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AnandTech purchased by parent company of Tom's Hardware
— 12:02 PM on December 17, 2014

Just a few months after its founder departed for Apple, AnandTech has been sold. The buyer is Purch, a growing "digital content and...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Report: Microsoft prepping streaming service for apps and games
— 6:00 AM on December 17, 2014

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has been vocal about his "mobile first, cloud first" strategy. So, it's no...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Skype can now translate conversations in over 40 languages
— 6:00 AM on December 16, 2014

Douglas Adams' Babel fish may be a work of science fiction, but Microsoft is close to having its own universal translator in software. The...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Western Digital acquires enterprise SSD maker
— 5:23 PM on December 15, 2014

Another firm specializing in enterprise solid-state storage has been acquired by Western Digital. This time, it's Skyera, which Western Digital describes as a "developer...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Gigabyte's three-way GTX 980 costs more than most PCs
— 11:30 AM on December 15, 2014

Remember Gigabyte's insane Waterforce GTX 980? You know, the one with three hot-clocked GeForce GTX 980 graphics cards hooked up to an external liquid...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling

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Passively cooled Bay Trail board has full-sized slots, microATX footprint
— 10:30 AM on December 15, 2014

Intel's Bay Trail SoC has popped up on another PC motherboard. Unlike most implementations, which stick to the Mini-ITX form factor, Biostar's J1900MH2 opts...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Windows 10 build 9901 shows new consumer features
— 6:00 AM on December 15, 2014

A little more than a month from now, Microsoft will pull back the curtain on Windows 10's consumer features. Thanks to Paul Thurrott of...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Are these Intel's first Broadwell NUCs?
— 6:00 AM on December 12, 2014

Intel's new Broadwell architecture premiered with the Core M earlier this fall. Now, it's on its way to ultrabooks—and, by the looks of it, NUC...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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TR's Christmas 2014 System Guide
— 9:05 PM on December 11, 2014

Join us for this year's last System Guide update, in which we've fine-tuned our picks for your eleventh-hour Christmas shopping needs. This holiday edition...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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103 system fans clash in epic round-up
— 9:22 AM on December 11, 2014

System fans aren't the most exciting PC components, so we rarely cover them here at TR. However, there are some fairly substantial differences between the...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Custom mapping comes to Google Drive
— 6:00 AM on December 11, 2014

Google's support for custom maps has been inconsistent over the past few years, but the My Maps function seems to have finally found a stable...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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The TR Podcast 167: The best of 2014 & 2015, plus two freaking petabytes
— 1:47 PM on December 10, 2014

Join us for geek movie trailers, listener mail, SSD endurance, and Jordan feeling left out.

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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ECS's new mini PC sports a 64-bit Bay Trail SoC
— 10:44 AM on December 10, 2014

A new Bay Trail mini PC has quietly appeared online. FanlessTech spotted the product page for ECS's Liva X, which puts a Bay...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Dashlane, LastPass can now change passwords automatically
— 3:39 PM on December 9, 2014

Changing passwords is a chore. It's such a chore that many people didn't bother even in the wake of the Heartbleed fiasco. A Pew...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Seagate's Archive HDD uses shingled recording to squeeze 1.33TB per platter
— 10:31 AM on December 9, 2014

In August, Seagate revealed that it had started shipping its first 8TB hard drive. Details were scarce at the time, but the drive has...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Microsoft may be hatching a new business model for Windows 10
— 9:29 AM on December 9, 2014

Lately, Microsoft has been offering Windows at steep discounts or free of charge to increase its presence in low-cost notebooks, tablets, and smartphones....

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Cortana voice assistant demoed on Windows 10
— 4:39 PM on December 5, 2014

Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant debuted with Windows Phone 8.1 this spring, and it (she?) is now headed to Windows 10. The folks at WinBeta

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft: Windows 10 on track for 'late summer and early fall'
— 1:20 PM on December 5, 2014

At its big Windows 10 reveal event in September, Microsoft quoted a vague mid-2015 release time frame for the new operating system. Now, as...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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