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Intel advises users to stop installing Spectre microcode patches
— 2:00 PM on January 22, 2018

The Meltdown and Spectre security flaws are certainly scary, but there are reasons to be leery of the various updates intended to mitigate them....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Gigabyte embeds Gemini Lake SoCs in its latest fanless motherboards
— 12:33 PM on January 22, 2018

Most of our attention on CPUs in the past year or so has been focused on high-performance x86 cores from AMD and Intel. The blue...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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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

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Rumor: Details spill on the second wave of Coffee Lake desktop CPUs
— 4:30 PM on January 19, 2018

Intel's October launch of its eighth-generation Core mainstream desktop parts was sparser than normal: just six models included in the original rollout. The four-core,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Latest Office for Mac offers real-time collaboration and a common code base
— 3:00 PM on January 19, 2018

While you can open any of the major Microsoft Office apps on either a Mac or a PC, it only takes a few minutes to...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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LG 27UK650-W is an affordable 4K HDR10 display
— 1:30 PM on January 19, 2018

From the looks of it, HDR displays are set to take the spot of "most-confusing product category" now that mobile GPU naming has started to...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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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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Radeon 18.1.1 drivers fix DirectX 9 bug and remove some thorns
— 9:00 AM on January 19, 2018

There aren't any big AAA game releases this week, so AMD directed its focus on bug fixes with its just-released Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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der8auer Direct Die Frame lets Skylake-X owners flip their lids
— 4:00 PM on January 18, 2018

German overclocking champion der8auer has released the Skylake-X Direct Die Frame, an kit that replaces the integrated loading mechanism (ILM) and the integrated cooler...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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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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Intel security patches could cause restarts on hardware old and new
— 10:30 AM on January 18, 2018

Going on two weeks since the reveal of Meltdown and Spectre, are you all patched up? (Windows users can grab InSpectre if they're not...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Use InSpectre to see if you're protected from Meltdown and Spectre
— 3:00 PM on January 17, 2018

Esteemed programmer and computer security advocate Steve Gibson has been doing his thing as the Gibson Research Corporation since 1985. I've personally made great...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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TPCast's second-gen wireless VR adapter can deal with 8K streams
— 12:00 PM on January 17, 2018

Little more than a month after beginning US sales of its first-generation wireless adapter for Oculus' Rift virtual reality headset, TPCast has announced...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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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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Cherry MX Low Profile RGB switches arrive in the Ducky Blade Air
— 4:26 PM on January 16, 2018

Cherry MX-style switches make up the bulk of mechanical keyboards these days. That's a problem for anyone who wants a slim keyboard but isn't willing...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Intel Core i5-8500 appears in SiSoft database
— 1:00 PM on January 16, 2018

Intel's October launch of its Coffee Lake eighth-generation desktop Core processor lineup was highly caffeinated, but seemed to be missing the cream and sugar....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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be quiet! displays its Dark Rock 4 and Dark Rock Pro 4 coolers
— 4:30 PM on January 12, 2018

The show floor at CES was apparently too noisy for the silence seekers from be quiet! The company chose instead to show off its latest...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Gigabyte, Asus, and MSI prep updates against Meltdown and Spectre
— 3:28 PM on January 12, 2018

Meltdown and Spectre are entirely new classes of security vulnerability. Even with Intel doing all it can to get microcode and firmware updates...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Software

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