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In the lab: Windows 10 October 2018 update
— 10:15 AM on October 3, 2018

Howdy, folks! There's a chance you noticed that a feature update to Windows 10 is downloading to your machine. Yesterday, Microsoft pulled a fast one and...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Fractal Design's Define S2 case reviewed
— 9:00 AM on October 3, 2018

Fractal Design's Define S case proved friendly to builders who wanted an exceedingly roomy design to work with, all at a killer price. Now that...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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Microsoft Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 are back in black
— 4:50 PM on October 2, 2018

Almost out of nowhere, Microsoft announced a couple new devices in its Surface range at a closed-door event today. The software-and-hardware giant has pulled back...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Tuesday deals: a speedy 480-GB NVMe SSD for $94 and more
— 10:58 AM on October 2, 2018

Some reversals are just fantastically great to watch. Much like any of Jean-Claude Van Damme's characters in his '80s movies (complete with a 10-time...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Displays Memory

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Cooler Master Cosmos C700M takes modular to the max
— 10:30 AM on October 2, 2018

Cooler Master's Cosmos cases have long captured the imagination of many a high-end builder, and the company's Cosmos C700M is the ultimate expression...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Building a custom Xbox Adaptive Controller peripheral, part one
— 12:39 PM on October 1, 2018

A few weeks ago I unboxed and started experimenting with the brand new Xbox Adaptive Controller and its auxiliary 3.5mm headphone jack inputs. Ultimately, my...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Game consoles Personal tech

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Intel acknowledges "pressure" on its 14-nm production capacity
— 11:10 AM on September 28, 2018

Lately, rumors have been swirling that Intel is facing the potentially enviable prospect of more demand for its products than it can supply. This morning,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Chipsets Mobile computing

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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 7 2700 for $220, an ultra-cheap NVMe SSD, and more
— 10:36 AM on September 27, 2018

Uh, hi, folks. I'm currently hating hard on life since I am the recipient of a massive truckload of flu symptoms. I feel I've been...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Displays Memory

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Radeon Software 18.9.3 gets ready for October's AAAs
— 10:04 AM on September 27, 2018

AMD's driver team has had a busy September, and the company isn't letting off the gas as we close the month. Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Tuesday deals: 16 GB of 3600 MT/s RAM for $140 and more
— 10:34 AM on September 25, 2018

Hullo, my dear gerbils! It's exceedingly warm around here at 33°C, and I'm stuck at my desk fishing out deals from the vast swaths of...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Displays Memory

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AMD updates OCAT with frame-time visualization and VR HMD tools
— 7:50 AM on September 24, 2018

AMD's Open Capture and Analysis Tool, or OCAT, is an indispensable tool in gathering frame-time data for modern games. The company has just posted...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Amazon's latest devices put Alexa anywhere and everywhere
— 11:32 AM on September 21, 2018

Amazon's Echo devices are already a part of many an abode. It seems like the strategy behind the company's latest announcement could be described as...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Mobile computing Personal tech

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Thursday deals: a 16-GB kit of 3000 MT/s RAM for $130 and more
— 10:37 AM on September 20, 2018

A fair day to thee, gerbils. All the hubbub on the interweb right now is about Nvidia's RTX graphics cards, and it's not likely...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Power Storage Displays Memory

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GeForce 411.63 drivers bring the letters R, T, and X to you
— 3:18 PM on September 19, 2018

Say, gerbils. Did you have any idea that Nvidia just released some new graphics cards? Yeah, I was pretty surprised too. The folks in...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Fractal Design tempered-glass panels let you fenestrate your case
— 3:17 PM on September 17, 2018

Tell me, gerbils. Do you find that your sleek Fractal Design case just doesn't quite have as much pizzazz as you'd like it to? Maybe...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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MyDigitalSSD M2X enclosure hooks up NVMe SSDs to USB 3.1 Gen 2
— 12:07 PM on September 17, 2018

If you've built a PC in the last few years, you've probably come across the name MyDigitalSSD. If you haven't, the company sells a...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Nvidia welcomes nine more games to the DLSS party
— 4:25 PM on September 13, 2018

Ahead of the September 20 launch of Nvidia's GeForce RTX graphics cards with Turing GPUs inside, more and more game developers are signing up

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Radeon Software gears up to raid some tombs with version 18.9.1
— 12:54 PM on September 13, 2018

AMD is getting its graphics cards ready for Shadow of the Tomb Raider with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.9.1. Along with support for...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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