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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

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Tuesday deals: a Microsoft Surface Pro, portable storage, and more
— 12:43 PM on January 30, 2018

Good afternoon, gerbils. Carnaval is just around the corner, and in the next couple weeks my little hometown will be nuts with samba, reveries, and...

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

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Corsair gives its K68 spill-resistant keyboard an RGB LED upgrade
— 12:15 PM on January 30, 2018

It may be difficult for some gerbils to accept this, but there are many people out there—and not just me—who genuinely enjoy RGB LED-equipped peripherals....

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Samsung Z-SSDs draw a bead on Intel's Optane drives
— 9:17 AM on January 30, 2018

Intel's Optane SSDs and the 3D Xpoint memory they're based on offer impressive latency and quality-of-service consistency. Samsung is now ready to fire back...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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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

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Tobii makes a compelling case for more natural and immersive VR with eye tracking
— 4:36 PM on January 26, 2018

 We've heard murmurs about the benefits of eye-tracking in VR headsets for quite some time now, but even with the number of press days and...

Type: Blog post Tags: Displays Input devices Gaming

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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

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Adata ED600 external storage enclosure safeguards drives within
— 9:31 AM on January 24, 2018

We've covered some pretty exotic methods of taking data on the go, but sometimes low cost, high durability, and reliable compatibility are the most...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Samsung releases the 860 EVO SATA SSDs
— 4:00 PM on January 23, 2018

Have you read our review of Samsung's 860 Pro SSD yet? I won't spoil it for you entirely, but I will say that there...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Tuesday deals: a Ryzen 7 1800X, a nice Z370 mobo, and more
— 1:30 PM on January 23, 2018

Howdy, folks. I wonder how many of you are in a similar predicament as me, with some sort of whooping cough that's keeping me awake...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Memory Gaming Game consoles

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Micron 5200 SSDs cover business data with 64 layers of 3D TLC NAND
— 11:30 AM on January 23, 2018

We've seen a number of consumer-focused SSDs based on various 64-layer implementations of 3D TLC NAND flash chips. Micron says its 5200-series SATA...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Intel's SSD 760p Series 512 GB solid-state drive reviewed
— 10:30 AM on January 23, 2018

Intel is shaking up the mainstream SSD market by releasing a new NVMe drive at what it calls near-SATA prices. We run the drive through...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Samsung's 860 Pro 1 TB solid-state drive reviewed
— 9:00 AM on January 23, 2018

Samsung's latest top-shelf SATA drive has arrived to put the aged 850 Pro to pasture. Join us as we see what changes the past few...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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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

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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

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Thursday deals: an 850 EVO, great mobos, cheap RAM, and more
— 12:45 PM on January 18, 2018

Greetings, gerbils. It's a cold day here and everywhere, and I bet that more than a few of you would rather sit home and do...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Displays Memory

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Synaptics' Clear ID fingerprint sensor feels like the way of the future
— 10:30 AM on January 17, 2018

Edge-to-edge screens are poised to be the new hotness of smartphone design in 2018, but pushing pixels right out to a device's borders leaves little...

Type: Blog post Tags: Input devices Mobile computing

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Be Quiet cranks its Straight Power PSUs to 11
— 9:00 AM on January 17, 2018

The silence specialists at Be Quiet have incremented the Straight Power line of power supply units up to their eleventh iteration. The company equipped...

Type: News story Tags: Power

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