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In the lab: Microsoft's Xbox Adaptive Controller and accessories
— 9:01 AM on September 7, 2018

When Microsoft announced its Xbox Adaptive Controller late this spring, I was not only impressed, but genuinely excited. As some of you know, my oldest daughter...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Game consoles

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Thursday deals: a 240-Hz Alienware G-Sync display for $380 and more
— 10:01 AM on September 6, 2018

Have we ever talked about Two Point Hospital? Well, it's out now and pretty much as its name implies, it's what Theme Hospital 2.0 would...

Type: News story Tags: Power Displays Memory Input devices

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Logitech lets iPad users everywhere get their hands on its Crayon
— 9:47 AM on September 6, 2018

Apple's capable Pencil should have put that Steve Jobs line about styluses to bed long ago, but its $100 price tag and curious charging...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

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MyDigitalSSD BPX Pro drives promise cutting-edge NVMe performance
— 3:25 PM on September 5, 2018

MyDigitalSSD has made a name for itself as a purveyor of high-performance solid-state drives at low prices, and its latest BPX Pro SSDs could...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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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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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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Apple announces special event for September 12
— 11:42 AM on August 30, 2018

Apple typically announces new iPhone hardware in the fall, and it appears that fact will be as constant as the seasons themselves. Members of the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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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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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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Another look at Steelseries' Rival 310 gaming mouse
— 10:30 AM on August 27, 2018

Mice are one of the most personal choices a PC user can make. While SteelSeries' Rival 310 has already scurried into the hands of one...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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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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