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Tuesday deals: a Ryzen 7 1800X, a nice Z370 mobo, and more
— 1:30 PM on January 23, 2018

Howdy, folks. I wonder how many of you are in a similar predicament as me, with some sort of whooping cough that's keeping me awake...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Memory Gaming Game consoles

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Microsoft announces $189 classroom laptops and Office 365 dictation
— 3:54 PM on January 22, 2018

Microsoft wants to keep the next generation of computer users familiar with its products as mobile devices become increasingly valid options for more use cases....

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Windows

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Latest Office for Mac offers real-time collaboration and a common code base
— 3:00 PM on January 19, 2018

While you can open any of the major Microsoft Office apps on either a Mac or a PC, it only takes a few minutes to...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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SK Hynix adds GDDR6 memory chips to its product catalog
— 12:00 PM on January 19, 2018

Hot on the heels of Samsung's announcement yesterday that it's starting volume production of GDDR6 memory chips, SK Hynix has now updated its...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Memory

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Radeon 18.1.1 drivers fix DirectX 9 bug and remove some thorns
— 9:00 AM on January 19, 2018

There aren't any big AAA game releases this week, so AMD directed its focus on bug fixes with its just-released Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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der8auer Direct Die Frame lets Skylake-X owners flip their lids
— 4:00 PM on January 18, 2018

German overclocking champion der8auer has released the Skylake-X Direct Die Frame, an kit that replaces the integrated loading mechanism (ILM) and the integrated cooler...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Thursday deals: an 850 EVO, great mobos, cheap RAM, and more
— 12:45 PM on January 18, 2018

Greetings, gerbils. It's a cold day here and everywhere, and I bet that more than a few of you would rather sit home and do...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Displays Memory

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Samsung fires up its foundries for mass production of GDDR6 memory
— 9:00 AM on January 18, 2018

As cool and exciting as HBM might be, virtually all discrete graphics cards are still using GDDR5 or GDDR5X memory. That's not especially likely to...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Memory

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Use InSpectre to see if you're protected from Meltdown and Spectre
— 3:00 PM on January 17, 2018

Esteemed programmer and computer security advocate Steve Gibson has been doing his thing as the Gibson Research Corporation since 1985. I've personally made great...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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be quiet! displays its Dark Rock 4 and Dark Rock Pro 4 coolers
— 4:30 PM on January 12, 2018

The show floor at CES was apparently too noisy for the silence seekers from be quiet! The company chose instead to show off its latest...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Gigabyte, Asus, and MSI prep updates against Meltdown and Spectre
— 3:28 PM on January 12, 2018

Meltdown and Spectre are entirely new classes of security vulnerability. Even with Intel doing all it can to get microcode and firmware updates...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Software

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AMD will issue optional Ryzen and Epyc microcode updates for Spectre
— 11:00 AM on January 12, 2018

Now that CES is winding down, attention is returning to the response to the major vulnerabilities caused by oversights in the way speculative execution is...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Software

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ECS displays diminutive Liva-series systems at CES
— 4:30 PM on January 11, 2018

The Apollo Lake ECS Liva Q tiny PC we reported on back in mid-November is just now starting to show up in the catalogs...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Microsoft resumes Spectre and Meltdown patches for AMD systems
— 12:00 PM on January 11, 2018

AMD's processors don't appear to have the exact same attack surface for the Spectre and Meltdown speculative execution vulnerabilities that Intel's chips have, but...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Windows

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Thursday deals: a sweet Z370 mobo, cheap RAM, and more
— 10:36 AM on January 11, 2018

Howdy, gerbils! The product announcements at CES died down a little after the huge rush in the first couple days of this week, and that...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Power Displays Memory Input devices

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Samsung juices its HBM2 to 2.4 GT/s and names it Aquabolt
— 9:00 AM on January 11, 2018

Late yesterday evening (or late this morning, in Seoul) Samsung announced that it's stepped up the speed of its HBM2 memory offerings from 1.6...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Deepcool shows off Electro limited-edition gear and Fryzen cooler
— 2:45 PM on January 10, 2018

The case-and-cooling crew from Deepcool is at CES showing off its latest goodies. The company is promoting Electro Limited Edition models of its...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling

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Thermaltake Pacific CL radiators pack copper, brass, and steel
— 12:15 PM on January 10, 2018

A couple years back, Thermaltake caught our attention with its commitment to providing a one-stop shop for custom liquid-cooling setups. That intention hasn't waned...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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