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Microsoft’s Surface Laptops are bad for its partners, but good for you

Microsoft’s Surface Laptops are bad for its partners, but good for you I didn’t like the early Surface devices, and felt Microsoft didn’t deliver a product that was useful to most people.That remained true even while my opinion of newer Surface devices improved with each generation.

3DS - Nintendo's new template for success

3DS - Nintendo's new template for success The 3DS is Nintendo's worst performing mainline portable console.5m consoles over nine years - a statistic that compares favourably with Nintendo's more recent portable.

Intel Responds to Core i7-7700K Overheating Issue, Cluelessly Suggests We Stop Overclocking

Intel Responds to Core i7-7700K Overheating Issue, Cluelessly Suggests We Stop Overclocking Some owners of Intel Core i7-7700 and i7-7700K chips have been complaining for months about mysterious temperature spikes, and now Intel has responded.Multiple users have been noticing unusual temperature spikes as high as 90 degrees Celsius.

How L1 and L2 CPU Caches Work, and Why They're an Essential Part of Modern Chips

How L1 and L2 CPU Caches Work, and Why They're an Essential Part of Modern Chips This is where the L2 cache comes into play — while it’s slower, it’s also much larger.This chart shows the relationship between an L1 cache with a constant hit rate, but a larger L2 cache.

64% of UK Xbox One owners didn't buy a physical game in the last year - Kantar

64% of UK Xbox One owners didn't buy a physical game in the last year - Kantar The latest research from Kantar Worldpanel says that 64% of UK Xbox One console owners did not buy a physical game during the last year.That leaves over 2m disengaged Xbox One fans in the UK, the firm says, which Microsoft should look to target with its Scorpio launch.

Logitech G433 7.1 Gaming Headset Review - Gaming Meets Lifestyle

Logitech G433 7.1 Gaming Headset Review - Gaming Meets Lifestyle 1 Gaming Headset, Logitech is targeting both gaming and lifestyle features.The first thing that you'll notice about the G433 is that it's both lightweight and covered in a sports mesh.

Please Read This Before Pitching Us Your Kickstarter

Please Read This Before Pitching Us Your Kickstarter Dear folks pitching us crowdfunded hardware all day: There’s a good chance we won’t hear you.That said, we just covered what looks like a great piece of hardware on Kickstarter: the WhiteFox Mechanical Keyboard.

Nintendo first-party line-up designed to inspire third-party studios

Nintendo first-party line-up designed to inspire third-party studios Speaking to french publication Pixels, Takahashi said there are 11 internal Nintendo teams working on multiple projects each.And that part of the responsibility of these teams is to create titles that could encourage third-party studios to support the platform.

Oculus Rift gets $200/100 temporary price cut

Oculus Rift gets $200/100 temporary price cut The Rift headset, along with the touch controllers and a selection of titles, will now cost $399/�399.The move is part of the 'Summer of Rift' promotional activity, which will also feature a number of game announcements ahead of the fourth Oculus Connect event in San Jose in October.

Logitech Acquires Headset Maker Astro for $85 Million

Logitech Acquires Headset Maker Astro for $85 Million The deal was announced yesterday, with Logitech paying $85 million.While it might seem like a strange deal at first, it makes more sense when you read the blog post that Logitech VP Ujesh Desai made announcing the deal.

Walmart cancels SNES Classic preorders

Walmart cancels SNES Classic preorders Unfortunately, due to a technical glitch, the Super Nintendo Classic Edition was mistakenly made available last Friday evening ahead of the official release date.In Europe, outlets like Amazon and even Nintendo itself had taken reservations on the system, but there were still problems.

SteelSeries Announces Two New Mice with a New 1-to-1 Tracking Sensor

SteelSeries Announces Two New Mice with a New 1-to-1 Tracking Sensor The two newest mice from SteelSeries will feature a brand new sensor inside two familiar designs.If you're a gaming mouse aficionado, you're probably well aware of both the SteelSeries Sensei and Rival mice.

Consumer Reports Yanks All Microsoft Surface Recommendations

Consumer Reports Yanks All Microsoft Surface Recommendations First, Consumer Reports is pulling the ‘Recommended’ status on four systems: The Surface Laptop (128GB and 256GB) and the Surface Book (128GB and 512GB) are no longer preferred options.” Overall, CR reports a 25 percent likelihood that an owner of a Surface laptop or tablet product will have problems by the end of the second year of ownership.

Xbox One X preorder plans to be revealed at Gamescom

Xbox One X preorder plans to be revealed at Gamescom biz publisher Chris Dring has already noted, Microsoft's press conference at Gamescom this weekend will be a big one for the platform holder.While there are questions about how exactly Microsoft will use the show to ramp up the marketing push for the Xbox One X's November 7 launch, one thing attendees will see for sure is the beginning of the system's preorder campaign.

Microsoft details over 100 Xbox One X 'enhanced' games

Microsoft details over 100 Xbox One X 'enhanced' games Elsewhere, the platform holder pledged to support family and casual gamers, and announced that titles such as Disneyland Adventures and Zoo Tycoon will be updated for Xbox One X.In terms of pre-orders, Microsoft detailed a special 'Project Scorpio' edition of Xbox One X.

Xbox One's second bid for the core gamer

Xbox One's second bid for the core gamer This customer segment already owns a PS4, or Xbox One, or gaming PC.I did not understand it until I started to work on an Xbox One X dev kit.

Acer Predator Orion 9000 is a gaming behemoth with 18 cores and 4 graphics cards

Acer Predator Orion 9000 is a gaming behemoth with 18 cores and 4 graphics cards As part of its IFA Berlin event on Wednesday, the company showed us the Acer Predator Orion 9000, a gaming desktop computer whose list of features sounds more like describing a pro-grade server than a gaming machine.The Orion 9000 is placed in a heavy, industrial-looking case with a window on the side and meshed metal on the front, back, and top.

Nintendo Switch sales hit 1.5m in Japan in 26 weeks

Nintendo Switch sales hit 1.5m in Japan in 26 weeks 5m units in Japan, despite consumer dissatisfaction driven by mass shortages.The website observes that PS4 shifted 665,760 units during the same 26 week period (it wouldn't hit 1.