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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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I made my dumb appliances smarter with the Internet of Things
— 2:58 PM on December 2, 2016

Sometimes I forget things. In particular, I forget to transfer my clean but wet laundry from the washing machine to the dryer. When this happens,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Networking

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Seagate Duet portable drive reaches for the clouds
— 1:16 PM on December 2, 2016

Between the proliferation of cheap eMMC storage devices, crazy-fast NVMe SSDs, and cloud backup services, users' interactions with platters of spinning rust is...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Networking

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ASRock Beebox-S reports for HTPC duty
— 9:01 AM on December 2, 2016

Every shake of the magic eight-ball seems to deliver the same conclusions regarding Intel's Kaby Lake seventh-generation Core CPUs: a little extra battery life...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems

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Gigabyte's XH300 headset hits all the right notes
— 9:00 AM on December 1, 2016

Gigabyte announced the fancy-looking XH300 headset at CES earlier this year, and it seems it's headed for an imminent release. The headset is displayed prominently...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Radeon Software 16.11.5 watches out for Watch Dogs 2
— 9:30 AM on November 29, 2016

AMD has just slipped in its fifth Radeon driver release for November. The Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.11.5 is out now, and it primary...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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GeForce 376.09 drivers are ready to hack Watch Dogs 2
— 10:07 AM on November 28, 2016

Nvidia's driver team never seems to take a break, even when there is turkey and stuffing to be eaten. Today's harvest of ones and zeros...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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We've tracked down all the best Black Friday game deals
— 10:19 AM on November 25, 2016

It's Black Friday, and you know what that means. Prices are slashed on almost everything, almost everywhere, and video games are no different. We dragged...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Rumor: Microsoft may bring x86 compatibility to Windows on ARM
— 3:32 PM on November 22, 2016

Remember the Surface RT? Microsoft's ill-fated attempt to break away from its dependence on Intel was more or less ignored by the market, probably...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Netflix 4K coming to a select few PCs
— 12:00 PM on November 22, 2016

Microsoft has announced that Netflix 4K support is coming to a small number of Windows PCs over on its Windows Blog. Owners of 4K...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Windows

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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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Nvidia 375.95 hotfix driver addresses Pascal VRAM clock bug
— 9:13 AM on November 18, 2016

A widespread bug in the recent 375.86 GeForce driver release caused some Pascal cards to keep their VRAM clock at 810 MHz. Given...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Radeon 16.11.4 driver update will bring your Civilization to life
— 4:32 PM on November 17, 2016

AMD released the 16.11.4 driver update for its Radeon graphics cards, adding support for Sid Meier's Civilization VI and fixing few bugs. All told,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Nvidia 375.86 drivers leave some cards' RAM stuck in first gear
— 11:05 AM on November 16, 2016

The new driver for GeForce graphics cards only dropped yesterday, but users on the official forums at geforce.com are already reporting major issues....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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HP Z2 Mini workstation got hit by a shrink ray
— 11:00 AM on November 16, 2016

Don't adjust your monitor—the image you see below isn't distorted to make the headphones look big next to the box. HP researchers had a little...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Workstations

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GeForce 375.86 drivers are ready for Steep slopes
— 11:48 AM on November 15, 2016

Another couple of game launches, another GeForce driver release. This time around, Nvidia is serving up GeForce drivers version 375.86. The new package is...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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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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AMD Radeon Open Compute Platform hits version 1.3
— 11:43 AM on November 14, 2016

A year ago at the intuitively-named SC15 supercomputing conference, AMD announced its intention to improve its software stack for high-performance computing. The name of that...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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