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Intel faces 32 lawsuits over Spectre and Meltdown
— 3:03 PM on February 16, 2018

The world and its dog are now familiar with the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities that affect multiple types of processors but foremost those from...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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Steam fires up wishlist improvements and the Lunar New Year Sale
— 9:24 AM on February 16, 2018

You may not be aware of this, but huge swaths of Asia don't use the Gregorian calendar we tend to favor in the West. The...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Radeon Pro 18.Q1 drivers bring newfound speed in multiple apps
— 10:30 AM on February 15, 2018

Gamers are used to getting updated graphics card drivers from AMD and Nvidia just about every week, but the unique needs of professional users mean...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software Servers Workstations

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Intel boosts its Bug Bounty Program rewards to $250,000
— 2:00 PM on February 14, 2018

Intel isn't the only company affected by the recent spate of processor-related security vulnerabilities, but the ubiquity of the silicon giant's chips and some...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Software

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Google details how Chrome will begin filtering ads tomorrow
— 12:30 PM on February 14, 2018

As we reported back in December, Chrome's going to start filtering ads by default this month. Google posted an entry today on the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Intel 15.65 IGP drivers arrive with a game autoconfiguration feature
— 9:20 AM on February 14, 2018

As Jeff recently showed, while it may not be the best experience around, you can play a lot of games on contemporary Intel IGPs....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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PUBG performance blooms in Radeon 18.2.2 drivers
— 10:30 AM on February 13, 2018

If cryptocurrency mining is the biggest force driving graphics card demand right now, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds just might be right behind. The game is certainly has...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Chrome 68 will mark all HTTP pages as insecure in July
— 4:09 PM on February 12, 2018

If you use Google's Chrome browser—or any of its Chromium-based siblings—you're probably familiar with seeing "not secure" up in your address bar next to sites...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Networking

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VLC 3.0 arrives with HDR support, Chromecast streaming, and more
— 2:47 PM on February 9, 2018

Major updates to VideoLAN's VLC media player don't happen every day. The player's development goes all the way back to 1996. Its 1.0 release...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software

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Qualcomm rejects Broadcom's buyout bid but offers to negotiate
— 9:26 AM on February 9, 2018

This past Monday, Broadcom was willing to offer almost $121 billion in cash and stock to acquire Qualcomm. It didn't even take a week...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Steam client beta looks extra-sharp with high-DPI display support
— 4:00 PM on February 8, 2018

We wrote about a new beta version of Valve's Steam Audio SDK a couple of days ago, and now the company has pulled a...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Watch as SpaceX attempts to launch its first Falcon Heavy rocket
— 2:28 PM on February 6, 2018

While it's not at all something you can stick in your PC, SpaceX will be attempting an ambitious first launch of its Falcon Heavy...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Lexip gaming mouse takes aim with two joysticks
— 1:15 PM on February 6, 2018

We touched on Lexip's "3D mouse" joystick-mouse hybrid in a Shortbread post last week, but in the intervening time a bit more information...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Cryptocurrency miners tap Samsung for custom ASICs
— 4:06 PM on February 5, 2018

Earlier this year, murmurs began to circulate that Samsung was producing ASICs (application-specific integrated circuits) specifically for use in mining crypto-money, reportedly thanks to a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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Report: Microsoft to mothball Windows 10 S in favor of an S Mode
— 11:00 AM on February 5, 2018

Microsoft officially unveiled Windows 10 S just nine months ago, but Brad Sams of Thurrott reports that Redmond is already pulling the plug...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Final Fantasy XV's benchmark is pretty and demanding
— 10:30 AM on February 2, 2018

The latest main-series entry in the ever-more-curiously-named Final Fantasy franchise is Final Fantasy XV. The title was a smash hit on consoles in 2016, and...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Radeon 18.2.1 drivers are ready for the Final Fantasy XII remaster
— 8:18 AM on February 2, 2018

AMD's previous update to its Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition drivers was focused on fixing bugs with old games rather than optimizations for new titles....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Thursday deals: a Corsair K65 Lux, a sweet X370 mobo, and more
— 10:23 AM on February 1, 2018

Hi there, folks. Endless Space 2 has sunk its claws on me again thanks to the release of the Vaulters expansion, and it's...

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

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