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Microsoft ends OEM sales of Windows 7 Professional and Windows 8.1
— 2:57 PM on November 1, 2016

Microsoft is really serious about the adoption of Windows 10. The company has used free upgrade promotions and obtrusive advertisements built into Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Researchers work their way around multi-core software bottlenecks
— 10:00 AM on November 1, 2016

Multi-core processors have become ubiquitous, but it took some time for the software industry to start taking advantage of their capabilities. According to the Institute...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Software

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Windows Store games are now playable offline with a bit of work
— 9:00 AM on November 1, 2016

While game services like Origin, Steam, and GOG allow for playing their games offline, Microsoft's Windows Store has lagged behind its competitors in this respect...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Windows

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Thermalright True Spirit 140 Direct drops the baseplate
— 1:24 PM on October 31, 2016

Thermalright is releasing a "heatpipe direct touch" version of its True Spirit 140 heatsink, aptly named the True Spirit 140 Direct. Like the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Intel reveals Kaby Lake desktop CPU and chipset lineups
— 12:06 PM on October 31, 2016

The specs for the desktop versions of Intel's "Kaby Lake" CPUs have leaked onto the internet, thanks to an Intel-provided PDF intended for manufacturing...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Gigabyte lets loose a flurry of BIOS updates with Kaby Lake support
— 3:42 PM on October 28, 2016

And then there were none. On the heels of Asus and MSI, Gigabyte has now announced BIOS updates for its existing LGA...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Microsoft Surface Book i7 packs a bigger punch and more batteries
— 11:24 AM on October 26, 2016

Microsoft has refreshed part of its Surface Book lineup. The company announced the Surface Book i7, an updated model packing new graphics hardware and Intel...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Windows

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Intel's Purley server platform won't use 3D XPoint memory
— 9:00 AM on October 26, 2016

Intel and Micron have been generating buzz for 3D XPoint, their upcoming non-volatile memory product. Rumors have been swirling about when this technology will...

Type: News story Tags: Memory Servers

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Nvidia licenses Rambus' DPA tech for side-channel data leak prevention
— 4:24 PM on October 24, 2016

Most gerbils are familiar with the Rambus name from the ill-fated RDRAM popular back in the Pentium 4 days. Although the company appeared to vanish...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

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Intel posts strong growth in the third quarter of 2016
— 8:19 AM on October 19, 2016

Intel wiped away any bad feelings from its bumpy second quarter yesterday with what it describes as record revenues and strong profitability. For...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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Google introduces POWER9-based Zaius P9 server design
— 12:09 PM on October 17, 2016

Cloud infrastructures require hardware. The buck can only be passed so far before someone has to own and maintain a server. Google Cloud has announced...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Servers

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MSI brings Kaby Lake to its Cubi 2 mini-PCs
— 8:00 AM on October 13, 2016

Shortly after Intel started bringing NUC PCs to market, MSI jumped in with its Cubi mini-PCs. Now, MSI has a hardware refresh on the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Asrock preps 21 motherboards for a dip into Kaby Lake
— 11:00 AM on October 12, 2016

Asus spinoff ASRock has followed its progenitor company in releasing BIOS updates adding support for the upcoming Kaby Lake CPUs. Firmware updates for 21...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Exynos 7 Dual 7270 SoC adds LTE connectivity to wearable devices
— 1:27 PM on October 11, 2016

Samsung may have its hands full with Note7 fires and washing machines that might spin until they explode, but some things are still...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Altera launches Stratix 10 FPGAs with HBM2 in tow
— 12:30 PM on October 10, 2016

Intel subsidiary Altera has launched the Stratix 10 field-programmable gate array (FPGA). The Stratix 10 comprises 5.5 million logic elements, HBM2 memory, and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Asynchronous Spacewarp lets cheaper PCs drive Oculus Rifts
— 2:39 PM on October 6, 2016

The PC gaming community has seen more that its fair share of discussion regarding VR's technical requirements and the implicit pricetags involved. Oculus' specs call...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Input devices

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Asus preps 87 motherboards for next-gen Intel CPUs
— 12:41 PM on October 6, 2016

Kaby Lake isn't coming to desktop systems until sometime next year, but Asus has already released UEFI BIOS updates for 87 of its...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Google launches Chromecast Ultra with 4K support
— 1:25 PM on October 4, 2016

Google launched the Chromecast Ultra at the company's hardware event in San Francisco today. The new device supports 4K...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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