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Building a custom Xbox Adaptive Controller peripheral, part three
— 7:47 AM on October 20, 2018

In part two of this blog series, I introduced my idea of using paint rollers as the mechanism for allowing easy rotation of the foam...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Game consoles

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be quiet! Dark Rock Pro TR4 promises stealthy Threadripper air cooling
— 9:32 AM on October 17, 2018

AMD's own in-the-box heatsink bracket for Threadripper CPUs might encourage builders with those chips to go with a liquid cooler, but a growing number of...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Tuesday deals: a Micron 1100 2-TB solid state drive for $250 and more
— 9:49 AM on October 16, 2018

Portugal's not a place that sees much in the way of seriously nasty weather. People around here just aren't used to more than the occasional...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Razer makes Blade 15 notebook more accessible with new configs
— 3:41 PM on October 11, 2018

Razer's Blade family has proven itself a popular choice among buyers of high-end laptops, and the company wants to make some of its highest-performing notebooks...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Razer Phone 2 delivers faster, cooler, and louder mobile gaming
— 8:00 AM on October 11, 2018

Razer proved it was serious about phones with its first , and the company is keeping the concept sharp with the Razer Phone 2....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Building a custom Xbox Adaptive Controller peripheral, part two
— 11:47 AM on October 10, 2018

Last week, I officially introduced you to my project to build a custom input device for my daughter Ellie that she could use with the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Game consoles

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Google Pixel 3 takes great shots and drops telemarketers dead
— 4:24 PM on October 9, 2018

Google showed off a handful of new hardware today, and the headline act was the long-rumored and much-leaked Pixel 3 duo of phones. Judging by...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Tuesday deals: an RX 570 8 GB for $170 and more
— 9:16 AM on October 9, 2018

How are you doing, folks? I'm sure that by now you've evaluated Intel's ninth-generation Core lineup and are probably doing the math for an...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Power Displays Software Networking

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Alienware m15 gaming laptop trims the fat and muscles up
— 12:05 PM on October 5, 2018

For a good while now, Dell's Alienware sub-brand has been selling three models of laptop: the simply-named Alienware 13, Alienware 15, and Alienware 17. While...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Microsoft Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 are back in black
— 4:50 PM on October 2, 2018

Almost out of nowhere, Microsoft announced a couple new devices in its Surface range at a closed-door event today. The software-and-hardware giant has pulled back...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Building a custom Xbox Adaptive Controller peripheral, part one
— 12:39 PM on October 1, 2018

A few weeks ago I unboxed and started experimenting with the brand new Xbox Adaptive Controller and its auxiliary 3.5mm headphone jack inputs. Ultimately, my...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Game consoles Personal tech

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Intel acknowledges "pressure" on its 14-nm production capacity
— 11:10 AM on September 28, 2018

Lately, rumors have been swirling that Intel is facing the potentially enviable prospect of more demand for its products than it can supply. This morning,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Chipsets Mobile computing

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Tuesday deals: 16 GB of 3600 MT/s RAM for $140 and more
— 10:34 AM on September 25, 2018

Hullo, my dear gerbils! It's exceedingly warm around here at 33°C, and I'm stuck at my desk fishing out deals from the vast swaths of...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Displays Memory

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Amazon's latest devices put Alexa anywhere and everywhere
— 11:32 AM on September 21, 2018

Amazon's Echo devices are already a part of many an abode. It seems like the strategy behind the company's latest announcement could be described as...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Mobile computing Personal tech

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Thursday deals: a 16-GB kit of 3000 MT/s RAM for $130 and more
— 10:37 AM on September 20, 2018

A fair day to thee, gerbils. All the hubbub on the interweb right now is about Nvidia's RTX graphics cards, and it's not likely...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Power Storage Displays Memory

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Sony PlayStation Classic set to arrive with FF7 and Tekken 3 in tow
— 1:06 PM on September 19, 2018

We bet that more than a few fine folks frequenting this fantastic site will probably be hit by a wave of nostalgia after reading this...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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MyDigitalSSD M2X enclosure hooks up NVMe SSDs to USB 3.1 Gen 2
— 12:07 PM on September 17, 2018

If you've built a PC in the last few years, you've probably come across the name MyDigitalSSD. If you haven't, the company sells a...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Thursday deals: a Dell G5 laptop with a GTX 1060 for $879.99 and more
— 11:01 AM on September 13, 2018

Hello there, folks! First off, you can start by clicking this link here for a live stream before immediately hitting the mute button. Join...

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

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