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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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Deal of the week: An IPS ultra-wide for $420, plus cheap SSDs and more
— 11:26 AM on October 24, 2014

One of these days, we're just going to skip the intro and dive right into the bulleted list. But not today. This counts as an...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Mobile computing

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VisionTek's new USB 3.0 thumb drive has SSD performance
— 10:51 AM on October 23, 2014

There are speedy USB 3.0 thumb drives, and then there's VisionTek's newly announced Pocket SSD. Apparently, the drive's "aircraft-grade aluminum" housing conceals a SandForce controller...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Lian Li's latest Mini-ITX chassis houses 11 hard drives
— 9:21 AM on October 23, 2014

Mini-ITX motherboards can be ideal for home file servers, but the associated enclosures typically have a limited number of drive bays, especially for 3.5" mechanicals....

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage

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G.Skill's Phoenix Blade PCIe SSD boasts 2000MB/s transfer rates
— 10:29 AM on October 22, 2014

There's a new PCIe SSD in town, and it sounds very fast indeed. G.Skill claims its Phoenix Blade 480GB can hit sequential speeds up...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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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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Gmail for Android 5.0 Lollipop to support non-Gmail accounts
— 11:38 AM on October 20, 2014

Android users may be pleasantly surprised when they fire up the Gmail app in Android 5.0 Lollipop. As Android Police reports, the new app...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Personal tech

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Friday night topic: The nosehair trimmer dilemma
— 5:29 PM on October 17, 2014

The modern economy is a wonderful blessing in many ways, but it does produce some strange scenarios that can be difficult to process. I remember,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Samsung's 840 EVO update fixes slow reads with old data
— 6:28 PM on October 14, 2014

Samsung's 840 EVO SSD is afflicted with a bug that slows read performance with older data. We have new information on the cause of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Dropbox bug deletes some users' files
— 12:29 PM on October 13, 2014

Dropbox users might want to check if all their files are still intact. Hacker News has posted a note from the cloud storage provider...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Internet

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Friday night: Your customer service pet peeves
— 6:22 PM on October 10, 2014

Over the past few weeks and months, horror stories about Comcast's customer service have made the rounds. We've heard a desperate retention rep refuse...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deal of the week: Sennheiser HD 558s for $100, Dragon Age for free, and more
— 11:25 AM on October 10, 2014

Columbus Day sales abound, providing some interesting fodder for our weekly deals post. Before we get into the individual items, we should point out that...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Storage Game consoles

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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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Deal of the week: A hot-clocked GeForce GTX 770 for $235, and more
— 11:39 AM on October 3, 2014

Welcome to another edition of our weekly deals post. The arrival of the GeForce GTX 970 and 980 has spurred massive discounts on their...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Storage Displays

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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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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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Self-destruct sequence fractures the NAND in ultra-secure SSD
— 6:00 AM on October 1, 2014

SSDs with full-drive encryption are a dime a dozen these days. A UK-based company called SecureDrives is...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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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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