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Thursday deals: an Acer ET322QK for $350, powerful laptops, and more
— 12:16 PM on March 22, 2018

Yay, spring! Oh wait, it's winter. Never mind, it's spring again. This refrain is being heard around most of Europe and the US right now....

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Displays Mobile computing

PowerColor summons the Red Dragon RX Vega 56
— 9:03 AM on March 22, 2018

AMD's Radeon RX Vega graphics cards continue to trade hands for inflated figures, but PowerColor is doing its part to bring down the price...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

HTC sends the Vive Focus and its Vive Wave SDK around the world
— 2:02 PM on March 21, 2018

Talk at the Games Developers Conference seems to be dominated by news about real-time ray-tracing technology from AMD, Microsoft, and Nvidia, but...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

Rumor: Eight-core Coffee Lake S CPU shows up in 3DMark database
— 12:30 PM on March 21, 2018

We were quite impressed with the Core i7-8700K when we reviewed it. Who could complain about a CPU that boasts the fastest out-of-the-box single-threaded...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

HTC Desire 12 and Desire 12+ marry mid-range specs with good looks
— 4:00 PM on March 20, 2018

Offering high-end internals is only one of the ways to motivate customers to buy a particular smartphone. HTC is betting on a fancy finish to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

AMD casts a light on its Radeon Rays real-time ray tracing tools
— 2:17 PM on March 20, 2018

The technology in the spotlight at the Game Developers Conference this year is definitely ray tracing. Microsoft announced its new DXR real-time ray-tracing feature...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

GeForce 391.24 drivers are ready to plunder the Sea of Thieves
— 11:00 AM on March 20, 2018

AMD isn't the only graphics company hoisting sails in preparation for Rare's Sea of Thieves. Nvidia's developers have also added day-one support for the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

Radeon Software 18.3.3 looks for A Way Out of the Sea of Thieves
— 9:22 AM on March 20, 2018

Can you believe it's already March 20? Yes indeed, we're in the third week of the month, and AMD has apparently taken that as a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

DirectX 12 DXR and Nvidia RTX bring real-time ray-tracing to 3D engines
— 4:41 PM on March 19, 2018

Real-time ray tracing has been the elusive Holy Grail of computer graphics as long as there have been computer graphics. Ray tracing has long...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

ASRock J5005-ITX fanless board packs Pentium Silver power
— 3:20 PM on March 19, 2018

We've seen a number of boards based on Intel's latest Goldmont SoCs, but the models we looked at all used the silicon...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

HTC Vive Pro VR headset gets a hefty price tag and a release date
— 11:15 AM on March 19, 2018

We wrote about HTC's announcement of the upcoming high-end Vive Pro VR headset just before CES a couple of months ago. Back then,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

Rumor: Apple could begin making its own micro-LED screens
— 9:25 AM on March 19, 2018

It doesn't take a genius to realize that there's no love lost between Apple and its suppliers, including but not limited to Samsung. The two...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

Lenovo Mirage Solo standalone Daydream headset shows up for pre-order
— 2:45 PM on March 16, 2018

Google showed off its Daydream standalone VR platform back in May of last year. At the time, HTC and Lenovo both said they would...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

Rumor: Info on upcoming Coffee Lake CPUs leaked
— 12:48 PM on March 16, 2018

It's easy for us enthusiasts to forget that the high-powered CPUs we favor aren't even a majority of the market. Intel still has a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Microsoft offers $250,000 bounty for speculative-execution bugs
— 10:45 AM on March 16, 2018

The January reveal of the Meltdown and Spectre speculative-execution attacks sent ripples through the entire computer industry. Part of Intel's response was a

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Software Windows

Report: Ryzen 2000-series desktop CPU pre-orders pop up
— 4:59 PM on March 15, 2018

Videocardz reports that online retailers in a number of countries in North America and Europe have pre-order pages for AMD's second-generation "Zen+" Ryzen...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Thursday deals: a raft of sweet laptops and a ton of discount codes
— 3:13 PM on March 15, 2018

Good afternoon, gerbils. It looks like I'm finally going to be on the receiving end of some rays of sunshine next week. I'm already planning...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Mobile computing

Intel has microcode updates for modern CPUs and fixed silicon for late 2018
— 1:12 PM on March 15, 2018

Back in January, Intel's CEO Brian Krzanich wrote an open letter promising speedy Spectre and Meltdown patches. He later on remarked that the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs