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Best Deals

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 17:00:00 -0800

(image) Because shopping for bargains on new computer hardware can be a considerably time consuming endeavor, we regularly compile a list of the best deals.


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Google ARCore 1.0 Now Available, Google Lens-Enabled Google Photos App Coming Soon

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:00:00 -0800

(image) Google revealed that its augmented reality developer kit, ARCore, is no longer in beta. ARCore 1.0 is now available, and developers can submit AR apps to the Google Play Store. The company also announced that Lens is coming to Google Photos.


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Intel, AMD, Google Respond To US Government Meltdown/Spectre Inquiry

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:00:00 -0800

(image) In a response to a U.S. government inquiry on the Meltdown/Spectre incident, Intel and other companies agreed that embargoing the disclosure of the vulnerabilities was the correct choice.


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New Windows 10 Insider Preview Build Makes Changes To Windows Update

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:45:00 -0800

(image) Microsoft released a new Windows 10 Insider Preview build that is designed to be more proactive at keeping PCs up to date.


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System Requirements Revealed For 'Hunt: Showdown,' Now In Early Access

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:30:00 -0800

(image) Crytek's new first-person shooter will be in Early Access for a year.


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An Early Preview Of 'Pillars Of Eternity II: Deadfire,' Hands On

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:05:00 -0800

(image) Need an RPG fix? Obsidian's upcoming game will easily meet your expectations.


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How To Disable Wi-Fi Sense In Windows 10

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:05:00 -0800

(image) Although Wi-Fi Sense is enabled in Windows 10 by default in an effort to provide a hassle-free experience, using the feature could also be a security concern.


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EK Water Blocks Reveals GPU Block For Nvidia's Titan V

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:30:00 -0800

(image) EK Water Blocks has a habit of supporting every model of graphics card that Nvidia and AMD push out the door, but we can honestly say we didn’t see this one coming. EKWB today revealed a full-cover water block for Nvidia’s Volta-powered Titan V.


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States Re-File Lawsuit Against FCC To Challenge Net Neutrality Repeal

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:45:00 -0800

(image) One day after the FCC’s formal repeal of net neutrality regulation was published, a coalition of states has re-filed its lawsuit challenging the order.


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Aorus Gaming Giveaway and SSD Repair: Community Roundup

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:30:00 -0800

(image) Community Roundup is here to let you know the best of what's going on in the Tom's Hardware forums on a regular basis.


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Windows 10 On Arm Isn't The Same As Upgradeable Windows 10 S

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:00:00 -0800

(image) Microsoft and Qualcomm are marketing their “Always Connected PCs” as regular Windows 10 devices when they may not be compatible with many existing Windows apps or peripherals.


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CableMod Now Offers Premium 'Pro Series' Cables And Extensions

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:35:00 -0800

(image) CableMod today introduced the CableMod Pro series, a new premium product line that offers thicker cables, integrated cable combs, and a new pallet of colors to select.


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Graphics Card Deals Are Showing Up On...Massdrop?

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:05:00 -0800

(image) As the GPU shortage continues, people are exploring any possible means of acquiring a GPU at a reasonable price. Massdrop is sliding into the PC component retail market at just the right time.


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Benchmarking Oculus' Not-So-Exclusive 'Brass Tactics'

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 06:45:00 -0800

(image) 'Brass Tactics' from Hidden Path Entertainment is an Oculus-exclusive title, but that didn't stop us from playing it with Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality platform and testing its performance with FCAT.


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AMD’s New Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition Improves ‘FFXII’ Performance

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 22:30:00 -0800

(image) AMD released a new version of its Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition graphics driver, adding support for "Brass Tactics" and improving performance in "Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age" and "Sea of Thieves."


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Three Class-Action Lawsuits Target AMD Over Spectre Vulnerability

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:05:00 -0800

(image) Three class-action lawsuits have been filed on behalf of consumers who purchased AMD's processors in the time between the discovery and disclosure of the Spectre vulnerability.


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Asus, HP Debut Snapdragon-Powered Windows Laptops (Update: Also Lenovo, And They're Coming)

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:05:00 -0800

(image) Qualcomm and its partners debuted the world’s first Snapdragon-powered Windows laptops from its 2nd annual Snapdragon Technology Summit from Maui, Hawaii.


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Gigabyte Aorus Gaming Motherboard Giveaway

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0800

(image) We've teamed up with our friends at Gigabyte to bring you a Aorus Gaming giveaway for Z370 Aorus Gaming 7 and Gaming 5 motherboards.


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Arm Reveals More Details About Its IoT Platform Security Architecture

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:45:00 -0800

(image) Arm announced documentation for the first stage of its Platform Security Architecture for IoT devices, which includes threat models and security analyses. The company also offered more details about its PSA roadmap.


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SEC Warns Against Selling Stock During Security Incidents

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:15:00 -0800

(image) The SEC issued a new warning reminding companies that their executives should not sell stocks in the middle of private security incident investigations, before the security incident is made public.


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'Warcraft III' PTR Update Brings 24-Player Limit, World Editor Improvements

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:00:00 -0800

(image) Blizzard is also hosting a 14-player tournament at the end of the month.


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Epic Games Details New Features For 'Fortnite' Version 3.0 (Updated)

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 06:40:00 -0800

(image) Season three will feature building improvements, a change to the pump shotgun, and a new Battle Pass.


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Cheaters Delay 'PUBG' Matchmaking Fixes, New Map

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:30:00 -0800

(image) Bluehole also plans to show off new content with a road map reveal in March.


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WhatsApp Co-Founder Joins New ‘Signal Foundation,’ Invests $50 Million

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:05:00 -0800

(image) WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton, who left WhatsApp and Facebook last year, helped create the new Signal Foundation nonprofit, while also investing $50 million of his own money. Acton believes the Signal team will be able to make privacy ubiquitous.


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Qualcomm’s Latest HMD Reference Design Features Adreno Foveation, Snapdragon 845 SoC

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:00:00 -0800

(image) Qualcomm today revealed the second generation of its VR HMD reference design. The headset incorporates the company’s new Snapdragon 845 SoC, and it also features eye tracking hardware to enable foveated rendering.


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AMD Raven Ridge Gaming Performance Cheat Sheet

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:05:00 -0800

(image) We've published 27 pages of Raven Ridge writing, but we condensed all of our gaming results into this cheat sheet.


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Arm Introduces ‘iSim’ And 'Kigen' Solutions For Cellular IoT Connectivity

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 -0800

(image) Arm announced iSim, a chip-based SIM solution that promises to make it easier to integrate cellular connectivity into IoT devices and lower costs for device makers.


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AMD Launches Ryzen Embedded V1000, EPYC Embedded 3000 Processors

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0800

(image) AMD announced its new AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 and EPYC Embedded 3000 in London.


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Everything You Need To Know About AMD's Raven Ridge

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:00:00 -0800

(image) Raven Ridge has arrived, and here's everything you need to know about AMD's new Ryzen CPUs with onboard Radeon Vega Graphics.


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Intel Completes Spectre Fixes For Skylake, Kaby Lake, And Coffee Lake CPUs

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:00:00 -0800

(image) Intel announced that it released fixed versions of its Spectre-mitigation microcode update for Skylake, Kaby Lake, and Coffee Lake CPUs.


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Intel H370, B360, And H310 Coffee Lake Motherboards Leaked

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:50:00 -0800

(image) Motherboards based on Intel’s H370, B360, and H310 chipsets for its Coffee Lake line of CPUs have leaked on some Asian retailer websites. Among them are ATX and ITX boards from Asrock and Gigabyte.


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AMD Raven Ridge 'Boot Kit' Includes Unnamed Bristol Ridge Chip, Heatsink

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:30:00 -0800

(image) The kit includes a processor that will allow you to boot your system to update your BIOS.


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Mixer Is Giving Streamers A Way To Make More Money

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:20:00 -0800

(image) Streamers will get a 5% cut of the revenue from every purchase made on their channel.


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Price Guide: AMD, Nvidia Graphics Card Bundles On Newegg (Updated)

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:25:00 -0800

(image) To help alleviate the pain of gamers looking to build a new PC, Newegg has been offering GPU bundles lately at excellent price points. Today, the online retailer is back with more bundles.


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EA Announces 'Burnout Paradise Remastered'

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:20:00 -0800

(image) The PC version of the game is coming later this year.


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A New Season In 'Elite Dangerous' Starts Feb 27

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:30:00 -0800

(image) You can buy a new ship to fight the Thargoids and notorious players will have to contend with tougher law enforcement in the galaxy.


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Retailer Leaks Three Upcoming Coffee Lake CPUs

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0800

(image) Upcoming Intel Coffee Lake desktop CPUs were spotted on bulk retailers’ websites. The group includes three CPUs: the i5-8600, i5-8500, and i3-8300.


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Asus Announces HC102 Windows Mixed Reality Headset

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:30:00 -0800

(image) The self-contained VR package is designed for easy setup with a focus on ergonomics and comfort.


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Report: Cryptojacking Drives 88% Of Remote Code Execution Attacks

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:15:00 -0800

(image) Imperva report showed that attackers that use remote code execution vulnerabilities have switched from enrolling PCs and servers into botnets to installing malicious cryptomining clients on them in order to generate revenue.


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Samsung Releases 'Industry's Largest' SAS SSD At 30.72TB

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:40:00 -0800

(image) Samsung announced today that it is mass producing a 30.72TB SSD, which it claims is the industry's largest.


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A Primer On The 'Assassin's Creed: Origins' Discovery Tour (Updated)

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:00:00 -0800

(image) Take a break from combat and learn more about Ancient Egypt.


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Tesla Cloud Servers Hacked By Cryptojackers

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:50:00 -0800

(image) The RedLock cloud security team uncovered a cryptojacking attack on some of Tesla's cloud systems, which exposed access to telemetry data and allowed the attackers to break in easily without requiring a password.


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The Ethereum Effect: Graphics Card Price Watch (Updated)

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:30:00 -0800

(image) The recent resurgence of cryptocurrency and the growing popularity of Ethereum has led to a massive shortage in the GPU market. Prices are oscillating wildly, and dozens of graphics card models are sold out.


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Facebook Loses Belgium Privacy Lawsuit

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:00:00 -0800

(image) A district court in Belgium ruled that Facebook is violating Belgium and EU privacy laws by tracking users across the web without obtaining valid consent from them and telling them how the data is processed and for how long.


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Compulab Releases Airtop2 Fanless Mini-PC With i7-7700 And GTX 1060

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:30:00 -0800

(image) Configurable with an i7-7700, GTX 1060, four hard drives, and two PCI-e SSDs, Compulab's Airtop2 exceeds expectations for a fanless computer.


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UK, US Governments Attribute NotPetya Attack To Russian Military

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:30:00 -0800

(image) The UK and U.S. governments officially accused the Russian military of spreading the devastating NotPetya attack to multiple countries in an effort to destabilize Ukraine.


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EKWB Announces Gigabyte X399 Motherboard Monoblock

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:00:00 -0800

(image) EK Water Blocks announced the new EK-FB GA X399 Gaming RGB monoblock that, as its name implies, is compatible with multiple Gigabyte X399 motherboards.


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Intel Targeted By 32 Lawuits For Meltdown And Spectre Vulnerabilities, Alleged Insider Trading

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:30:00 -0800

(image) Intel has come under fire from 30 consumer class action lawsuits and two securities class action lawsuits as a result of the vulnerabilities.


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Samsung Announces New Notebook 9, Notebook 9 Pen Laptops

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:30:00 -0800

(image) Samsung announced its new Notebook 9 and Notebook 9 Pen laptops, both of which are equipped with the latest Coffee Lake Intel CPUs.


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Graphics Card Price Wars: How to Score a Card (If You Must)

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:18:02 -0800

(image) Tom's tools and tricks for finding a powerful graphics card in today's overpriced, under-supplied market.


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