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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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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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Bargain basement: a 34" 3440x1440 100 Hz VA display for $400 and more
— 12:25 PM on March 15, 2019

Greetings, folks! There isn't much time for pleasantries today, as I need to head out for a weekend trip to Lisbon. I'll be sure to...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory

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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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Poll: What's your household's average daily kWh usage?
— 9:20 AM on March 7, 2019

A couple months ago, I teased an upcoming story about my brand new solar panel adventure. I'm happy to report that the system has now...

Poll Question: • What's your household's average daily kWh usage

Type: News story Tags: Power

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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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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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Bargain basement: a 32" 4K display with 95% DCI-P3 coverage for $350 and more
— 1:10 PM on February 26, 2019

Good afternoon, gerbils. It seems that all the talk lately in tech is about bendy phones that fold over. The screen technology therein is quite...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 is still not a consumer device
— 11:55 AM on February 25, 2019

HoloLens 2 shows that Microsoft's impressive XR device is for industrial, medical, and educational applications. It's not for consumers. Not that it ever was, really.

Type: Feature article Tags: Displays

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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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Tuesday deals: an Intel 660p 512-GB NVMe drive for $67 and much more
— 2:05 PM on February 19, 2019

A fair day to thee, good gerbils. If you're looking for an interesting article to read, may I suggest Colton Westrate's "The death of Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cooling Storage Displays Mobile computing

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The death of Windows Phone and the five stages of mobile grief
— 9:35 AM on February 19, 2019

After years of clinging to Microsoft's doomed platform, a diehard Windows Phone fan finally throws in the towel. Join me as I go full stupid...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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All the RTX 2000-series Max-Q laptops
— 9:49 AM on February 18, 2019

Nvidia and partners have developed high-end RTX Max-Q gaming laptop designs. From the CES 2019 stage, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang said there are 40+ laptops...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Friday deals: Ryzen 5 2600 for $150, Surface Pro 6 $200 off, and more
— 11:35 AM on February 15, 2019

Greetings, good gerbils. I'm in the process of speccing out a home theater PC so that I can make more frequent use of the big-ass...

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

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Latest Windows update highlights HoloLens ahead of MWC announcement
— 10:55 AM on February 13, 2019

Microsoft released Windows 10 build 17763.316 yesterday, and the HoloLens was front and center. It's mentioned in the note atop the release notes page,...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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