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HTC sends the Vive Focus and its Vive Wave SDK around the world
— 2:02 PM on March 21, 2018

Talk at the Games Developers Conference seems to be dominated by news about real-time ray-tracing technology from AMD, Microsoft, and Nvidia, but...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

Rumor: Eight-core Coffee Lake S CPU shows up in 3DMark database
— 12:30 PM on March 21, 2018

We were quite impressed with the Core i7-8700K when we reviewed it. Who could complain about a CPU that boasts the fastest out-of-the-box single-threaded...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Toshiba shows off CD5, XD5, and HK6-DC SSDs and KumoScale software
— 10:53 AM on March 21, 2018

Although we figure the majority of our readers are micro-computer enthusiasts, we know that there are more than a few gerbils out there knee-deep in...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Software Servers

Samsung PM883 SSDs and 64-GB RDIMMs are open for business
— 9:09 AM on March 21, 2018

All the real-time ray-tracing talk this week might give on the impression that the Game Developer's Conference is the only computer-related gathering going on. As...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

AMD says CTS Labs vulnerabilities can be patched with new firmware
— 5:46 PM on March 20, 2018

Amid the tumult that CTS Labs stirred up with its questionably-conducted disclosure of a range of potential vulnerabilities in AMD hardware last week,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Servers

The Ataribox name is dead—long live the Atari VCS
— 5:00 PM on March 20, 2018

Remember the Ataribox retro console? Well, it's not called that anymore. Yesterday, Atari revealed that its upcoming game system will be called the

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Game consoles

HTC Desire 12 and Desire 12+ marry mid-range specs with good looks
— 4:00 PM on March 20, 2018

Offering high-end internals is only one of the ways to motivate customers to buy a particular smartphone. HTC is betting on a fancy finish to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

National Ravioli Day Shortbread
— 3:00 PM on March 20, 2018

Seems like there are a lot of days dedicated to pasta... PC hardware and computing MyDigitalSSD SBX M.2 NVMe...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

AMD casts a light on its Radeon Rays real-time ray tracing tools
— 2:17 PM on March 20, 2018

The technology in the spotlight at the Game Developers Conference this year is definitely ray tracing. Microsoft announced its new DXR real-time ray-tracing feature...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

Tuesday deals: cheap SSDs, a 32" 4K display, and more
— 12:15 PM on March 20, 2018

Hi there, gerbils! Yesterday's real-time ray tracing news brought a wave of nostalgia over me. It's interesting to look back at how the technology...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Displays Input devices

GeForce 391.24 drivers are ready to plunder the Sea of Thieves
— 11:00 AM on March 20, 2018

AMD isn't the only graphics company hoisting sails in preparation for Rare's Sea of Thieves. Nvidia's developers have also added day-one support for the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

Radeon Software 18.3.3 looks for A Way Out of the Sea of Thieves
— 9:22 AM on March 20, 2018

Can you believe it's already March 20? Yes indeed, we're in the third week of the month, and AMD has apparently taken that as a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

DirectX 12 DXR and Nvidia RTX bring real-time ray-tracing to 3D engines
— 4:41 PM on March 19, 2018

Real-time ray tracing has been the elusive Holy Grail of computer graphics as long as there have been computer graphics. Ray tracing has long...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

ASRock J5005-ITX fanless board packs Pentium Silver power
— 3:20 PM on March 19, 2018

We've seen a number of boards based on Intel's latest Goldmont SoCs, but the models we looked at all used the silicon...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

Nimbus Data's ExaDrive DC100 SSD is as roomy as they come
— 1:20 PM on March 19, 2018

When SSDs started to show up in PC build guides for enthusiasts, the first question on my mind was "why are they 2.5" drives?" As...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

HTC Vive Pro VR headset gets a hefty price tag and a release date
— 11:15 AM on March 19, 2018

We wrote about HTC's announcement of the upcoming high-end Vive Pro VR headset just before CES a couple of months ago. Back then,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

Rumor: Apple could begin making its own micro-LED screens
— 9:25 AM on March 19, 2018

It doesn't take a genius to realize that there's no love lost between Apple and its suppliers, including but not limited to Samsung. The two...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

Lenovo Mirage Solo standalone Daydream headset shows up for pre-order
— 2:45 PM on March 16, 2018

Google showed off its Daydream standalone VR platform back in May of last year. At the time, HTC and Lenovo both said they would...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays