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Don't skimp on the power supply: a 20 kW solar installation reviewed, part one
— 5:00 PM on April 22, 2019

I invested $65,000 to make my household fusion-powered. Join me as I tell the story from the beginning and share every juicy detail that I...

Type: Feature article Tags: Power

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Friday night topic: Preserving our gaming heritage
— 4:19 PM on April 12, 2019

This afternoon as I try to avoid getting real work done, I'm listening to Digital Eclipse producer Frank Cifaldi's talk from GDC entitled It's Still Emulation:...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Gaming

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Bargain basement: a Ryzen 7 2700X and a mobo for $320 and much more
— 10:47 AM on April 12, 2019

A fair day, good gerbils. While I'd like to think that I have a decent enough moral compass, I've been considering the infliction of bodily...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Power Storage Displays Memory

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Insider builds dress Chromium in Edge clothing
— 4:59 PM on April 8, 2019

Last December, Microsoft announced plans to dump Edge's HTML and JavaScript guts in favor of Chromium, shortly after anonymous reports surfaced. At the time,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Windows

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Bargain basement: a Corsair Void Pro RGB wireless headset for $70 and more
— 12:09 PM on April 5, 2019

Greetings, folks. My latest tussles with my spine over its inability to stay straight has led me to a hunt down the chair aisle. I'm...

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

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Bargain basement: an Intel 660p 2 TB NVMe drive for $200 and much more
— 12:24 PM on April 2, 2019

G'afternoon, folks. it's a quiet day around here, but things are bound to heat up soon enough. Intel has a datacenter event going, and there...

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

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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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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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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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Poll: What's your household's average daily kWh usage?
— 9:20 AM on March 7, 2019

A couple months ago, I teased an upcoming story about my brand new solar panel adventure. I'm happy to report that the system has now...

Poll Question: • What's your household's average daily kWh usage

Type: News story Tags: Power

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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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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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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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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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