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Samsung HMD Odyssey+ bursts through the screen door
— 9:48 AM on October 22, 2018

Samsung's HMD Odyssey Windows Mixed Reality headset was already among the highest-end of its type, and the company is refining that head-mounted device...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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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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Gigabyte's Z390 Aorus Extreme has everything and two sinks
— 10:28 AM on October 19, 2018

It seems like Gigabyte may have been saving some of its best gear for last. The company announced its Z390 wares a little while...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Thursday deals: a Samsung 970 EVO 500-GB SSD for $133 and more
— 12:50 PM on October 18, 2018

Three spoons of flu. A dash of car unavailability due to repairs. A couple buckets of mysterious Windows installation automation issues. Bureaucracy to taste. A...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Storage Memory

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Nvidia hard-launches its GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card
— 8:06 AM on October 16, 2018

Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card launches this morning. First, the bad news: we don't have an RTX 2070 in the TR labs for...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Cooler Master's MP860 dual-surface RGB LED mouse pad reviewed
— 11:30 AM on October 15, 2018

Cooler Master's MP860 mouse pad jazzes things up with two separate mousing surfaces and a ring of RGB LED zones around its perimeter. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices Gaming

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In the lab: Gigabyte's Z390 Aorus Master motherboard
— 12:15 PM on October 12, 2018

Intel's Z390 chipset is here, and while it isn't a revolutionary change for the enthusiast desktop PC, it adds two major new features: provisions for...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Radeon Software 18.10.1 stands at attention for Black Ops 4
— 8:30 AM on October 12, 2018

Nvidia graphics card owners aren't the only gamers getting software updates this morning. Radeon Software 18.10.1 is here, and it offers slight but welcome...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Nvidia 416.34 drivers give Black Ops 4 a shot of adrenaline
— 7:47 AM on October 12, 2018

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is here, and Nvidia is giving GeForce gamers a supply drop with version 416.34 of its Game...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Asus Prime X299-Deluxe II gets ready to make the most of Core X
— 11:30 AM on October 11, 2018

Intel is refreshing its Core X-series CPUs with higher performance potential and solder TIM, and Asus is getting ready for those chips with...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 5 1600 for $145 and more
— 9:56 AM on October 11, 2018

Greetings, good fellows. 'Tis a calm and relatively quiet day at the TR HQ, but there's brewing going on. Jeff's just ordered some fancy espresso...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Displays

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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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ASRock doles out twelve Z390 motherboards
— 1:45 PM on October 9, 2018

Yesterday's launch of the Z390 chipset and new ninth-generation Core CPUs was met with a flurry of motherboard announcements. We covered boards from Asus, Gigabyte, and...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Asus deploys 16 Z390 motherboards for Intel ninth-gen CPUs
— 2:09 PM on October 8, 2018

A new motherboard party wouldn't be complete without Asus, and the company has no less than sixteen new motherboards to show off. From the...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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MSI lays down a river of ten Z390 motherboards
— 11:46 AM on October 8, 2018

We were a bit let down when we found out that the supposedly range-topping Z370 chipset had missed out on some of the fancy new...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Gigabyte puts its Z390 Aorus range on full display
— 11:18 AM on October 8, 2018

Gigabyte is cooking up a whole batch of Z390 motherboards in its Aorus, Gaming, UD, and Designare ranges. Right now, we're going to take a...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Alienware m15 gaming laptop trims the fat and muscles up
— 12:05 PM on October 5, 2018

For a good while now, Dell's Alienware sub-brand has been selling three models of laptop: the simply-named Alienware 13, Alienware 15, and Alienware 17. While...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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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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