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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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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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Biostar whips up a Braswell mini-ITX board of its own
— 9:28 AM on June 22, 2015

The march of Intel Braswell-powered mini-ITX mobos continues. Today's spin on the formula comes from Biostar, whose N3150NH mobo features a Celeron N3150...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Etc.
— 9:40 AM on June 18, 2015

Wow. I came here to write an Etc. post, and Jeff had already written something that nicely explains what's going on. Makes my job...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics The Tech Report

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Here's what's next
— 9:00 AM on June 18, 2015

Morning, folks. It's a bittersweet day for the Tech Report staff. We're all sad to see Geoff go, and we wish him the very best...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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So long, and thanks for all the gerbils
— 10:00 PM on June 17, 2015

I started contributing to TR while attending university, mostly to score the latest PC hardware without eating into my ramen budget. Little did I know...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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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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Etc.
— 12:33 PM on June 15, 2015

Howdy, folks. I'm on a plane heading to L.A., where E3 is happening this week. AMD is hosting its big press event at 9AM PT...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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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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Shield Pro game console ups storage ante with 500GB hard drive
— 11:20 AM on June 12, 2015

Nvidia's Shield set-top box comes with a modest 16GB of flash storage. That amount makes sense for those who'll mostly be streaming Grid games and...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Skylake boards from Biostar are coming in August
— 9:03 AM on June 12, 2015

We still don't have official word from Intel on when to expect its next-gen Skylake processors. However, Biostar sent out a press release today that...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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ASRock serves up seven compact Braswell motherboards
— 6:00 AM on June 10, 2015

ASRock's lineup of compact Braswell motherboards isn't just limited to the embedded-oriented offering we spotted last month. The company's website now details seven...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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HGST's 10TB drive uses custom software to access shingled platters
— 2:01 AM on June 9, 2015

HGST first revealed its 10TB cold storage drive back in September. The 3.5" mechanical unit combines helium-filled internals with Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) to...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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iOS 9 brings some multitasking love to the iPad
— 5:35 PM on June 8, 2015

A major selling point of the iPad over smartphones is its more expansive screen, but iOS has only allowed one app to run at a...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Mac

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Apple gets proactive with iOS 9
— 4:46 PM on June 8, 2015

iOS 9 is coming, and major changes are coming with it. In an apparent answer to Google Now, iOS 9 will include some contextual awareness...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Mac

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OS X El Capitan puts the pedal to the Metal
— 3:17 PM on June 8, 2015

At its WWDC keynote today, Apple introduced the next version of OS X, bringing another slice of California to Mac users everywhere. It's called El...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Mac

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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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