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Some of Samsung's TLC SSDs are slow to read old data
— 10:48 AM on September 22, 2014

Samsung has deployed three-bit TLC NAND in two generations of solid-state drives: the 840 Series and the 840 EVO. The value-oriented drives have been very...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Deal of the week: A 23'' IPS monitor for $150, a 200-mm fan for free, and more
— 11:04 AM on September 19, 2014

The best deal of the week is easily Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 970, which is already selling online with prices starting at $329.99....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Storage Displays

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Micron's M600 SSD accelerates writes with dynamic SLC cache
— 7:00 AM on September 16, 2014

In some ways, Micron's M600 SSD is exactly what you'd expect. It combines the company's own 16-nm NAND with a marginally updated version of the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Deal of the week: The Pentium AE for $55, cheap SSDs, and more
— 11:15 AM on September 12, 2014

This week's deals post runneth over with discounted goodness. Behold: The Pentium G3258 Anniversary Edition CPU is already a sweet deal at its usual asking price,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Displays

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What's your biggest PC bottleneck?
— 9:52 AM on September 12, 2014

Modern PCs are incredibly powerful. They have multi-core CPUs, massively parallel graphics processors, gobs of memory, and...

Poll Question: • What's your biggest PC bottleneck?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Memory

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Google makes first Android apps available on Chrome OS
— 6:00 AM on September 12, 2014

We've known since June that they were coming, and now, they're here. Google says the first Android apps for Chrome OS are now...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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Asus' dual-Xeon workstation board exudes glorious excess
— 6:00 AM on September 11, 2014

Xeons based on Intel's new Haswell-EP silicon debuted earlier this week. They have up to 18 cores apiece, and a pair of 'em can...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Workstations

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Skylake reference designs have wireless charging, WiGig networking
— 6:13 PM on September 10, 2014

During yesterday's IDF keynote, Intel demoed mobile systems with wireless charging and WiGig networking. Scott surmised that those features could be integrated into the...

Type: News story Tags: Power Mobile computing Networking

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Preliminary Core M benchmarks hint at Broadwell's potential
— 3:43 PM on September 10, 2014

Scott is making the rounds at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, and he just passed along some interesting benchmark results from a Broadwell...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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WD's Ae archival drive has ''progressive'' 6.x TB capacity
— 6:00 AM on September 10, 2014

A while back, at the behest of its datacenter customers, WD developed a family of hard drives specifically for "cold" archival storage. The product line...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Hands on with Dell's Venue 8 7000 series tablet
— 6:56 PM on September 9, 2014

IDF — One of the best old-school touches of today's opening keynote at the Intel Developer Forum was an appearance by Michael Dell near the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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HGST's NVM Express SSDs scale up to 3.2TB
— 2:48 PM on September 9, 2014

Hard drives weren't the only products HGST revealed during its enterprise storage event this morning. The firm also uncorked its first PCI Express SSD...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Shingled platters breathe helium inside HGST's 10TB hard drive
— 1:30 PM on September 9, 2014

In a curious bit of scheduling, HGST decided to roll out a bunch of new enterprise storage...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Intel aims for wearables with stamp-sized $50 Edison board
— 1:03 PM on September 9, 2014

IDF — Wearable computing and the Internet of Pants Things is a big focus of this year's...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Personal tech

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Intel demos Skylake silicon; production expected in 2H 2015
— 12:46 PM on September 9, 2014

IDF — At its developer forum today in San Francisco, Intel confirmed that its 14-nm Broadwell chips will be shipping not just as Core M,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Core M-powered ZenBook slims down to 0.48''
— 11:05 AM on September 8, 2014

Intel's first Broadwell processors will be part of the Core M family, and Asus is putting one of 'em in an ultra-slim notebook. The...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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New Chrome builds have built-in password generator
— 6:00 AM on September 8, 2014

Watch out, LastPass! Google might be gunning for you. The latest stable release of Chrome already slapped a fresh coat of paint on the built-in password...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Deals of the week: Devil's Canyon, storage, and a 4K display for $540
— 4:21 PM on September 5, 2014

Labor Day is past, and fall is in the air. In keeping with the seasonal changes, maybe it's time for a new PC, or at...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cases Storage Displays

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