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Windows 8.1 overtakes XP in market share, Win7 still on top
— 7:50 AM on July 2, 2015

Windows 8.1 has finally passed Windows XP to become the second-most-used desktop operating system. According to Netmarketshare, Microsoft's current OS led its retired older sibling at...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Acer unleashes a 34" curved FreeSync monitor
— 9:11 AM on June 30, 2015

Hold on to your hats. Acer just unleashed the XR341CK, a 34" 3440x1440 IPS monitor with FreeSync onboard. If this display looks a tad...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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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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AOC reveals two 144Hz FreeSync gaming monitors
— 8:37 AM on June 23, 2015

FreeSync monitors keep on coming. According to the folks at PC Monitors, AOC's latest gaming monitors, the G2460PF and G2770PF, offer FreeSync-infused 1080p panels...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Samsung's FreeSync 4K displays are eminently affordable
— 11:53 AM on June 22, 2015

Samsung has started shipping their newest FreeSync-infused 4K displays, the 23.6" U24E590D and the 28" U28E590D. The former goes for an impressively low...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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OSVR updates its VR dev kit, announces Android support
— 11:45 AM on June 16, 2015

The OSVR coalition has announced a new version of its VR hardware, the Hacker Dev Kit. Version 1.2 of the headset features support for...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Displays Gaming

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Some Samsung SSDs may suffer from a buggy TRIM implementation
— 10:22 AM on June 16, 2015

A new bug may be present in the firmware of some Samsung SSDs. An engineer from search provider Algolia has written up a blog...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Systems Servers

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StarVR headset promises to broaden the VR experience
— 1:54 PM on June 15, 2015

A new VR headset from StarVR promises a much wider field of view than more well-known goggles like Oculus' Rift. The StarVR headset treats...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Shield 1.2 update optimizes and enhances
— 8:00 AM on June 15, 2015

If you're one of the lucky folks to already have Nvidia's Shield TV box in your living room, then your device should be eligible for an...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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Gaming content gets a dedicated home on YouTube
— 4:35 PM on June 12, 2015

YouTube fired a shot across Twitch's bow today with its new YouTube Gaming hub. This service is built around dedicated pages for over 25,000...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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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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Deal of the week: the 850 EVO 250GB and Far Cry 4 for $98, 27 inches of IPS glory for $300
— 10:47 AM on June 12, 2015

Looking for some discounted PC hardware to tide you over until the next batch of daily deals from the Steam Summer Sale? I thought...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory Gaming

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Cooler Master's modular future goes beyond the MasterCase
— 9:49 AM on June 11, 2015

Cooler Master introduced its MasterCase chassis at Computex last week, but there's more to this story than just a case. The modular mid-tower is...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Cases Input devices

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iOS mail app exploit could expose users to phishing attacks
— 9:17 AM on June 11, 2015

Heads up to anyone using iOS's Mail app: security researcher Jan Souček has found a serious vulnerability in the way the app handles inline HTML,...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

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Futuremark is developing a VR benchmarking tool
— 4:56 PM on June 10, 2015

Futuremark has announced that it's developing VRMark, a new benchmarking tool for virtual-reality hardware. Unlike 3DMark, this new product will use a combination of...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming Software

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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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Samsung shows off transparent and mirrored OLEDs
— 10:17 AM on June 10, 2015

Samsung claims it has developed the world's first OLED displays with mirrored and transparent surfaces. Designed for digital signage and retail applications, the unique screens...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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App Thinning shrinks iOS 9 app footprints
— 11:00 AM on June 9, 2015

As users of 8GB and 16GB iDevices can surely tell you, installed app sizes have been ballooning over the years. That's because an app's installer...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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