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Haswell IGPs get their last driver update for Windows 7 and 8.1
— 9:15 AM on January 30, 2017

All good things must come to an end. In turn, all outdated software meets its maker in the grand scheme of things. The terminus...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software Windows

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Nvidia covers the 2015 Shield in Nougat
— 4:00 PM on January 27, 2017

When we said the hardware inside the updated Nvidia Shield Android TV was "essentially unchanged," we weren't kidding. Nvidia has pushed out...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Game consoles Software

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Wine project spills out a 2.0 release
— 2:17 PM on January 27, 2017

Advances in virtualization technology and web applications coupled with ever-rising memory and storage capacities have progressively turned the stage lights away from Wine, a software...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Mac Linux-Unix

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Pioneer releases a pair of Ultra HD Blu-ray drives for PCs
— 10:30 AM on January 27, 2017

While an optical media drive might seem like a relic to some users, it's often a necessity for those with PCs at the center of...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems

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HP issues a recall for 101,000 laptop batteries
— 12:00 PM on January 26, 2017

Another day, another story about defective batteries. This time, it's Hewlett-Packard recalling laptop batteries and urging customers to stick to AC power until their...

Type: News story Tags: Power Mobile computing

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Windows 10 Game Mode will prioritize games for smoother play
— 4:49 PM on January 25, 2017

Remember that "Game Mode" feature that Twitter user WalkingCat found in Windows 10 build 14997? When we first heard about it, we were left...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Dell unleashes a bevy of Chromebooks and Latitudes for students
— 3:00 PM on January 25, 2017

The educational market has slightly different priorities than the enthusiast and enterprise domains. Machines destined for the classroom need to be affordable, durable, and easy...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Microsoft releases open-source DirectX Shader Compiler
— 9:02 AM on January 25, 2017

At GDC last year, Microsoft pulled back the curtain on the graphics technologies coming with Shader Model 6.0. As it turns out, the company...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software Windows

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Google Voice gets a long-overdue update
— 10:00 AM on January 24, 2017

After five years without a significant update you'd be forgiven for thinking that Google Voice was going the way of Reader or iGoogle—projects that...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Internet Personal tech

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iOS 10.2.1 update plugs multiple security holes
— 9:00 AM on January 24, 2017

Apple's iOS 10.2.1 update is now available to the public. The new version doesn't include major feature changes or improvements, but it fixes a...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Android apps coming to all future Chromebooks
— 4:00 PM on January 23, 2017

The perceived lack of applications has been the biggest knock against Google's Chrome OS platform since the very beginning. Last May, Google announced plans...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Samsung Galaxy S8 phones won't appear at MWC
— 1:00 PM on January 23, 2017

By now, most people have heard about Samsung's revelation of the causes behind the overheating and fires of its ill-fated Note 7 handset. In...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Xiaomi exec Hugo Barra leaves Chinese handheld maker
— 11:30 AM on January 23, 2017

Hugo Barra left Google back in 2013 to join Chinese cellphone maker Xiaomi. After leading many of the company's biggest initiatives over the last few...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Samsung details the cause of Note 7 battery fires
— 9:15 AM on January 23, 2017

So how about that Samsung Galaxy Note 7? The would-be Korean competitor to Apple's iPhone 7 ended up being a literal flaming disaster. It's...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Eurocom Tornado F5 SE mobile server can eat desktops for lunch
— 11:30 AM on January 20, 2017

Eurocom's Tornado F5 SE looks like a standard desktop replacement-style laptop that you might find on a shelf in a big box electronics store....

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Servers Workstations

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Microsoft releases Pix DX12 tuning and debugging tool for Windows
— 10:00 AM on January 20, 2017

For three generations of Xbox consoles, game developers have used Microsoft's Pix tool for graphics performance tuning and debugging. Microsoft says that developers looking to...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Windows

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Samsung's Android 7.0 rollout starts with the Galaxy S7
— 11:30 AM on January 19, 2017

Samsung announced today that its rollout of Android 7.0 Nougat is underway. Surprising no one, the company's current flagship models Galaxy S7 and S7...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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Sixa Rivvr wireless kit is ready for all VR headsets
— 9:58 AM on January 19, 2017

While it's still hard to tell if VR is going to become a permanent part of our electronics landscape, the first generation of headsets has...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Gaming

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