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Here's what's cooking in Damage Labs
— 5:00 PM on October 24, 2014

My two identical GPU test rigs—one for Radeons and another for GeForces—have served me well for several years. And they're purty!

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Memory Gaming

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In the lab: WASD's Code keyboard with Cherry MX clear switches
— 3:27 PM on October 22, 2014

For a while now, we've been getting requests to review a keyboard based on Cherry's MX clear key switches. Good news: the folks at...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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First Win10 Tech Preview update adds Action Center
— 9:09 AM on October 22, 2014

The Windows 10 Technical Preview has been out for only three weeks, and already, Microsoft has pushed out an updated build to testers. Known...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare needs 6GB of RAM and 55GB of storage
— 11:46 AM on October 20, 2014

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is due out on November 4, and the minimum system requirements have appeared on Steam. In some respects, they're...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Gaming

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Samsung starts mass-producing TLC V-NAND
— 6:00 AM on October 9, 2014

We've known about Samsung's plans to pack three bits per cell into its 3D V-NAND since the company's SSD Global Summit in July. A...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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In the lab: Cooler Master's Mizar mouse
— 5:22 PM on October 6, 2014

Microsoft's IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0 is one of the most iconic mice around. I've had one for what seems like forever, and it still works well...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Code that hijacks USB device firmware is out in the wild
— 9:28 AM on October 3, 2014

USB devices appear to have a serious security flaw that allows malicious code to be inserted into their firmware. The flaw was first revealed...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Input devices

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It's official: Windows 10 will ship with DirectX 12
— 4:53 PM on October 2, 2014

I think this was pretty much a given already, but it's nice to have confirmation. In a post on the official DirectX Developer Blog, Microsoft's...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software Operating systems Windows

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Release roundup: Dorsal fins and fancy microATX cases
— 12:59 PM on October 2, 2014

It's been a while since we've done one of these. Truth is, the late summer is usually pretty quiet as far as hardware launches go....

Type: News story Tags: Cases Power Input devices

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Semiconductor Wiki chronicles competing fab process densities from 130-10 nm
— 9:19 AM on October 2, 2014

SemiWiki, otherwise known as the Semiconductor Wiki Project, has pulled together some interesting data on the feature density of competing fabrication nodes from the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Memory

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This might be why Windows 10 isn't called Windows 9
— 5:05 PM on October 1, 2014

We were all pretty surprised when Microsoft announced the name of its new OS yesterday. The company justified the name choice by saying Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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The Windows 10 Technical Preview is available now
— 1:14 PM on October 1, 2014

After unveiling Windows 10 yesterday, Microsoft has made the first Technical Preview of the new operating system available publicly. Trying out the pre-release OS...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Updated: Microsoft shows Windows 10, preps public preview build for tomorrow
— 1:19 PM on September 30, 2014

After dropping that naming bombshell, Microsoft gave the first public demo of Windows 10 at its press event this morning. The company also announced...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 9 is actually called... Windows 10
— 12:19 PM on September 30, 2014

Microsoft's Windows press event is unfolding as we speak, and the firm has just announced the name of its new operating system. Turns out the...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Hynix slides tease vertically stacked memory with 256GB/s of bandwidth
— 6:00 AM on September 30, 2014

High-Bandwidth Memory, otherwise known as HBM, is a form of stacked DRAM designed to sit on the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Memory

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Microsoft Indonesia President: Windows 9 will be free for Win8 users
— 9:11 AM on September 29, 2014

Got Windows 8? If so, the next version of Windows may not cost you a dime. That's according to Microsoft Indonesia President Andreas Diantoro, who...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Oops: Microsoft exec confirms next week's 'Windows 9' debut
— 5:16 PM on September 24, 2014

Officially, Microsoft hasn't announced the name of the next Windows release—and the coming September 30 event is about "what's next for Windows and the...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Reversible, USB Type-C cables can pass DisplayPort signals alongside data and power
— 6:00 AM on September 23, 2014

As if the reversible USB Type-C connector weren't cool enough already, cables based on the standard will be able to carry DisplayPort signals....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Input devices Mobile computing

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