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Use InSpectre to see if you're protected from Meltdown and Spectre
— 3:00 PM on January 17, 2018

Esteemed programmer and computer security advocate Steve Gibson has been doing his thing as the Gibson Research Corporation since 1985. I've personally made great...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Be Quiet cranks its Straight Power PSUs to 11
— 9:00 AM on January 17, 2018

The silence specialists at Be Quiet have incremented the Straight Power line of power supply units up to their eleventh iteration. The company equipped...

Type: News story Tags: Power

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Intel Core i5-8500 appears in SiSoft database
— 1:00 PM on January 16, 2018

Intel's October launch of its Coffee Lake eighth-generation desktop Core processor lineup was highly caffeinated, but seemed to be missing the cream and sugar....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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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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Gigabyte, Asus, and MSI prep updates against Meltdown and Spectre
— 3:28 PM on January 12, 2018

Meltdown and Spectre are entirely new classes of security vulnerability. Even with Intel doing all it can to get microcode and firmware updates...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Software

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EVGA teases its 2200-W power supply and Z10 keyboard at CES
— 2:00 PM on January 12, 2018

Exhibitions like CES are a great place to find the largest, wildest, and most extravagant pieces of hardware on the market. This year's show has...

Type: News story Tags: Power Input devices

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Intel acknowledges Haswell and Broadwell reboots after patches
— 12:37 PM on January 12, 2018

We reported yesterday on Microsoft's suspended patches for the Meltdown and Spectre speculative execution vulnerabilities on AMD systems. It seems that the Intel has...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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AMD will issue optional Ryzen and Epyc microcode updates for Spectre
— 11:00 AM on January 12, 2018

Now that CES is winding down, attention is returning to the response to the major vulnerabilities caused by oversights in the way speculative execution is...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Software

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Intel promises speedy exploit patches in its Security-First Pledge
— 9:25 AM on January 12, 2018

Yesterday, Intel released an open letter, authored by none other than the company's CEO Brian Krzanich, praising the industry for its response to the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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ECS displays diminutive Liva-series systems at CES
— 4:30 PM on January 11, 2018

The Apollo Lake ECS Liva Q tiny PC we reported on back in mid-November is just now starting to show up in the catalogs...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Intel studies the performance impact of Meltdown fixes
— 3:30 PM on January 11, 2018

Intel and Microsoft have insisted that the performance impact of the Kernel Page Table Isolation fix for the recently-revealed Meltdown vulnerability will be much...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Thermaltake's latest gamer gear glows with RGB glory
— 1:00 PM on January 11, 2018

It seems like you're not a computer hardware company if you're not peddling peripherals, these days. Thermaltake is no exception to the keyboard-and-mouse fever, and...

Type: News story Tags: Power Input devices

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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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Netgear Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500 router swoops in at CES
— 3:15 PM on January 10, 2018

For whatever reason, few computer accessories get the "gaming" treatment quite as often as networking products. With its Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500, Netgear seeks...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Rivet Networks and Intel partner for Killer Wireless-AC 1550 chip
— 2:15 PM on January 10, 2018

Back in the day, building a computer meant keeping a stack of add-on cards handy. Graphics, sound, and network cards made sure the inside of...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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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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Live the high life with Maingear's F131 custom gaming PC
— 6:30 PM on January 9, 2018

If you're reading this site, you probably enjoy the process of building your own machines. Not everyone has that kind of time, though—and it takes...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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