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XBMC takes bite out of Raspberry Pi
— 11:50 AM on January 23, 2012

XBMC is my software of choice for home-theater PCs. Raspberry is my favorite flavor of pie. What do these two things have in...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Personal tech

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Deal of the week: Graphics and storage bargains
— 3:57 PM on January 20, 2012

Graphics card prices have stayed largely stationary for the past few months, but the tide might just be turning. Right now, Newegg sells one of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage

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Release roundup: Tall cases, funky coolers, and more
— 3:15 PM on January 19, 2012

Last week's Consumer Electronics Show made the point of a release roundup somewhat moot. This week, though, we've received a handful of press releases unrelated...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling Storage

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Firmware update fixes Crucial m4 BSOD bug
— 10:55 AM on January 18, 2012

Crucial has released a firmware update to address the BSOD bug that cropped up with its m4 SSDs two weeks ago. Here's...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Bulldozer scheduling patch for Windows arrives
— 4:12 PM on January 16, 2012

In case you missed it while we were out at CES, Microsoft has (for real, this time) released a patch for Windows 7 that adjusts...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Operating systems

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OCZ demos next-gen Indilinx SSD controller
— 10:13 PM on January 12, 2012

Although much of the attention at OCZ's CES showcase was focused on enterprise-oriented SSDs, we do have some news on a more consumer-centric offering. ...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Asus preps new PCIe, USB, and integrated audio solutions
— 2:04 AM on January 12, 2012

All has been quiet on the Xonar front, but that's set to change early this year. Asus is prepping a couple of new audio...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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OCZ, Marvell scale Kilimanjaro with PCIe SSD
— 10:17 PM on January 10, 2012

While visiting OCZ's suite at the Consumer Electronics Show, we got a first-hand look at the Kilimanjaro platform poised to anchor a range of different...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Deal of the week: Game pre-orders, PSUs, and notebook RAM
— 5:22 PM on January 6, 2012

Let's start this week's post with a few game pre-order deals. We're all excited about some of the releases coming this year, and Amazon...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Memory Gaming

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BSOD bug hits Crucial m4 SSDs
— 4:07 PM on January 6, 2012

As I said in our last big SSD round-up, the inconvenient truth about solid-state storage is that it still has reliability problems. Every...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Windows 8 brings new refresh, reset options
— 11:01 AM on January 6, 2012

Recovering Windows 8 PCs should be a little bit easier thanks to a couple of new features Microsoft has integrated into the OS. The...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Release roundup: Cases, cooling, and solid-state caching
— 5:18 PM on January 5, 2012

We're kind of in limbo this week as far as new hardware releases are concerned. The holidays are just behind us, and the Consumer Electronics...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling Storage

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Deal of the week: Cheap games, bargain-priced SSDs and RAM
— 5:05 PM on December 30, 2011

The Christmas shopping rush is behind us now, but the holiday deals are not. There are some particularly nice bargains to be had among downloadable...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Memory Gaming

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Thunderbolt expected to strike more frequently next year
— 11:26 AM on December 27, 2011

Intel's wicked-fast Thunderbolt interconnect has thus far been limited to Macs, but DigiTimes claims that will change next year. The site expects Sony...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Input devices

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Apple buys flash-controller firm Anobit for $500 million
— 2:25 PM on December 21, 2011

When you've got $76 billion in the bank, you can afford to splurge on something special for the holidays. For Apple, that something...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Seagate completes buyout of Samsung's HDD business
— 9:16 AM on December 20, 2011

Eight months after announcing plans to snatch up Samsung's mechanical storage business, Seagate has finally completed the $1.4 billion buyout. The deal is...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Windows 8 to implement picture passwords
— 1:00 PM on December 19, 2011

Thanks to Windows 8, you won't have to wait for Thanksgiving to make rude gestures at family members. In the latest update to the...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Seagate, WD cut hard drive warranties
— 6:00 AM on December 19, 2011

Sky-high prices make shopping for hard drives difficult enough, but things are about to get tougher. According to The Register, both Seagate and

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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