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Microsoft may block updates on new PCs running Windows 7 or 8.1
— 4:42 PM on March 16, 2017

A while back, Microsoft let the world know that it'd only support recent CPUs in the Intel Kaby Lake, AMD Ryzen, and Qualcomm 8996 families...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Nvidia and Microsoft team up to accelerate cloud-based AI
— 9:30 AM on March 9, 2017

Buzzwords like "AI" and "machine learning" are thrown around like candy these days, but the use cases for those technologies are growing at a rapid...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Windows Servers

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Cooler Master goes to Japan for a top-of-the-line PSU
— 4:58 PM on March 7, 2017

Phrases like "100% Japanese capacitors" are thrown around on all different kinds of computer and electronics items. Cooler Master went one step further and partnered...

Type: News story Tags: Power

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Windows will soon start downloading less for its updates
— 9:00 AM on March 3, 2017

Last November, Microsoft announced an initiative to adjust the way that Windows devices of all kinds receive updates. Broadly speaking, the purpose of the...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Panasonic Toughbook CF-33 will crack the floor you drop it on
— 1:00 PM on February 27, 2017

Panasonic's latest Toughbook CF-33 models seem to take after Microsoft's Surface Pro. Both machines have detachable keyboards and similar 12" multi-touch screens with work-friendly...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Windows

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Microsoft delays February Patch Tuesday
— 11:30 AM on February 16, 2017

Windows system administrators have grown to expect patches from Microsoft on the second Tuesday of each month. The software giant formalized the practice of releasing...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Rumor: future MacBooks may contain more Apple-designed chips
— 10:00 AM on February 2, 2017

First and foremost, let us make it clear that this story is not about Apple moving to replace the Intel Core CPUs currently found across...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Mobile computing Mac

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Cortana on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?
— 11:30 AM on February 1, 2017

The "magic mirror," arguably the hottest Raspberry Pi project of 2015, is now coming to Windows users without a wood shop at their disposal...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Displays Windows

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be quiet! fires up the Pure Power 10 power supplies
— 1:00 PM on January 31, 2017

German PC parts house be quiet! just announced a revision to its entry-level Pure Power line. The updated series, called the Pure Power 10,...

Type: News story Tags: Power

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Windows Cloud may be Microsoft's answer to Chromebooks
— 9:02 AM on January 31, 2017

Microsoft has been waging a war against Chromebooks on a number of fronts, including reducing the price of OEM Windows licenses on machines with...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Haswell IGPs get their last driver update for Windows 7 and 8.1
— 9:15 AM on January 30, 2017

All good things must come to an end. In turn, all outdated software meets its maker in the grand scheme of things. The terminus...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software Windows

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Wine project spills out a 2.0 release
— 2:17 PM on January 27, 2017

Advances in virtualization technology and web applications coupled with ever-rising memory and storage capacities have progressively turned the stage lights away from Wine, a software...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Mac Linux-Unix

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HP issues a recall for 101,000 laptop batteries
— 12:00 PM on January 26, 2017

Another day, another story about defective batteries. This time, it's Hewlett-Packard recalling laptop batteries and urging customers to stick to AC power until their...

Type: News story Tags: Power Mobile computing

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Windows 10 Game Mode will prioritize games for smoother play
— 4:49 PM on January 25, 2017

Remember that "Game Mode" feature that Twitter user WalkingCat found in Windows 10 build 14997? When we first heard about it, we were left...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Microsoft releases open-source DirectX Shader Compiler
— 9:02 AM on January 25, 2017

At GDC last year, Microsoft pulled back the curtain on the graphics technologies coming with Shader Model 6.0. As it turns out, the company...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software Windows

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Asus Tinker Board gives the Raspberry Pi 3 a run for its money
— 1:30 PM on January 20, 2017

Most would say the original Raspberry Pi got the single-board computer craze (SBC) going. Since then, the Raspberry Pi got three major hardware revisions,...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Systems Personal tech

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Microsoft releases Pix DX12 tuning and debugging tool for Windows
— 10:00 AM on January 20, 2017

For three generations of Xbox consoles, game developers have used Microsoft's Pix tool for graphics performance tuning and debugging. Microsoft says that developers looking to...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Windows

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Biostar B250 motherboards enter the race
— 1:00 PM on January 19, 2017

We shared news about Biostar's Z270 Racing motherboards with you gerbils a couple of days ago, and now we are back again to spill...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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