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Microsoft Adaptive Controller ensures anyone can be a gamer
— 11:04 AM on May 18, 2018

You might think that video gaming would be one of the hobbies most suited for those with physical disabilities. Unfortunately, that's not really the case. Operating...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Game consoles

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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 7 1700X and ASRock X370 Pro4 for $300 and more
— 11:23 AM on May 17, 2018

Hello there, gerbils. In case you missed it, our overlord Jeff Kampman has written up an interesting article about casual overclocking in the modern...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Power Mobile computing

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Zotac's Zbox CI329 nano goes fanless with Gemini Lake inside
— 9:18 AM on May 17, 2018

I live in an environment so noisy that it's certainly a significant contributor to my long-term hearing loss. Some of you surely select machines based...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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SteamVR Input helps bring controllers old and new into VR
— 10:30 AM on May 16, 2018

Controllers for PC games are a fairly standardized deal at this point. Any active gamer surely has a keyboard and mouse, and many have a...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Logitech's G305 Lightspeed brings long battery life to wireless gaming mice
— 12:16 PM on May 15, 2018

In the world of PCs, "gaming" tends to means "high performance", and that usually means higher power consumption. Poor battery life is just one reason...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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HP's refreshed EliteBooks and Elite x2 get meaty CPUs and bright displays
— 10:42 AM on May 15, 2018

HP just yesterday announced a top-to-bottom refresh of its Envy and Elite series premium machines, including laptops, desktops, and AIO machines. We'll be looking...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Displays Mobile computing

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Intel product brief spills the beans on the Z390 chipset
— 12:29 AM on May 14, 2018

Intel made the details of the long-rumored Z390 chipset official yesterday when it posted a product brief for the platform controller hub on its...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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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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Asus Prime H310T motherboard has a very specific set of skills
— 10:45 AM on May 11, 2018

Mini-ITX systems are a great way for system builders to stuff standard desktop (and sometimes mobile) parts into small spaces, but some folks are willing...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Chrome OS set to receive containers full of Linux applications
— 12:15 PM on May 9, 2018

Google's web-first Chrome OS delivers a streamlined browsing experience, but the lack of native applications has been criticized since the operating system's earliest days....

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Linux-Unix

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Android P brings AI-powered convenience and a simplified interface
— 3:19 PM on May 8, 2018

Today at Google I/O 2018, the company revealed the latest version of Android. There's no fancy dessert-based name for it yet, so Google is...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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Microsoft demos phone mirroring and Alexa integration at Build conference
— 12:15 PM on May 8, 2018

Microsoft has struggled for a long time to duplicate its PC success on other platforms. Previous Microsoft administrations might have pressed forward with trying to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Windows

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Velocity Micro ProMagix HD150 is an Epyc workstation
— 12:45 PM on April 30, 2018

It wasn't long ago at all that a 16-core workstation was unthinkable, much less affordable. Now, thanks to AMD's Threadripper CPUs, you can build...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Asus PN40 and PB40 mini-PCs bring Gemini Lake SoCs to the masses
— 9:37 AM on April 30, 2018

Asus may not be your first thought when you start looking for a mini-PC, but the company has a fair few on offer. Its most...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Asus and ASRock release Z97 firmware updates to counter Spectre
— 3:00 PM on April 27, 2018

As we reported on Wednesday, folks with Haswell and Broadwell CPUs may be able to get a Spectre-mitigating patch from Windows Update. It's really...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Razer Abyssus Essential sheds old sensor and gains more colors
— 1:00 PM on April 27, 2018

Razer has updated its entry-level Abyssus mouse, and the new capabilities are enough to bring on a new suffix: the new version of the pointing...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Cherry's KC 6000 Slim is a laptop keyboard for desktop users
— 11:00 AM on April 27, 2018

I've heard one remark from novice typists over and over: "I love the way my laptop's keyboard feels. Why aren't there desktop keyboards that feel...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Thursday deals: a Threadripper 1950X for $719 and more crazy discounts
— 12:31 PM on April 26, 2018

Greetings, gerbils and gerbilettes. I'm not going to write up a pretty intro today, because Amazon's running a hot sale on PC components with fancy...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Cases Cooling Storage

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