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Acer's new 27'' G-Sync monitor scales up to 144Hz
— 6:00 AM on November 20, 2014

There's a new G-Sync display in Acer's stable. The 27" XB270HU slots in between the 28"...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Mozilla ditches Google, signs five-year deal with Yahoo
— 4:47 PM on November 19, 2014

For the past 10 years, Google has been the default search engine in Firefox—and the Mozilla Foundation has gotten financial support from the search giant...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Ubisoft hard at work on further AC Unity performance tweaks
— 11:48 AM on November 19, 2014

Previously on the Assassin's Creed Unity glitchfest saga. After much hype and excitement, Assassin's Creed Unity launched to mixed reviews and widespread complaints about performance...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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AMD and Nvidia have new drivers for Far Cry 4 and Dragon Age: Inquisition
— 9:20 AM on November 18, 2014

Dragon Age: Inquisition and Far Cry 4 both come out today. As one might expect, AMD and Nvidia have released new graphics drivers for the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Hacker turns keyboard backlight into video game display
— 12:56 PM on November 17, 2014

Cooler Master's QuickFire Rapid-i keyboard has an ARM-based processor that powers a handful of neat backlighting options, including per-key illumination and a light-as-you-type effect...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Lost Ark trailer shows eight minutes of Diablo-style action
— 10:23 AM on November 17, 2014

Korean game developer Tripod Studio has revealed Lost Ark, an "exciting hack & slash MMORPG" that looks an awful lot like Diablo. The official trailer...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Corsair's Neutron Series XT solid-state drive reviewed
— 8:00 AM on November 17, 2014

Corsair's new Neutron Series XT pairs a quad-core Phison controller with Toshiba's latest MLC NAND. We've taken the 240GB version for a spin...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Microsoft becomes world's second most valuable company
— 6:00 AM on November 17, 2014

Considering its string of recent misfortunes—Windows 8, Windows Phone, and the Surface RT, to name a few—one...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Ubisoft 'wrapping up' Unity patch with PC performance fixes
— 4:13 PM on November 14, 2014

In case you missed the memo, Assassin's Creed Unity has had a rough launch. The game is apparently riddled with glitches, and many users are...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Skype for Web runs in your web browser (maybe)
— 10:50 AM on November 14, 2014

Skype is now officially a web app. While Outlook.com users have had access to a barebones version of the software for some time, Microsoft

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Software

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Deal of the week: A monster PSU for $110, Devil's Canyon for $196, and more
— 10:43 AM on November 14, 2014

One of this week's deals expires at 11:59 AM Central Time, so let's cut to the chase. SeaSonic's X-1250 PSU is massively discounted at Newegg for...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Power Storage

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BlackBerry and Samsung partner on secure messaging for Android
— 9:19 AM on November 14, 2014

Beleaguered smartphone maker BlackBerry has found an ally. The firm announced yesterday that it has partnered with Samsung to bring its BES12 software to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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Shield Tablet gets Lollipop November 18, game bundle for 32GB version
— 8:00 AM on November 13, 2014

Nvidia's Shield Tablet will get a taste of Android Lollipop early next week. The OS update is due to "begin public availability" on November 18,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Reports: Assassin's Creed Unity is a glitchy performance hog
— 2:02 PM on November 12, 2014

Assassin's Creed Unity came out yesterday, and folks who picked up the game on the PC sound...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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New Backblaze data shows which SMART stats predict drive failures
— 1:11 PM on November 12, 2014

Online backup provider Backblaze has a new batch of reliability data from its army of almost 40,000 mechanical drives. This time around, the company is...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Windows flaw allows remote code execution
— 9:11 AM on November 12, 2014

If you didn't run Windows Update yesterday, now might be a good idea to do so. As Ars Technica reports, the latest Patch Tuesday...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Servers

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Just Cause 3 announced, set for 2015 cross-platform launch
— 1:02 PM on November 11, 2014

Yesss. After more than four long years, Avalanche Studios has finally, formally announced Just Cause 3. Game Informer got the exclusive scoop on the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Intel expands DC S3500 SSD family with monster 2.5'' units, mini M.2 models
— 11:00 AM on November 11, 2014

Intel has been making server SSDs since the X25-E debuted six years ago. Those drives have apparently grown quite popular, too, because the company...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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