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Deals of the week: laptops and spinning storage
— 1:53 PM on December 9, 2016

Greetings, gerbils. Today's deals are of a rather unique tack. Instead of the usual selection of PC motherboards, CPUs, and graphics cards, today it's (almost)...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Microsoft and Intel set to bring AR to the people with Project Evo
— 2:18 PM on December 8, 2016

At WinHEC 2016 today, Microsoft unveiled its take on the augmented reality concept, called "Project Evo." Evo is a collaboration with Intel that entails...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Windows

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Bluetooth 5 spec promises increased speed, range, and throughput
— 10:08 AM on December 8, 2016

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group pulled back the curtain on the Bluetooth 5 Core Specification. According to the SIG, the new specification's low-energy mode...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

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WD unveils a raft of HGST enterprise storage products
— 2:30 PM on December 6, 2016

Western Digital unveiled a raft of HGST-branded enterprise storage products today, including a range of NVMe PCIe drives, high-capacity 2.5" SAS SSDs, and 3.5"...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Micron 5100-series SSDs make speedy datacenter storage cheaper
— 4:34 PM on December 5, 2016

Being one of the world's leading NAND flash manufacturers, one could say that Micron would like nothing more than to see hard drives go away....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Cortana takes the fight to Alexa with the Microsoft Home Hub
— 9:16 AM on December 5, 2016

Until now, Microsoft has been relegated to bit player status in the emerging digital home assistant sector, with the lion's share of attention going to...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Personal tech

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Seagate Duet portable drive reaches for the clouds
— 1:16 PM on December 2, 2016

Between the proliferation of cheap eMMC storage devices, crazy-fast NVMe SSDs, and cloud backup services, users' interactions with platters of spinning rust is...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Networking

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MSI seeks to Shield M.2 SSDs from thermal throttling
— 11:00 AM on November 29, 2016

A good bit of the PC enthusiast product space is devoted to solving problems most computer users rarely experience or notice. The proliferation of mechanical...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage

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Early Black Friday deals: we're thankful for all these cheap SSDs
— 4:12 PM on November 23, 2016

Hello, gerbils! It seems that online retailers couldn't wait until Black Friday to get their grubby little hands on your credit cards and decided to...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Netflix 4K coming to a select few PCs
— 12:00 PM on November 22, 2016

Microsoft has announced that Netflix 4K support is coming to a small number of Windows PCs over on its Windows Blog. Owners of 4K...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Windows

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Adata SD700 external SSD is built to take a beating
— 12:35 PM on November 17, 2016

Solid-state drives don't have moving parts, and that simple fact makes them intrinsically suited for use as portable storage. Adata's SD700 external SSD combines...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Microsoft joins the Linux Foundation as a Platinum member
— 9:30 AM on November 17, 2016

Linux and Microsoft were, for years, fully at odds with each other. Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer considered Linux a bigger threat to Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Linux-Unix

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Updated PiDrives give tiny computers more affordable storage
— 12:30 PM on November 16, 2016

WDLabs has refreshed it PiDrive Foundation Edition series of drives designed for the Raspberry Pi Foundation's Pi 2 and Pi 3 single-board...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Seagate Backup Plus HDD crams 5TB into a 2.5" portable drive
— 10:12 AM on November 16, 2016

The engineering team at Seagate must have heard the phrase "you can't take it with you," and taken it as a design challenge. The company's...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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In the lab: Samsung's 960 EVO SSDs
— 9:25 AM on November 15, 2016

Hot on the heels of its class-leading 960 Pro, Samsung is unleashing the more-affordable, TLC V-NAND-driven 960 EVO this morning. The good news...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Cray XC50 supercomputer can probably run Crysis
— 4:26 PM on November 14, 2016

Cray isn't a name you hear about every day. For the unitiated, the company has been making supercomputers ever since "computers" were a...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Networking Servers

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Dell teases a Surface Studio competitor
— 2:01 PM on November 2, 2016

Microsoft made a splash last week with its creator-focused Surface Studio all-in-one desktop PC. Windows Central reports that Dell is throwing its hat...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Windows

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Microsoft ends OEM sales of Windows 7 Professional and Windows 8.1
— 2:57 PM on November 1, 2016

Microsoft is really serious about the adoption of Windows 10. The company has used free upgrade promotions and obtrusive advertisements built into Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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