DIY: 5 ways disruptive component startups can win over OEMs

When people see use cases in action enabled by your components, it encourages others to start using your solution.

Mode Designs’ Sonnet 65 feels almost too luxurious to type on

I have yet to type on a keyboard that feels as good as Mode Designs’ Sonnet. There have definitely been a few days in the last few weeks since the company sent me a prototype unit to test where

Keychron’s Q3 gives mechanical keyboard fans everything but the numpad

In its early pre-pandemic days, Keychron made a name for itself with its series of affordable mechanical keyboards — including a few low-profile ones that remain a rarity to this day. Those boar

Mark Zuckerberg shows off Meta’s next headset (kind of)

Mark Zuckerberg took to his personal Facebook page today to show off a demo of the company’s unreleased “high-end” VR headset. The physical product, which for now is code-named Proje

This mechanical keyboard is something else

The market for mechanical keyboards has boomed in recent years and the pandemic only added fuel to it as people looked to improve their home setups (and spend their stimulus checks). Today, you can fi

HTC reveals the $499 Vive Flow, a tiny VR headset with some big tradeoffs

Today, HTC has revealed their latest consumer-focused headset, the $499 Vive Flow. It’s designed for portability with a compact design and 189 gram weight, though there are some big caveats, whi

Psychedelic VR meditation startup Tripp raises $11 million Series A

As an increasing number of startups sell investors on mobile apps that help consumers prioritize well-being and mindfulness, other startups are looking for a more immersive take that allows users to f

Atlanta-based gaming controller peripheral seller KontrolFreek has been bought by SteelSeries

After nearly a decade selling gaming and console peripherals to gamers looking to spice up their systems, Atlanta-based KontrolFreek has been acquired by the international peripherals retailer SteelSe

Marshall Major IV wireless headphones offer great sound, plus 80+ hours of battery life and wireless charging

Marshall’s new Major IV headphones ($149.99) combine lightweight comfort with wireless charging, and up to 80 hours of playback for an iconic headset that’s affordable and flexible. At hom

ZTE postpones earnings report after being slapped with U.S. exports ban

ZTE will postpone the release of its quarterly earnings report after the United States government banned American companies from selling goods to the Chinese telecom and smartphone maker. In a filing

Samsung posts another record profit thanks to its chips business

Samsung posted another record quarter, and it again has its components business to thank for more stellar results. The Korea tech giant shrugged off scandals, which include a jail sentence for its de

Apple’s iPad Air Cost-To-Build Estimated At Less Than iPad 3 At Launch

Apple has released its iPad Air, and while we don't yet know how many it sold during opening weekend (it's likely waiting to reveal launch numbers until the iPad mini with Retina display goes on sale)

Seagate Angry At Jobs' Heartless Cracks Against Hard Drives

This is not your grampy’s hard drive. SSD isn’t so great, guys, OK? When Steve was all like “SSD is the future! Blah de blah blah!” he definitely wasn’t thinking of those

OCZ now offering 4GB DDR3 DIMMs

<img src="" />The world of memory timings, latency, and voltage is a strange one, but usually you can count on the fact that more

The only guide to current-generation CPU features you'll ever need

<img src="" />Do you like PC hardware? Do you like graphs? Well, tell the secretary to hold all your calls, because you

USB powered VGA to HDMI converter

<img src="" alt="" />Here’s what appears to be an easy way to hook your VGA-only notebook or netbook up to your fancy HDTV’s HDMI por

Sweet touchscreen fan control for your already-overdecorated PC rig

<img src="" />If you're a control freak with your computers (like yours truly), you like to have lots of settings at your fingertips. F

CPU fan noise disturbing your meditation? Try an enormous passive cooling solution

<img src="" />Fans in our high-powered PCs keep getting bigger and louder, since our high-powered CPUs and high-powered video cards kee

Roundup of latest SSDs reveals yet another stalemate (a hot one though)

<img src="" alt="ssds" title="ssds" width="620" height="480" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-90150" /> We're seeing SSDs popping up m

Crazy heatsink for your CPU creates a vortex, possibly

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