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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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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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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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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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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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Intel tips off Z390 and X399 chipsets in RST driver release notes
— 10:41 AM on April 26, 2018

Intel's mainstream desktop chipset for the overclocking crowd hasn't changed much in the two generations since Z170 entered the market alongside the company's Skylake chips...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Windows 10 update has Spectre fixes for Haswell, Broadwell and Skylake
— 4:30 PM on April 25, 2018

The best way to get microcode updates for security flaws like Spectre is a firmware patch from a motherboard or system maker. Some manufacturers...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Windows

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AMD and MSI team up to equip gamers with a Combat Crate
— 3:30 PM on April 25, 2018

The degree and duration of the recent graphics card price hikes has some folks in a frenzy. This writer has even heard others in his...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards

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