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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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Release roundup: Fast DRAM, mini SSDs, and a big tower
— 5:32 PM on July 19, 2012

Every week, we gather press releases that slipped through the net of our daily coverage, and we post them in the release roundup. This week,...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Memory

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Windows 8's release set for October 26
— 4:13 PM on July 18, 2012

Over the past few weeks, we've seen Microsoft progressively narrow its release time frame for Windows 8. First it was this fall, and then it...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Indilinx Barefoot 3 SSD controller coming soon
— 10:56 AM on July 18, 2012

OCZ's "Indilinx Infused" Octane, Vertex 4, and Agility 4 SSDs don't actually have...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Intel SSD price cuts are official
— 6:00 AM on July 17, 2012

The rumor mill expected Intel to slash SSD prices in August, and...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Deal of the week: Cheap storage for Steam's Summer Sale
— 1:24 PM on July 13, 2012

Valve's Steam Summer Sale is in full swing, giving us a good starting point for this week's deals post. There are a few...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Gaming

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Report: Intel prepping SSD price cuts for August
— 11:56 AM on July 12, 2012

The steady decline of SSD prices continues. According to "reliable sources" quoted by VR-Zone, Intel is set to discount its 320, 330, and...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Microsoft to users: disable Windows Gadgets
— 9:38 AM on July 11, 2012

Do you use Gadgets in Windows 7 or Vista? Bad news, then. In a security advisory published yesterday, Microsoft says the diminutive desktop (and...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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