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VirtualLink standard could pipe VR pixels through one USB-C cable
— 3:00 PM on July 17, 2018

Anybody with a VR headset has known the joy of plugging in a mess of USB, HDMI, and possibly power cables. A new industry group...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Monday deals, round two: a custom GTX 1080 Ti for $679 and more
— 4:40 PM on July 16, 2018

While we've already posted one round of sweet tech deals from around the web today, Amazon's Prime Day remains in full swing, and retailers...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Monday deals: a Crucial MX500 500-GB SSD for $88 and much more
— 1:22 PM on July 16, 2018

Hey, folks! We're pushing our deals post forwards because Amazon's running its Prime Day sales and pretty much every other retailer under the sun is...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Storage Mobile computing

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HyperX's Cloud Flight gaming headset reviewed
— 10:30 AM on July 16, 2018

HyperX's Cloud Flight takes the company's considerable experience building gaming headsets and applies it to a set of wireless cans for the first time.

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Gartner and IDC report first growth in PC shipments in six years
— 11:00 AM on July 13, 2018

After a long period of slow declines in shipments, it looks like the PC might have temporarily arrested its slide. Research firms Gartner and...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Get a Ryzen 5 2600 for $160 with this Newegg deal
— 1:37 PM on July 12, 2018

Heads up, gerbils! We're going to keep this short and sweet. Just a few minutes ago, Newegg let the world know that it's offering a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Intel pours pros a cup of Coffee Lake with Xeon E CPUs
— 1:14 PM on July 12, 2018

Intel's Coffee Lake CPUs are fine performers for applications where single-threaded performance is paramount. Though workstation integrators like Boxx have built Coffee Lake systems,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Poll: Have patches for Spectre and Meltdown slowed down your systems?
— 9:40 AM on July 12, 2018

The Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities are perhaps the biggest security story of the decade. Microcode, operating system, and browser updates have all rolled out...

Poll Question: • Have patches for Spectre and Meltdown slowed down your systems?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Apple gives MacBook Pros a much-needed shot of Coffee Lake
— 8:37 AM on July 12, 2018

Apple delivered some much-needed updates to its highest-end MacBook Pros this morning. The 15" MacBook Pro will now offer six-core Coffee Lake CPUs...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Mac

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Deal of the day: an RX 580-and-B350-mobo combo for $300
— 3:15 PM on July 11, 2018

If you're building a new midrange PC but are still having trouble finding an affordable graphics card to put inside it, ASRock might have just...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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GeForce Now beta comes to Nvidia Shield TV set-top box
— 2:00 PM on July 11, 2018

The latest iteration of Nvidia's GeForce Now game-streaming service has been in beta for the PC and Mac since this January, and the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Gaming

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Nikon P1000 superzoom camera lets birders and astronomers go long
— 11:30 AM on July 11, 2018

For camera nerds, bigger is better when it comes to sensor sizes. Sometimes, though, small sensors can be used to great effect, as Nikon's...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Cooler Master makes gaming mice affordable with its $30 CM310
— 3:30 PM on July 10, 2018

RGB LEDs have become too popular for any peripheral maker to ignore at any price point, and Cooler Master is bringing an entry-level blinkenlights option...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Rumors of the Intel Extreme Editon's death are greatly exaggerated
— 2:43 PM on July 10, 2018

A Twitter tempest arose yesterday when Intel alumnus François Piednoël heard through the grapevine that Intel was planning to kill off its Extreme...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Far Cry 5 gets FreeSync 2 HDR support in latest update
— 3:45 PM on July 9, 2018

Far Cry 5 has offered HDR support for some time now, and I've certainly enjoyed the blinding highlights and pitch-black shadows its HDR mode...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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GloFo touts 22FDX success with $2 billion of design win revenue
— 11:47 AM on July 9, 2018

While our enthusiasm for process technology tends to be laser-focused on leading-edge nodes like Intel and GlobalFoundries' 14-nm FinFET technologies, not every chip demands the...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Cougar's Revenger S gaming mouse reviewed
— 9:00 AM on July 6, 2018

Cougar's Revenger S gaming mouse has a top-shelf Pixart PMW3360 optical sensor with a twist: a claimed 2-KHz polling rate for lower latency in critical...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Thursday deals: a Dell PC with a GTX 1070 for $1090 and more
— 10:29 AM on July 5, 2018

Howdy, folks! I'm sure you're still burping and sleepy from gorging on all that sweet fourth-of-July BBQ. I also hope you haven't spent all your...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Displays Memory Gaming

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