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''Windows Threshold'' said to disable Modern UI on desktops
— 9:22 AM on June 30, 2014

Microsoft may go out of its way not to annoy us desktop users in the next major Windows release. According to Neowin, that release, which...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Deal of the week: Thermaltake's Theron gaming mouse for $20
— 11:14 AM on June 27, 2014

On the off chance that you haven't spent all your money in the ongoing Steam Summer Sale, we've collected a handful of enticing hardware deals....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Storage Input devices

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New Android graphics extensions power impressive UE4 demo
— 9:30 AM on June 26, 2014

As part of its I/O keynote yesterday, Google revealed the Android Extension Pack, a set of graphics features built into the next version of the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Game consoles Operating systems

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AOC's 24'' G-Sync monitor is coming in July
— 10:37 AM on June 25, 2014

AOC has rolled out a 24" display infused with Nvidia's G-Sync technology. The variable-refresh mojo allows the G2460PG to update the screen only when...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Catalyst 14.6 RC drivers boost performance, add CrossFire profiles
— 9:15 AM on June 25, 2014

Good morning, Radeon users. There's a fresh set of Catalyst drivers waiting for you. Available here from AMD's knowledge base site, the new Catalyst...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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HPC switch fabric shares package with next-gen Xeon Phi
— 6:00 AM on June 24, 2014

The International Supercomputing Conference is underway in Leipzig, Germany, and Intel has used the occasion to reveal some new tidbits about its next-gen Xeon...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Experimental MIT chip brings cache coherency to many cores
— 10:48 AM on June 23, 2014

CPU core counts are growing. Four or eight cores are pedestrian nowadays, and core counts in the double digits are becoming increasingly common in...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Intel asked AMD for Mantle API spec
— 10:40 AM on June 23, 2014

PC World reports that Intel expressed interest in experimenting with AMD's Mantle API. Newly-minted AMD Gaming Scientist Richard Huddy made the revelation during an...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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Deal of the week: Potent graphics, big SSDs, and more
— 11:12 AM on June 20, 2014

The best gaming deals of the week can probably be found in the Steam Summer Sale, but what about hardware? We've combed through the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage

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Gaming Evolved app adds video recording, challenges ShadowPlay
— 10:47 AM on June 20, 2014

AMD doesn't have a homebrewed equivalent to Nvidia's GeForce Experience software—but it does bundle its drivers with Raptr's Gaming Evolved app, which offers much of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Xeon hybrid marries x86 cores with FPGA sidekick
— 6:00 AM on June 19, 2014

At the GigaOm Structure event in San Francisco yesterday, Intel revealed that it has developed a hybrid server processor that combines a Xeon E5...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Mantle is coming to Linux, suggests AMD's Huddy
— 11:18 AM on June 18, 2014

Less than two weeks after his return to AMD, Richard Huddy is making headlines again. Speaking to PC World, the newly minted AMD Gaming...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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GeForce 340.43 beta drivers add SLI, 3D Vision profiles
— 10:16 AM on June 17, 2014

Nvidia has released a new set of GeForce beta drivers, version 340.43. If you were expecting major changes in this update, I'm sorry to...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Internet Explorer Developer Channel gives devs early access
— 1:41 PM on June 16, 2014

For developers who need to keep their projects abreast of upcoming features in major web browsers, nightly builds of Chrome and Firefox have long been...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Windows

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SanDisk to acquire Fusion-io for $1.1 billion
— 10:35 AM on June 16, 2014

The consolidation continues in the SSD industry. SanDisk announced this morning that it's set to purchase Fusion-io for $1.1 billion in cash. According to...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Friday night topic: your best tech purchases
— 4:50 PM on June 13, 2014

We've recently explored the question of our worst tech purchases, and what a dreadful collection of stories were told. There is another side to...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

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Deal of the week: Graphics cards, a mid-tower, and SSDs
— 11:04 AM on June 13, 2014

It's time for another weekly deals post. Here's a selection of discounted hardware we spotted this morning: Zotac's GeForce GTX 760 2GB graphics card is

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Storage

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AMD shuffles corporate deck to target PCs, ''high-growth markets''
— 9:22 AM on June 13, 2014

AMD is reorganizing its corporate structure in a bid to better serve both traditional PCs and "adjacent high-growth markets." Starting July 1, the firm...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Servers

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