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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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Intel fortifies its Dawson Canyon NUCs with vitamin Kaby Lake-R
— 12:00 PM on February 1, 2018

We wrote about Intel's Dawson Canyon NUCs back in October. Back then, the CPU options were a smattering of seventh-generation mobile Core i3 and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Windows Defender will start removing scareware
— 4:00 PM on January 31, 2018

You don't need us to tell you that Windows is the desktop OS of choice for almost everyone. Because of that, there's an incredible variety...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Gemini Lake NUCs break cover on Intel's site
— 10:30 AM on January 31, 2018

Not all that long ago, if you had asked me about PCs for your office, I would have told you to build some small-form-factor desktop...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Lenovo laptop lovers urged to update due to fingerprint reader flaw
— 4:59 PM on January 29, 2018

If you work from a laptop computer, there's a pretty good chance it's a Lenovo. The company's ThinkPad and IdeaPad lines are popular with businesses....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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Take refuge in Deepcool's New Ark 90 full-tower case
— 9:12 AM on January 26, 2018

Setting up liquid cooling in a case can be a real pain, and closed-loop systems are arguably harder to install than custom loops. Balancing a heavy...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Thermaltake's Versa H17 is sleek and simple
— 4:00 PM on January 25, 2018

We all like to lust after ludicrous Thermaltake creations like the Level 20, but I'm willing to bet that most gerbils have their PCs...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Windows 10 Insider Preview 17083 puts fonts first
— 11:30 AM on January 25, 2018

Windows Insiders on the Fast ring are getting a sneek peak at some features destined for the next big Windows Update in Build 17083....

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Chrome 64 adds support for HDR video and per-site muting
— 9:07 AM on January 25, 2018

Most of the video content shown in my house comes through a browser. We don't have an HDR display yet, but thanks to the latest...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Falcon Northwest TLX lets a Max-Q GTX 1070 take flight
— 2:30 PM on January 24, 2018

Gamers looking to play away from home on a thin-and-light system with high-end Nvidia graphics have a new option thanks to Falcon Northwest's latest...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Tuesday deals: a Ryzen 7 1800X, a nice Z370 mobo, and more
— 1:30 PM on January 23, 2018

Howdy, folks. I wonder how many of you are in a similar predicament as me, with some sort of whooping cough that's keeping me awake...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Memory Gaming Game consoles

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Microsoft announces $189 classroom laptops and Office 365 dictation
— 3:54 PM on January 22, 2018

Microsoft wants to keep the next generation of computer users familiar with its products as mobile devices become increasingly valid options for more use cases....

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Windows

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Latest Office for Mac offers real-time collaboration and a common code base
— 3:00 PM on January 19, 2018

While you can open any of the major Microsoft Office apps on either a Mac or a PC, it only takes a few minutes to...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Radeon 18.1.1 drivers fix DirectX 9 bug and remove some thorns
— 9:00 AM on January 19, 2018

There aren't any big AAA game releases this week, so AMD directed its focus on bug fixes with its just-released Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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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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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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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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