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Google releases last developer preview before Android O release
— 2:29 PM on July 24, 2017

Google's Android mobile OS never stops moving, and the company has released the fourth developer preview version of Android O. The company expects Developer...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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Alphacool Eisblock HDX-2 and HDX-3 help M.2 SSDs beat the heat
— 4:00 PM on July 21, 2017

In our experience, modern desktop M.2 SSDs rarely throttle under even the most strenuous real-world conditions, but that hasn't stopped PC component manufacturers from coming...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage

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Toshiba's XG5 1TB NVMe SSD reviewed
— 3:35 PM on July 20, 2017

Toshiba's XG5 NVMe SSD is shipping to the company's OEM partners now. We run it through our test suite to see if the company's newfangled...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Geil de-blings its Evo Spear memory modules
— 12:00 PM on July 20, 2017

Some folks like their memory with large heatspreaders. Some like to go even further with colorful RGB LED-illuminated modules. Peacock-like DIMMs can add some flair...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Asus Crosshair VI Extreme pulls out all the stops for AM4
— 9:00 AM on July 20, 2017

Asus just announced what is likely to be the flagship of its fleet of Ryzen-ready motherboards. The Republic of Gamers Crosshair VI Extreme takes...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Fujitsu joins the deep-learning stampede with specialized silicon
— 1:30 PM on July 19, 2017

Nvidia's revenues, profits, and share price have all benefited from surging demand in both the PC gaming hardware and the graphics compute marketplaces. The...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Arctic Cooling Liquid Freezer AIOs stand ready for Threadripper
— 12:00 PM on July 19, 2017

Arctic Cooling has quietly put up a page on its website listing coolers compatible with the mammoth TR4 socket for AMD's upcoming Ryzen...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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IBM's latest Z mainframes offer a bulwark against data breaches
— 12:00 PM on July 18, 2017

Protecting data in an information economy is a tough task. Bigger data breaches have been occurring more often in recent memory, affecting retailers like Target...

Type: News story Tags: Servers

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Adata ISSS314 TLC and MLC SSDs are ready for extremes
— 10:30 AM on July 18, 2017

A month ago Adata took the wraps off its IM2P3388 series of industrial-grade M.2 NVMe SSDs. The company's product planners must be aware that...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Samsung will step up production of its 8GB HBM2 chips
— 9:04 AM on July 18, 2017

Echoing the rest of the DRAM market, HBM2 memory has been in short supply. There are only two companies producing the parts: Samsung and...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Viking UHC-Silo SSDs put 25 TB or 50 TB in business-friendly homes
— 2:02 PM on July 17, 2017

Do you have a big pile of data that you can't bear to put on moldy old spinning platter hard drives? If you have the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Microsoft releases its first Windows Server Insider Preview build
— 5:00 PM on July 14, 2017

Last month, Microsoft promised to accelerate the release schedule of Windows Server, revealing its plan to have new versions out twice a year. In...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Servers

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ROG Rampage VI Apex shows simple tweaks can tame X299 VRMs
— 3:30 PM on July 14, 2017

Roman "der8auer" Hartung recently cast shade on a handful of motherboards based on Intel's X299 chipset. According to the extreme overclocker, the boards' voltage-regulation...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Deals of the week: cheap motherboards, a nice case, and speakers
— 11:25 AM on July 14, 2017

Howdy, gerbils! I have to say, I'm getting accustomed to the American way of things. I've been here for three days now (for the first...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Storage Memory Mobile computing

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Thermaltake's Contac Silent 12 CPU cooler reviewed
— 2:30 PM on July 13, 2017

Thermaltake's Contac Silent 12 relies on an established design and a simple mounting system to get AMD Socket AM4 builders up and running as quickly...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

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Gigabyte begins rolling out BIOS updates to close Intel AMT hole
— 12:30 PM on July 13, 2017

Remember that nasty exploit from a couple of months ago in Intel's Active Management Technology? In short, if your machine was already configured for...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Adata SE730H external SSD puts 512GB of 3D flash in your pocket
— 11:00 AM on July 13, 2017

When I need to transfer a whole bunch of data from one machine to the next, I just hook it into my home network. There...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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MSI X299 XPower Gaming AC mobo taps every bit of Skylake-X
— 9:30 AM on July 13, 2017

Intel's Core X CPUs and X299 platform bring a truckload of processor cores and memory bandwidth to the table, and MSI's X299 XPower...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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