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Microsoft formally announces SQL Server 2014
— 3:24 PM on April 15, 2014

Today, Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella revealed more about its Big Data strategy with the announcement of the following products: SQL Server 2014. This release...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Here are the specs and prices for Intel's Haswell Refresh CPUs
— 6:00 AM on April 15, 2014

With little fanfare, Intel has let slip the official specifications and pricing for its Haswell Refresh CPUs. This is just a speed bump, folks—in...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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How to reduce or eliminate LCD burn-in and stuck pixels
— 1:44 PM on April 14, 2014

I have an old-but-still-nice 30" monitor on my desk, a Dell 3007WFP. This display has served...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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ASRock's Bay Trail-D boards come in Mini-ITX, microATX form factors
— 12:20 PM on April 14, 2014

ASRock has put together a collection of desktop boards based on Intel's Bay Trail-D SoC. As far as I can tell, there are only...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Star Citizen demo shows off 15 minutes of in-game action
— 10:44 AM on April 14, 2014

Chris Roberts' crowd-funded space sim Star Citizen has raised roughly $42 million thus far. Amazingly, about half of that has rolled in over the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Civilization: Beyond Earth will have Mantle support
— 9:10 AM on April 14, 2014

Chalk up another win for AMD's Mantle API. Earlier this morning, AMD announced that Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth, the upcoming sci-fi sequel...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Watch Dogs trailer shows PC eye candy
— 4:54 PM on April 11, 2014

When the last Watch Dogs trailer came out in March, I expressed some disappointment about the game's looks. Well, another clip turned up on...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Researchers demo new method of creating quantum logic
— 11:49 AM on April 11, 2014

A pair of research teams at the Max Planck Institute in Germany and Harvard University have demonstrated a new type of quantum logic gate and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Deal of the week: Savings on graphics, memory, storage, and Battlefield
— 11:08 AM on April 11, 2014

What's this? A deals post that isn't brimming with cheap SSDs? Do go on. XFX's Double D Radeon HD 7870...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Memory Gaming

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Windows 8.1 Update failing for many users
— 9:26 AM on April 11, 2014

Microsoft released a big Windows 8.1 update earlier this week. Dubbed simply Windows 8.1 Update, the patch contains a myriad of little tweaks...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Here's a list of major services affected by the Heartbleed bug
— 2:08 PM on April 10, 2014

OpenSSL's Heartbleed bug has made worldwide news this week, and for good reason: it compromised the security of a huge portion of the web...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Behind the scenes with Intel's SSD division
— 10:39 AM on April 10, 2014

Last month, we met with the Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group responsible for Intel's SSDs. We got hard numbers on failure rates, details about efforts...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Don't miss our spring cleaning contest!
— 4:00 PM on April 9, 2014

In case you missed it, we have a new giveaway in progress. This time, the prize haul comprises roughly $1500 worth of hardware from...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Cases Cooling Storage Memory

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Desktop Kabini chips, motherboards are out
— 1:28 PM on April 9, 2014

We've known since CES that a socketed version of AMD's Kabini APU was coming to the desktop. The company confirmed it last month,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Next Borderlands game coming in the fall
— 9:09 AM on April 9, 2014

The next Borderlands sequel is coming! Only it's not quite a sequel. Earlier this morning, Gearbox Software announced Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, a new chapter...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Here's the new Windows 8.1 Start menu in action
— 3:07 PM on April 8, 2014

Last week, at the Build conference, Microsoft announced the long-awaited return of the Start menu. Those not in attendance were only treated to a...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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A quick service announcement about that OpenSSL exploit
— 9:43 AM on April 8, 2014

So, it turns out that there's a pretty serious vulnerability in OpenSSL, and a large section of the web is affected. Until this morning,...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Retail-boxed A8-7600 APUs delayed until second half of 2014
— 9:19 AM on April 8, 2014

This slipped under the radar last week, but it's notable news nonetheless. Remember that A8-7600 Kaveri APU we tested back in January? Well, it's...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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