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Thursday deals: a Threadripper 1950X for $719 and more crazy discounts
— 12:31 PM on April 26, 2018

Greetings, gerbils and gerbilettes. I'm not going to write up a pretty intro today, because Amazon's running a hot sale on PC components with fancy...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Cases Cooling Storage

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Windows 10 update has Spectre fixes for Haswell, Broadwell and Skylake
— 4:30 PM on April 25, 2018

The best way to get microcode updates for security flaws like Spectre is a firmware patch from a motherboard or system maker. Some manufacturers...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Windows

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Cryorig C7 Cu puts a hunk of copper in small spaces
— 2:44 PM on April 20, 2018

Copper is an excellent material for heatsinks, but its high cost when compared to aluminum means it's sparingly used in heatsinks and other cooling components....

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Cooler Master ML120R and ML240R let RGB LED fans take control
— 4:15 PM on April 17, 2018

The whole point of all this PC personalization that folks do these days is to express their individuality. Colored case lighting goes a long way...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Aerocool's P7-L240 closed-loop liquid CPU cooler reviewed
— 6:00 AM on April 17, 2018

In a world dominated by closed-loop liquid coolers from Asetek, Aerocool's P7-L240 dares to be different with a custom pump design. RGB LEDs in this...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

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Lian Li and der8auer spiff up the PC-O11 Dynamic ATX chassis
— 11:00 AM on April 16, 2018

Lian Li released its PC-O11 E-ATX chassis just a couple of months ago, but that case's blend of tempered glass, rectilinear styling, and jumbo-size...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling

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Acer's Chromebox CXI3 mini-desktops give Chrome OS a good home
— 4:26 PM on April 13, 2018

Google's Chrome OS has been reaching its tentacles out to new form factors over the last couple of weeks. As if to prove...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Operating systems

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Be Quiet's Dark Rock 4 coolers fly under the radar
— 2:45 PM on April 10, 2018

We wrote about Be Quiet's Dark Rock 4 and Dark Rock Pro 4 CPU coolers when they were on display at CES...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Today's Patch Tuesday helps harden AMD CPUs against Spectre
— 1:41 PM on April 10, 2018

Today is April's Patch Tuesday for Microsoft operating systems, and AMD CPU owners will want to fire up Windows Update as soon as possible. This...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Windows

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HP Chromebook x2 can do the splits
— 12:30 PM on April 9, 2018

Acer was the first company to pull Google's browser-based Chrome OS into tablet territory a couple of weeks ago. Now, HP is taking the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Apple's updated Mac Pro will arrive next year and not before
— 9:18 AM on April 6, 2018

If you'd asked me around this time last year, I might have told you that Apple had apparently lost its interest in the professional market...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mac

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Report: Apple could begin introducing ARM Macs as soon as 2020
— 3:25 PM on April 2, 2018

Apple is no stranger to switching CPU instruction set architectures in its Macs when there's an advantage to be gained, and if a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mac

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Microsoft restructures groups as Terry Myerson leaves the company
— 4:37 PM on March 29, 2018

More big changes could be on the way for Windows soon. According to Mary Jo Foley at ZDNet, Microsoft announced a major reorganization of...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Windows

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Apple iOS 11.3 brings power management to the people
— 3:28 PM on March 29, 2018

Perhaps the biggest benefit of buying an Apple device over an Android competitor is iOS' far superior cadence and frequency of software updates. Today, vast...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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Acer Chromebook Tab 10 is the first Chrome OS tablet
— 4:30 PM on March 26, 2018

Laptops running Google's Chrome OS are gaining ground as the company widens access to the Play Store, making them suitable for a growing number of...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Corsair Hydro H60 gets a new look and improved performance
— 3:15 PM on March 22, 2018

I reckon more than a few gerbils are familiar with Corsair's H60 closed-loop liquid cooler. It's Corsair's top-selling model, after all. Small radiators like these...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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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

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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

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