I Built A 4K Ultra HD Gaming PC... And I Love It

The next-generation of monitor technology is upon us, quadrupling the number pixels our monitors can manifest and placing a heavy burden on our beleaguered video cards. What does it take to put together a 4K-ready gaming PC? Let's find out, with a little help from AMD. » 4/21/14 11:59am Monday 11:59am

​The Xbox One's Media Remote Is Surprisingly Great

The Xbox One wasn't supposed to need a remote control. That was the whole point, right? With its high-tech Kinect camera, we could just talk to it and tell it what to do. Remote controls were a thing of the past, a finally bygone relic of the 20th century! Except, well, not really. » 3/24/14 5:47pm 3/24/14 5:47pm

Intel Just Bought Itself One of the Best Fitness Trackers Out There

Intel just bought Basis—makers of one of the best fitness trackers out there—for somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 million dollars so it doesn't horribly miss the boat on wearables the way it did on phones. For now, that means a really great wearable is off the market, but Basic's guts are bound to rise again. It's … » 3/04/14 9:24am 3/04/14 9:24am

Roland Aira: The Future of Drums, Beats, and Crazy Electronic Sounds

For a month, Roland has been teasing its mysterious "Aira" products with a series of videos that invoke the TR-808 and TR-909 Rhythm Composers, classic beat machines that are amongst the best-sounding hardware, even 30 years after they first hit the market. But it turns out the new Aira series is hardly a throwback.… » 2/14/14 3:00am 2/14/14 3:00am

The Most Common Smartphone Repairs You Can Do Yourself

Dropping your phone and cracking the screen can completely ruin your day. While most handsets aren't built to be repaired, with the right tools and a little know-how, you can fix many problems with your handset for cheaper than an insurance claim. » 2/04/14 1:59pm 2/04/14 1:59pm

Linksys Revives a Classic Design For Its Newest Wireless Router

Linksys' WRT54G is considered to be the best selling wireless router of all time. And its iconic black and blue design has become synonymous with such hardware—just look at the image used on this generic wireless router Wikipedia page. So it makes sense that for its next generation router, the new Linksys WRT1900AC,… » 1/05/14 7:30pm 1/05/14 7:30pm

Forget Mouse and Keyboard: Play Your Next PC Game with Tongue and Butt

With Steam Boxes looming large in the future, game-peddlers-cum-hardware-makers over at Valve have been experimenting with some new ways to control your PC. Yeah, there's the weird joystick-less Steam Controller, but Valve designer Ben Krasnow has some even weirder stuff: a tongue mouse and a butt controller. » 12/05/13 1:00pm 12/05/13 1:00pm

The Best Deals And Gear This Week: Pre-Black Friday Edition, New Deals

Sorry about the sheer verticality of this post, but we've got a ton of deals to remind you about from this week, along with a list of new ones that could have headlined our regular deal roundups. Please also take this opportunity to follow us on Twitter, as we really want to be able to ping you quickly with deals over … » 11/24/13 3:55pm 11/24/13 3:55pm

Amazon's Black Friday Starts This Sunday [Update: Sears Too]

Not to be outdone by Walmart, who recently announced that they'd be preemptively matching select competing Black Friday deals starting tomorrow, Amazon will be opening their vault of Black Friday discounts starting this Sunday the 24th. New deals will become available as frequently as every 10 minutes, and will include … » 11/21/13 10:40am 11/21/13 10:40am

6 Essential Tips for First-Time PC Builders

Building a computer is the best way to get the perfect machine for your needs. We've shown you the basic steps before as well as some other tips, but there are certain things most of us learn after screwing up and wasting a lot of time. Here are a few things you can learn from veterans' mistakes. » 11/05/13 11:53am 11/05/13 11:53am

Your 5 Nominations For Best Graphics Card For The Money

It's time for phase two of our latest Kotaku Co-Op where we're deciding what you think is the best graphics card for the money. Remember, it's not just about power, it's about value. Unlike previous Co-Ops, the nominations this time were very much concentrated around these five choices, and it should be a close vote to … » 11/01/13 7:43pm 11/01/13 7:43pm

A History of the Apple Mouse Created Exclusively With CSS

The most impressive thing about Josh Bader's website that documents the history of the Apple Mouse isn't how comprehensive it is. After all, you can count the number of major hardware revisions Apple's made to its mouse since 1983 on two hands. No, what makes Bader's site particularly wonderful is that all the… » 10/30/13 9:40am 10/30/13 9:40am

The Best Television, Cheap Eneloop AAAs, IPS For Your Desk [Deals]

No need to wait for Black Friday to get a deal on the best TV, Amazon has the Panasonic ST60 for only $1370. We occasionally see this set end up around this price, but it's always from a far less reputable retailer. This is the television I just bought myself. We give it our strongest possible recommendation, and we… » 10/25/13 1:45pm 10/25/13 1:45pm

A Handheld Gaming Console You Can Build and Program Yourself

It's about as far from a Nintendo 3DS or PS Vita as you can get when it comes to the latest in handheld gaming consoles, but the DIY Gamer Kit from Technology Will Save Us comes with one features those devices don't: The satisfaction that you built it yourself. And not only do you have to assemble, wire, and solder the … » 10/23/13 9:20am 10/23/13 9:20am