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SteelSeries makes its GameDAC USB sound card a free agent
— 1:37 PM on September 5, 2018

PC users might think of discrete digital-to-analog converters as audiophile mysticism, but SteelSeries wants to bring the concrete improvement in audio quality those converters can...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Miscellaneous Gaming

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Tuesday deals: a Micron 1100 2-TB solid-state drive for $252 and more
— 9:28 AM on September 4, 2018

Howdy, gerbils! We hope y'all enjoyed Labor Day, probably with some some judicious BBQing. Around here, I joined the festivities of the Zigurfest music...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Power Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Friday night topic: how much do you ask of your phone?
— 4:11 PM on August 31, 2018

While I was writing about Huawei's Kirin 980 launch this morning, I was wowed a bit by that SoC's CPU cores and graphics-processing chops,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Huawei's Kirin 980 is the world's first 7-nm mobile SoC
— 9:25 AM on August 31, 2018

Apple and Qualcomm might get the lion's share of attention for their smartphone SoCs, but Huawei and its HiSilicon arm have long been making leading-edge...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Extreme is a thin slice of creative power
— 2:10 PM on August 30, 2018

ThinkPads might be famous for their design, but they're not necessarily machines designers and other creative types use all that often. Lenovo wants to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Apple announces special event for September 12
— 11:42 AM on August 30, 2018

Apple typically announces new iPhone hardware in the fall, and it appears that fact will be as constant as the seasons themselves. Members of the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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Acer Chromebook 514 is ready for the back-to-school season
— 4:00 PM on August 29, 2018

The popularity of Chromebooks seems to be rising all the time, and Acer's intent on capitalizing on it. At IFA in Berlin, the company's showing...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Dell makes a Whiskey Lake cocktail with new Inspiron 15 7000 PCs
— 3:00 PM on August 29, 2018

Dell's making a bunch of announcements at IFA today. The company has a whole list of new laptops for home and business users, as well...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 takes a dip in Amber Lake
— 1:51 PM on August 29, 2018

Intel's Whiskey Lake and Amber Lake CPUs are here, and Dell is putting them to good use in its XPS 13 2-in-1. The pint-size...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Acer powers up Aspire notebook family with eighth-gen Intel CPUs
— 1:15 PM on August 29, 2018

Acer's IFA onslaught continues with updates to its Aspire family of notebooks. At the top end of its lineup, the company has tapped Intel's Kaby...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Tuesday deals: an Adata SX8200 960-GB NVMe drive for $230 and more
— 10:11 AM on August 28, 2018

There's a small cloud of dust in the distance, just above the desert sun and the slowly-rolling balls of tumbleweed. A dark shape in the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Displays Input devices

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Radeon Software 18.8.2 provides fire support for Strange Brigade
— 7:45 AM on August 28, 2018

AMD has released the latest version of its Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition drivers. Version 18.8.2 is optimized for Strange Brigade—one of the titles Radeon...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Nvidia 399.07 drivers are ready for the Battlefield V open beta
— 1:51 PM on August 27, 2018

Nvidia released a hot, fresh Game Ready driver for its graphics cards today. Version 399.07 offers a refined gaming experience with the Battlefield V...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Thursday deals: an RX 580 8 GB, a Ryzen mobo, and games for $275 and more
— 10:43 AM on August 23, 2018

Greetings, folks. I re-joined a band a while back and am furiously both learning and practicing my bass skills (I was doing guitar before). This left...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Displays Memory Mobile computing Gaming

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Logitech G Pro Wireless mouse lets elite gamers cut the cord
— 11:46 AM on August 21, 2018

If you're an elite esports player and your mouse isn't serving you well, Logitech might have an upgrade just for you. The company says

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Tuesday deals: a Radeon RX 580 8 GB for $210 and more
— 10:46 AM on August 21, 2018

Greetings, folks! All the buzz of the moment is about the GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards, and as well it...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Storage Memory Input devices Mobile computing

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Logitech's MX Vertical mouse wants to shake hands
— 8:30 AM on August 20, 2018

Vertical mice keep the hand and forearm in a more neutral position than the average mouse today, and that neutral position is reputed to be...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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MSI WS65 mobile workstation gets dressed up for the office
— 4:45 PM on August 16, 2018

MSI's workstation notebooks are getting dressed up with a toned-down new design, and the WS65 launching at SIGGRAPH this week is the first of...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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