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Etc.
— 1:49 PM on October 1, 2014

Hey, guys. I've not written many Etc. posts lately, mostly because I had a long string of back-to-back deadlines over the past couple of months....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics The Tech Report

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Haswell duallie infiltrates Zotac Nano XS mini PC
— 10:36 AM on October 1, 2014

Since its debut in 2012, Zotac's Zbox Nano XS mini PC has been limited to low-power processors from AMD's Brazos family. Now, there's a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Mozilla unveils $25 Matchstick HDMI dongle
— 9:23 AM on October 1, 2014

Everyone's trying to go after Google's $35 Chromecast dongle lately. Microsoft recently announced its Wireless Display Adapter, which is more expensive and limited to...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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Self-destruct sequence fractures the NAND in ultra-secure SSD
— 6:00 AM on October 1, 2014

SSDs with full-drive encryption are a dime a dozen these days. A UK-based company called SecureDrives is...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Hynix slides tease vertically stacked memory with 256GB/s of bandwidth
— 6:00 AM on September 30, 2014

High-Bandwidth Memory, otherwise known as HBM, is a form of stacked DRAM designed to sit on the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Memory

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VR-Zone posts purported Broadwell-U specs, anticipates CES debut
— 10:36 AM on September 29, 2014

The first Broadwell processors will debut later this year as part of the Core M family. These Broadwell-Y chips will have 4.5W TDP ratings,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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The typical enthusiast PC is more decked-out than you might think
— 9:42 AM on September 29, 2014

Typical PC enthusiasts may spend more on their PCs than you might thinkā€”and by the looks of it, their taste for high-end hardware isn't just...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems The Tech Report

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Micron's M600 solid-state drive reviewed
— 7:00 AM on September 29, 2014

Micron's new M600 SSD has a dynamic write cache that can treat any block on the drive as high-speed SLC NAND. This unique feature...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Friday night topic: How do you manage your storage?
— 5:15 PM on September 26, 2014

Most folks these days have many gigabytes, if not terabytes, of personal and family data to manage: pictures, videos, financial info, and so on. Storage...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Samsung prepping firmware fix for the 840 EVO's slow read speeds with old data
— 4:34 PM on September 26, 2014

Scores of people with Samsung 840 EVO SSDs have reported slow read speeds with older files. The problem seems to be most pronounced with...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Deal of the week: Canon's Rebel T5 DSLR for $349, an ultra-wide IPS monitor for $300, and more
— 11:02 AM on September 26, 2014

This week's deals post is so all over the place that I almost don't know where to begin. Let's start with something a little different: Adorama...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Miscellaneous Displays

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How I saved over 40GB and probably sped up disk access
— 11:00 AM on September 26, 2014

I was going to make this an Etc. post, but apparently that's not good SEO. Such is life Google. Anyhow, after a long string...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Intel to jointly develop x86 SoC with another Chinese chip company
— 9:20 AM on September 26, 2014

Intel has announced plans to work with another Chinese chip company—well, two of them, actually. The firm will invest $1.5 billion in Tsinghua Unigroup,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Corsair Gaming's K70 RGB keyboard reviewed
— 10:09 AM on September 25, 2014

Corsair Gaming's K70 RGB keyboard has been hotly anticipated since its debut at CES earlier this year. Does it live up to the hype? We...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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Bash vulnerability allows code execution, may be worse than Heartbleed bug
— 9:20 AM on September 25, 2014

The Internet is grappling with another major security vulnerability. According to the Red Hat security blog, the Bash Unix shell is vulnerable to code...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Operating systems Linux-Unix

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Steam Music lets players make their own game soundtracks
— 6:00 AM on September 25, 2014

After seven months of beta testing, Steam's integrated music player has finally been integrated into the official client. The addition is part of the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming Software

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Latest Backblaze reliability update shows rising failure rates for some hard drives
— 9:46 AM on September 24, 2014

Back in January, online backup provider Backblaze published reliability statistics on over 25,000 mechanical hard drives deployed in its storage servers. In that setting,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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ARM announces faster Cortex-M core for embedded apps
— 5:23 PM on September 23, 2014

While ARM is busy making headway in the 64-bit, high-performance space, it also has a line of embedded microcontrollers (or MCUs) known as the Cortex-M...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Personal tech

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