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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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Chrome 17 to check downloads for malware, preload pages
— 6:00 AM on January 6, 2012

In light of Google's frantic browser release cycle, fresh versions of Chrome aren't always terribly noteworthy. According to the latest update on the Google...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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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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IE6's demise celebrated... by Microsoft
— 5:34 PM on January 4, 2012

Of all people, Microsoft is cheering Internet Explorer 6's long-awaited decline into irrelevance. In a post on the Windows Blog yesterday, the company revealed...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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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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Facebook releases Messenger app for Windows
— 6:00 AM on December 30, 2011

If you're running Windows 7 and trust Mark Zuckerberg to keep your social life cataloged, unwelcome messages from relatives and distant acquaintances can now be...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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XBMC 11.0 now out in beta
— 10:40 AM on December 28, 2011

XBMC has come a long way since its humble beginnings as a media player for hacked Xbox consoles. The software is now available in a...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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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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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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Deal of the week: Uber-cheap SSDs and other goodness
— 5:39 PM on December 16, 2011

There's still enough time to pack in a little online shopping before Christmas, and e-tailers are clearly providing some encouragement. This week, Newegg is offering...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Chrome update brings robust profile support
— 12:26 PM on December 15, 2011

Quick show of hands: how many of you have computers around the house that are used by multiple people? Probably a lot, me included....

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Indilinx-based Petrol SSD joins OCZ's lineup
— 10:58 AM on December 14, 2011

OCZ has added another Indilinx-based SSD to its stable. The Petrol is a budget offering that uses the same Everest controller as OCZ's recently released

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Windows 8 app store to allow open-source software
— 2:46 PM on December 12, 2011

Apple's walled garden approach to software distribution looks set to become the norm rather than the exception, but it may not mean the marginalization of...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Hitachi enters 4TB club
— 10:57 AM on December 12, 2011

Add Hitachi to the list of hard drive makers offering 4TB drives. A few days after the Deskstar 5K4000 appeared in Japan's Akihabara district,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Intel: Hard-drive shortages will affect our revenue
— 9:21 AM on December 12, 2011

Even Intel, a company often unshaken by unfavorable market conditions, is being hit hard by the current hard-drive shortages. The chipmaker announced today that its...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage

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