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iMessage vulnerability exposes iCloud photos
— 10:55 AM on March 21, 2016

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have discovered a vulnerability in Apple’s popular iMessage platform that allows an attacker to retrieve encrypted photos stored on...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mac

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Western Digital makes a 314GB hard drive for the Raspberry Pi
— 3:11 PM on March 14, 2016

In honor of Pi Day, Western Digital has announced a mechanical drive for Raspberry Pi based on its 500GB Caviar Blue Slim model. This 314GB drive...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Gigabyte GA-990X-Gaming SLI brings M.2 and USB 3.1 to AM3+
— 9:10 AM on March 9, 2016

Gigabyte has announced the GA-990X-Gaming SLI, an enthusiast ATX motherboard for AMD AM3 and AM3+ processors. The board combines the 990X chipset with some...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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ASRock turns to an external clock generator for BCLK overclocking
— 2:42 PM on March 8, 2016

ASRock just won't do what Intel tells it to. The company may have issued BIOS updates that removed its SkyOC base-clock (or BCLK) overclocking...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Seagate prepares a monster PCIe SSD for the data center
— 1:47 PM on March 8, 2016

Seagate has an intriguing new toy to show off at this weekend's Open Compute Project Summit. It claims to have the world's fastest...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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OCZ's Trion 150 SSD reviewed
— 9:48 AM on March 7, 2016

With the Trion 150 SSD, OCZ takes another stab at a low-cost TLC drive with newer 15-nm NAND under the hood. We tested it out...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Oculus founder says Macs aren't up to the demands of VR
— 4:13 PM on March 3, 2016

"That's up to Apple, and if they ever release a good computer, we will do it." That's the rather blunt way that Palmer Luckey, founder...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Input devices Mac

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Samsung begins shipping a 15TB data center SSD
— 5:33 PM on March 2, 2016

We often think of 1TB or 2TB SSDs as massive in PC enthusiast circles these days, but those drives pale in comparison to Samsung's latest....

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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WD adds 8TB hard drives to its internal and external offerings
— 10:06 AM on March 1, 2016

Western Digital is charging full steam (or should I say helium?) ahead with its 8TB hard drives. The company has just added 8TB models...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Apple moves to vacate court order requiring it to unlock an iPhone
— 8:15 PM on February 25, 2016

Like many in the software world, we've been closely following Apple's dispute with the United States government. Apple has been cooperating with the investigation...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mac

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Samsung doubles the speed and capacity of its UFS flash chips
— 9:20 AM on February 25, 2016

Samsung has had great success in the SSD market with its 3D V-NAND flash memory. Now, the conglomerate is combining that technology with a new...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Zotac's speedy Sonix drive joins the NVMe SSD field
— 9:01 AM on February 25, 2016

When solid-state drives started to hit the performance ceiling of the SATA interface and the AHCI protocol, manufacturers started looking to PCIe and the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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MSI Cubi 2 Plus PCs make the most of mini-STX mobos
— 10:37 AM on February 23, 2016

A little while ago, Intel introduced its 5x5 motherboard standard, now called mini-STX. These mobos are even itty-bittier than Mini-ITX boards, measuring a mere...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Systems

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Western Digital experiences a setback in its SanDisk acquisition
— 9:54 AM on February 23, 2016

In the last few months, Western Digital has made moves to become a player in the SSD market. It acquired Skyera, a solid-state storage...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Transcend's SSD370 solid-state drive reviewed
— 1:57 PM on February 19, 2016

With 3D V-NAND and new budget TLC drives grabbing all the recent headlines, it's nice to kick back and enjoy some SSDs with tried-and-true planar...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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US government asks Apple to help it brute-force iOS security
— 2:10 PM on February 17, 2016

Apple often touts the security and privacy benefits of its iOS platform. The company takes a variety of measures to ensure that users'...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mac

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Seagate releases a duo of thin, high-density mobile hard drives
— 11:17 AM on February 16, 2016

Seagate has announced tiny new mobile hard disk drives that boast high density in a seven-millimeter-thick form factor. The company expects the new drives...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Windows 10 gets new Release Preview ring and detailed change logs
— 4:29 PM on February 10, 2016

Most users are aware that Microsoft regularly publishes updates to Windows 10 called "cumulative updates." Although that name has a nice ring to it, it...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Operating systems Windows

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