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The death of Windows Phone and the five stages of mobile grief
— 9:35 AM on February 19, 2019

After years of clinging to Microsoft's doomed platform, a diehard Windows Phone fan finally throws in the towel. Join me as I go full stupid...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Friday deals: Ryzen 5 2600 for $150, Surface Pro 6 $200 off, and more
— 11:35 AM on February 15, 2019

Greetings, good gerbils. I'm in the process of speccing out a home theater PC so that I can make more frequent use of the big-ass...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cases Storage Memory Mobile computing

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Thermaltake's Commander C chassis: Choose your own front panel style
— 9:50 AM on February 15, 2019

Have you ever seen a case and thought, "I like that layout, but I hate that front panel." Sure you have. We all have. Thermaltake...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Tuesday deals: A 512-GB NVMe SSD plus 16 GB of fast RGB LED RAM for $160, and more
— 10:50 AM on February 12, 2019

Howdy, folks. The internet at large is probably running out of ink discussing the merits of the Radeon VII to death. We've recently taken...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Memory

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Thursday deals: Cheap G.Skill RAM, discounted Dell gear, and more
— 12:55 PM on February 7, 2019

Greetings, folks. I'm going to keep it short and sweet today. AMD's finally released a high-end graphics card since the Vega 64, and we've...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Memory Input devices Mobile computing

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Tuesday deals: a 16-GB RAM kit at 3600 MT/s for $112 and much more
— 12:34 PM on February 5, 2019

Greetings, folks! I've started doing a little home improvement—well, paying for it, anyway. The first project was getting a new kitchen exhaust fan and under-cupboard...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Memory Mobile computing

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Using Plex to make your media-streaming life better
— 4:30 PM on February 1, 2019

Instead of having an entire computer hooked up to my TV, I started using Plex to stream my media from my own server, and I’m...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia Software

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Sharkoon's VG6 cases go easy on your piggy bank
— 10:00 AM on February 1, 2019

A few gerbils expressed disappointed at the absence of 5.25" drive bays in the last few cases we peeked at. Yes, contrary to popular belief, there are still...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Intel flutters into the Robert Swan era, makes interim CEO permanent
— 9:57 AM on January 31, 2019

It sounds like everyone will be calling him “Bob,” but whether he goes by Bob, Robert, or Mr. Swan, Intel’s new CEO starts today....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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G.Skill offers up hexa-channel RAM at up to 4 GT/s
— 2:30 PM on January 30, 2019

One of the nifty things about the Intel Xeon W-3175X is that you could feasibly stuff 768GB of RAM into a system built around...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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FSP's CMT340 is a modest tower with major luminescence
— 1:05 PM on January 29, 2019

FSP Group is famous for its quality (and sometimes quirky) power supplies. Did you know the company also sells a whole line of...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Tuesday deals: 32 GB of DDR4 memory for $150 and more
— 10:45 AM on January 29, 2019

Greetings, gerbils and gerbilettes. My flu appears to have finally broken, but I'm still taking extra care to stay warm in this chilly season. There's...

Type: News story Tags: Memory Input devices Mobile computing Gaming

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After 36 years, MIDI is finally moving to 2.0
— 9:46 PM on January 28, 2019

What springs to mind when I say "MIDI," gerbils? Is it perhaps thoughts of an old Gravis Ultrasound or Sound Blaster AWE? Expensive...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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G.Skill takes eight sticks of DDR4 to 4266 MT/s on X299
— 3:45 PM on January 25, 2019

One way to get gobs of memory bandwidth is to ramp up the transfer rate to ridiculous levels. Alternatively, you could adopt a platform with...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Thursday deals: a 500-GB Crucial MX500 for $55 and more
— 1:00 PM on January 24, 2019

G'afternoon folks. I hope you're feeling fine today, and devoid of any sniffing, puffy eyes, or a sore throat. I've been flu-stricken for a couple...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Memory Mobile computing

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Lian Li’s next-gen DK-04-F standing desk has a new trick
— 1:00 PM on January 23, 2019

I'm not a standing-desk person myself (I sit for long stretches, then get up and pace around like a loon), but Lian Li knows there's...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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DIYPC's latest case brings glass panels and RGB LEDs to the masses
— 1:00 PM on January 22, 2019

DIYPC has been selling a whole range of computer cases in the U.S. for a few years now, but the brand has been most visible...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Tuesday deals: a 960-GB NVMe SSD for $157 and much more
— 11:30 AM on January 22, 2019

Hello there, folks! Do you happen to have a penchant for super-fast storage, like me? If that's the case, then you probably totally want to...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory Mobile computing

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