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Intel hires Jim Keller, AMD's former Zen chief, as the company beefs up its talent pool

Jim Keller, the former architect of AMD's K8 and Zen architectures, has joined rival Intel as the head of silicon engineering, as the company beefs up its talent pool.

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Amazon's Fire HD 10 tablet is only $100 today, a $50 discount

The popular Amazon Fire HD 10 is a great deal at full price, and today it's selling for cheaper than ever.

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Amazon's one-day PC hardware sale has unprecedented deals on all sorts of gear

Amazon's deal of the day is a blitz of PC hardware, and a lot of it is selling for the lowest prices ever—including AMD's 16-core Threadripper 1950X.

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Plantronics RIG 800LX review: A comfy wireless headset with Dolby Atmos and subpar bass

Lightweight, comfortable, and with Dolby Atmos support, the Plantronics RIG 800LX would be one of our favorite wireless headsets ever—if it weren't for a bass driver that's prone to heavy distortion.

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Ryzen boosts AMD profits, as mobile chips promise further growth

Sales in AMD's computing and graphics segment nearly doubled compared to a a year ago, evidence that AMD's Ryzen is a bona fide success. Next up: the lucrative mobile market.

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Intel 8th-gen motherboards explained: Z370 vs. H370 vs. B360 vs. H310

A wide variety of 300-series chipsets support Intel's 8th-generation "Coffee Lake" CPUs. Here's how Z370, H370, B360, and H310 motherboards compare.

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AMD 'boot kits' loan chips to help update motherboards for 2nd-gen Ryzen CPUs

No, AMD won't give you a free chip, but it it will loan you one to help update your BIOS to support its new 2nd-gen Ryzen CPUs and APUs.

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Bose's SoundSport Free headphones, our favorite truly wireless workout earbuds, are $70 off

Get Bose's SoundSport Free true wireles earbuds for $179 at Amazon.

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How Intel's 8th-gen CPUs will affect budget gaming laptops

Intel's new 8th-gen CPUs don't necessarily mean lower prices for older gaming laptops, but you'll get more for your money with new budget hardware.

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Anker's water-resistant SoundCore 2 is just $30, the lowest price yet for this Bluetooth speaker

Amazon is selling the Anker SoundCore 2 Bluetooth speaker for $30 today.

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Samsung's glorious CHG70 FreeSync 2 display shows the wonder (and wonkiness) of PC HDR

The Samsung CHG70 is FreeSync 2's vanguard and the best monitor we've used, but HDR is still bleeding-edge on PCs.

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Boost your storage with these great deals on giant portable flash drives

Amazon and Best Buy are offering great deals on portable flash drives from SanDisk and PNY.

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Ryzen 7 2700X review: AMD's 2nd-gen CPUs nail the sequel

AMD's 2nd-gen Ryzen 7 2700X puts the squeeze on Intel's 8th-gen Coffee Lake CPUs.

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Turn a single USB-C port into three USB ports and Ethernet with this $20 adapter

Right now you can get an AmazonBasics USB-C to three-port USB hub for $20, the lowest price we've seen it.

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The Sbode M400, one of our favorite Bluetooth speakers, is 20% off today

Sbode is selling its M400 portable Bluetooth speaker at just $40 on Amazon today.

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The best gaming headsets: Reviews and buying advice

We pick the best wireless headsets and the best overall headset for your PC gaming pleasure.

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What is Windows Hello? Microsoft’s biometrics security system explained

Windows Hello gives Windows 10 users an alternative way to log into their devices and applications using a fingerprint, iris scan or facial recognition. Here’s what the technology does, who uses it and the hardware required.

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Dell's selling our favorite budget gaming laptop with a GTX 1060 for an unheard-of price

Dell's Inspiron 15 7000 is our favorite budget gaming laptop with a GTX 1050 Ti for $900. This deal upgrades it to a GTX 1060—for $850!

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