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HGST stays atop the charts in latest Backblaze reliability stats
— 2:30 PM on February 1, 2017

Cloud backup outfit Backblaze runs its business by buying large quantities of mostly consumer-grade hard drives, running them in close quarters, and planning around...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Apple revenue hits an all-time high in its fiscal first quarter
— 4:49 PM on January 31, 2017

Apple released its fiscal 2017 first-quarter financial results today. Over the holiday season, the company raked in $78.3 billion, up 3% from this time last...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mac

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Rumor: changes in SK Hynix catalog could hint at Vega HBM speeds
— 2:30 PM on January 31, 2017

Nineteen months have passed since AMD introduced its Fiji-based R9 Fury X graphics card. With bite-size and double-wide siblings along for the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Memory Gaming

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Razer acquires smartphone manufacturer Nextbit
— 11:30 AM on January 31, 2017

Gaming peripherals company Razer seems to be making a habit of acquiring interesting technology companies. In 2015, Razer purchased Ouya, the short-lived maker of...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Wine project spills out a 2.0 release
— 2:17 PM on January 27, 2017

Advances in virtualization technology and web applications coupled with ever-rising memory and storage capacities have progressively turned the stage lights away from Wine, a software...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Mac Linux-Unix

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Deals of the week: tons o' graphics cards, a fast monitor, and RAM
— 11:27 AM on January 27, 2017

Behold, gerbils! Welcome to the magic show of El Dealino, the Mexican wizard known throughout lands far and wide. He is able to pull incredibly...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Displays Memory Input devices

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HP issues a recall for 101,000 laptop batteries
— 12:00 PM on January 26, 2017

Another day, another story about defective batteries. This time, it's Hewlett-Packard recalling laptop batteries and urging customers to stick to AC power until their...

Type: News story Tags: Power Mobile computing

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Dell unleashes a bevy of Chromebooks and Latitudes for students
— 3:00 PM on January 25, 2017

The educational market has slightly different priorities than the enthusiast and enterprise domains. Machines destined for the classroom need to be affordable, durable, and easy...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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BlackWidow Chroma V2 arrives with Razer's Yellow switches
— 2:23 PM on January 24, 2017

Now that seemingly every PC component vendor has at least one RGB LED-illuminated keyboard in its respective product portfolio, the companies that...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Toshiba N300 hard drives are ready for NAS service
— 12:40 PM on January 24, 2017

We spend a lot of time talking about SSDs, whether they come packaged as 2.5" SATA disks, PCIe expansion cards, or flavor-of-the-month M.2 formats. While...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Google Voice gets a long-overdue update
— 10:00 AM on January 24, 2017

After five years without a significant update you'd be forgiven for thinking that Google Voice was going the way of Reader or iGoogle—projects that...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Internet Personal tech

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iOS 10.2.1 update plugs multiple security holes
— 9:00 AM on January 24, 2017

Apple's iOS 10.2.1 update is now available to the public. The new version doesn't include major feature changes or improvements, but it fixes a...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Android apps coming to all future Chromebooks
— 4:00 PM on January 23, 2017

The perceived lack of applications has been the biggest knock against Google's Chrome OS platform since the very beginning. Last May, Google announced plans...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Samsung Galaxy S8 phones won't appear at MWC
— 1:00 PM on January 23, 2017

By now, most people have heard about Samsung's revelation of the causes behind the overheating and fires of its ill-fated Note 7 handset. In...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Xiaomi exec Hugo Barra leaves Chinese handheld maker
— 11:30 AM on January 23, 2017

Hugo Barra left Google back in 2013 to join Chinese cellphone maker Xiaomi. After leading many of the company's biggest initiatives over the last few...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Samsung details the cause of Note 7 battery fires
— 9:15 AM on January 23, 2017

So how about that Samsung Galaxy Note 7? The would-be Korean competitor to Apple's iPhone 7 ended up being a literal flaming disaster. It's...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Mushkin enters the keyboard market with the Carbon KB-001
— 4:00 PM on January 20, 2017

We don't have to tell you the memory market's been pretty rough lately, with prices only recently coming up from rock-bottom. One solution companies look...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Eurocom Tornado F5 SE mobile server can eat desktops for lunch
— 11:30 AM on January 20, 2017

Eurocom's Tornado F5 SE looks like a standard desktop replacement-style laptop that you might find on a shelf in a big box electronics store....

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Servers Workstations

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