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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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Oculus unveils new VR headset prototype
— 6:00 AM on September 22, 2014

The first Oculus Connect conference was held late last week. There, Oculus VR unveiled its latest prototype VR headset, code-named Crescent Bay.

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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GeForce 344.11 WHQL drivers support new cards, new games, G-Sync
— 3:41 PM on September 19, 2014

Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 970 and 980 graphics cards have just come out, and you know what that means. New drivers! Today's GeForce 344.11 WHQL driver...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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The SSD Endurance Experiment: Only two remain after 1.5PB
— 11:35 AM on September 19, 2014

A couple of the SSDs in our endurance experiment have now reached 1.5 petabytes of writes. But another one failed on the last stretch,...

Type: Feature article 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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Nvidia's GeForce GTX 980 and 970 graphics cards reviewed
— 9:30 PM on September 18, 2014

Nvidia's ultra-efficient Maxwell GPU architecture has finally made its way into a bigger chip onboard a pair of new graphics cards: the GeForce GTX 980...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Xbone controller for Windows is coming; still isn't wireless
— 5:41 PM on September 18, 2014

Using the Xbox One controller with Windows has been possible since early June, but it requires a USB cable. In November, Microsoft plans...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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New footage, previews shed light on Gearbox's Battleborn
— 1:04 PM on September 17, 2014

Battleborn is the next game in the pipeline for Gearbox, and as we learned in July, it's a completely new property pitched as a...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Nvidia gears up for Game24; AMD asks fans to crash the party
— 12:20 PM on September 16, 2014

With two days to go until the festivities begin, Nvidia is hyping up prospective attendees for its Game24 event. But AMD is apparently determined...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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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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Adata's Premier SP610 solid-state drive reviewed
— 10:52 PM on September 15, 2014

At around $0.47/GB, Adata's Premier SP610 is priced to compete with budget SSDs from the biggest names in the business. The drive's four-channel Silicon...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Microsoft officially announces $2.5B Minecraft buyout
— 9:09 AM on September 15, 2014

Wow, the rumors were right. Earlier this morning, Microsoft announced that it's agreed to acquire Mojang,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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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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Grand Theft Auto V's PC release pushed to 2015
— 9:07 AM on September 12, 2014

A couple months ago, Rockstar announced that a spruced-up version of Grand Theft Auto V would hit the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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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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Bloomberg: Microsoft in talks to buy Minecraft studio for $2B
— 9:16 AM on September 10, 2014

Microsoft is on the verge of making a monster $2-billion bid for Minecraft studio Mojang AB, according to a report by Bloomberg. The news...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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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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