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Thermaltake's Iris Optical gaming mouse polls at 2 KHz
— 10:50 AM on April 20, 2018

Dragging windows around or even simply moving the mouse pointer feels smoother and clearer on a high-refresh display. However, refresh rate is only one piece...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Thursday deals: huge monitors at cheap prices and more
— 12:28 PM on April 19, 2018

Hello, gerbils! Jeff's been hard at work on the review of AMD's latest Ryzen 2000-series processsors. It's safe to say that the company delivered...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays Mobile computing

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WD's Ultrastar DC HC530 puts PMR to good use in 14 TB
— 2:46 PM on April 18, 2018

It wasn't all that long ago that hard drives still beat SSDs for physical density. That's not the case anymore (as proven by these...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Tuesday deals: a WD Black 512 GB for $170 and more
— 10:55 AM on April 17, 2018

Finally! Folks, this week I'm finally getting some sunshine! Sure, it's going to be miserable in the weekend, which is certainly not ideal, but...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Mobile computing

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Kingston's UV500 drives offer extra security over common SATA SSDs
— 12:45 PM on April 16, 2018

Savvy gerbils already know this, but once you're in the realm of solid-state storage, performance differences between similar drives become less relevant than feature sets....

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Acer's Chromebox CXI3 mini-desktops give Chrome OS a good home
— 4:26 PM on April 13, 2018

Google's Chrome OS has been reaching its tentacles out to new form factors over the last couple of weeks. As if to prove...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Operating systems

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AT&T touts high throughput and low latency in its 5G trials
— 3:30 PM on April 12, 2018

Just as it seems like flagship phone features and performance have pretty much plateaued and spec bumps keep shrinking, AT&T says it will have...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 7 1700 for $220, a big-monitor party, and more
— 12:30 PM on April 12, 2018

A fair day to you, gerbils. At least I hope that yours is fair, as around here it's been gray and rainy for nearly 3...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Displays

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Dell EMC and Fujitsu will put Intel FPGA accelerator cards in turn-key servers
— 10:23 AM on April 11, 2018

GPUs aren't the only kinds of compute accelerators finding their way into servers these days. Field-programmable gate arrays, or FPGAs, help bridge the gap between...

Type: News story Tags: Servers

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Intel Core i+ CPU bundles with Optane Memory hit e-tail shelves
— 8:30 AM on April 11, 2018

If you've been CPU shopping today, you may have noticed some weird new products on offer at e-tail shops. Don't be confused: the Core...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage

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Rumor: Biostar manual tips off the existence of a Z390 chipset
— 4:21 PM on April 10, 2018

When Intel launched more Coffee Lake CPUs and their accompanying motherboards last week, the absence of the rumored Z390 chipset was conspicuous....

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Tuesday deals: a 16-GB kit of 3000 MT/s RAM for $150 and more
— 11:56 AM on April 10, 2018

In the famous words of the Portal turrets, "ow, ow, ow." I've just come back from my periodical chiropractor appointment and I have tape on...

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

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HyperX Pulsefire Surge cuts the cruft
— 10:15 AM on April 10, 2018

It wasn't all that long ago that if you wanted a mouse with a fancy sensor, you had to deal with all sorts of gimmicky...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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HP Chromebook x2 can do the splits
— 12:30 PM on April 9, 2018

Acer was the first company to pull Google's browser-based Chrome OS into tablet territory a couple of weeks ago. Now, HP is taking the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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EVGA Z10 Keyboard has a screen for stats
— 10:51 AM on April 6, 2018

PC displays keep getting bigger, and their resolutions continually increase. Sometimes, though, even a modern 32" 4K display can't provide enough information at once.

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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WD Black NVMe SSDs deliver blazing performance at competitive prices
— 11:00 AM on April 5, 2018

Modern NAND flash chips in a compact package can deliver stunning throughput once they're freed from the shackles of the legacy SATA interface. Many...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Kingston A1000 SSDs offer NVMe storage on the cheap
— 3:15 PM on April 4, 2018

Kingston made the leap into the realm of NVMe SSDs about ten months ago with the release of the KC1000-series SSDs. Someone in the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Cloudflare launches a privacy-first DNS at 1.1.1.1
— 9:00 AM on April 2, 2018

Which Domain Name System provider are you using, gerbils? Most folks are relying on the Domain Name Service (DNS) offered by their internet provider, although...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

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