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Windows Defender will start removing scareware
— 4:00 PM on January 31, 2018

You don't need us to tell you that Windows is the desktop OS of choice for almost everyone. Because of that, there's an incredible variety...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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

Optional Windows update disables crash-causing Spectre mitigations
— 9:01 AM on January 29, 2018

If you're one of the unlucky few affected by "higher than expected reboots and other unpredictable system behavior" as a result of a...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

Windows 10 Insider Preview 17083 puts fonts first
— 11:30 AM on January 25, 2018

Windows Insiders on the Fast ring are getting a sneek peak at some features destined for the next big Windows Update in Build 17083....

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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

Microsoft announces $189 classroom laptops and Office 365 dictation
— 3:54 PM on January 22, 2018

Microsoft wants to keep the next generation of computer users familiar with its products as mobile devices become increasingly valid options for more use cases....

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Windows

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

Zen+ Ryzen CPU and an Asus X470 mobo show up in SiSoft database
— 10:30 AM on January 19, 2018

The relentless rumor-mongers over at Videocardz spotted a listing in SiSoftware's hardware database for an as-yet-unannounced Ryzen CPU. The pre-release processor is listed...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Chipsets

Microsoft resumes Spectre and Meltdown patches for AMD systems
— 12:00 PM on January 11, 2018

AMD's processors don't appear to have the exact same attack surface for the Spectre and Meltdown speculative execution vulnerabilities that Intel's chips have, but...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Windows

Microsoft predicts performance impact of Spectre and Meltdown fixes
— 9:00 AM on January 10, 2018

The continued response to the challenges presented by the Meltdown and Spectre speculative execution vulnerabilities has been somewhat overshadowed by all of the shiny new...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

Razer HyperFlux mouse-and-mat and Nommo speakers break cover
— 4:00 PM on January 9, 2018

Besides the fascinating Project Linda, Razer announced a couple of other items today. The Razer Mamba HyperFlux mouse and its matching Firefly HyperFlux mouse...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Input devices

HyperX hits CES with a wireless headset and RGB LED peripherals
— 4:30 PM on January 8, 2018

Once upon a time, HyperX was a Kingston brand of fast memory. Now, the name refers to Kingston's own brand of gamer gear that spans...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Input devices

Asus ROG Swift PG65 is a big honkin' 4K 120 Hz display
— 9:06 AM on January 8, 2018

Being a part of the so-called "PC gaming master race" usually means having access to bigger things, like larger resolutions and higher framerates thanks...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Displays Gaming

LG's little HU80KA projector can cast a big 4K picture
— 3:00 PM on January 5, 2018

When you want to show a movie to a whole bunch of people at once, you can't beat a projector. As we move into the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Displays

Intel Titan Ridge Thunderbolt controllers look to the future and the past
— 4:30 PM on January 4, 2018

Thunderbolt 3 (TB3) can be pretty awesome, even if getting access to the 40 Gbps of bandwidth isn't as straightforward as Intel has advertised....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Chipsets Displays

Apple addresses iPhone slowdown fiasco with $29 battery replacements
— 4:56 PM on December 28, 2017

Over the past few days, there's been a furor regarding the performance of some aging iPhones on the popular Geekbench benchmark under iOS 10.2.1 and...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

Rumor: AMD planning 400-series chipsets with PCIe 3.0 connectivity
— 1:00 PM on December 28, 2017

While AMD's Ryzen processors generally chat directly with graphics cards and NVMe storage devices over 8 GT/s PCIe 3.0 lanes, peripherals attached through existing 300-series...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets

Thursday deals: a 4K IPS display for $200 and more
— 11:00 AM on December 28, 2017

Greetings, gerbils. If you've been feeling like it's been a really slow week news-wise, you're not alone. We'd wager that CES 2018 is going to...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Power Storage Displays