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Infected hard drive firmware could be spying on you
— 11:02 AM on February 17, 2015

The latest threat report from Kaspersky suggests hard drives may have been spying on us for more than a decade. Infiltrating storage devices is just...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Type-C USB 3.1 comes to ASRock X99, Z97 boards
— 6:00 AM on February 17, 2015

ASRock is the latest motherboard maker to adopt USB 3.1—and it claims to be the "first in the world" to offer reversible Type-C connectivity. The...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Software

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Deal of the week: the 850 EVO 1TB for $400, half off Far Cry 4, and more
— 10:43 AM on February 13, 2015

Last week's deals post was entirely devoid of SSDs—but this week's isn't. Samsung's 850 EVO 1TB is on sale at Newegg for only $399.99 without...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Memory Gaming

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Biostar's Gaming Z97X mobo adopts USB 3.1, shuns Type-C port
— 10:09 AM on February 9, 2015

A few weeks after teasing it on Facebook, Biostar has formally revealed its first motherboard with USB 3.1. Here's the Gaming Z97X in...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Deal of the week: A mini Win8.1 tablet for $75, and more
— 11:15 AM on February 6, 2015

This week's deals post is all over the place, so let's get straight to the bulleted list: HP's Stream 7 Win8.1 tablet is on sale at...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Storage Memory Mobile computing

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Bills propose letting comp sci count as language credit
— 9:13 AM on February 6, 2015

State legislators in Washington and Kentucky want to amend college admission rules to make computer science count as a foreign language credit. Ars Technica

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Flash has already suffered three zero-day exploits in 2015
— 9:25 AM on February 5, 2015

Back in 2010, Steve Jobs called for the death of Flash. Five years later, the need for Flash is diminishing, but days like...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Fingernail-sized Samsung device combines 3GB of RAM, 32GB of flash
— 10:09 AM on February 4, 2015

Samsung has developed a fingernail-sized device with enough memory and storage for high-end smartphones. This ePoP, or embedded package on package, combines 3GB of LPDDR3-1866...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Mobile computing

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Internet Explorer afflicted by universal XSS flaw
— 9:33 AM on February 4, 2015

Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 is presently affected by a universal XSS flaw. This bug allows an attacker to craft...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Backblaze releases raw data behind HDD reliability reports
— 9:01 AM on February 4, 2015

For more than a year, online backup provider Backblaze has been releasing reliability stats on the tens of thousands of mechanical hard...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Asus' Crossblade Ranger motherboard reviewed
— 10:59 AM on February 3, 2015

Asus' Crossblade Ranger is a tweaker-friendly, top-of-the-line motherboard for AMD's Socket FM2+ processors. We kicked the tires and turned up the clocks to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Report: Skylake chipsets getting massive PCIe upgrade
— 12:04 PM on February 2, 2015

For years, the PCI Express connectivity in Intel's core-logic chipsets has been limited to Gen2 speeds. Now, a new leak suggests the next generation is...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Storage

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Deal of the week: A Radeon R9 290X for $233
— 10:59 AM on January 30, 2015

Big-screen TVs seem to be the deal du jour ahead of Superbowl Sunday, but there are some nice bargains on PC hardware, too. Here's what...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Storage

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You've goat to check out Silicon Power's new thumb drive
— 12:25 PM on January 29, 2015

Do boring-looking storage devices get your goat? Then it behooves you to check out Silicon Power's new Unique 550, which is themed after the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Intel refreshes high-endurance server SSDs with 20-nm NAND
— 6:00 AM on January 29, 2015

Consumer SSDs aren't the only ones that get periodic NAND updates. Intel has also refreshed some of...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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So long, Flash; YouTube now uses HTML5 by default
— 9:15 AM on January 28, 2015

Using a recent browser? Then chances are Adobe's Flash plug-in will remain dormant the next time you fire up a YouTube video. That's because, according...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Software

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MSI's X99S MPower motherboard reviewed
— 3:35 PM on January 27, 2015

MSI's blacked-out X99S MPower motherboard is a menacing beast primed for overclocked CPUs and multi-card graphics. It's also peppered with slick little touches, like...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Some 840 EVOs still vulnerable to read speed slowdowns
— 2:22 PM on January 26, 2015

In October, Samsung patched its 840 EVO SSD to address a problem that caused slow read speeds with old data. Recent reports suggest the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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