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Steve Ballmer leaves Microsoft board, goes ballin'
— 6:00 AM on August 20, 2014

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gave up his last official position with the company yesterday. In a letter to current chief Satya Nadella, Ballmer...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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SanDisk's Ultra II SSD combines TLC NAND with clever caching
— 11:58 AM on August 19, 2014

SanDisk has lifted the lid on the Ultra II, a new SATA SSD that combines three-bit TLC flash with Marvell controller technology. The...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Enermax's new card readers are perfect for empty external bays
— 6:00 AM on August 19, 2014

Enermax's new Mighty Charger card readers slipped under our radar last week. The bay inserts aren't the most exciting products, to be honest, but I...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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A quick look at AMD's Radeon R7 SSD
— 11:01 PM on August 18, 2014

AMD is getting into the storage business. The Radeon R7 SSD combines OCZ's Barefoot 3 controller with Toshiba's 19-nm MLC NAND, custom firmware, and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Rumor: AMD to shake up FX series on Labor Day
— 5:15 PM on August 18, 2014

After fleshing out its desktop Kaveri lineup last month, AMD may soon turn its attention to the FX series. On September 1, Hexus...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Cooler Master's Elite 110 mini-ITX case reviewed
— 10:03 PM on August 17, 2014

Cooler Master's Elite 110 is a tiny case with a price to match. Is it a good value? We loaded it up with parts and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases Cooling

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Here's my appearance on Newegg TV's Alt+Tab show
— 10:37 PM on August 15, 2014

If you missed the live stream earlier, here's the re-broadcast of the Alt+Tab show on Newegg TV. Paul, Steve, and I discussed a bunch...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming The Tech Report

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Deal of the week: A 480GB SSD for $150
— 10:40 AM on August 15, 2014

I didn't intend for this week's deals post to be all about storage, but that's kinda what happened. Before we get into cheap SSDs and...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Personal tech

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Lego USB drive will tickle your nostalgia
— 3:44 PM on August 14, 2014

Lego USB drives aren't exactly a new thing. People have been making their own for a while. But PNY is now selling an official...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Spec for reversible USB Type-C connector finalized
— 9:12 AM on August 13, 2014

The USB 3.0 Promoter Group has finished the specification for its new, reversible USB connector design. First announced last December, the USB 3.1 Type-C...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Input devices

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OCZ's Arc 100 solid-state drive reviewed
— 8:01 AM on August 13, 2014

OCZ's latest value SSD is priced at just $0.50 per gig, but it hangs with mid-range and even high-end drives in real-world and demanding workloads....

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Errata prompts Intel to disable TSX in Haswell, early Broadwell CPUs
— 1:28 PM on August 12, 2014

The TSX instructions built into Intel's Haswell CPU cores haven't become widely used by everyday software just yet, but they promise to make certain...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers Workstations

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Nvidia claims Haswell-class performance for Denver CPU core
— 6:36 PM on August 11, 2014

Some of Nvidia's CPU architects gave a talk at the Hot Chips symposium today, and they revealed some long-awaited details about  Nvidia's first custom CPU...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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AMD spills beans on Seattle's architecture, reference server
— 11:01 AM on August 11, 2014

For some time now, the features of AMD's Seattle server processor have been painted in broad brush strokes. This morning, at the Hot Chips symposium,...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Servers

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Intel's Broadwell processor revealed
— 11:00 AM on August 11, 2014

Thanks to a world-leading 14-nm fab process, Intel has shrunk its best CPU technology into half the power envelope and half the physical footprint of...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Steam beta code mentions music, movies, and TV series
— 10:56 AM on August 11, 2014

Valve may be preparing to turn Steam more of an all-purpose entertainment platform. SteamDB found snippets of code in the latest Steam beta client...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software

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Khronos looks to rebuild OpenGL as a low-overhead API
— 9:57 AM on August 11, 2014

Now that DirectX 12 and Mantle have committed to providing developers with quicker, more direct access to modern GPUs in a way that...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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New Chrome beta enables HTML5 Netflix on Linux
— 6:00 AM on August 11, 2014

Playing Netflix on Linux still requires jumping through a few hoops, but happily, the hoops are getting...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Software

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