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Tom's Teardown: SilverStone UC01 USB Power Adapter

What does a proper USB power adapter look like inside? Hopefully, SilverStone’s UC01 shows us what it takes. Let's look.

Rantopad MXX Mechanical Keyboard Review

Peripherals maker Rantopad is not exactly a household name, but its MXX line of mechanical keyboards clocks in at a reasonable price while still sporting a solid feature set.

Dell Quietly Releases Inspiron 17 5000 Laptops With AMD Ryzen/Vega APUs

Dell quietly released four new models of its Inspiron 17 5000 laptop, each sporting AMD’s newest Ryzen 5 and 3 processors with onboard Vega graphics.

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17112 Breaks Windows Mixed Reality

Microsoft started rolling out the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17112 to the Insider Fast ring, but if you have a Windows Mixed Reality headset, you should opt out. The company warned that the newest release breaks Windows Mixed Reality.

Cougar Releases Glass-Clad Panzer-G Chassis

Cougar released the Panzer-G mid-tower chassis, a new case that sports smoked glass panels and a ruggedly styled frame to create an aesthetic that’s neither conservative nor overly flashy.

Trapped Ion Quantum Computers Become Viable With Large Speed Increase

Researchers from the University of Oxford announced a breakthrough in increasing the speed of trapped ion quantum computers from 20 to 60 times. This large speed increase should allow for the creation of a viable trapped ion quantum computer.

Ryzen Embedded Powers Smach Z Handheld Gaming PC

The Smach Z, a crowd-funded handheld gaming console with a long history of delays, has been redesigned with AMD’s recently announced Ryzen Embedded processors.

Less Expensive GPUs Are Hiding In External Graphics Docks

If we told you a year ago that buying an external graphics enclosure with a GPU installed would save you money over buying just the graphics card, you'd have thought we were crazy. Yet here we are.

FSP CMT510 Tempered-Glass Case Review

Announced back in November, the FSP CMT510 mid-tower ATX chassis features RGB-lit fans, tempered-glass side panels on three of its six sides, and an asking price of $90. What’s not to like?

Fractal Design Releases Meshify C Mini Case With Tempered Glass

Taking after its larger counterparts, the Mini combines the same understated aesthetics and sensible design, but puts it into a smaller package.

Cooler Master Launches MasterBox Q300 Line Of Micro-ATX Cases

Cooler Master added two new mini towers, the Q300L and Q300P, to its MasterBox series of cases.

Nvidia Unlikely To Unveil 2018 Graphics Cards At GDC, GTC

Anyone waiting for a big Nvidia news blowout at Game Developers Conference (GDC) or Nvidia's own Graphics Technology Conference (GTC), both coming up later in March, will probably be disappointed.

ECS Durathon 2 A320AM4-M3 Motherboard Review

The packaging is quirky and the bundle is minimalist, but can ECS deliver a solid Ryzen AM4 foundation at around $50?

AMD Rising: CPU And GPU Market Share Growing Rapidly

According to two recent reports, AMD's CPU market share growth is accelerating, and its GPUs are enjoying an even more drastic upswing.

MSI’s New GK80 And GK70 RGB Mechanical Keyboards

MSI announced a pair of new mechanical keyboards, the 104-key GK80 and the tenkeyless GK70. Both feature per-key RGB lighting that integrates with MSI’s Mystic Light ecosystem and come with a partial set of replacement keycaps.

Intel Fixes Spectre Update That Caused Reboots On Haswell, Broadwell PCs

Intel issued its latest microcode update guidance in which it revealed that its Haswell and Broadwell patch is now ready for production, after the company's previous Spectre v2 update caused rebooting issues on users' machines.

Here’s What’s Driving Up Prices For High-Capacity PSUs

You may have noticed that graphics cards aren't the only PC components with price and availability issues lately. PSUs with 850W or higher capacities have become scarce, and that's at least partly because of cryptocurrency mining.

Large DDoS Amplification Attacks Now Possible Via Memcached Servers

Cloudflare announced that it has seen an increased number of DDoS amplification attacks lately, done through vulnerable memcached servers that have UDP enabled.

Amimon's Adapting Its Video Streaming Technology For Wireless VR

Another company announced its intent to enter the wireless VR market. Amimon, which currently serves the medical industry, Hollywood, and the drone market, is looking for partners to license its technology to untether XR devices.

LG 32UD99 Ultra HD HDR FreeSync Monitor Review

With an excellent IPS panel, out-of-the-box color accuracy, as well as HDR 10 support and FreeSync support, this is a well-rounded big-screen 4K display for those who dabble in content creation and gaming.

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