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Report: Hard drive makers slimming notebook models down to 5 mm
— 10:54 AM on August 14, 2012

Most notebook hard drives conform to the 2.5" form factor. The standard, which calls for platters 2.5" in diameter, comes in multiple thicknesses. ...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Rumor: Microsoft may hasten Windows release cycle
— 6:00 AM on August 14, 2012

We all remember the long dry spell between the releases of Windows XP and Vista—and Steve Ballmer's subsequent promise that it would never happen...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Deal of the week: Storage and memory coupons
— 5:27 PM on August 10, 2012

This week's deal post is all about getting the most gigs for your buck, whether you're looking at memory, solid-state drives, or good old-fashioned mechanical...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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Next-gen Samsung SoC has USB 3.0, WQXGA display support
— 1:33 PM on August 10, 2012

Looks like next-generation Samsung smartphones and tablets will boast PC-class storage interfaces. Samsung's...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Mobile computing

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Metro is now 'Modern UI style'
— 9:58 AM on August 10, 2012

Talk about an unfortunate name change. Last week, we learned that Microsoft was in the process of deprecating its Metro brand, possibly because of...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Report: Windows 8 won't support booting to the desktop
— 5:40 PM on August 6, 2012

Microsoft may be retiring Metro as a brand name, but the Metro interface will still be front and center in Windows 8—more so than you...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 8 RTM allegedly leaked already
— 9:41 AM on August 3, 2012

On Wednesday, Microsoft released Windows 8 to manufacturing. Now, barely two days later, we're hearing that the same Windows 8 build has already leaked...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft to deprecate 'Metro' label
— 5:47 PM on August 2, 2012

Metro. Over the years, that innocuous word has come to represent Microsoft's new visual identity—the flat colored rectangles, the clean typography, and the heavy emphasis...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Seagate posts 2012 financials, possibly eyeing OCZ acquisition
— 10:45 AM on August 1, 2012

Seagate's 2012 fiscal year has ended, and the company made a tidy profit. Over the last 12 months, the hard drive maker raked in...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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SSDs with next-gen NAND approach
— 11:28 AM on July 31, 2012

At the Computex trade show in Taipei, Taiwan earlier this year, the folks at SandForce told us to expect drives based on next-generation NAND in...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Budget Crucial v4 SSD targets 3Gbps SATA upgrades
— 10:44 AM on July 31, 2012

Adding a solid-state drive is often the best way to boost the performance of an aging system, especially if it's a laptop. Now, Crucial has...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Deal of the week: a 7850 for $200, a 128GB SSD for $85, and more
— 5:35 PM on July 27, 2012

We've got a trifecta of hardware deals for you all this week, starting with a nice discount on OCZ's new 128GB Agility 4 solid-state drive. Newegg...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Memory Gaming

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Western Digital doubles last year's profits
— 12:26 PM on July 26, 2012

Western Digital has released the financial results for its fourth fiscal quarter of 2012, and it seems the hard drive maker has rebounded quite nicely...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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USB Power Delivery spec offers up to 100W
— 11:51 AM on July 24, 2012

A little less than a year ago, we learned that the USB Implementers Forum, the governing body behind the interface standard, was working to...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Mobile computing

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MSI looks to have some SSDs up its sleeve
— 4:10 PM on July 23, 2012

Mechanical hard drive makers have consolidated quite a bit in recent years, but in the world of solid-state drives, vendors only seem to be multiplying....

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Report: Thunderbolt bandwidth to double in 2014
— 10:54 AM on July 23, 2012

Intel's Thunderbolt interface is pretty slick. It combines DisplayPort and PCI Express over a single cable with a staggering 40Gbps of aggregate bandwidth. ...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Win8 app store to enable, facilitate seven-day trials
— 6:00 AM on July 23, 2012

One thing that's always bugged me about iOS is the dearth of options...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Deal of the week: Games, games, games—and some hardware, too
— 5:16 PM on July 20, 2012

The Steam Summer Sale has been running all week, slowly impoverishing PC gamers everywhere. There are still some great deals to be found among today's...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Mobile computing Gaming

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