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Early deal of the week: Delicious SSD discounts
— 4:01 PM on September 22, 2014

We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to bring you some nifty SSD deals. Adorama is running a one-day sale on SanDisk's Extreme Pro...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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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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GeForce GTX 970, 980 cards already widely available
— 11:01 AM on September 19, 2014

Gotta love hard launches. On the morning after the introduction of Nvidia's GeForce GTX 970 and 980, both cards are already widely available online. As...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Android L to encrypt devices by default
— 9:12 AM on September 19, 2014

Looks like Apple isn't the only one pandering to privacy advocates. As the Washington Post reports, Google has made a similar announcement. Starting...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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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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Apple: With iOS 8, we can't give your data to the government
— 2:44 PM on September 18, 2014

With its reputation still reeling from that celebrity photo leak, Apple has added a new privacy section to its website. That section includes a...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Mac Personal tech

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Stable of new Kindle tablets includes $99 Android model
— 11:26 AM on September 18, 2014

So, yeah, Amazon has a few new Kindles out. Make that more than a few. Jeff Bezos & Co. have announced four distinct new slates,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Monitor scaler makers commit to FreeSync hardware
— 9:24 AM on September 18, 2014

AMD is collaborating with the "industry's biggest scaler vendors" to produce dynamic refresh hardware for PC monitors. According to the official AMD press release,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

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Leak reveals next-gen Kindle with 300-PPI screen
— 9:14 AM on September 17, 2014

Yes, Amazon updates its Kindle e-readers every year, so it's kind of a given that a new model is coming this fall. This year's refresh...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Microsoft intros equal-opportunity Bluetooth keyboard
— 2:32 PM on September 16, 2014

Google might have a keyboard in store for the Nexus 9, but Microsoft is thinking bigger. The folks in Redmond have announced a...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing Personal tech

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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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Microsoft plans Windows event on September 30
— 10:28 AM on September 16, 2014

Those rumors about the Windows 9 Technical Preview's impending release might just be true. As ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley reports, Microsoft has invited journalists...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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32GB Shield tablet with LTE goes up for pre-order
— 9:04 AM on September 16, 2014

A new version of the Shield tablet is up for grabs—sort of. The new model features LTE connectivity and 32GB of built-in storage, and Nvidia

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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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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