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HyperX's Cloud Alpha gaming headset reviewed
— 3:59 PM on February 13, 2018

HyperX has continually refined its Cloud series of headsets ever since the original became a smash hit for the company, and the Cloud Alpha is...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

Tuesday deals: a Samsung 32" H75-series 4K display and more
— 11:29 AM on February 13, 2018

Hello, gerbils! It's a muted and dreary day outside, and it's actually a little comfortable to stay in where there's air conditioning and lots of...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays Memory

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

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

Qualcomm partners with carriers and OEMs for a 5G NR rollout
— 1:00 PM on February 8, 2018

Next-generation mobile broadband is a chicken-and-egg problem: current carriers are still in the process of getting 5G service ready and client devices lack support for...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Internet Networking

Latest Steam Audio SDK beta adds AMD TrueAudio Next support
— 4:00 PM on February 6, 2018

About a year ago, we brought news of Valve's Steam Audio SDK, a set of software tools designed to aid game and VR developers...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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

G.Skill juices its Trident Z RGB DDR4 memory to 4700 MT/s
— 9:00 AM on February 5, 2018

The more CPU cores you have and the faster they run, the more memory bandwidth you need to keep them all fed. That's a fairly...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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

Razer's Seiren Elite mic makes life easier for streamers
— 1:30 PM on January 31, 2018

Razer's Seiren and Seiren X microphones can already be seen on the desks of some of the internet's popular game streamers, but the company...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

Tuesday deals: a Microsoft Surface Pro, portable storage, and more
— 12:43 PM on January 30, 2018

Good afternoon, gerbils. Carnaval is just around the corner, and in the next couple weeks my little hometown will be nuts with samba, reveries, and...

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

Corsair gives its K68 spill-resistant keyboard an RGB LED upgrade
— 12:15 PM on January 30, 2018

It may be difficult for some gerbils to accept this, but there are many people out there—and not just me—who genuinely enjoy RGB LED-equipped peripherals....

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

Thursday deals: big displays, Z370 mobos, and more
— 9:58 AM on January 25, 2018

Good morning, dear gerbils. It's a really slow day today news-wise. For some reason, there's nothing currently going in the PC hardware world. But that's...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Multimedia Displays

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

Asus ROG Strix Fusion 500 headset is ready to party
— 10:50 AM on January 22, 2018

Asus is bringing RGB LED illumination to its Fusion line of headsets with the high-end ROG Strix Fusion 500. The Fusion 500 virtual-7.1 gaming...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

SK Hynix adds GDDR6 memory chips to its product catalog
— 12:00 PM on January 19, 2018

Hot on the heels of Samsung's announcement yesterday that it's starting volume production of GDDR6 memory chips, SK Hynix has now updated its...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Memory

Thursday deals: an 850 EVO, great mobos, cheap RAM, and more
— 12:45 PM on January 18, 2018

Greetings, gerbils. It's a cold day here and everywhere, and I bet that more than a few of you would rather sit home and do...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Displays Memory

Samsung fires up its foundries for mass production of GDDR6 memory
— 9:00 AM on January 18, 2018

As cool and exciting as HBM might be, virtually all discrete graphics cards are still using GDDR5 or GDDR5X memory. That's not especially likely to...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Memory