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Radeon Pro 17.Q4 drivers improve ProRender and kill bugs
— 4:47 PM on October 30, 2017

Drivers ready for the latest crop of games may get the lion's share of press time, but both AMD and Nvidia have dedicated teams working...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software Workstations

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Friday deals: a Samsung 850 EVO 500GB for $0.28/GB and more
— 1:15 PM on October 27, 2017

Geez, guys. We're still dizzy and reeling from the lightning-quick pace of releases over the last few days. We have Ryzen mobile APUs to...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Power Storage Memory

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Tuesday deals: a GTX 1080 Ti, a 4K display, RAM, and more
— 11:49 AM on October 24, 2017

Howdy, gerbils. I don't know exactly how it is possible to enjoy a summer week in almost-November, but it's happening here. Temperature of 27° C,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Cases Displays Memory

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Sharkoon AM5 Silent arrives boasting loud finishes
— 11:45 AM on October 23, 2017

PC chassis and accessory maker Sharkoon is expanding its line of AM5 ATX enclosures with the AM5 Silent version. Like its existing windowed...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Razer Kiyo and Seiren X set the stage for streaming excellence
— 5:00 PM on October 20, 2017

I've watched a lot of game streams, and I've streamed a bit myself. However, poor audio or video will make me stop watching a stream...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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NZXT's H700i, H400i, and H200i cases have their heads in the clouds
— 11:31 AM on October 17, 2017

Making high-end PC enclosures is a tough business. Basic cable management features, RGB LED illumination, liquid cooling support, and tempered glass side panels are all...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling

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Riotoro Prism CR1088 chassis inverts the dual-chamber design
— 9:24 AM on October 13, 2017

We got a brief look at Riotoro's Prism CR1088 ATX case at Computex at the beginning of June. The case appears to be...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Thursday deals: speedy memory, Fractal Design cases, and more
— 10:12 AM on October 12, 2017

Good afternoon, gerbils and gerbilettes. It's a sunny warm day here, the birds are singing, and I can see deeply-discounted price tags flying everywhere. I'm...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Memory Input devices

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Oculus teases $199 Go standalone VR headset at Connect conference
— 12:30 PM on October 11, 2017

At its Oculus Connect 4 conference today, the virtual-reality firm debuted the standalone headset it intends to bridge mobile VR and PC-powered VR headsets. Called...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Cooler Master MasterBox MB600L fits liquid cooling on the cheap
— 5:00 PM on October 10, 2017

Besides multi-zoned RGB LED lighting and tempered glass side panels, the biggest trend in PC cases in 2017 has to be flat, featureless front panels....

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Google Pixel 2 is all about the camera
— 1:45 PM on October 4, 2017

Today's Google event is now over, and there's a ton of hardware to be looked at. Besides the Pixelbook and the Home Mini...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Google goes Goldilocks with Home Mini and Home Max speakers
— 12:53 PM on October 4, 2017

Google kicked off its hardware event today with a couple of new additions to its line of connected speaker products for the home. The

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Miscellaneous Internet Personal tech

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Cooler Master Cosmos C700P is a big and beautiful hunk of metal
— 3:45 PM on September 28, 2017

Some people seem to just hate RGB LED lighting, and certainly there are also rabid fans of the technology. I think that most people fall...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Amazon's new Echo and Echo Plus help you control your household
— 4:07 PM on September 27, 2017

If you've wanted to get in on the voice-activated home-assistant action but balked at the high price of devices like Apple's HomePod or Amazon's Echo,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Miscellaneous Personal tech

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Thursday deals: big external drives, a sweet case, and more
— 11:28 AM on September 21, 2017

Howdy, gerbils! Our latest System Guide is up and contains lots of great hardware-buying advice. Sadly, despite the turn of the season, we didn't...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Cooling Storage

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Lian Li PC-Q50, PC-V320, and PC-V720 can lay flat or stand tall
— 10:45 AM on September 14, 2017

Back when I was a kid, I got soundly trounced for turning our old desktop-style Packard Bell Legend PC on its side to make it...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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HP Z8, Z6, and Z4 workstations put Xeon Scalable CPUs to work
— 3:15 PM on September 13, 2017

The trade shows never end. HP is in Amsterdam gearing up for the 2017 International Broadcasting Convention. The show doesn't actually start until tomorrow,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Workstations

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Apple untethers the Watch Series 3 with a cellular connection
— 5:09 PM on September 12, 2017

I remember watching Dick Tracy cartoons as a kid, and being totally in love with the two-way wrist communicator the detective used. Apple has now...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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