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Apple releases OS X version 10.10.5 with important security fixes
— 5:55 PM on August 14, 2015

Apple has released OS X version 10.10.5, and with it comes a bevy of fixes. Although the company states that this update "improves the...

Type: News story Tags: Software Mac

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3D V-NAND chips grow to 48 layers with 256Gb per die
— 7:52 AM on August 12, 2015

Hot on the heels of Toshiba's 48-layer BiCS flash, Samsung has introduced 48-layer 3D V-NAND flash of its own. These flash chips pack...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Samsung unveils a trio of NVMe SSDs with 3D V-NAND
— 6:32 AM on August 12, 2015

Samsung has added three new NVMe SSDs to its stable. The new drives use the company's 3D V-NAND flash, and they're meant to fill...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Toshiba's NVMe SSDs are a step toward a PCIe future
— 9:29 AM on August 11, 2015

NVM Express solid-state drives are the future, and Toshiba is bringing that future a little closer today with the release of three NVMe PCIe...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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In the lab: budget SSDs from SanDisk, OCZ, and Kingston
— 4:00 PM on August 5, 2015

Diligent gerbils may have noticed a lack of storage reviews around here recently, but we're happy to announce that the drought will soon be over. No, Geoff...

Type: News story Tags: Power Cooling Storage

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Asus' Z170-A motherboard reviewed
— 10:46 AM on August 5, 2015

Asus' Z97-A has long been our choice for a midrange enthusiast board. Will Asus' Z170-A carry on the company's tradition of excellence? We poked, prodded,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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ASRock's Z170 lineup has something for everybody
— 10:20 AM on August 5, 2015

ASRock has pulled back the curtain on its family of Z170 motherboards, and it's betting on USB 3.1 ports, M.2 connectivity and quality audio in...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Z170 mobos from EVGA are ready to play
— 10:09 AM on August 5, 2015

EVGA isn't sitting out on the Skylake motherboard party today. The company has three motherboards ready for builds with Intel's new enthusiast CPUs.

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Gigabyte Z170 motherboards are built enthusiast-tough
— 7:00 AM on August 5, 2015

Skylake is here, and Gigabyte has a raft of Z170 motherboards to go with Intel's sixth-generation Core CPUs. The G1 Gaming, Super Overclocking, and Ultra...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Asus Z170 boards keep cool with fancy fan controls
— 7:00 AM on August 5, 2015

Skylake is here, and Asus has unleashed a torrent of motherboards for Intel's new processor family. The company's Z170-based boards all feature enhanced fan speed controls,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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MSI Z170 mobos offer three paths to gaming superiority
— 7:00 AM on August 5, 2015

MSI has taken the wraps off of its Z170 Gaming line of motherboards. While we already knew bits and pieces about them, the...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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SanDisk and Toshiba unveil 256Gb 3D flash chips
— 11:29 AM on August 4, 2015

Get out your 3D glasses, everybody. SanDisk and Toshiba's latest NAND chips cram 32GB (256Gb) of the companies' BiCS flash memory into 48...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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OS X privilege escalation exploit makes for silent-killer malware
— 8:37 AM on August 4, 2015

A zero-day vulnerability in OS X Yosemite has been exploited in the wild, and it's a doozy. According to Malwarebytes, a script that exploits the vulnerability...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Mac

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EVGA X99 Micro 2 mobo offers USB-C in a microATX package
— 7:43 AM on July 31, 2015

EVGA has announced its X99 Micro 2 motherboard, which looks to be aimed at enthusiasts who want to stuff a whole lot of CPU...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Wake-from-sleep vulnerability leaves UEFIs open to attack
— 6:03 PM on July 30, 2015

Most modern motherboards support firmware write protection to prevent unwanted BIOS flashes, but a vulnerability in many UEFI firmware implementations could accidentally disable such protection. A new warning...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Samsung docs detail Linux TRIM bug and fix
— 12:25 PM on July 30, 2015

We've been covering a report from search provider Algolia pointing out a potential issue in Samsung SSDs' TRIM implementation. More recently, Samsung itself...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Operating systems

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Samsung Q2 earnings fall, mobile device sales disappoint
— 8:39 AM on July 30, 2015

Samsung Electronics has released its Q2 2015 financial report. Sales were down approximately 8% from the year-ago quarter, totalling 48.54 trillion Korean won ($41.3 billion)....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Mobile computing Personal tech

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Intel, Micron introduce revolutionary 3D XPoint memory
— 11:42 AM on July 28, 2015

At a special presentation today, Intel and Micron jointly announced the introduction of a new type of memory technology called 3D XPoint. Intel VP Rob Crooke...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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