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Intel's Graphics Command Center will take you on an Odyssey
— 11:01 AM on March 22, 2019

Intel's been blowing the whistle on the Graphics Hype Train quite a bit lately. The company teased its coming-in-2020 discrete graphics a while back, and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Windows

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Bargain basement: an Intel 660p 2 TB NVMe drive for $200 and much more
— 2:53 PM on March 19, 2019

Greetings folks! I have to rush the pleasantries today. It's been a bad day full of bureaucracy, and although it's past 7 pm around here,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Input devices Mobile computing

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Nvidia unveils $99 Jetson Nano single-board computer
— 9:46 AM on March 19, 2019

As I noted yesterday, the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco just kicked off. However, yesterday was also the first day of Nvidia's...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous

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Halo series hits Steam as DirectX 12 comes to Windows 7
— 8:45 AM on March 14, 2019

Microsoft, what are you even doing? Two interesting-but-probably-unrelated bits of PC gaming news came out of the Redmond complex early this week. The most exciting...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Windows

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Patriot Viper V765 review
— 9:40 AM on March 13, 2019

At $70, the presence of Kailh Box White switches and RGB lighting may make the V765 reasonably attractive to gaming keyboard buyers, especially if you’re...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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Bargain basement: a Ryzen 7 2700 for $230 and a ton of cheap system components
— 1:05 PM on March 12, 2019

Greetings, my good gerbils. My quest for weight loss has been going well—184 lbs and dropping (at 5' 11" with wide shoulders). I've never been...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Multimedia Power Memory Input devices

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Aimpad's analog input on the Cooler Master MK850 keyboard
— 9:20 AM on March 11, 2019

Forget, for a moment, what the Cooler Master MK850 looks like. Forget about its RGB lighting, its brushed metal top, its many keys and buttons,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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Bargain basement: a Ryzen 5 2600 and an Asus Prime B450 Plus mobo for $250 and more
— 12:50 PM on March 5, 2019

Howdy folks. I've been catching up on the latest episodes The Grand Tour, and I'm having loads of fun. I particularly enjoyed the episode in...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Multimedia Memory Input devices Mobile computing

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Examining the Cooler Master MM830 gaming mouse and its d-pad
— 8:30 AM on March 5, 2019

Our initial impression when the Cooler Master MM830 gaming mouse launched was that the OLED seemed like no more than a bauble, while the D-pad...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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With USB4 and USB 3.2, USB is more powerful and convoluted than ever
— 2:25 PM on March 4, 2019

In recent years, the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) has developed this bizarre habit of releasing specification updates that are often tremendous steps forward but...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Remotely manage your Ryzen workstations with ASRock's X470D4U
— 8:50 AM on February 27, 2019

ECC memory support is only one of many reasons that someone building a workstation might base it on a Xeon processor. The specialized motherboards that...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Bargain basement: a Ryzen 5 2400G with a Gigabyte mobo for $210 and more
— 12:40 PM on February 22, 2019

Howdy, enthusiasts everywhere. Around here (Portugal, for those unaware), it's that time of the year again. Samba rhythms occasionally echo through the air from rehearsal...

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

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Tuesday deals: an Intel 660p 512-GB NVMe drive for $67 and much more
— 2:05 PM on February 19, 2019

A fair day to thee, good gerbils. If you're looking for an interesting article to read, may I suggest Colton Westrate's "The death of Windows...

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

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Logitech is bringing back the MX518 mouse
— 11:58 AM on February 19, 2019

I'm not a betting man, but even so, I'd probably wager that a healthy portion of gerbils have had their hands on a Logitech MX518...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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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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Leave the OLED, keep the D-pad on the MM830 mouse
— 12:55 PM on February 8, 2019

I'm always of two minds about everything-but-the-kitchen-sink sorts of peripherals. On one hand, I can't stand fussy tools, and I'm not particularly swayed by bright,...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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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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