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Samsung will patch its software to restore Windows Update settings
— 5:03 PM on June 26, 2015

Owners of Samsung PCs who use the company's own software update utility will soon be able to breathe easier. After the revelation that Samsung's software...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Watch the creation of Microsoft's Windows 10 wallpaper
— 11:25 AM on June 25, 2015

Every version of Windows brings a new default desktop background with it, one that'll be seen by millions of people. Microsoft tends to make a...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Windows

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Samsung's PC updating software disables Windows Update
— 9:39 AM on June 24, 2015

A researcher named Patrick Barker has discovered a piece of preinstalled Samsung software that silently disables Windows Update on the company's PCs, potentially rendering...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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What are your Windows 10 upgrade plans?
— 9:43 AM on June 22, 2015

Windows 10 arrives about a month from now, and many of you have no doubt seen the little "reserve your copy of Windows 10"...

Poll Question: • What are your Windows 10 upgrade plans?

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Updated: Microsoft takes aim at apps that lock down browser search settings
— 1:00 PM on June 12, 2015

Producers of annoying browser toolbars, take note: Microsoft recently announced that its security products will begin flagging some search add-ons as malware. Any software...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft's Surface Hub leverages synergies, enhances collaboration
— 4:48 PM on June 10, 2015

Microsoft has added a new member to its Surface family of devices. The Surface Hub is a behemoth, wall-mounted all-in-one that's described as a...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems Input devices Windows

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Windows 10 free upgrade allows clean reinstalls
— 5:09 PM on June 4, 2015

If people were already happy with the news that the upgrade to Windows 10 will be free for the first year, they'll be even happier...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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There are 256 reasons you'll love this LED fan. #42 is the best!
— 4:27 PM on June 4, 2015

Case fans with single-color LEDs might seem a little passé soon. Thermaltake is about to introduce a new series featuring RGB LEDs that can reproduce...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Watch this astonishing thermal footage of Cryorig's hybrid CPU cooler
— 4:36 PM on June 2, 2015

Water coolers typically don't generate any airflow around the CPU socket, leaving the VRMs and memory to rely on ambient airflow within the chassis. Cryorig's...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Zotac and EVGA liquify the GeForce GTX Titan X
— 1:07 PM on May 29, 2015

Nvidia's GeForce GTX Titan X is an extreme graphics card by any measure, but Zotac and EVGA apparently don't think the stock config is extreme...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling

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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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Cisco says video will drive massive growth in Internet traffic
— 6:00 AM on May 28, 2015

Cisco has published an extensive report foretelling the future of Internet traffic. The networking firm expects...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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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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Charter Communications to acquire Time Warner Cable
— 6:00 AM on May 27, 2015

One month after Comcast abandoned its takeover bid, Time Warner Cable has found another buyer. According...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Time Warner slings free Maxx upgrades to counter Google Fiber
— 1:35 PM on May 21, 2015

I've been chronicling the slow progress of Google Fiber moving into my metro area, my city, and eventually, into my house. Since Google Fiber...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Networking

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Collaborative rendering reduces bandwidth for streaming games
— 9:09 AM on May 21, 2015

Researchers at Microsoft and Duke University have developed a way to dramatically reduce the amount of bandwidth consumed by games streamed from remote servers. Dubbed...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

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Noctua's latest coolers won't block PCIe slots
— 11:53 AM on May 18, 2015

Huge, aftermarket air coolers can have their drawbacks. For example, Noctua's NH-D15 and NH-C14 both block the first PCIe slot on most motherboards, a problem...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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BitTorrent Bleep brings encrypted messaging to multiple platforms
— 6:00 AM on May 13, 2015

First announced as an pre-alpha last year, BitTorrent's encrypted messaging system is finally ready for prime time. The latest release "solve[s] serverless peer-to-peer messaging,"...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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