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Build a performance gaming PC for $620

Don't have thousands of dollars laying about the place? Can you still build a killer gaming PC on a tight budget? Sure you can!

AMD launches new performance A10-7870K chip

Chipmaker AMD once again has gamers looking to be able to buy high-performance parts at a decent price in its sights with the new A10-7870K chip.

GoPro goes 360-degrees with new VR array

Think that having one GoPro camera attached to your car, helmet or skateboard is cool. How about an array of 16 GoPros that can capture 3D video?

Pebble Time teardown

While the Apple Watch may be the new kid on the block, Pebble is now up to its third iteration with the Time. A new teardown by the iFixit team allows us to see what makes the Time tick.

AMD brightens up Times Square with 25,000 square foot high-definition display

Chipmaker AMD is has unveiled details of how it is powering a 25,000 square foot - that more than half of an acre - high-definition display using only three FirePro graphics cards.

NetUSB vulnerability leaves millions of connected devices open to attack

Security researchers have published proof-of-concept code for a major router vulnerability leveraging a popular Linux kernel driver that could be used by hackers to compromise millions of connected devices.

Wearables drive growth in flexible AMOLED displays

Device manufacturers are moving away from rigid organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels used in smartphones and wearable devices, to flexible active-matrix-organic-light-emitting diode (AMOLED) panels.

Supercharging your gaming PC

The question is not "How fast do you want your PC to go?" No, the real question you have to ask yourself when it comes to upgrading a gaming PC is "How fast do you want to spend your money?"

Smartwatches: Has the bubble already popped?

You and your new smartwatch might still be in that period of blissful limerence, but there are indications that the love affair with this new class of products may have been a very short-lived one.

How to securely erase hard drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs)

Got a pile of old drives that you need to wipe before sending them to Silicon Heaven? Or do you want to wipe a drive in a computer that you are selling or giving away? Here are some tips and tricks to help you get the job done.

10-core Snapdragon 818 processor spec leak

Hot on the heels of the announcement that MediaTek has a 10-core system-on-chip (SoC) in the pipeline, the spec for a 10-core Snapdragon has leaked onto the web.

Core Wars: Helio X20 puts 10 cores in your smartphone or tablet, but do you need it?

Taiwan-based chipmaker MediaTek has increased its Helio system-on-chip (SoC) lineup with a new deca-core Helio X20 aimed at smartphones and tablets. But do consumers need it?

Apple Watch: Leave that diagnostic port alone!

Accessory makers are getting excited about the hidden - and undocumented - diagnostic port present on the Apple Watch. While leveraging this port is certainly innovative, making use of the undocumented port could have unexpected consequences down the line.

The $9 Computer: What do you get?

A crowdfunded project to bring to market a $9 computer has blown past its initial goal of $50,000 to raise over $500,000 in a few days. But what does $9 buy you?

Lightning Ethernet cable for the iPhone or iPad

While it's easy to connect an iPhone or iPad to a Wi-Fi network, Ethernet-only networks have been a no-go zone... until now.

The real reason why micro SD card slots are disappearing from smartphones

A lot of technical reasons are being put forward by manufacturers as to why micro SD card slots are disappearing from smartphone, especially on high-end devices. But the real reason is a lot simpler to understand.

Accessories for the MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro

Here's my list of must-have accessories for this popular mobile notebook. All of these are products that I rely on daily to get my work done, and all have been field tested for durability and reliability.

Citrix unveils custom mouse for iPad and Android users

Citrix claims that the new X1 Mouse will streamline the Windows app experience on iPad and Android devices when working remotely.

Nvidia to pull plug on LTE modem business

?Four years following its acquisition of LTE modem-maker Icera, Nvidia has announced that it is to wind down LTE modem operations during the second quarter of fiscal 2016.

Windows 10: What you need to run it

Let's go behind the specs and find out everything you need to know about getting Windows 10 running on a PC, but were too afraid (or confused) to ask.

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