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Three flavors of Linux are coming to Windows Store
— 5:00 PM on May 12, 2017

One of the highlights of Microsoft's Build conference last year was the announcement of an Ubuntu-based Linux subsystem for Windows 10. The company's recent announcement...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows Linux-Unix

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Deals of the week: high-end graphics cards, big hard drives, and more
— 11:58 AM on May 12, 2017

Good afternoon, dear sirs. We understand that some of you may still be gazing at the beautiful hues of Corsair's latest Dominator RAM kit,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Power Storage

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Float across devices with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
— 11:33 AM on May 11, 2017

Microsoft's spokespersons spent most of the first day of the company's annual Build conference talking about Cortana and other AI-related topics. Today, the focus...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Windows

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Toshiba shows 64-layer BiCS flash running at Dell EMC World
— 10:00 AM on May 11, 2017

Dell EMC World 2017 is wrapping up today. Among the announcements of note came the news that Toshiba is beginning to use its third-generation,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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HP's Elite x2 1012 G2 refresh brings Kaby Lake to the table
— 9:00 AM on May 11, 2017

HP has a brand-new refresh of its Elite x2 convertible lineup. The Elite x2 1012 G2 is on the way and it looks...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Microsoft's Cortana gets a body and a very particular set of skills
— 4:37 PM on May 10, 2017

The job opening to be your AI assistant is growing increasingly competitive. Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Samsung are all vying for that position by...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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Amazon's Echo Show gives Alexa a face
— 10:00 AM on May 10, 2017

We already have Dash Buttons, Echo, Echo Dot, and the Echo Look. The Amazon-ification of the contemporary household isn't over yet, though. The company's...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Internet

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AOC I1659FWUX portable display is ready to hit the road
— 2:00 PM on May 9, 2017

As a frequent laptop user, I pine for the four-panel array attached to my desktop PC in my basement. AOC's I1659FWUX USB monitor could...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 630 and 660 SoCs go for the middle lane
— 11:30 AM on May 9, 2017

Apple A-Series and Qualcomm 800-series SoCs get the lion's share of attention in the mobile space, but not everyone buys an iPhone or a high-end...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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Google's Fuchsia OS runs on a little bit of Magenta
— 2:30 PM on May 8, 2017

Both of Google's extant operating systems, the Android OS for mobile devices and Chrome OS for chromebooks, are based on the Linux kernel. In case...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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BenQ courts professionals with PD2500Q monitor
— 11:30 AM on May 8, 2017

BenQ is probably not the first brand mentioned when the topic of conversation turns to calibrated professional monitors, as it often does on relaxed evenings...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

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Deals of the week: an RX 460 4GB for $100 and more
— 11:37 AM on May 5, 2017

Greetings, gerbils! Our deals posts tend to be short, but we have a total of eight deals for your perusal today, covering a wide range...

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

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Gigabyte teases Aorus M.2 Thermal Guard before Computex
— 11:30 AM on May 5, 2017

This year's Computex is close, and everyone's already tossing out tidbits of what they'll be bringing to the trade show. Gigabyte will assuredly...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage

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Acer's ProDesigner BM320 display is ready for a hefty workload
— 9:00 AM on May 5, 2017

The monitors best suited for play and work are different beasts. Acer's new display, the ProDesigner BM320, is most definitely in the latter category....

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Adata D8000L is a shiny, weather-resistant power bank
— 5:00 PM on May 4, 2017

Since the primary victim of the phone thinness wars has been battery capacity (and because no-one seems to value user-replaceable batteries anymore), carrying around a...

Type: News story Tags: Power Mobile computing

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Intel DC P4600 and P4500 SSDs give datacenters a little TLC
— 4:00 PM on May 3, 2017

Intel's Optane devices made their entrance into consumer and datacenter markets this spring, but don't think for a second that the company is neglecting...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Early deal of the week: a 1TB Adata SU800 SSD for $226
— 1:32 PM on May 3, 2017

SSDs have been getting more expensive of late, thanks to media supply shortages as manufacturers shift production to 2D and 3D TLC NAND. Even...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Gigabyte Aero 15 is slim and packs a mean punch
— 9:00 AM on May 3, 2017

Getting a bigger screen into a device without making the external dimensions any larger is a big trend these days. Smartphones are losing their...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing

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