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Windows 8.1 overtakes XP in market share, Win7 still on top
— 7:50 AM on July 2, 2015

Windows 8.1 has finally passed Windows XP to become the second-most-used desktop operating system. According to Netmarketshare, Microsoft's current OS led its retired older sibling at...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Acer unleashes a 34" curved FreeSync monitor
— 9:11 AM on June 30, 2015

Hold on to your hats. Acer just unleashed the XR341CK, a 34" 3440x1440 IPS monitor with FreeSync onboard. If this display looks a tad...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Microsoft adds $1,299 Core i7 version to Surface Pro 3 lineup
— 10:24 AM on June 29, 2015

Microsoft has quietly added a new member to its Surface Pro 3 family, packing an Intel Core i7 CPU, a 128GB SSD, and 8GB...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Samsung and LG show off battery technology improvements
— 9:21 AM on June 29, 2015

Nary a day goes by without news about new battery technologies, it seems, and today is no exception. Samsung and LG have both announced new...

Type: News story Tags: Power Miscellaneous Mobile computing Personal tech

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Samsung will patch its software to restore Windows Update settings
— 5:03 PM on June 26, 2015

Owners of Samsung PCs who use the company's own software update utility will soon be able to breathe easier. After the revelation that Samsung's software...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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OnePlus will launch its new phone in virtual reality
— 4:55 PM on June 26, 2015

So this is novel. OnePlus, the phone company that brought us the cheap-but-powerful One phone, is launching a new model, the OnePlus 2....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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ThinkPad loyalists will enjoy this retro Lenovo concept
— 11:21 PM on June 25, 2015

Lenovo (née IBM) ThinkPads have a design history stretching back over 20 years. Despite some recent tweaks and tucks to these PCs' keyboards and...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Lenovo's latest Ideacentre PC is a little Stick-y
— 10:38 AM on June 23, 2015

Lenovo's ideacentre Stick 300 shows that size truly doesn't matter. This micro-PC provides a full-blown computer in a footprint that's not much bigger than...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Facebook SSD reliability study shows early burnouts
— 9:41 AM on June 23, 2015

A team comprised of Facebook engineers and Carnegie Mellon researchers has published a study covering flash memory failure rates over a four-year period, with...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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AOC reveals two 144Hz FreeSync gaming monitors
— 8:37 AM on June 23, 2015

FreeSync monitors keep on coming. According to the folks at PC Monitors, AOC's latest gaming monitors, the G2460PF and G2770PF, offer FreeSync-infused 1080p panels...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Eurocom takes desktop Broadwell on the go with its P5 Pro
— 6:00 AM on June 23, 2015

For the longest time, it wasn't possible to buy a CPU based on Intel's Broadwell silicon outside of lower-power applications like notebooks or NUCs.

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Report: convertibles could make up 12% of mobile PCs sold in 2015
— 5:06 PM on June 22, 2015

Market research firm Gartner has a report and some predictions on the growth of the hybrid PC segment (more commonly known as convertible or...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Third-generation Moto G prototype specs, pics leak
— 1:35 PM on June 22, 2015

Motorola Mobility's Moto G has long offered decent specs in an Android smartphone for a couple hundred bucks or less, but recent phones like...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Samsung's FreeSync 4K displays are eminently affordable
— 11:53 AM on June 22, 2015

Samsung has started shipping their newest FreeSync-infused 4K displays, the 23.6" U24E590D and the 28" U28E590D. The former goes for an impressively low...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Biostar whips up a Braswell mini-ITX board of its own
— 9:28 AM on June 22, 2015

The march of Intel Braswell-powered mini-ITX mobos continues. Today's spin on the formula comes from Biostar, whose N3150NH mobo features a Celeron N3150...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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HP shows off Pavilion x2 convertible with USB Type-C
— 12:17 PM on June 19, 2015

Not green with Envy about HP's refreshed 15" laptop lineup? Take a look at the new Pavillion x2 10t, a Bay Trail Atom...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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HP refreshes Envy 15" laptop lineup with Carrizo and Broadwell
— 2:16 PM on June 18, 2015

HP has updated its 15" Envy laptop lineup, taking advantage of AMD's new Carrizo APUs and Intel's Broadwell CPUs. Two versions are available:...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Etc.
— 9:40 AM on June 18, 2015

Wow. I came here to write an Etc. post, and Jeff had already written something that nicely explains what's going on. Makes my job...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics The Tech Report

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