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Deals of the week: laptops and spinning storage
— 1:53 PM on December 9, 2016

Greetings, gerbils. Today's deals are of a rather unique tack. Instead of the usual selection of PC motherboards, CPUs, and graphics cards, today it's (almost)...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Qualcomm readies up 48-core Centriq 2400 ARM server chip
— 12:51 PM on December 9, 2016

Maybe 2017 will be the year that ARM servers finally become a thing. After demoing a 24-core server chip a little more than a...

Type: News story Tags: Servers

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Microsoft and Intel set to bring AR to the people with Project Evo
— 2:18 PM on December 8, 2016

At WinHEC 2016 today, Microsoft unveiled its take on the augmented reality concept, called "Project Evo." Evo is a collaboration with Intel that entails...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Windows

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Fitbit buys Pebble, leaving watch owners in the lurch
— 11:06 AM on December 8, 2016

Fitbit, one of the biggest fitness band makers, has acquired "specific assets" of Kickstarter-fueled smartwatch maker Pebble. The official press release from Fitbit clarifies...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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We have a winner in our limited-edition Corsair RM1000i giveaway
— 5:59 PM on December 7, 2016

Well, time's up. We're giving away Corsair's gorgeous limited-edition RM1000i PSU in white, in exchange for the 10 best and funniest reasons why the winner...

Type: News story Tags: Power Miscellaneous

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WD unveils a raft of HGST enterprise storage products
— 2:30 PM on December 6, 2016

Western Digital unveiled a raft of HGST-branded enterprise storage products today, including a range of NVMe PCIe drives, high-capacity 2.5" SAS SSDs, and 3.5"...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Independent QA firm digs into the causes of Note 7 battery fires
— 11:20 AM on December 6, 2016

Remember the Samsung Note 7 battery issues? Instrumental, a company that produces tools for remote quality assurance, certainly does. On its blog, Instrumental used...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Micron 5100-series SSDs make speedy datacenter storage cheaper
— 4:34 PM on December 5, 2016

Being one of the world's leading NAND flash manufacturers, one could say that Micron would like nothing more than to see hard drives go away....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Time's running out for our limited-edition Corsair RM1000i contest
— 11:20 AM on December 5, 2016

I love the smell of a freshly-unboxed power supply in the morning. Don't you? I bet you do. Just in case you've missed it,

Type: News story Tags: Power Miscellaneous

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Cortana takes the fight to Alexa with the Microsoft Home Hub
— 9:16 AM on December 5, 2016

Until now, Microsoft has been relegated to bit player status in the emerging digital home assistant sector, with the lion's share of attention going to...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Personal tech

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I made my dumb appliances smarter with the Internet of Things
— 2:58 PM on December 2, 2016

Sometimes I forget things. In particular, I forget to transfer my clean but wet laundry from the washing machine to the dryer. When this happens,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Networking

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Seagate Duet portable drive reaches for the clouds
— 1:16 PM on December 2, 2016

Between the proliferation of cheap eMMC storage devices, crazy-fast NVMe SSDs, and cloud backup services, users' interactions with platters of spinning rust is...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Networking

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Deals of the week: laptops and a mixed bag of goodies
— 12:02 PM on December 2, 2016

Greetings, fellow gerbils. I know, I know, your credit cards are beaten, bruised, and broken from all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. And...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Poll: Did you buy into the world of VR this year?
— 12:44 PM on December 1, 2016

2016 is the year that VR took off, at least if you listen to the companies making VR headsets. The Oculus Rift rolled in on...

Poll Question: • Did you buy into the world of VR this year?

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Give us 10 good reasons you should win this Corsair RM1000i Special Edition
— 9:15 AM on November 30, 2016

So, Private Gerbil, you just bought a fancy-pants computer with three graphics cards and a high-end processor with more cores than a nuclear reactor. In...

Type: News story Tags: Power Miscellaneous

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MSI seeks to Shield M.2 SSDs from thermal throttling
— 11:00 AM on November 29, 2016

A good bit of the PC enthusiast product space is devoted to solving problems most computer users rarely experience or notice. The proliferation of mechanical...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage

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Cyber Monday deals: mobile computing and audio
— 1:38 PM on November 28, 2016

Greetings again, gerbils. In the previous installment of Cyber Monday deals, we covered components and peripherals. Now, it's time to get your mobile computing...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Cyber Monday deals: components and peripherals
— 11:17 AM on November 28, 2016

Someone's got a case of the Mondays, it seems. The cure for that, as we all know, is a set of heavily-discounted hardware deals, courtesy...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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