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Some 840 EVOs still vulnerable to read speed slowdowns
— 2:22 PM on January 26, 2015

In October, Samsung patched its 840 EVO SSD to address a problem that caused slow read speeds with old data. Recent reports suggest the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Apacer exec sees 256GB SSDs falling below $70 this year
— 12:14 PM on January 23, 2015

Solid-state drives will get a whole lot cheaper in the second half of this year. That's according to CK Chang, General Manager at Taiwanese digital...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Microsoft's next-gen browser has annotation system, Cortana assistant
— 5:54 PM on January 21, 2015

Microsoft's rumored Project Spartan browser is real, and it's coming to Windows 10 devices, including smartphones. This apparent heir to Internet Explorer has a...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Latest Backblaze reliability data shows carnage for 3TB Seagate drives
— 7:00 AM on January 21, 2015

Online backup provider Backblaze made headlines last year with a reliability study based on over 25,000 mechanical drives. Unlike previous publications in this vein,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Steam update adds non-beta Steam Broadcasting, FPS counter
— 9:10 AM on January 20, 2015

A new version of Valve's Steam client has been released. The list of changes and additions is fairly long; most notably, the update makes...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Samsung's Portable SSD T1 reviewed
— 9:00 AM on January 20, 2015

Samsung's Portable SSD T1 packs the 850 EVO into a pocketable case that's practically weightless. We've tested this miniature marvel to see how...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Cooler Master's Hyper D92 CPU cooler reviewed
— 1:16 PM on January 16, 2015

Cooler Master's Hyper D92 is a compact tower-style cooler with dual 92-mm fans. We tested its performance on stock-clocked and overclocked CPUs to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

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Deal of the week: An unlocked FX quad for $90, Bay Trail convertible for $230, and more
— 11:13 AM on January 16, 2015

This week's deals post is brought to you by the letter A, because it fits with our first item—and because I've run out of other...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Memory Mobile computing

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New Intel IGP drivers add H.265, VP9 hardware decode support
— 9:56 AM on January 15, 2015

Intel graphics drivers releases aren't usually very exciting, but this one is worth pointing out. Numbered 15.36.14.4080, this update imbues Haswell and Broadwell processors...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Multimedia

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Analyst expects Apple to start transition away from Intel by 2017
— 4:11 PM on January 14, 2015

No question about it, Apple's homebrewed processors for the iPhone and iPad are getting mighty fast. According to an analyst quoted by AppleInsider, those chips...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Mac

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Cooler Master prototype melds vertical vapor chambers with CPU block
— 10:52 AM on January 12, 2015

CPU coolers with vertical vapor chambers are nothing new; Cooler Master has been making them since 2012. But the company showed off a new...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Report: Win10's Spartan browser to have tab grouping, Cortana, annotations
— 9:34 AM on January 12, 2015

Last month, the rumor mill broke the news about Spartan, a lightweight web browser Microsoft is said to be developing for Windows 10. The...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Deal of the week: A 1080p IPS monitor for $100 and 802.11n Wi-Fi router for $5
— 10:41 AM on January 9, 2015

We interrupt this week's deluge of CES stories for a look at some of the best PC hardware deals available right now. IPS monitors typically carry...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Networking

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OCZ's new SSD controller has four Gen3 lanes, NVMe support
— 9:21 AM on January 9, 2015

Add another SSD—and a new controller—to the growing list of PCIe units with support for the NVMe...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Phison controller teams up with MLC NAND for Mushkin Striker SSD
— 11:04 AM on January 8, 2015

PCI Express SSDs may be grabbing most of the headlines, but there are still plenty of new SATA drives at the Consumer Electronics Show this...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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ARM SoC fuels remote monitoring in Cooler Master concept PSU
— 10:59 AM on January 8, 2015

In addition to showing off funky spinning heatsinks, Cooler Master is demoing a new PSU concept...

Type: News story Tags: Power

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Cooler Master's ''kinetic'' engine turns rotating heatsink into a fan
— 9:10 AM on January 8, 2015

Way back in 2011, we posted an article on an innovative cooler that used a rotating hunk of metal as both a heatsink and...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Plextor's next PCIe SSDs come in x4, Black Edition flavors
— 8:13 PM on January 7, 2015

Plextor was one of the first SSD makers to offer a consumer-grade PCIe drive with an M.2 interface, so it's no surprise that the company...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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