowed to stay the course and come to a decision quickly about whether to sell or spin...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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