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Here's the first Windows 8 TV ad
— 6:00 AM on October 15, 2012

With Windows 8's retail launch less than two weeks away, Microsoft has kicked the PR machine into full gear. On Sunday, the company revealed...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Deal of the week: Cheap SSDs, gaming bundles, and more
— 5:03 PM on October 12, 2012

OCZ seems to be suffering the effects of its overly aggressive SSD pricing strategy, but for now, the getting's good—so long as you're a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Gaming Operating systems Windows

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Windows 8 now available for pre-order
— 11:15 AM on October 12, 2012

If you're running Windows XP, Vista, or 7, you'll be able to upgrade to Win8 for just $40 when the new OS becomes available...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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AMD releases Radeon-branded RAMDisk software
— 11:11 AM on October 10, 2012

System RAM is pretty inexpensive these days. Dual-channel kits routinely serve up 8GB for as little as $40, making it easy for just about anyone...

Type: News story Tags: Memory Software

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Microsoft polishes up Windows 8 ahead of launch
— 5:31 PM on October 9, 2012

It's T minus 17 days until Windows 8's general release, and Microsoft is putting some final finishing touches on the release-to-manufacturing build of the operating...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Friday night topic: Where do you see PC enthusiasts in 5 years?
— 6:00 PM on October 5, 2012

Had an interesting conversation with some fellow editors of PC hardware sites recently that revolved around the question: will we still be doing this in...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Intel intros Atom platform for NAS devices
— 11:20 AM on October 5, 2012

Network-attached storage devices seem to be getting more and more popular these days, not only in the home, but also in small businesses that may...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Networking

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Transformer Pad Jelly Bean update out, captured at 240 FPS
— 3:11 PM on October 1, 2012

Owners of select Asus Transformer tablets are getting over-the-air updates to Android 4.1, better known as Jelly Bean. The Transformer Prime, Transformer...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Sharp starts making 1080p smartphone display
— 11:19 AM on October 1, 2012

If you thought modern smartphones had high-density displays, get ready for even more pixels. Sharp has begun the production of a smartphone panel with...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Rumor: Asus might snatch ASRock
— 6:00 AM on October 1, 2012

Further consolidation may be afoot in the motherboard market. According to SemiAccurate's Charlie...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Rumor: Intel CEO calls Win8 half-baked, says that's OK
— 5:08 PM on September 25, 2012

Well, I'm definitely getting flashbacks of the Windows Vista launch. According to a report by Bloomberg, Intel CEO Paul Otellini has expressed reservations about...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Final DDR4 specification published
— 11:06 AM on September 25, 2012

Memory makers have been showing off DDR4 memory modules for months. The final specification covering the replacement for DDR3 was only finalized...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Motherboard makers brace for sales slump
— 9:47 AM on September 25, 2012

In the PC hardware business, as in many others, sales tend to peak around the holiday season and slow in the cold winter months afterward....

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Asus gears up for desktop Trinity with four mobos
— 6:00 AM on September 25, 2012

The desktop variants of AMD's new Trinity APUs must be drawing near, because motherboard vendors are rolling out Socket FM2 motherboards in droves. Asus is...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Friday night topic: The tyranny of 'features'
— 5:11 PM on September 21, 2012

I had an unexpectedly educational experience a while back when my coffee maker died and I set out to replace it. As I've noted, I'm...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Release roundup: Trinity mobos, Japanese coolers, and the Soprano
— 6:19 PM on September 20, 2012

This week in our gathering of miscellaneous product launches, we have fresh arrivals from Biostar, Scythe, and Thermaltake: Biostar launches Latest...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Cooling

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NAND prices may rise as Samsung starts making 128GB chips
— 10:54 AM on September 20, 2012

The popularity of flash memory has risen dramatically in recent years. First, there were MP3 players and thumb drives. Then along came smartphones...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Mobile computing

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Desktop Trinity boards pop up on Gigabyte's site
— 11:23 AM on September 19, 2012

AMD's desktop Trinity APUs have yet to break cover, but that hasn't stopped Gigabyte from detailing a couple of FM2 motherboards designed for the new...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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