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Report: Windows Phone market share drops below 1%
— 9:10 AM on May 24, 2016

Here’s a line you may have read before: Windows Phone had a pretty rough time of it last quarter. While the underdog smartphone OS has always...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Revive patch developers fire back by disabling Oculus DRM
— 12:33 PM on May 23, 2016

A couple days ago, we learned that the Revive patch—a compatibility layer that allows HTC Vive owners to play games from the Oculus Store...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

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Dell P4317Q 43" monitor is a multitasking monster
— 5:08 PM on May 20, 2016

We talk a lot about monitors around here, but we rarely come across one as unusual as the Dell P4317Q. This 43" 4K monster is...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Google details Android N security and performance improvements
— 12:03 PM on May 19, 2016

The as-yet-unnamed Android N was officially announced during Google's I/O 2016 Keynote. For those fortunate enough to own a Nexus or Pixel C device,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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Google boosts machine learning with its Tensor Processing Unit
— 8:31 AM on May 19, 2016

Google has some new hardware out, and no, it's not a Nexus device. The search giant makes extensive use of machine learning to power services...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Servers

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Microsoft releases update rollup for Windows 7 SP1
— 9:14 AM on May 18, 2016

Microsoft has released an update rollup for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 that it's calling a "convenience rollup."...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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EVGA X99 FTW K mobo takes aim at overclockers and tweakers
— 2:41 PM on May 17, 2016

EVGA is hot on MSI's heels with a refreshed X99 board of its own that's presumably ready for the upcoming Broadwell-E launch. The company's newest...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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We're teaming up with Corsair and MSI to build a sweet VR PC
— 4:45 PM on May 16, 2016

Oculus' Rift and HTC's Vive VR headsets have been in the wild for some time now. We're still poking and prodding that next-generation technology to...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous

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iOS 9.3.2 and OS X 10.11.5 bring lots of small fixes
— 3:57 PM on May 16, 2016

Looks like today is Apple Patch Monday. Cupertino has released a bevy of fixes for its two main operating systems, bringing iOS to version...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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Rumor: Google to launch Android VR headset at Google I/O
— 12:55 PM on May 13, 2016

There’s a rumor going around that Google is going to throw its hat into the VR headset ring. The Android news site Android Police...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Displays

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MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon is primed for Broadwell-E
— 10:36 AM on May 13, 2016

Given what we've heard from various motherboard manufacturers over the past few weeks, Intel's new high-end desktop CPUs, codenamed Broadwell-E, will slot into existing X99 motherboards...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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HyperX's Cloud Revolver gaming headset reviewed
— 2:58 PM on May 12, 2016

HyperX's Cloud Revolver is the latest in the company's line of gaming headsets. The Revolver purports to offer improved sound quality over past Cloud headsets...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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Zotac adds two stick PCs to its Zbox lineup
— 10:53 AM on May 12, 2016

Zotac’s Zbox is a pretty well-respected name around here. The Zbox family has a reputation for cramming powerful components into tiny enclosures without...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Win10 Insider Build 14342 extends Edge and kills Wi-Fi Sense
— 9:47 AM on May 11, 2016

Microsoft released a new preview build for Windows 10 Insiders on the fast ring today. The headline news for today’s build, Build 14342, is a...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Asus reveals four new X99 boards for Broadwell-E CPUs
— 12:11 PM on May 10, 2016

Broadwell-E’s release is on the horizon, finally marking an end to the two-year reign of Haswell-E processors. The X99 chipset that's hosted Haswell-E CPUs...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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MSI's Z170A SLI Plus motherboard reviewed
— 12:16 PM on May 6, 2016

MSI's Z170A SLI Plus is a mainstream board that gives builders everything they need and nothing they don't—at least on paper. We reviewed this board...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Free upgrades to Windows 10 end July 29
— 7:57 AM on May 6, 2016

Microsoft released a blog post yesterday announcing that Windows 10 has reached 300 million active users. While that news wouldn’t cause much of a stir...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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AMD adds refresh-rate ranges to its FreeSync monitor page
— 10:07 AM on May 4, 2016

AMD is making it easier to figure out the details of compatible monitors on its FreeSync page. A recent update added refresh-rate ranges and...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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