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16.7 billion reasons Altera sold out to Intel
— 3:14 PM on June 1, 2015

Rumors have been swirling around this one for a while, but it just became official: Intel is buying FPGA maker Altera for $16.7 billion.  The official...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Personal tech Servers

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Be careful not to lose SanDisk's tiny 128GB flash drive
— 12:59 PM on June 1, 2015

SanDisk seems to be making a point of cramming enormous amounts of storage into impressively tiny form factors. We saw a 200GB microSD card...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Asus squeezes Skylake CPUs, passive cooling into new mini-PCs
— 12:44 PM on June 1, 2015

Everyone's getting in on the mini-PC game, including Asus, which unveiled a stack of new systems at the Computex trade show in Taipei, Taiwan. One...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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GeForce 353.06 drivers support GTX 980 Ti, G-Sync updates
— 10:14 AM on June 1, 2015

Nvidia has released fresh WHQL-certified drivers just in time for Heroes the Storm. The 353.06 update is optimized for Blizzard's new MOBA, and it also supports...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming Software

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Deal of the week: Asus' Core M ultrabook for $599 and Project Cars for $34
— 9:27 AM on May 29, 2015

I've got nothing for this week's intro, so let's get straight to the deals: We like Asus' ZenBook UX305 a lot. The 13.3" ultraportable has a...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory Mobile computing Gaming

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SourceForge adds software bloat to more installers
— 12:06 AM on May 29, 2015

Oh, how the mighty have fallen. In the "we totally didn't see this one coming" department, SourceForge is under fire for "enhancing" downloads offered on its website...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Catalyst 15.5 betas promise gains in Project Cars, Witcher 3
— 5:57 PM on May 28, 2015

AMD has just posted some Catalyst 15.5  beta drivers in response to the releases of Project Cars and The Witcher 3. The official release notes are pretty...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software Windows

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AMD refreshes Kaveri APU with unlocked A10-7870K
— 11:04 AM on May 28, 2015

AMD's first "Godavari" APU has surfaced, and it's exactly what we expected. Even the company's own press release describes the new A10-7870K as a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Passively-cooled Zotac mini-PC packs Core M processor
— 9:57 AM on May 28, 2015

Zotac has revealed a stack of new mini-PCs ahead of next week's Computex show. The most interesting of the bunch is easily the Zbox Nano...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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OCZ is bringing a TLC-based SSD to Computex
— 9:00 AM on May 28, 2015

Hardware makers are gearing up to showcase new products at Computex next week, and some are already providing previews of what's in store. OCZ, for...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Leak claims Skylake Xeons have up to 28 cores, new memory architecture
— 10:47 AM on May 27, 2015

Ready for another leaked slide deck detailing unannounced products? EXPreview has posted official-looking documents spelling out Intel's plans for Xeon processors based on its...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Microsoft is bringing a little slice of Windows 10 to Android, iOS
— 9:14 AM on May 27, 2015

A major theme of Windows 10 is the consistent experience provided across various devices and screen sizes, from phones to tablets to full-blown desktop PCs....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Windows

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JEDEC standardizes NVDIMM for RAM-like flash storage
— 1:03 PM on May 26, 2015

We're all used to the idea of an SSD plugging into a SATA port or M.2 slot by now, but the notion of non-volatile storage...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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Braswell NUCs follow established formula
— 6:00 AM on May 26, 2015

Official PDFs detailing Braswell NUCs have appeared on Intel's website. The Technical Product Specification and Integration Guide describe a pair of mini-PCs based...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Deal of the week: 27'' AHVA monitor for $300, The Witcher 3 for $39
— 12:05 PM on May 22, 2015

E-tailers are revving their promotional engines for the Memorial Day weekend, and that's produced some sweet deals on PC hardware. Craving a jumbo monitor based on...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Memory Gaming

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New Need for Speed looks like a lean, mean machine
— 6:00 AM on May 22, 2015

EA's long-running Need for Speed series is getting a reboot. The next game is simply called Need for Speed, and it's said to deliver...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Catalyst 15.5 beta may help Radeons in The Witcher 3, Project Cars
— 11:42 AM on May 21, 2015

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Project Cars aren't running so well right now for those with AMD graphics cards. The fight over Project Cars...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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OCZ's latest Z-Drive has 16 flash channels laced with NVMe goodness
— 10:14 AM on May 20, 2015

There's a new NVM Express SSD in town. OCZ's enterprise-oriented Z-Drive 6000 Series supports version 1.1b of the low-overhead protocol designed to replace AHCI....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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