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WSJ: Microsoft to back Cyanogen with $70M investment
— 4:58 PM on January 29, 2015

Microsoft's work on Windows Phone hasn't exactly paid off. Recent comScore numbers peg the platform's U.S. usage share at just 3.5%. Microsoft will double...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Personal tech

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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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New iPhones drive record Apple results
— 4:27 PM on January 27, 2015

Apple has just posted its latest earnings, and they're a doozy. For the first quarter of the company's 2015 fiscal year, which corresponds roughly...

Type: News story Tags: Mac Personal tech

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Report: Google to launch its own cellular service
— 6:00 AM on January 23, 2015

After Google Fiber, here comes Google Wireless. That's the scoop over at the Wall Street Journal, which...

Type: News story Tags: Networking Personal tech

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Apple patent application outlines home button analog stick
— 9:23 AM on January 21, 2015

Controlling 3D games isn't always easy on a phone, but Apple may have come up with an elegant solution. A patent application published last...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Personal tech

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Deal of the week: An unlocked FX quad for $90, Bay Trail convertible for $230, and more
— 11:13 AM on January 16, 2015

This week's deals post is brought to you by the letter A, because it fits with our first item—and because I've run out of other...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Memory Mobile computing

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New Intel IGP drivers add H.265, VP9 hardware decode support
— 9:56 AM on January 15, 2015

Intel graphics drivers releases aren't usually very exciting, but this one is worth pointing out. Numbered 15.36.14.4080, this update imbues Haswell and Broadwell processors...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Multimedia

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Samsung starts making 8Gb GDDR5 memory chips
— 9:11 AM on January 15, 2015

Samsung is making it easier for graphics card makers load up on memory. The firm has kicked off mass production of GDDR5 RAM with a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Memory

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Google demos new Project Ara prototype, schedules pilot program
— 6:00 AM on January 15, 2015

If smartphones are the new personal computers, Project Ara may be the future of the DIY PC scene. Google's modular handset promises to bring extensive...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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The Witcher 3 specs call for 6GB of RAM, quad-core CPUs
— 6:00 AM on January 13, 2015

Add another game to the growing list of titles with steep RAM requirements. Like Watch Dogs, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Memory Gaming

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Razer delves into VR with the OSVR initiative and $200 Hacker Dev Kit
— 2:14 PM on January 7, 2015

We told you about Razer's Forge TV yesterday, but that's not the only news from the company this week. Razer  has also teamed...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices Personal tech

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Sub-$100 Diamond box captures video to SD cards, Ethernet shares
— 10:35 AM on January 7, 2015

We don't often hear from Diamond, but the company is at this year's CES with some new products, including a curious capture box that can...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Intel unveils button-sized Curie module for wearables
— 9:27 AM on January 7, 2015

On the heels of its Broadwell-U and Cherry Trail announcements, Intel has unveiled a diminutive hardware module aimed at wearables. Dubbed Curie,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Personal tech

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With Forge TV, Razer aims to bring PC gaming to the living room
— 9:43 AM on January 6, 2015

Everyone seems to be trying to crack PC gaming in the living room lately, and Razer has just thrown its hat into the ring...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Input devices Game consoles

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Asus' curved ZenFone 2 handset packs 5.5'' display, Atom CPU
— 1:47 PM on January 5, 2015

The new Transformer Book Chi series isn't all Asus had up its sleeve at its CES press conference this morning. The company also announced...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Nvidia's Tegra X1 SoC has 8 CPU cores, Maxwell graphics
— 11:11 PM on January 4, 2015

Nvidia's next-gen Tegra processor debuted during the company's pre-CES press conference this evening. Dubbed Tegra X1, the chip formerly known as "Erista" brings Nvidia's Maxwell...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

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Deal of the week: A 1080p IPS display for $110, and more
— 10:22 AM on January 2, 2015

2014 was a great year for discounted PC hardware, and 2015 is off to a good start. Here are the deals that caught my eye...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Memory Gaming

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