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Samsung HMD Odyssey+ bursts through the screen door
— 9:48 AM on October 22, 2018

Samsung's HMD Odyssey Windows Mixed Reality headset was already among the highest-end of its type, and the company is refining that head-mounted device...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Building a custom Xbox Adaptive Controller peripheral, part three
— 7:47 AM on October 20, 2018

In part two of this blog series, I introduced my idea of using paint rollers as the mechanism for allowing easy rotation of the foam...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Game consoles

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Rumor: Nvidia readies up GDDR5X-equipped GeForce GTX 1060
— 12:45 PM on October 19, 2018

Rumors are what are they are, but oftentimes there's fire to their smoke. First, there were unconfirmed reports that Gigabyte's launching a version of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Gigabyte's Z390 Aorus Extreme has everything and two sinks
— 10:28 AM on October 19, 2018

It seems like Gigabyte may have been saving some of its best gear for last. The company announced its Z390 wares a little while...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Intel's Core i9-9900K CPU reviewed
— 8:01 AM on October 19, 2018

Intel's Core i9-9900K brings eight cores and 16 threads to the company's mainstream platforms for the first time, along with incredibly formidable single-core and all-core...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Thursday deals: a Samsung 970 EVO 500-GB SSD for $133 and more
— 12:50 PM on October 18, 2018

Three spoons of flu. A dash of car unavailability due to repairs. A couple buckets of mysterious Windows installation automation issues. Bureaucracy to taste. A...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Storage Memory

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HyperX's Savage Exo 480-GB external SSD reviewed
— 11:15 AM on October 18, 2018

The latest gaming peripheral from HyperX is... a portable SSD? Parent company Kingston wants to woo the console crowd with a fast USB external drive....

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Samsung takes EUV lithography into production for its 7-nm LPP node
— 9:27 AM on October 18, 2018

Samsung announced yesterday evening that its 7-nm Low Power Plus (LPP) process technology is ready to roll. The company says it has completed development...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Crucial P1 solid-state drives bring NVMe closer to Joe Sixpack
— 3:16 PM on October 17, 2018

NVMe drives used to be bits of kit reserved for the elite, but over the last couple years, we've seen the introduction of multiple entrants...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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The death of Windows Media Center and the five stages of HTPC grief
— 11:15 AM on October 17, 2018

It's time to pull the plug on Windows Media Center after 10 happy years together. The ramifications for my living room are significant and nuanced....

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous

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be quiet! Dark Rock Pro TR4 promises stealthy Threadripper air cooling
— 9:32 AM on October 17, 2018

AMD's own in-the-box heatsink bracket for Threadripper CPUs might encourage builders with those chips to go with a liquid cooler, but a growing number of...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Corsair's Force Series MP510 NVMe drives aim for the midrange spot
— 11:48 AM on October 16, 2018

The price drops on solid-state drives in the past couple months has turned them into hot commodities. Everyone and their dog wants a piece of...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Tuesday deals: a Micron 1100 2-TB solid state drive for $250 and more
— 9:49 AM on October 16, 2018

Portugal's not a place that sees much in the way of seriously nasty weather. People around here just aren't used to more than the occasional...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Nvidia hard-launches its GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card
— 8:06 AM on October 16, 2018

Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card launches this morning. First, the bad news: we don't have an RTX 2070 in the TR labs for...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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In the lab: Gigabyte's Z390 Aorus Master motherboard
— 12:15 PM on October 12, 2018

Intel's Z390 chipset is here, and while it isn't a revolutionary change for the enthusiast desktop PC, it adds two major new features: provisions for...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Radeon Software 18.10.1 stands at attention for Black Ops 4
— 8:30 AM on October 12, 2018

Nvidia graphics card owners aren't the only gamers getting software updates this morning. Radeon Software 18.10.1 is here, and it offers slight but welcome...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Nvidia 416.34 drivers give Black Ops 4 a shot of adrenaline
— 7:47 AM on October 12, 2018

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is here, and Nvidia is giving GeForce gamers a supply drop with version 416.34 of its Game...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Razer makes Blade 15 notebook more accessible with new configs
— 3:41 PM on October 11, 2018

Razer's Blade family has proven itself a popular choice among buyers of high-end laptops, and the company wants to make some of its highest-performing notebooks...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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