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The latest happenings in PC hardware and enthusiast computing. We cover processors, graphics cards, desktop and mobile systems, tablets, input devices and much more.

Get with the Times: These 9 Devices Might Be a Waste of Your Money

Sometimes it pays to buy slightly older devices in place of tempting deals on newly released tech. But that approach to buying electronics can only take you so far. As today's gadgets become ever more powerful and multi-purpose, there are some product categories that are nearing outright extinction and would make for silly purchases. Before you consider buying any of the items on this list, think long and hard about whether such a device is not a waste of your money.

In Win tou Review: All-Glass Case Offers Plenty of Flair, for a Price

The In Win tou is an $800 enclosure inspired by glass architecture and named after the Chinese word for "transparent". Its tempered glass panels are finished with a special coating that turns the outside into a mirror when your PC is off. However, when illuminated from the inside with the computer on, the tou's mirror coating becomes transparent.

Oakley and Ray-Ban frames coming to Google Glass

Oakley and Ray-Ban frames coming to Google Glass

Google won't just be positioning Glass as a wearable for tech enthusiasts: the company has announced a partnership with the world's largest eyewear company, Luxottica, to produce exclusive frames for Glass. The deal struck will focus on the United States…

AMD Mantle Performance: Thief & Battlefield 4

The biggest news for Mantle since being announced as a method of improving performance in games by allowing them to use your CPU and GPU more efficiently, has been support from DICE's Frostbite 3 engine (and by extension, Battlefield 4). Recently that support expanded to Eidos' Thief, while Crytek revealed at GDC 2014 that CryEngine will support it too. AMD says its latest update is of "tremendous benefit to a large cross-section of the gaming public" so we are keen to check it out.

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