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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

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

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

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

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

Report: 3.5% of world's March NAND supply lost to outage at Samsung fab
— 9:17 AM on March 16, 2018

I just had a hard drive fail on me, and I'm not looking forward to buying more spinning rust for my desktop. Unfortunately for me,...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

Thursday deals: a raft of sweet laptops and a ton of discount codes
— 3:13 PM on March 15, 2018

Good afternoon, gerbils. It looks like I'm finally going to be on the receiving end of some rays of sunshine next week. I'm already planning...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Mobile computing

Logitech's G560 speakers and G513 keyboard offer mood lighting
— 9:16 AM on March 15, 2018

There's a huge gulf in immersion between playing a game on a monitor and playing it in VR. There aren't many ways to step out...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Input devices

Security firm discloses range of Ryzen, Epyc, and AMD chipset vulnerabilities
— 1:19 PM on March 13, 2018

CTS Labs, an Israeli security research firm, purports to have discovered 13 separate security vulnerabilities related to AMD hardware across four categories of exploits....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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

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