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Microsoft Adaptive Controller ensures anyone can be a gamer
— 11:04 AM on May 18, 2018

You might think that video gaming would be one of the hobbies most suited for those with physical disabilities. Unfortunately, that's not really the case. Operating...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Game consoles

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Tuesday deals: a 2-TB Micron 1100 SSD for $269 and more insanity
— 3:13 PM on May 15, 2018

Hi there, gerbils! Folks, this is an insane day. We're not entirely sure of what's happened recently, but we've seen a sharp drop in SSD...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Cases Storage

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Windows 10 April 2018 Update doesn't play ball with some Intel SSDs
— 12:45 PM on May 11, 2018

There's a sizable contingent of buyers (particularly in business environments) that favor Intel hardware. Indeed, people have frequently swapped Intel into IBM's place in the old...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft demos phone mirroring and Alexa integration at Build conference
— 12:15 PM on May 8, 2018

Microsoft has struggled for a long time to duplicate its PC success on other platforms. Previous Microsoft administrations might have pressed forward with trying to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Windows

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Lenovo's Mirage Solo headset and Mirage Camera put you in a Daydream
— 1:30 PM on May 7, 2018

The subgenre of VR headsets that don't require an attached PC or console seems to get a big release or announcement just about every week. The...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Displays Gaming

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Microsoft unveils a name and a date for the next Windows 10 update
— 9:01 AM on April 27, 2018

After early 2017's Creators Update and the Fall Creators Update later last year, Microsoft has been mysteriously quiet about the name of the...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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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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Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1 hints at pro aspirations for Kaby Lake-G
— 10:55 AM on April 24, 2018

Intel and AMD's combined work on the Kaby Lake-G hybrid CPU-GPU package is impressive. The combination already demonstrated considerable gaming capability in Intel's...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Workstations

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MSI infuses the Vortex W25 and its mobile workstations with Coffee Lake
— 12:30 PM on April 17, 2018

MSI's Vortex G25 line of pint-sized gaming PCs crams prodigious power into just 2.5 L, but all play and no work just doesn't pay...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Workstations

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Sega goes retro with the Mega Drive Mini
— 9:16 AM on April 16, 2018

Were you a Ninten-nerd or a Gene-goob? Sega has been out of the gaming hardware market since 2001, but back when I was in school...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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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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Tuesday deals: a 16-GB kit of 3000 MT/s RAM for $150 and more
— 11:56 AM on April 10, 2018

In the famous words of the Portal turrets, "ow, ow, ow." I've just come back from my periodical chiropractor appointment and I have tape on...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Displays Memory Mobile computing

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Zotac Q-series Zboxes pack Quadro graphics in sub-three-liter packages
— 9:17 AM on April 9, 2018

Workstations are essentially very powerful desktop PCs, and often quite large. These days, though, all but the most demanding design workloads could run just fine...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Workstations

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HP unveils an entire fleet of ZBooks powered by eighth-gen Core CPUs
— 4:30 PM on April 5, 2018

Over the last few days, we've covered tons of gaming laptops built around Intel's latest eighth-generation Core processors, but business and productivity machines...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Workstations

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Wednesday deals: a RAM-and-SSD combo, displays, and more
— 1:48 PM on April 4, 2018

Good afternoon, gerbils. We're still reeling from Intel's simultaneous release of its eighth-gen mobile and desktop CPUs and consumer chipsets. But as they...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Displays Memory Game consoles

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Cloudflare launches a privacy-first DNS at 1.1.1.1
— 9:00 AM on April 2, 2018

Which Domain Name System provider are you using, gerbils? Most folks are relying on the Domain Name Service (DNS) offered by their internet provider, although...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

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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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Thursday deals: a Patriot Ignite 480 GB SSD for $95 and more
— 2:15 PM on March 29, 2018

Greetings, gerbils! You'll be happy to know that my boxing bag is now fully in place, and my foot's healed. I expect to test both...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Memory

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