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Valve demos VR controller prototypes at developer event

Valve is working on a new SteamVR controller for the HTC Vive that will allow users to handle virtual objects more naturally. Although the company isn’t making any announcements yet, a prototype was shown to attendees at the Steam Dev…

HTC and HP launch Vive plus gaming PC bundle for $1,499

HTC has teamed up with HP to produce a virtual reality bundle that gives buyers essentially everything they need to enter the world of VR. The bundle includes both a HTC Vive headset and its peripherals, along with a HP…

Oculus Touch to launch on December 6th for $199

Oculus finally shipped the consumer edition of its VR headset back in March, after several years of hype, tech demos and developer kits. But without dedicated motion controllers it was an incomplete experience compared to the HTC Vive. Today the…

Intel SSD 600p Series 512GB Review: NVMe performance, SATA pricing

Announcing half a dozen new 3D NAND-based SSDs in August, Intel's SSD 600p Series in particular caught our attention for being an aggressively priced M.2 NVMe-based model targeting consumer desktops and notebooks. The 600p comes in capacities starting at 128GB for $67 up to $189 for 512GB. At just $0.36 per gigabyte, the latter looks to be exceptional value.

TechSpot PC Buying Guide: 2016 Update

The TechSpot PC Buying Guide offers an in-depth list of today's best desktop PC hardware spanning five budgets that go from affordable to well-balanced to outright extreme machine . Whether you're a first time builder seeking guidance or a seasoned enthusiast, we have you covered.

• Decent performance • Good for everyday computing • Gaming with add-on GPU
• Good performance • Fast for everyday computing • Casual gaming
• Excellent performance • Great Multitasker • Perfect for gaming
• High-end performance • Heavy multitasking • High-quality gaming
• Workstation-like performance • Extreme multitasking • Extreme gaming
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