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Fitbit buys Pebble, leaving watch owners in the lurch
— 11:06 AM on December 8, 2016

Fitbit, one of the biggest fitness band makers, has acquired "specific assets" of Kickstarter-fueled smartwatch maker Pebble. The official press release from Fitbit clarifies...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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WD unveils a raft of HGST enterprise storage products
— 2:30 PM on December 6, 2016

Western Digital unveiled a raft of HGST-branded enterprise storage products today, including a range of NVMe PCIe drives, high-capacity 2.5" SAS SSDs, and 3.5"...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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BenQ SW320 monitor is one of the first with HDR
— 10:30 AM on December 6, 2016

The terms 4K and HDR are thrown around quite a bit in reference to TVs lately, but this combination of buzzwords hasn't really hit the...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Micron 5100-series SSDs make speedy datacenter storage cheaper
— 4:34 PM on December 5, 2016

Being one of the world's leading NAND flash manufacturers, one could say that Micron would like nothing more than to see hard drives go away....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Cortana takes the fight to Alexa with the Microsoft Home Hub
— 9:16 AM on December 5, 2016

Until now, Microsoft has been relegated to bit player status in the emerging digital home assistant sector, with the lion's share of attention going to...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Personal tech

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Panasonic develops an IPS panel with a million-to-one contrast ratio
— 10:36 AM on December 2, 2016

Japanese technology industry giant Panasonic has developed a new type of IPS LCD panel that the company says is capable of a contrast ratio...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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AOC P2779VC monitor juices up phones without the wires
— 10:30 AM on November 30, 2016

Once upon a time, LCD monitors with accurate colors and wide viewing angles were the exclusive purview of professionals and nerds. These days, there's not...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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AOC Agon AG251FZ syncs freely at up to 240Hz
— 9:04 AM on November 28, 2016

Everyone loves the wide viewing angles and vivid colors of IPS and VA LCD panels. The TN panel technology has been all but abandoned in...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Rumor: Skylake Xeon E5-2699v5 may pack up to 32 cores per socket
— 10:00 AM on November 22, 2016

While Intel's mainstream desktop CPUs have been stuck at four cores since the introduction of the Core 2 Quad in 2007, the core count in...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Microsoft's Windows 10 VR headsets won't require a high-end rig
— 9:02 AM on November 22, 2016

Microsoft announced a partnership earlier this fall with companies like Asus, Lenovo, and HP to bring cheaper virtual reality headsets to the market, along...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Microsoft joins the Linux Foundation as a Platinum member
— 9:30 AM on November 17, 2016

Linux and Microsoft were, for years, fully at odds with each other. Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer considered Linux a bigger threat to Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Linux-Unix

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Nvidia SaturnV supercomputer takes HPC efficiency to new heights
— 9:02 AM on November 15, 2016

Fast cars have a fantasy attached to them that fuel-efficient ones do not. The latter, though, are much more practical in just about every case....

Type: News story Tags: Systems Servers

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Cray XC50 supercomputer can probably run Crysis
— 4:26 PM on November 14, 2016

Cray isn't a name you hear about every day. For the unitiated, the company has been making supercomputers ever since "computers" were a...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Networking Servers

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IBM S822LC server Powers Tesla P100 deep learning
— 10:43 AM on November 14, 2016

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has been growing his company into something greater than a graphics chip vendor for some time now. A new...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Servers

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Acer BE270U monitor is all business
— 9:00 AM on November 9, 2016

Acer released a new 27" display this week aimed at the non-gaming crowd. The BE270U arrives with a focus on color reproduction and comfort...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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AOC Agon AG352QCX takes a VA panel and drives it to 200Hz
— 11:00 AM on November 8, 2016

Monitor manufacturer AOC is expanding its range of its range of FreeSync-enabled monitors with the alphabet-soup-inspired Agon AG352QCX. The monitor is built around a...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Philips BDM3270QP2 offers rich hues in 32" size
— 9:00 AM on November 8, 2016

Philips' enterprise branch EPI announced this week a new 32" display aimed primarily at the business market, the BDM3270QP2. This 2560x1440, 92-PPI display stands...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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BenQ Zowie XL2540 monitor spits out frames at 240Hz
— 10:18 AM on November 7, 2016

BenQ acquired eSports fanatics Zowie last year, and has been busy stamping the name on its gaming monitors. The latest display bearing the Zowie...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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