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Bargain basement: an Intel 660p 2 TB for $191, a Core i7 Surface Laptop for $780, and more
— 11:19 AM on April 16, 2019

G'afternoon. Yesterday I scratched a very minor item off my bucket list—I took a short ferry ride from São Jacinto to Gafanha da...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Mobile computing

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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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Asus unveils its first Mini-LED monitors in the ProArt PA27UCX and PA32UCX
— 8:30 AM on April 10, 2019

We missed this one during CES, but back in January, Asus announced the ProArt PA32UCX display. That's a 32" monitor with some seriously...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Bargain basement: an Intel Core i9-9900K for $490 and much more
— 2:35 PM on April 9, 2019

Howdy, folks. Home improvement is a fine endeavor, but it just takes up so much time. Even after you've picked out the stuff that you...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Displays 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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Bargain basement: an Acer Nitro 27" 144 Hz HDR display for $310 and more
— 5:15 PM on March 29, 2019

Hello, folks. This is where I'd dispense pleasantries and some daily life story... if I had one right now. It's been one of those days...

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

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Bargain basement: a Threadripper 1920X for $280, a 1 TB NVMe SSD for $145, and more
— 1:06 PM on March 26, 2019

Good afternoon, gerbils. My flu appears to have finally broken, but I still feel like I need about three days' worth of extra sleep to...

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

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Apple Arcade is a non-streaming game subscription for iOS and macOS
— 9:51 AM on March 26, 2019

Play over a hundred ad-free games downloaded and installed directly to your device in exchange for a monthly fee. Is it Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass?...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming Mac

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Asus revives the original WQHD G-Sync display with the PG278QE
— 4:44 PM on March 25, 2019

Back in 2014, we reviewed Asus' then-new ROG Swift PG278Q monitor. That was a 27" display that supported a 144-Hz refresh rate and Nvidia's...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Bargain basement: a Ryzen 7 2700 for $220 and much, much more
— 12:23 PM on March 22, 2019

Ugh, man, this sucks. It's March, Spring has already started, and I've got a clogged nose, aching eyes, muscle pain, and generally feel like I...

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

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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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Bargain basement: a 34" 3440x1440 100 Hz VA display for $400 and more
— 12:25 PM on March 15, 2019

Greetings, folks! There isn't much time for pleasantries today, as I need to head out for a weekend trip to Lisbon. I'll be sure to...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory

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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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