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der8auer Direct Die Frame lets Skylake-X owners flip their lids
— 4:00 PM on January 18, 2018

German overclocking champion der8auer has released the Skylake-X Direct Die Frame, an kit that replaces the integrated loading mechanism (ILM) and the integrated cooler...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Thursday deals: an 850 EVO, great mobos, cheap RAM, and more
— 12:45 PM on January 18, 2018

Greetings, gerbils. It's a cold day here and everywhere, and I bet that more than a few of you would rather sit home and do...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Displays Memory

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iOS will get an off switch for iPhone anti-blackout measures
— 12:00 PM on January 18, 2018

ABC News' Rebecca Jarvis interviewed Apple CEO Tim Cook yesterday. The majority of the interview was focused on the company's planned $38 billion tax...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Samsung fires up its foundries for mass production of GDDR6 memory
— 9:00 AM on January 18, 2018

As cool and exciting as HBM might be, virtually all discrete graphics cards are still using GDDR5 or GDDR5X memory. That's not especially likely to...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Memory

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Synaptics' Clear ID fingerprint sensor feels like the way of the future
— 10:30 AM on January 17, 2018

Edge-to-edge screens are poised to be the new hotness of smartphone design in 2018, but pushing pixels right out to a device's borders leaves little...

Type: Blog post Tags: Input devices Mobile computing

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Tuesday deals: cheap SSDs, motherboards, and a sweet laptop
— 11:26 AM on January 16, 2018

Howdy, gerbils! Around here everyone's reeling from the CES rush. Despite the holiday yesterday, we're still mostly bleary-eyed, jet-lagged (in the case of Adam and...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Mobile computing

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be quiet! displays its Dark Rock 4 and Dark Rock Pro 4 coolers
— 4:30 PM on January 12, 2018

The show floor at CES was apparently too noisy for the silence seekers from be quiet! The company chose instead to show off its latest...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Microsoft resumes Spectre and Meltdown patches for AMD systems
— 12:00 PM on January 11, 2018

AMD's processors don't appear to have the exact same attack surface for the Spectre and Meltdown speculative execution vulnerabilities that Intel's chips have, but...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Windows

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Thursday deals: a sweet Z370 mobo, cheap RAM, and more
— 10:36 AM on January 11, 2018

Howdy, gerbils! The product announcements at CES died down a little after the huge rush in the first couple days of this week, and that...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Power Displays Memory Input devices

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Samsung juices its HBM2 to 2.4 GT/s and names it Aquabolt
— 9:00 AM on January 11, 2018

Late yesterday evening (or late this morning, in Seoul) Samsung announced that it's stepped up the speed of its HBM2 memory offerings from 1.6...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Deepcool shows off Electro limited-edition gear and Fryzen cooler
— 2:45 PM on January 10, 2018

The case-and-cooling crew from Deepcool is at CES showing off its latest goodies. The company is promoting Electro Limited Edition models of its...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling

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Acer stuffs Vega and Polaris into its Nitro 5 laptop
— 1:39 PM on January 10, 2018

Earlier this week we wrote a few words about Acer's updates to its Nitro 5 laptops with options for AMD Ryzen processors and discrete...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

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Thermaltake Pacific CL radiators pack copper, brass, and steel
— 12:15 PM on January 10, 2018

A couple years back, Thermaltake caught our attention with its commitment to providing a one-stop shop for custom liquid-cooling setups. That intention hasn't waned...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Microsoft predicts performance impact of Spectre and Meltdown fixes
— 9:00 AM on January 10, 2018

The continued response to the challenges presented by the Meltdown and Spectre speculative execution vulnerabilities has been somewhat overshadowed by all of the shiny new...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet brings a lot of muscle in a tidy package
— 6:00 PM on January 9, 2018

Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Tablet was a noteworthy 2-in-1 in both of its previous incarnations, and the third-generation machine Lenovo is showing at CES packs...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Dell Latitude 5000 and 7000 portables get eighth-gen Core CPUs
— 5:30 PM on January 9, 2018

The small bezels on Dell's XPS are certainly eye-catching, but for taking care of business on the go, the Texas-based PC builder's Latitude portables have...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Dell squeezes Kaby Lake-G into its slim XPS 15 2-in-1
— 2:30 PM on January 9, 2018

Intel's G-series Core processors are making folks reconsider what kind of performance they can expect from ultrabooks. Dell is the latest company to announce...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Lenovo outfits ThinkPad X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga with HDR displays
— 1:00 PM on January 9, 2018

One of the longest-standing brand names in the notebook world is ThinkPad. With the prestige that name affords, ThinkPad notebooks receive a bit more...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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