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Microsoft's free Windows 10 upgrade offer ends tomorrow
— 11:06 AM on July 28, 2016

When Windows 10 launched on July 29 of last year, Microsoft made the surprising move of offering the operating system as a free upgrade to...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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ASRock H110M-STX mobo puts the 5x5 platform in builders' hands
— 10:13 AM on July 28, 2016

Intel's Mini-STX form factor (also known as 5x5) offers an intriguing platform for builders trying to build the smallest socketed desktop PC possible, but compatible...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Apple sells its billionth iPhone
— 5:36 PM on July 27, 2016

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced to his employees today that the company had recently sold its billionth iPhone. Tim had some unsurprisingly flowery things...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Toshiba's latest BiCS flash is stacked 64 layers high
— 2:54 PM on July 27, 2016

Toshiba is stacking its 3D flash ever higher. In tandem with Western Digital (who now owns former Toshiba partner SanDisk), the company announced its...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Xiaomi breaks into ultrabooks with Mi Notebook series
— 10:40 AM on July 27, 2016

Xiaomi had another announcement today besides the Redmi Pro handsets: it's getting into the notebook game. The Chinese phone vendor's first portable PCs—two models,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Redmi Pro phone offers a metal body and dual cameras on a budget
— 9:22 AM on July 27, 2016

Chinese up-and-comer Xiaomi introduced an impressive new budget smartphone today. The Redmi Pro boasts dual cameras, a brushed-aluminum body, and a 5.5" OLED display...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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iPad sales stabilize in Apple's fiscal 2016 third quarter
— 4:15 PM on July 26, 2016

After last quarter's iPhone sales appeared to reach a peak, Apple watchers were curious to see what the company's performance in the following quarter would...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mac

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Asus brightens up its Z170 Pro Gaming mobo with Aura RGB LEDs
— 3:01 PM on July 26, 2016

Asus's Z170 Pro Gaming motherboard made regular appearances in our system guides this last year, showing up in our coveted "sweet spot" category as...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Seagate Nytro family now includes a 2TB M.2 SSD
— 1:52 PM on July 26, 2016

When Seagate purchased LSI's flash business, it acquired a range of PCI Express SSDs wearing "Nytro" branding. Those drives currently come in PCIe add-in...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Crucial fills out MX300 SSDs with 275GB, 525GB, and 1TB models
— 11:25 AM on July 26, 2016

Crucial's MX300 SSD impressed us with a solid blend of performance and capacity for its price. That drive was the first to use Intel...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Adata covers all of its bases with fast, durable external SSDs
— 1:01 PM on July 25, 2016

Samsung isn't the only company on the market with a portable SSD to its name. The folks at Adata are taking a couple different...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Super Talent Nova PCIe SSDs expand the U.2-niverse
— 9:25 AM on July 21, 2016

Californian memory company Super Talent is throwing its ante into the NVMe pot with the new Nova SSD family. These 2.5" MLC drives are...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Corning's Gorilla Glass 5 is its strongest yet
— 4:02 PM on July 20, 2016

When I look around me, all I see are cracked phone screens. No matter how many gorillas crafted those phone's screens, it always seems the...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Seagate BarraCuda Pro hard drives bring 10TB to the masses
— 10:01 AM on July 19, 2016

SSDs are all the rage in storage nowadays, but hard drives are still the winners for storing large amounts of data cost-effectively. Seagate is taking...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Microsoft offers last-minute promos for Windows 10 holdouts
— 9:07 AM on July 19, 2016

The long-standing free upgrade offer for Windows 10 ends next week. To encourage the remaining holdouts to jump ship to the new operating system,...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Rumor: iPhone 7 gets a cleaner shell with no headphone jack
— 8:58 AM on July 18, 2016

Details of Apple's next-generation iPhones have leaked with greater and greater accuracy as time has worn on, and this year's model is no exception. Those...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

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SoftBank snaps up ARM in £24 billion deal
— 7:11 AM on July 18, 2016

Japanese telecoms provider SoftBank has agreed to purchase chip design and IP firm ARM Holdings for £24 billion ($31.8 billion) in cash, or...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Refreshed Moto E3 offers respectable specs on the cheap
— 8:35 AM on July 15, 2016

Motorola seems to be releasing phones to fit every use case of late. The company's latest revelation is palatable to all wallets. The company...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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