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Microsoft Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 goes fast and has a new terminal
— 9:00 AM on May 7, 2019

The year of Linux on the desktop is finally upon us. Microsoft tried to make it happen in 2017 when it released Windows Subsystem...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Linux-Unix

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Bargain basement: a GTX 1660 card and an Intel 660p 1 TB SSD for $290 and more
— 11:06 AM on May 3, 2019

Greetings, folks! After half a dozen sessions with a physical therapist and a few chiropractor adjustments, my back and shoulder have seen massive improvements. This...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Mobile computing Networking

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Intel confirms that Xe will have ray-tracing hardware acceleration
— 11:00 AM on May 2, 2019

It would have been all too easy to overlook a blog post about professional rendering and visual effects over at Intel's IT Peer Network...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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AMD mixes Navi and Zen 2 details into Q1 financials
— 3:30 PM on May 1, 2019

AMD had something of a disappointing first quarter of 2019 according to the company's first quarter financial report. Revenue, operating income, and net income were...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Bargain basement: a Ryzen 7 1800X for $178, a Ryzen 5 2600 for $150, and more
— 11:42 AM on April 30, 2019

Greetings, gerbils. It's a fair day today, and when I'm done with work, I'll be going into my power armor in Fallout 4. I'm a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Power Memory Networking

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GeForce beta driver 430.53 hotfix lets you reclaim your CPU cycles
— 9:00 AM on April 30, 2019

If you read the entirety of this post about the launch of the GeForce GTX 1650, you may recall that we noted the release...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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AMD releases 50th Anniversary "Gold Edition" versions of its top Ryzen and Radeon parts
— 10:00 AM on April 29, 2019

UPDATE: Newegg contacted us to let us know that there will not actually be a drawing for a free Ryzen 3000 CPU for purchasers of the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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GeForce GTX 1650 launches at $149, exactly as predicted
— 2:00 PM on April 23, 2019

Well, to the surprise of absolutely no-one, the leaked specifications for the GeForce GTX 1650 that showed up last week were completely correct. So saying,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Don't skimp on the power supply: a 20 kW solar installation reviewed, part one
— 5:00 PM on April 22, 2019

I invested $65,000 to make my household fusion-powered. Join me as I tell the story from the beginning and share every juicy detail that I...

Type: Feature article Tags: Power

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Rumor: VideoCardz leaks specifications for 75W GeForce GTX 1650
— 12:30 PM on April 17, 2019

We all like to salivate over the capabilities of high-end graphics cards. The reality is that most folks—perhaps even most gerbils, these days—are going to...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Report: Wired reveals the first details about the next PlayStation
— 1:30 PM on April 16, 2019

The folks over at Wired have been blessed with an exclusive look at the next-generation PlayStation, courtesy of an interview with Mark Cerny,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Analogue Mega Sg reviewed: cloning a Sega Genesis with FPGA power
— 11:17 AM on April 15, 2019

FPGAs are found in everything from medical devices to computer monitors. We'll explore whether Analogue's application of Altera's Cyclone V FPGA family in creating a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Gaming

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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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GeForce 425.31 drivers bring DXR to the masses
— 1:43 PM on April 11, 2019

So you're curious about this "RTX" thing but not curious enough to plonk down the money for an RTX-enabled graphics card that may not be a huge...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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PDP's LVL 50 wireless headset reviewed
— 11:52 AM on April 9, 2019

PDP's LVL50 is an intriguing product: a fully-wireless headset with Xbox and PC compatibility for an unusually affordable price. Does it have what it takes...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Nintendo will add VR modes to Zelda and Mario on Switch
— 1:57 PM on April 5, 2019

Nintendo's first attempt at virtual reality back in 1995, the Virtual Boy, was not very well received. The House of Mario is trying to...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Radeon Software 19.4.1 splats bugs and stays the course
— 5:00 PM on April 3, 2019

Amid all the excitement about upcoming products, it's easy to forget that the day-to-day business of supporting all that hardware must continue. On that...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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