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HGST stays atop the charts in latest Backblaze reliability stats
— 2:30 PM on February 1, 2017

Cloud backup outfit Backblaze runs its business by buying large quantities of mostly consumer-grade hard drives, running them in close quarters, and planning around...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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GeForce 378.57 hotfix gets some Pascal cards back up to speed
— 1:00 PM on February 1, 2017

The GeForce drivers 378.49 may have come out of the oven a little undercooked. Users on the GeForce forums are complaining about a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Cortana on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?
— 11:30 AM on February 1, 2017

The "magic mirror," arguably the hottest Raspberry Pi project of 2015, is now coming to Windows users without a wood shop at their disposal...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Displays Windows

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be quiet! fires up the Pure Power 10 power supplies
— 1:00 PM on January 31, 2017

German PC parts house be quiet! just announced a revision to its entry-level Pure Power line. The updated series, called the Pure Power 10,...

Type: News story Tags: Power

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Dropbox Paper lets everyone collaborate
— 10:00 AM on January 31, 2017

Dropbox's newest business-focused collaboration tool, called Paper, launched globally yesterday. The company first announced Paper back in October 2015 as a collaborative editing tool...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software

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Windows Cloud may be Microsoft's answer to Chromebooks
— 9:02 AM on January 31, 2017

Microsoft has been waging a war against Chromebooks on a number of fronts, including reducing the price of OEM Windows licenses on machines with...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Radeon 17.1.2 drivers ready up for Conan: Exiles beta
— 5:05 PM on January 30, 2017

Most driver updates these days are released in concert with high-profile games, arriving with support for said titles along with a few bug-fixes for good...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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VRScore PC goes gold for VR performance and latency testing
— 10:35 AM on January 30, 2017

Benchmarking VR content is something of a sticky issue. Among other problems, the real-time, largely non-repeatable nature of the content makes creating objective benchmarks rather...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Haswell IGPs get their last driver update for Windows 7 and 8.1
— 9:15 AM on January 30, 2017

All good things must come to an end. In turn, all outdated software meets its maker in the grand scheme of things. The terminus...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software Windows

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Nvidia covers the 2015 Shield in Nougat
— 4:00 PM on January 27, 2017

When we said the hardware inside the updated Nvidia Shield Android TV was "essentially unchanged," we weren't kidding. Nvidia has pushed out...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Game consoles Software

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Wine project spills out a 2.0 release
— 2:17 PM on January 27, 2017

Advances in virtualization technology and web applications coupled with ever-rising memory and storage capacities have progressively turned the stage lights away from Wine, a software...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Mac Linux-Unix

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HP issues a recall for 101,000 laptop batteries
— 12:00 PM on January 26, 2017

Another day, another story about defective batteries. This time, it's Hewlett-Packard recalling laptop batteries and urging customers to stick to AC power until their...

Type: News story Tags: Power Mobile computing

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Windows 10 Game Mode will prioritize games for smoother play
— 4:49 PM on January 25, 2017

Remember that "Game Mode" feature that Twitter user WalkingCat found in Windows 10 build 14997? When we first heard about it, we were left...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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In Win 301 microATX case is stylish and compact
— 12:05 PM on January 25, 2017

We haven't covered In Win's 303 ATX mid-tower case, but other sites seemed to like it. The company probably figured it had...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling

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Microsoft releases open-source DirectX Shader Compiler
— 9:02 AM on January 25, 2017

At GDC last year, Microsoft pulled back the curtain on the graphics technologies coming with Shader Model 6.0. As it turns out, the company...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software Windows

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Toshiba N300 hard drives are ready for NAS service
— 12:40 PM on January 24, 2017

We spend a lot of time talking about SSDs, whether they come packaged as 2.5" SATA disks, PCIe expansion cards, or flavor-of-the-month M.2 formats. While...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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GeForce 378.49 drivers are ready to face Resident Evil 7
— 11:15 AM on January 24, 2017

Nvidia posted a new GeForce driver release, numbered 378.49. The driver is WHQL-certified, and adds official support for the notebook versions of the GeForce...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Steam client lets users move games and use Xbox controllers
— 2:30 PM on January 23, 2017

The Steam client got a big update for all platforms last week. Steam users will be happy to find that it's now possible to...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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