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Deal of the week: Ever-cheaper SSDs and other bargains
— 5:13 PM on June 22, 2012

You probably got the memo by now: SSD prices are going down, down, down, and the deals are getting hotter. We have evidence in the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Gaming

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At last, Microsoft may have copied Apple properly
— 2:52 AM on June 22, 2012

Okay, I apologize for the shameful, troll-bait headline. I realize it's easy to misinterpret, so let me qualify with a statement: Microsoft didn't get where it...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Windows

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Release roundup: Cooler Master, Eurocom, Sharkoon, and Super Talent
— 4:31 PM on June 21, 2012

In the wake of Computex, big launches are usually followed by smaller ones—and, in some cases, availability of products we saw at the show. This...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Input devices Mobile computing Workstations

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SSD prices in steady, substantial decline
— 12:52 PM on June 21, 2012

SSD prices have fallen dramatically over the past year. We take a closer look at the current generation to track the decline.

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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SK Hynix to acquire SSD controller maker LAMD
— 10:57 AM on June 20, 2012

The storage market is no stranger to acquisitions. In the last year or so, Seagate bought Samsung's HDD business, Western Digital picked up Hitachi's...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Hybrid SSD design combines NAND, memristor-based ReRAM
— 11:14 AM on June 18, 2012

Hybrid storage solutions are nothing new, but they typically combine solid-state and mechanical storage. A team of Japanese researchers has now developed a hybrid...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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WSJ: Microsoft tablet to prime the pump
— 9:52 AM on June 18, 2012

A few days ago, the New York Times predicted that Microsoft might soon unveil a Windows 8 tablet "of its own design." The Wall...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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NYT: Microsoft to release its own Windows 8 tablet
— 5:09 PM on June 15, 2012

Later this year, we're going to see hardware makers compete to see who can offer the best Windows 8 tablet. If the New York Times...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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Deal of the week: Refurb tablets and hard drives
— 11:35 AM on June 14, 2012

With big announcements from Computex, E3, AFDS, and WWDC in the rear-view mirror, things are a little slow on the news front today. Time for...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing Personal tech

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Western Digital gets into the networking business
— 7:00 AM on June 14, 2012

When Western Digital told me it was entering an entirely new product category, I didn't know what to expect. SSDs wouldn't be different enough, and...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Networking

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256-bit AES encryption broken in SandForce SSD controllers
— 8:33 PM on June 11, 2012

When SandForce announced the SF-2000 SSD controller family, it touted the controller's ability to encrypt data with a 256-bit AES algorithm. The previous generation...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Deal of the week: High-capacity SSD bargains
— 5:27 PM on June 8, 2012

Solid-state drives have recently slipped under the $1/gigabyte threshold, and that's good news for bargain hunters—especially those in the market for high-capacity drives that can...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Gaming

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Next-gen NAND demoed in SandForce SSDs
— 10:29 AM on June 8, 2012

Computex — Solid-state drives with next-generation NAND are on the way, and some of them will undoubtedly feature SandForce's SF-2000 controllers. While visiting SandForce's suite...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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AMD: Windows tablets to hold 20% market share by 2017
— 9:48 AM on June 7, 2012

Later this year, the first Windows 8-powered tablets will come out, and Microsoft will finally have a true alternative to the iPad and Android-powered devices....

Type: News story Tags: Windows Personal tech

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IHS iSuppli: Hard drive prices won't return to normal till 2014
— 6:00 AM on June 7, 2012

Global supply of mechanical hard drives will recover from last year's Thai flooding in the third quarter, but prices aren't expected to return to their...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Corsair Neutron SSDs employ new controller
— 9:58 AM on June 5, 2012

Computex — There's a truly staggering number of solid-state drives on the market these days. However, the number of unique controller, NAND, and firmware...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Windows 8's antivirus will play nice with third-party tools
— 5:31 PM on June 4, 2012

For three years now, Microsoft has offered its own, free antivirus software—Security Essentials—as an alternative to third-party tools. The company is going one step further...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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A quick look at Thunderbolt on the PC
— 3:10 PM on June 4, 2012

Thunderbolt has finally arrived on the PC. Motherboards with Thunderbolt ports are selling online and Ivy Bridge notebooks are primed to feature the technology....

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Displays Mobile computing

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