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Bargain basement: a Threadripper 1920X for $280, a 1 TB NVMe SSD for $145, and more
— 1:06 PM on March 26, 2019

Good afternoon, gerbils. My flu appears to have finally broken, but I still feel like I need about three days' worth of extra sleep to...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Memory Input devices Mobile computing

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Apple Arcade is a non-streaming game subscription for iOS and macOS
— 9:51 AM on March 26, 2019

Play over a hundred ad-free games downloaded and installed directly to your device in exchange for a monthly fee. Is it Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass?...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming Mac

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Bargain basement: a Ryzen 7 2700 for $220 and much, much more
— 12:23 PM on March 22, 2019

Ugh, man, this sucks. It's March, Spring has already started, and I've got a clogged nose, aching eyes, muscle pain, and generally feel like I...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cases Displays Memory Mobile computing

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Intel's Graphics Command Center will take you on an Odyssey
— 11:01 AM on March 22, 2019

Intel's been blowing the whistle on the Graphics Hype Train quite a bit lately. The company teased its coming-in-2020 discrete graphics a while back, and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Windows

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Noctua's original CPU cooler is reborn as the NH-U12A
— 11:20 AM on March 20, 2019

When people talk about Noctua coolers, which one comes to mind? You probably think about the little L9, the huge C14, or even...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Bargain basement: an Intel 660p 2 TB NVMe drive for $200 and much more
— 2:53 PM on March 19, 2019

Greetings folks! I have to rush the pleasantries today. It's been a bad day full of bureaucracy, and although it's past 7 pm around here,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Input devices Mobile computing

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Nvidia unveils $99 Jetson Nano single-board computer
— 9:46 AM on March 19, 2019

As I noted yesterday, the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco just kicked off. However, yesterday was also the first day of Nvidia's...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous

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Halo series hits Steam as DirectX 12 comes to Windows 7
— 8:45 AM on March 14, 2019

Microsoft, what are you even doing? Two interesting-but-probably-unrelated bits of PC gaming news came out of the Redmond complex early this week. The most exciting...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Windows

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Bargain basement: a Ryzen 7 2700 for $230 and a ton of cheap system components
— 1:05 PM on March 12, 2019

Greetings, my good gerbils. My quest for weight loss has been going well—184 lbs and dropping (at 5' 11" with wide shoulders). I've never been...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Multimedia Power Memory Input devices

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Asus updates the ZenBook 14 for 2019
— 12:15 PM on March 12, 2019

If you're of the mind that 13.3" is too tiny and 15.6" is a bit bulky, then perhaps you'll take a liking to the just-right...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Bargain basement: an Intel 660p 1-TB NVMe SSD for $105, and much more
— 12:00 PM on March 8, 2019

Season's greetings, good gerbils. I had a rather nasty RSI-induced event recently. My upper back has been pretty tightened up, and things came to a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Systems Mobile computing

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Bargain basement: a Ryzen 5 2600 and an Asus Prime B450 Plus mobo for $250 and more
— 12:50 PM on March 5, 2019

Howdy folks. I've been catching up on the latest episodes The Grand Tour, and I'm having loads of fun. I particularly enjoyed the episode in...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Multimedia Memory Input devices Mobile computing

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With USB4 and USB 3.2, USB is more powerful and convoluted than ever
— 2:25 PM on March 4, 2019

In recent years, the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) has developed this bizarre habit of releasing specification updates that are often tremendous steps forward but...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Report: Dell website hints at possible upcoming mobile RTX 2050
— 9:45 AM on March 4, 2019

The eagle-eyed laptop lovers over at NotebookCheck spotted a very interesting note at Dell's website. When inspecting the specifications of the G5 15...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing

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Bargain basement: a cheap Vega 64, MacBook Pro, Surface Laptop 2, and more
— 1:20 PM on March 1, 2019

G'afternoon, folks. My tiny terror HTPC is now alive and well, and I'll be making excellent use of it by chewing through my gigantic backlog...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Memory Mobile computing

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Fractal Design shines a light on its Prisma fans
— 4:50 PM on February 26, 2019

Do you like fans, gerbils? Do you like Fractal Design? Do you like RGB LEDs? Scratch that last question; I know you love RGB LEDs....

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Bargain basement: a Ryzen 5 2400G with a Gigabyte mobo for $210 and more
— 12:40 PM on February 22, 2019

Howdy, enthusiasts everywhere. Around here (Portugal, for those unaware), it's that time of the year again. Samba rhythms occasionally echo through the air from rehearsal...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Memory Mobile computing

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All of Noctua's coolers now include mounting hardware for socket AM4
— 12:00 PM on February 20, 2019

Like many in the PC hardware enthusiast community, I dig Noctua coolers. I liked my NH-C14 so much that I used it in four...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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