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IDC: PC shipments declined less than expected in Q2
— 6:00 AM on July 14, 2014

The last couple of years haven't been kind to the PC market as a whole. However, IDC's latest numbers show a smaller-than-expected decline for PC...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous Personal tech

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Deal of the week: Rosewill's Green Series 630W PSU for $41
— 10:58 AM on July 11, 2014

For the first time in what seems like forever, our weekly deals post is devoid of cheap SSDs. There are plenty of 'em out there,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Power Cooling

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New Acer Chromebook has Core i3 inside
— 6:00 AM on July 11, 2014

Budget Chromebooks are starting to look suspiciously like full-fledged laptops. As Liliputing reports, Acer's latest Chrome OS-toting notebook is powered by the Core i3-4005U,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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TR BBQ XI prize haul adds a trio of Gigabyte boards
— 12:59 PM on July 10, 2014

The 11th annual TR BBQ is just over a week away, and our sponsors are outdoing themselves by providing world-class PC hardware for us...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards The Tech Report

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Report: Via's next-gen quad could challenge Bay Trail, Kabini
— 6:00 AM on July 8, 2014

Via's last x86 CPU architecture, code-named Isaiah, debuted way back in 2008. The design went on...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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These are the PCIe SSDs Samsung reserves for big PC vendors
— 11:13 AM on July 7, 2014

We're all familiar with the 2.5" Serial ATA SSDs that Samsung makes available to end users. They're not the only drives in the company's stable,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing Servers

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Friday night topic: Blowing stuff up
— 1:59 PM on July 4, 2014

Happy Fourth of July, everybody! So what are you exploding to celebrate independence? Anything? I will be putting to work some of the lessons I've learned...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Certification site mentions Shield Tablet, calls it ''notebook/tablet''
— 9:33 AM on July 2, 2014

Rumors have been swirling around about an Nvidia Shield tablet for some time. We're still awaiting an official announcement, but this recent tweet...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Vaio brand relaunches, laptops return in Japan
— 12:46 PM on July 1, 2014

Back in February, Sony sold its Vaio brand and associated operations to a private investment fund called Japan Industrial Partners. Today, JIP relaunched Vaio...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Newegg now accepts Bitcoin payments
— 11:02 AM on July 1, 2014

Been putting off your next Newegg order because you only have BTC on hand? Worry no longer. Newegg is now accepting Bitcoin as a...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Personal tech

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Report: Surface Mini never entered production
— 6:00 AM on July 1, 2014

You might have read recently about how the manual for the Surface Pro 3 manual includes inadvertent references to the oft-rumored Surface Mini. PC World...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Steam tops eight million concurrent users
— 10:13 AM on June 30, 2014

This past weekend, a record 8,020,813 gamers were on Steam at the same time. According to Valve's stats page, the new peak occurred around...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Release roundup: Mining mobos, colored coolers, and USB 3.0 thumb drives
— 5:33 PM on June 27, 2014

This week in the roundup, we've got announcements from Biostar, Lepa, and Silicon Power. Exciting, I know. My fingers are trembling with anticipation as I...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cooling Storage

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Mozilla prepares Firefox for the VR web
— 2:20 PM on June 27, 2014

We haven't seen a production version of Oculus' Rift VR headset yet. Even so, Mozilla feels that the product will be revolutionary not just for games,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Nexus devices aren't going away, says Google
— 11:44 AM on June 27, 2014

When rumors began to swirl around Google's Android Silver program back in April, Nexus fans worried that it spelled the end of their favorite direct-from-Google...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Deal of the week: Thermaltake's Theron gaming mouse for $20
— 11:14 AM on June 27, 2014

On the off chance that you haven't spent all your money in the ongoing Steam Summer Sale, we've collected a handful of enticing hardware deals....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Storage Input devices

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Google to bring Chromebooks, Android closer together
— 1:03 PM on June 26, 2014

Google's Chromebook platform is gaining steam. In its I/O keynote, Google touted partnerships with eight OEMs, a total of 15 Chromebook models, and availability in 28 countries....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Personal tech

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Android Wear paves the way for smarter watches
— 10:36 AM on June 26, 2014

If today's smart watches aren't living up to your Dick Tracy fantasies, have hope. At yesterday's I/O keynote, Google discussed the future of Android Wear, its...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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