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WSJ: Microsoft to back Cyanogen with $70M investment
— 4:58 PM on January 29, 2015

Microsoft's work on Windows Phone hasn't exactly paid off. Recent comScore numbers peg the platform's U.S. usage share at just 3.5%. Microsoft will double...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Personal tech

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So long, Flash; YouTube now uses HTML5 by default
— 9:15 AM on January 28, 2015

Using a recent browser? Then chances are Adobe's Flash plug-in will remain dormant the next time you fire up a YouTube video. That's because, according...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Software

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New iPhones drive record Apple results
— 4:27 PM on January 27, 2015

Apple has just posted its latest earnings, and they're a doozy. For the first quarter of the company's 2015 fiscal year, which corresponds roughly...

Type: News story Tags: Mac Personal tech

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EVGA unleashes four new ambidextrous gaming mice
— 9:16 AM on January 27, 2015

At last year's CES, we got our first look at EVGA's Torq X10 Carbon, a stylish gaming mouse with an ambidextrous design. EVGA

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Report: Google to launch its own cellular service
— 6:00 AM on January 23, 2015

After Google Fiber, here comes Google Wireless. That's the scoop over at the Wall Street Journal, which...

Type: News story Tags: Networking Personal tech

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Apple patent application outlines home button analog stick
— 9:23 AM on January 21, 2015

Controlling 3D games isn't always easy on a phone, but Apple may have come up with an elegant solution. A patent application published last...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Personal tech

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Deal of the week: An unlocked FX quad for $90, Bay Trail convertible for $230, and more
— 11:13 AM on January 16, 2015

This week's deals post is brought to you by the letter A, because it fits with our first item—and because I've run out of other...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Memory Mobile computing

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New Intel IGP drivers add H.265, VP9 hardware decode support
— 9:56 AM on January 15, 2015

Intel graphics drivers releases aren't usually very exciting, but this one is worth pointing out. Numbered 15.36.14.4080, this update imbues Haswell and Broadwell processors...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Multimedia

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Samsung starts making 8Gb GDDR5 memory chips
— 9:11 AM on January 15, 2015

Samsung is making it easier for graphics card makers load up on memory. The firm has kicked off mass production of GDDR5 RAM with a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Memory

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Google demos new Project Ara prototype, schedules pilot program
— 6:00 AM on January 15, 2015

If smartphones are the new personal computers, Project Ara may be the future of the DIY PC scene. Google's modular handset promises to bring extensive...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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The Witcher 3 specs call for 6GB of RAM, quad-core CPUs
— 6:00 AM on January 13, 2015

Add another game to the growing list of titles with steep RAM requirements. Like Watch Dogs, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Memory Gaming

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Friday night topic: How are you doing on your new year's resolutions?
— 6:00 PM on January 9, 2015

I'm still reeling from the avalanche of CES news this week, so I'll keep this short. New...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deal of the week: A 1080p IPS monitor for $100 and 802.11n Wi-Fi router for $5
— 10:41 AM on January 9, 2015

We interrupt this week's deluge of CES stories for a look at some of the best PC hardware deals available right now. IPS monitors typically carry...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Networking

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Rat Pro gaming mouse has swappable sensor, analog side scrolling
— 6:12 PM on January 8, 2015

The Rat 7 is the most customizable mouse I've ever used, and it's been my daily driver for more than four year. I love...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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New Rosewill cases include slashed mid-towers, imposing skyscraper
— 12:56 PM on January 8, 2015

There's no shortage of small-form-factor cases at CES this year, but plenty of more traditional towers have also caught the eyes of our roving editor...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Rosewill shows new-and-improved RK-9000V2 mechanical keyboard
— 12:15 PM on January 8, 2015

Thanks to their no-nonsense design, attractive pricing, and wide selection of Cherry MX switch types, Rosewill's RK-9000 mechanical keyboards have earned praise from many geeks—

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Rainbow lights abound on Rosewill's new RGB100 keyboard
— 10:15 AM on January 8, 2015

Rosewill is cooking up another keyboard with RGB lighting. Known as the RGB100, this model has even flashier lighting effects than the RGB80 we

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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New Antec cases have stylish looks, noise-reduction features
— 6:45 PM on January 7, 2015

A trio of new Antec enclosures is on its way. The P380, P70, and P50 run the gamut from ATX to microATX, and all are...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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