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Microsoft and Johnson Controls put Cortana in a thermostat
— 3:00 PM on July 20, 2017

Google bought its way into home thermostats by snapping up Nest Labs for a whopping $3.2 billion back in 2014. Microsoft is taking a...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Windows

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Microsoft releases its first Windows Server Insider Preview build
— 5:00 PM on July 14, 2017

Last month, Microsoft promised to accelerate the release schedule of Windows Server, revealing its plan to have new versions out twice a year. In...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Servers

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Gigabyte prepares Xeon Scalable-ready servers and mobos
— 5:00 PM on July 12, 2017

Intel's Skylake-powered Xeon Scalable Processor family launched yesterday, and Gigabyte is ready to get those chips into data centers and workstations. The company has...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Servers Workstations

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Microsoft 365 offers a one-stop subscription to Office and Windows
— 5:00 PM on July 11, 2017

More than a few times, folks around here have speculated about Microsoft making its Windows OS available to consumers through a subscription. As it...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Report: Skylake-X CPUs prove hard to cool thanks to TIM change
— 12:21 PM on July 10, 2017

Intel's launch of its Core X high-end desktop CPUs and the accompanying X299 platform has seen some controversy in overclocking enthusiast circles. The mish-mash...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Workstations

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Windows 10 Controlled folder access will try to stop ransomware
— 10:00 AM on June 30, 2017

As we get further out from the idea of keeping real, physical records of things, protecting our digital documents is more important than ever. With...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Qualcomm hides a fingerprint scanner under your screen
— 4:13 PM on June 28, 2017

The first smartphones had full, physical keyboards featuring not only the entire alphabet, but all the punctuation and other keys necessary to communicate. Since then,...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Microsoft resurrects EMET to improve Windows 10 security
— 10:08 AM on June 28, 2017

After the well-publicized WannaCry ransomware attack this spring, there's been some pressure on Microsoft to improve the security features of Windows 10. The company...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Portions of the Windows Shared Source Kit leak out
— 10:09 AM on June 26, 2017

Microsoft started off this last weekend with an embarassing security snafu. The folks over at The Register reported that 32 TB of non-public data...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Operating systems Windows

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Windows Insider Build 16226 gives users a look at GPU utilization
— 9:00 AM on June 23, 2017

Microsoft's work on the Fall Creators Update continues apace, and new features are rolling out steadily to Windows Insiders. Most notably, Microsoft has added a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Windows

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FinalWire updates AIDA64 for Core X CPUs and the X299 platform
— 1:00 PM on June 21, 2017

FinalWire has updated its popular AIDA64 benchmarking and system monitoring tool for use with Intel's latest Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X desktop CPUs and...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Nvidia readies up a PCIe version of the Tesla V100
— 4:00 PM on June 20, 2017

Nvidia created a stir back in May when it introduced its Volta GPU compute architecture and a stack of products based on the...

Type: News story Tags: Servers Workstations

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MSI makes its X299 motherboards appealing with a free Corsair H75
— 4:50 PM on June 19, 2017

The two first words in "high end desktop platform" mean that buyers need to bring wallets stuffed with greenbacks in order to buy a ticket...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets Cooling

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Velocity Micro offers up turn-key Core X systems
— 11:32 AM on June 19, 2017

Intel's imminent Core-X CPUs and X299 chipset look ready to be bring a whole new level of performance for gaming and workstation tasks. Gerbils...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming Workstations

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Rumor: Vega Frontier Edition board power ratings surface
— 2:31 PM on June 16, 2017

Unless you happened to miss yesterday's reveal, all the talk in the graphics card world right now is about AMD's Vega Frontier Edition graphics cards....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Workstations

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Windows Server is set to get two releases each year
— 9:00 AM on June 16, 2017

Microsoft is changing the release schedule for the Server versions of its Windows operating system to more closely match those of the OS's desktop...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows Servers

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Windows Insider Preview Build 16215 has shades of fall
— 3:21 PM on June 9, 2017

A little while back, during the 2017 Build conference, Microsoft talked up the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (FCU). The company made a fair...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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PCIe 4.0 specification finally out with 16 GT/s on tap
— 10:00 AM on June 8, 2017

Some things are better late than never. At its yearly developers conference, PCI-SIG announced the PCI Express 4.0 specification to its members. As expected,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Chipsets Storage

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