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Microsoft releases firmware updates for beleaguered Surfaces
— 9:12 AM on January 28, 2016

Microsoft has released new firmware updates updates for the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book. The updates should enhance battery charging and thermal tuning,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Thursday Shortbread
— 7:21 AM on January 28, 2016

PC Hardware and Computing The Cherry MX Board 6.0 Mechanical Keyboard Review @ Anandtech ASRock Z170 Extreme4 Review @ Tom's Hardware NZXT Noctis 450 ATX Mid-Tower...

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Chrome 48 for iOS brings massive speed and stability improvements
— 12:51 PM on January 27, 2016

Version 48 of the Chrome browser was released today. While this release doesn't deserve much fanfare for its desktop operating system incarnations, it's a...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Internet Software Networking

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Microsoft delays Windows 10 Mobile and Lumia updates
— 3:23 PM on January 22, 2016

Users looking forward to Windows 10 Mobile are going to have to wait a little longer. According to VentureBeat, Microsoft is delaying the release...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows

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Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 now available with 1TB SSDs
— 10:11 AM on January 22, 2016

Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book have certainly made an impression with techies everywhere. Some really heavy-duty users may feel a little...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Systems Mobile computing Windows

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JEDEC makes GDDR5X official
— 9:13 AM on January 22, 2016

Bandwidth ahoy! Hot on the heels of the news that Samsung is producing HBM2 chips, the JEDEC standards body has now published the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Memory

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Rumor: Samsung Galaxy S7 specs detailed
— 9:37 AM on January 21, 2016

The rumor mill is abuzz about Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S7 flagship phone, which is expected to show up at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Google's Brotli algorithm will soon compress web traffic in Chrome
— 11:35 AM on January 20, 2016

Google will soon enable support in Chrome for a new compression algorithm called Brotli. The algorithm has been in the works for a...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Networking Servers

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HP ruggedizes its Chromebook 11 G4 for schools
— 9:29 AM on January 20, 2016

Chromebooks have reportedly been quite successful in the classroom, and HP is looking at that market with lustful eyes. The company has just unveiled its...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Personal tech

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Corsair's latest memory kits blend speed and capacity
— 10:38 AM on January 19, 2016

Looking for a high-frequency DDR4 memory kit? Corsair announced three new additions to its Vengeance LPX line, and all three boast transfer speeds over...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Samsung begins mass production of 4GB HBM2 memory chips
— 7:27 PM on January 18, 2016

Just under a week ago, JEDEC updated the High-Bandwidth Memory standard with provisions for bigger, faster memory packages. Hot on JEDEC's heels, Samsung...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Rumor: Huawei will soon get into the PC business
— 1:06 PM on January 15, 2016

Huawei is growing at a steady clip, and the company now seems to be thinking that a piece of the PC market pie would hit...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Samsung wins Snapdragon 820s as it begins 14-nm LPP production
— 7:27 AM on January 14, 2016

Samsung announced that it's begun mass production of chips using its 14-nm Low Power Plus (LPP) process, the latest generation of its FinFET fabrication...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Gigabyte presents a barbershop quartet of Xeon D mobos
— 1:41 PM on January 12, 2016

For most gerbils, Gigabyte is a name associated with consumer-grade motherboards and graphics cards. However, the company has always operated in the server arena, too,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Networking Servers

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G.Skill offers 128GB 3000 MT/s DDR4 kit for Intel X99 systems
— 9:44 AM on January 12, 2016

G.Skill thinks that 64GB still isn't enough for a single memory kit, and it's now releasing a 128GB DDR4 kit targeted at Intel's X99...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Multi-user support for educational institutions comes with iOS 9.3
— 4:37 PM on January 11, 2016

Apple has released details of the beta version of iOS 9.3, and it certainly sounds like the company is going after Chromebooks' success...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Alienware puts OLED screens in mobile gamers' reach
— 7:48 PM on January 8, 2016

Dell and Lenovo have already deemed OLED screens good enough for prime time as monitors. Now, according to PC World, Alienware is...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing Gaming

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Zotac adds an Ethernet port to its PC Stick
— 2:30 PM on January 8, 2016

Quite a few players are producing candy-bar PCs these days, and we're finally starting to see some deviation from Intel's original Compute Stick formula....

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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