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ECS's new mini PC sports a 64-bit Bay Trail SoC
— 10:44 AM on December 10, 2014

A new Bay Trail mini PC has quietly appeared online. FanlessTech spotted the product page for ECS's Liva X, which puts a Bay...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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SimCity 2000 is free on Origin right now
— 9:05 AM on December 10, 2014

EA has gotten into the habit of giving away PC games as part of Origin's new "On the House" program. We were treated to...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Synaptics' new touchpads can read your fingerprint
— 7:00 AM on December 10, 2014

Yesterday, the Fast Identity Online Alliance published specifications for an authentication system that promises to replace...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing

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Wednesday Shortbread
— 1:14 AM on December 10, 2014

The Pick 6 Reuters: Congress expected to reboot Internet tax issues in 2015 Microsoft tells U.S.: The world's servers are not yours...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Dashlane, LastPass can now change passwords automatically
— 3:39 PM on December 9, 2014

Changing passwords is a chore. It's such a chore that many people didn't bother even in the wake of the Heartbleed fiasco. A Pew...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Seagate's Archive HDD uses shingled recording to squeeze 1.33TB per platter
— 10:31 AM on December 9, 2014

In August, Seagate revealed that it had started shipping its first 8TB hard drive. Details were scarce at the time, but the drive has...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Microsoft may be hatching a new business model for Windows 10
— 9:29 AM on December 9, 2014

Lately, Microsoft has been offering Windows at steep discounts or free of charge to increase its presence in low-cost notebooks, tablets, and smartphones....

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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In the lab: Plextor's M6e solid-state drive
— 6:00 AM on December 9, 2014

Alongside several other projects, I've been slowly putting together our next-gen storage test suite. Part of that effort involves experimenting with PCIe SSDs, and I...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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FreeSync monitors hit mass production, coming in Jan-Feb
— 11:01 PM on December 8, 2014

Among other things, AMD's Catalyst Omega driver announcement has given us an update of sorts on the status of FreeSync. AMD told us...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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VSR is AMD's answer to Nvidia's DSR tech
— 11:01 PM on December 8, 2014

In case you missed the big news, AMD has posted a new Catalyst release packed with new features—and one of the additions is Virtual...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Fourth AC Unity patch to address 'most' remaining problems
— 2:06 PM on December 8, 2014

Almost a month after its release, Assassin's Creed Unity is still getting its rough edges smoothed out. Ubisoft is working on Patch 4, which it...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Marvell tunes its latest NVMe SSD controller for tablets and convertibles
— 12:14 PM on December 8, 2014

In August, Marvell introduced a potent PCIe SSD controller with four Gen3 lanes and support for the NVM Express protocol. Today, it's back...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Samsung's Gear VR headset is selling for $200
— 10:25 AM on December 8, 2014

A virtual reality revolution seems to be just over the horizon, and there's a new way to get in on the action early. Samsung's Gear...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing Personal tech

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Report: Intel to power Swiss smartwatch
— 9:20 AM on December 8, 2014

Intel may enter the wearables space in earnest next year—at least if the latest rumors are any indication. There's already word of the company

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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No Man's Sky is looking better and better
— 6:00 AM on December 8, 2014

A new trailer for No Man's Sky was released at the Game Awards show on Friday. I'll just cut to the chase: the game is...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Weekend Shortbread
— 2:47 PM on December 6, 2014

Eight is Enough Softpedia: AMD breaks from Nvidia, drops TSMC and uses GlobalFoundries to make chips Don't call it a netbook (or a "Chromebook...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Friday Night Shortbread
— 11:57 PM on December 5, 2014

Eight is Enough The real and complete story - Does Windows defragment your SSD? CPU World: Intel Xeon E7 v3 CPUs to...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Friday night topic: The coming doom of Canon and Nikon?
— 5:00 PM on December 5, 2014

I have been very satisfied with the progression of digital camera technology over the years, and its...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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