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VESA's DisplayHDR Test software lets users double-check their monitors
— 2:45 PM on May 11, 2018

When VESA announced its three-tiered DisplayHDR monitor certification program, the group promised it'd have a software utility for end users to check their displays'...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Windows 10 April 2018 Update doesn't play ball with some Intel SSDs
— 12:45 PM on May 11, 2018

There's a sizable contingent of buyers (particularly in business environments) that favor Intel hardware. Indeed, people have frequently swapped Intel into IBM's place in the old...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Operating systems Windows

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Thursday deals: a Samsung PM953 960-GB SSD for $200 and more
— 12:46 PM on May 10, 2018

Afternoon's greetings, gerbils and gerbilettes. Today's been a relatively quiet day news-wise. Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire just came out, and it immediately went into my...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Displays Mobile computing Personal tech

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HP ProBook 645 G4 and EliteBook 700-series G5s put Ryzen Pro to work
— 11:03 AM on May 10, 2018

HP is probably the major PC vendor with the closest and most consistent relationship with AMD. Dell, HP, and Lenovo are all on board with...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Rumor: Snapdragon 700-series SoCs pack a 2+6 core arrangement
— 4:15 PM on May 9, 2018

Tech rumor mongers don't limit themselves to talk about upcoming PC bits and pieces—they also have their collective ears to the ground for information about...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Mushkin's Pilot NVMe SSDs are its fastest yet
— 9:08 AM on May 9, 2018

Back at CES this year, we met up with Mushkin and saw four new SSDs that the company was working on. The first of...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Tuesday deals: a Ryzen 5 1600 for $150 and more
— 10:58 AM on May 8, 2018

Hello, folks! We figure at least some of you might be waiting with bated breath for the Google I/O keynote and whatever software and hardware...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Power Storage Mobile computing

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G-Sync HDR monitors might go on sale in two weeks
— 9:13 AM on May 8, 2018

Not every gerbil is a gamer, but there's enough of you out there that I don't feel weird asking: how's your gaming display? It could...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Samsung 970 Evo and 970 Pro SSDs launch at lower-than-expected prices
— 3:21 PM on May 7, 2018

The chatter among PC builders the last few months has centered around the high prices of discrete graphics cards and system memory. SSD prices, thankfully,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Lenovo's Mirage Solo headset and Mirage Camera put you in a Daydream
— 1:30 PM on May 7, 2018

The subgenre of VR headsets that don't require an attached PC or console seems to get a big release or announcement just about every week. The...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Displays Gaming

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Deal of the day: Alienware's AW2518H 240-Hz G-Sync display for $350
— 12:00 PM on May 7, 2018

What's this, a deal on Monday? That's right, gerbils and gerbilettes. We found something so sweet, so fluffy and warm, that we can't help but...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Steam Hardware Survey shows big changes after Valve fixes counting
— 4:00 PM on May 4, 2018

Game development requires a careful balance between keeping system requirements low enough to make the product accessible to a wide range of players while incorporating attention-getting...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Memory Gaming

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The ghost of CPU security flaws reappears in the form of Spectre-NG
— 10:30 AM on May 4, 2018

Just as Intel has started to get a handle on managing the Spectre and Meltdown speculative execution security flaws in its contemporary processors, there's a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Rumor: Leaked video names upcoming Intel and AMD CPUs and chipsets
— 4:30 PM on May 3, 2018

There are few other industries where people are looking forward as often as in computing. Even if the latest-gen stuff is amazing, it always seems...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets

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Thursday deals: an SSD-and-HDD combo for $113, big monitors, and more
— 12:25 PM on May 3, 2018

Fair afternoon to you, gerbils. I'm still reeling from the excitement of the SWR Barroselas Metalfest. My ears have only been listening to softer...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Displays

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Backblaze's Q1 2018 HDD reliablity report shows record-low failure rates
— 10:40 AM on May 3, 2018

Turning the calendar from April's picture of a tabby kitten with a yarn ball to May's photo of two calico kittens curled up inside coffee...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Report: AMD says Ryzenfall patches are on the way
— 9:05 AM on May 3, 2018

Remember back in March when security firm CTS Labs appeared out of nowhere with news of a series of security vulnerabilities on AMD hardware?...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Intel fills in the blanks on Optane 905P SSDs
— 4:00 PM on May 2, 2018

We wrote just a couple days ago about the surprise appearance of Intel Optane 905P 3D XPoint SSDs at Newegg and other online...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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