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SteelSeries makes its GameDAC USB sound card a free agent
— 1:37 PM on September 5, 2018

PC users might think of discrete digital-to-analog converters as audiophile mysticism, but SteelSeries wants to bring the concrete improvement in audio quality those converters can...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Miscellaneous Gaming

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Samsung returns to SLC as the building block for Z-NAND
— 7:51 AM on September 5, 2018

As part of our visit to Samsung in New York yesterday, the company shed some new light on Z-NAND, its high-performance, low-latency non-volatile...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Canon shatters the mirror with EOS R full-frame camera
— 6:43 AM on September 5, 2018

It's full-frame mirrorless camera season, and Canon is going hunting with its new EOS R body and RF lenses. Like Sony, Nikon, Fuji, Panasonic,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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be quiet! Silent Base 601 refines the quiet mid-tower
— 11:45 AM on September 4, 2018

We've already seen what be quiet!'s mantra of continuous improvement can do in the form of the Dark Base Pro 900, and now the company is...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Tuesday deals: a Micron 1100 2-TB solid-state drive for $252 and more
— 9:28 AM on September 4, 2018

Howdy, gerbils! We hope y'all enjoyed Labor Day, probably with some some judicious BBQing. Around here, I joined the festivities of the Zigurfest music...

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

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Samsung delivers four fresh data-center SSDs for every need
— 9:00 AM on September 4, 2018

SSDs are displacing hard drives in the data center just as they are for desktops and notebooks, and Samsung is introducing four sets of data-center...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Friday night topic: how much do you ask of your phone?
— 4:11 PM on August 31, 2018

While I was writing about Huawei's Kirin 980 launch this morning, I was wowed a bit by that SoC's CPU cores and graphics-processing chops,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Labor Day deals: a Radeon RX 570 4 GB for $185 and more
— 2:38 PM on August 31, 2018

Many American gerbils are likely winding down in preparation for the long weekend here in the States, and what better way to celebrate Labor Day...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Crucial BX500 SSDs give budget builders more choice
— 1:17 PM on August 30, 2018

Flash prices have been plummeting like a rock of late, and that's a problem for budget SSDs trying to compete with higher-end options on sale....

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Asus' ROG Rapture, Blue Cave, and Lyra Trio wireless routers reviewed
— 9:30 AM on August 30, 2018

Six months of real-world use. Six bandwidth-hungry youths and six tech-savvy adults, all under one roof. Any wireless networking device would cower in fear before...

Type: Feature article Tags: Networking

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Phanteks Evolv X chassis lets powerful systems breathe easy
— 12:59 PM on August 28, 2018

Phanteks' Enthoo Evolv chassis has become an iconic tower for Mini-ITX, microATX, and ATX builders alike, and the company is letting this design breathe...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Tuesday deals: an Adata SX8200 960-GB NVMe drive for $230 and more
— 10:11 AM on August 28, 2018

There's a small cloud of dust in the distance, just above the desert sun and the slowly-rolling balls of tumbleweed. A dark shape in the...

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

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Samsung's Portable SSD X5 reviewed
— 9:00 AM on August 28, 2018

Samsung is adding a brand-new external SSD to its lineup. The Portable SSD X5 shakes things up by promising NVMe-like speeds over a Thunderbolt 3...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Radeon Software 18.8.2 provides fire support for Strange Brigade
— 7:45 AM on August 28, 2018

AMD has released the latest version of its Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition drivers. Version 18.8.2 is optimized for Strange Brigade—one of the titles Radeon...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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GlobalFoundries stops development of its 7-nm LP node
— 4:19 PM on August 27, 2018

The frighteningly expensive race for the last shrinks of silicon processes has claimed another contestant. GlobalFoundries announced today that it is suspending development of...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

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Nvidia 399.07 drivers are ready for the Battlefield V open beta
— 1:51 PM on August 27, 2018

Nvidia released a hot, fresh Game Ready driver for its graphics cards today. Version 399.07 offers a refined gaming experience with the Battlefield V...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Why mirrorless cameras are taking over the world
— 1:23 PM on August 24, 2018

The single-lens-reflex camera has dominated interchangeable-lens designs for the better part of a century, but mirrorless cameras are coming to the fore. We examine...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous

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SanDisk's Extreme Portable 1 TB SSD reviewed
— 9:00 AM on August 24, 2018

SanDisk's Extreme Portable SSD pairs USB 3.1 Gen 2 transfer rates with a durable, stylish exterior shell. We put the 1-TB Extreme Portable through...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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