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Building a custom Xbox Adaptive Controller peripheral, part three
— 7:47 AM on October 20, 2018

In part two of this blog series, I introduced my idea of using paint rollers as the mechanism for allowing easy rotation of the foam...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Game consoles

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Building a custom Xbox Adaptive Controller peripheral, part two
— 11:47 AM on October 10, 2018

Last week, I officially introduced you to my project to build a custom input device for my daughter Ellie that she could use with the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Game consoles

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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 7 2700X for $289 and more
— 10:44 AM on October 4, 2018

By Crom's rocks, it's hot out there. The south of Europe and the Iberian peninsula in particular are sort-of-enjoying a second summer. That's not entirely desirable,...

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

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Fractal Design's Define S2 case reviewed
— 9:00 AM on October 3, 2018

Fractal Design's Define S case proved friendly to builders who wanted an exceedingly roomy design to work with, all at a killer price. Now that...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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Tuesday deals: a speedy 480-GB NVMe SSD for $94 and more
— 10:58 AM on October 2, 2018

Some reversals are just fantastically great to watch. Much like any of Jean-Claude Van Damme's characters in his '80s movies (complete with a 10-time...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Displays Memory

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Cooler Master Cosmos C700M takes modular to the max
— 10:30 AM on October 2, 2018

Cooler Master's Cosmos cases have long captured the imagination of many a high-end builder, and the company's Cosmos C700M is the ultimate expression...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Building a custom Xbox Adaptive Controller peripheral, part one
— 12:39 PM on October 1, 2018

A few weeks ago I unboxed and started experimenting with the brand new Xbox Adaptive Controller and its auxiliary 3.5mm headphone jack inputs. Ultimately, my...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Game consoles Personal tech

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Amazon's latest devices put Alexa anywhere and everywhere
— 11:32 AM on September 21, 2018

Amazon's Echo devices are already a part of many an abode. It seems like the strategy behind the company's latest announcement could be described as...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Mobile computing Personal tech

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Thursday deals: a 16-GB kit of 3000 MT/s RAM for $130 and more
— 10:37 AM on September 20, 2018

A fair day to thee, gerbils. All the hubbub on the interweb right now is about Nvidia's RTX graphics cards, and it's not likely...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Power Storage Displays Memory

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Sony PlayStation Classic set to arrive with FF7 and Tekken 3 in tow
— 1:06 PM on September 19, 2018

We bet that more than a few fine folks frequenting this fantastic site will probably be hit by a wave of nostalgia after reading this...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Logitech K600 TV Keyboard takes the pain out of smart-TV control
— 1:42 PM on September 18, 2018

Ah, the old days when smart TVs were nascent, and everyone and their dog was not-so-happily enjoying having to type out website addresses and cat...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Input devices

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Fractal Design tempered-glass panels let you fenestrate your case
— 3:17 PM on September 17, 2018

Tell me, gerbils. Do you find that your sleek Fractal Design case just doesn't quite have as much pizzazz as you'd like it to? Maybe...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Unboxing and experimenting with Microsoft's Xbox Adaptive Controller
— 1:16 PM on September 11, 2018

As promised last week, I took some time to record the process of taking my recently delivered Xbox Adaptive Controller out of its packaging—otherwise...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Game consoles

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In the lab: Microsoft's Xbox Adaptive Controller and accessories
— 9:01 AM on September 7, 2018

When Microsoft announced its Xbox Adaptive Controller late this spring, I was not only impressed, but genuinely excited. As some of you know, my oldest daughter...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Game consoles

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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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be quiet! Silent Base 601 refines the quiet mid-tower
— 11:45 AM on September 4, 2018

We've already seen what be quiet!'s mantra of continuous improvement can do in the form of the Dark Base Pro 900, and now the company is...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Phanteks Evolv X chassis lets powerful systems breathe easy
— 12:59 PM on August 28, 2018

Phanteks' Enthoo Evolv chassis has become an iconic tower for Mini-ITX, microATX, and ATX builders alike, and the company is letting this design breathe...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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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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