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Microsoft offers $250,000 bounty for speculative-execution bugs
— 10:45 AM on March 16, 2018

The January reveal of the Meltdown and Spectre speculative-execution attacks sent ripples through the entire computer industry. Part of Intel's response was a

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Software Windows

Report: CTS Labs has proof-of-concept code for AMD vulnerabilities
— 1:30 PM on March 14, 2018

As you may have heard, a group calling itself CTS Labs yesterday revealed what it claims are no less than 13 security vulnerabilities in...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Servers Workstations

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ gets a clock speed boost and better Wi-Fi
— 11:34 AM on March 14, 2018

The Pi Foundation has released many takes on its Raspberry Pi line of ARM-based single-board computers (SBCs) over the years. Today's release of the

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Networking

Firefox 59 flies in with faster page loading speed
— 4:57 PM on March 13, 2018

Do you use Firefox, gerbils? You don't have to answer—we already know a significant portion of you do. The latest Firefox update is called...

Type: News story Tags: Software

Tuesday deals: a Ryzen 5 1600X combo deal, curved displays, and more
— 1:02 PM on March 13, 2018

Good afternoon, gerbildom. It is with great pleasure that after almost two months of convulsive coughing, my nose and throat are apparently done with their...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Multimedia Cooling Displays Memory Mobile computing

President Trump nixes Broadcom-Qualcomm deal
— 10:30 AM on March 13, 2018

Broadcom's attempt to take control of rival chipmaker Qualcomm appears to have hit a tough barrier, as US President Donald Trump has weighed in with...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

Radeon Software 18.3.2 tunes up Final Fantasy XV
— 9:03 AM on March 13, 2018

A new Radeon software package just rode in, little more than a week after the last one. This release arrived astride a chocobo—one of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

Asus MG248QE melds FreeSync and blur reduction
— 1:07 PM on March 12, 2018

If you were to ask me, I'd reckon a fair few gerbils are familiar with Asus' venerable VG248QE gaming monitor. It was one of...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

FreeSync 2 is coming to the Xbox One this spring
— 9:11 AM on March 12, 2018

On Saturday, Microsoft launched a new series of monthly livestreams called Inside Xbox. The first episode had details on Sea of Thieves, PixArk, and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Game consoles

Teasing TR's next build log: our case, cooler, and bulk storage
— 7:30 AM on March 12, 2018

As the TR staff gears up for our next system build, we've teased two sets of critical components over the past couple of days:

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling Storage

Oculus Rift headsets took a day off thanks to certificate snafu
— 9:45 AM on March 8, 2018

If you've got an Oculus Rift and you've tried to use it in the last 24 hours, you probably ran into some trouble. Early yesterday...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

Poll: What component is standing in the way of your next PC build?
— 8:15 AM on March 8, 2018

There are no two ways about it right now: it is a dismal time to be a PC builder. Between cryptomining-related shortages of graphics cards...

Poll Question: • What component is standing in the way of your next PC build?

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous

P is for preview with Google's latest Android developer release
— 3:31 PM on March 7, 2018

Android handset lovers, rejoice. Good ol' master Google has just let loose the developer preview of Android P, the next version of the operating...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

Khronos Group forges Vulkan 1.1
— 11:45 AM on March 7, 2018

Hot on the heels of the Khronos Group's announcement of Vulkan 1.0 tools for Apple's macOS and iOS comes the release of version...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

NZXT releases its 120-mm M22 and 360-mm X72 Krakens
— 2:06 PM on March 6, 2018

NZXT's Kraken line of liquid AIO coolers has gained its share of customers over the years, but the series curiously hasn't included a model...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

AMD Project ReSX improves Radeons' e-sports prowess
— 9:07 AM on March 6, 2018

We wrote yesterday about AMD's Radeon Software 18.3.1, a release that includes performance improvements in popular multiplayer title Dota 2. That optimization is part...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

Radeon Software 18.3.1 gears up for FFXV and Vermintide 2
— 4:23 PM on March 5, 2018

Radeon owners looking forward to ride chocobos in Final Fantasy XV or hunt down some pesky rats in Warhammer: Vermintide 2, rejoice. Just in case...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

The February 2018 Steam Hardware Survey says ni hao PC wan jia
— 12:27 PM on March 5, 2018

The uninitiated may not realize that Valve's ridiculously-successful content delivery platform Steam collects data about their hardware every month. Put down your pitchforks, privacy...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming