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Windows 10 update has Spectre fixes for Haswell, Broadwell and Skylake
— 4:30 PM on April 25, 2018

The best way to get microcode updates for security flaws like Spectre is a firmware patch from a motherboard or system maker. Some manufacturers...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Windows

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Tuesday deals: a Core i5-8600K combo deal, cheap SSDs, and more
— 1:29 PM on April 24, 2018

Howdy, folks. We've just reviewed the Samsung 970 EVO solid-state drive and found it worthy of a TR Recommended award. SSD prices are slowly-but-steadily...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Power Storage Memory

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Tuesday deals: a WD Black 512 GB for $170 and more
— 10:55 AM on April 17, 2018

Finally! Folks, this week I'm finally getting some sunshine! Sure, it's going to be miserable in the weekend, which is certainly not ideal, but...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Mobile computing

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Today's Patch Tuesday helps harden AMD CPUs against Spectre
— 1:41 PM on April 10, 2018

Today is April's Patch Tuesday for Microsoft operating systems, and AMD CPU owners will want to fire up Windows Update as soon as possible. This...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Windows

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Tuesday deals: a 16-GB kit of 3000 MT/s RAM for $150 and more
— 11:56 AM on April 10, 2018

In the famous words of the Portal turrets, "ow, ow, ow." I've just come back from my periodical chiropractor appointment and I have tape on...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Displays Memory Mobile computing

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EVGA's SuperNova PQ PSUs look powerful and quiet
— 4:12 PM on April 6, 2018

EVGA is primarily known for its Nvidia-powered graphics cards, but the company's PSUs rectify and condition power for many users' computer systems, including a couple...

Type: News story Tags: Power

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Wednesday deals: a RAM-and-SSD combo, displays, and more
— 1:48 PM on April 4, 2018

Good afternoon, gerbils. We're still reeling from Intel's simultaneous release of its eighth-gen mobile and desktop CPUs and consumer chipsets. But as they...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Displays Memory Game consoles

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Microsoft restructures groups as Terry Myerson leaves the company
— 4:37 PM on March 29, 2018

More big changes could be on the way for Windows soon. According to Mary Jo Foley at ZDNet, Microsoft announced a major reorganization of...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Windows

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Thursday deals: a Patriot Ignite 480 GB SSD for $95 and more
— 2:15 PM on March 29, 2018

Greetings, gerbils! You'll be happy to know that my boxing bag is now fully in place, and my foot's healed. I expect to test both...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Memory

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Tuesday deals: a Core i7-7820X for $450 and more
— 9:34 AM on March 27, 2018

Howdy, folks! Now here's something for you to laugh at. I was hanging up a boxing bag in the garage yesterday. It was set too...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Power Storage Memory

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Monday deals: a raft of PC gaming goodies from Amazon
— 12:48 PM on March 26, 2018

Hi there, gerbils. Today's not Tuesday nor Thursday, but we have a deals post for you nonetheless, thanks to a one-day sale that Amazon...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Multimedia Storage Displays Input devices

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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

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The Ataribox name is dead—long live the Atari VCS
— 5:00 PM on March 20, 2018

Remember the Ataribox retro console? Well, it's not called that anymore. Yesterday, Atari revealed that its upcoming game system will be called the

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Game consoles

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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

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Logitech's G560 speakers and G513 keyboard offer mood lighting
— 9:16 AM on March 15, 2018

There's a huge gulf in immersion between playing a game on a monitor and playing it in VR. There aren't many ways to step out...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Input devices

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Tuesday deals: a Ryzen 5 1600X combo deal, curved displays, and more
— 1:02 PM on March 13, 2018

Good afternoon, gerbildom. It is with great pleasure that after almost two months of convulsive coughing, my nose and throat are apparently done with their...

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

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Windows 10 S is dead, long live S Mode
— 5:16 PM on March 9, 2018

Microsoft introduced Windows 10 S along with the Surface Laptop just over ten months ago, but rumors that the pared-back version of the company's...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Friday deals: Cooler Master MasterKeys Pro keyboards and more
— 10:44 AM on March 9, 2018

Howdy, fair gerbils! If you're in a state or city that's experiencing or might experience a drought, hit me up. I've got plenty of water,...

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

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