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Rumor: Windows 8.1 Update 2 coming August 12—sans Start menu
— 11:27 AM on July 21, 2014

The next big update to Windows 8.1 may be just a few weeks away—but don't get too excited. According to WinBeta, evidence posted by Russian...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Google testing experimental new UI for Chrome OS
— 9:04 AM on July 21, 2014

Chrome OS might be in for a visual overhaul. Late last week, Google's François Beaufort posted the first public screenshot of Athena, which he...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Report: Shield tablet coming July 29 for $299
— 6:00 AM on July 21, 2014

Rumors of an Nvidia Shield tablet have been swirling for months, and the device may be imminent. Convincing-looking slides posted by Videocardz indicate that...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing Gaming

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Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs in next year
— 9:06 AM on July 17, 2014

In a message to employees, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has announced that the company will axe up to 18,000 jobs over the next year....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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Rumor: Windows 9 may be coming this fall
— 11:06 AM on July 14, 2014

In light of Windows 8's failure to achieve Microsoft's "Windows everywhere" vision, the company may be eager to get a fresh start. Frequent Windows leaker...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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HGST's Ultrastar C10K1800 mechanical drive caches data on its platters
— 11:25 AM on July 9, 2014

SSDs dominate the headlines in the storage industry, but every so often, a new mechanical drive catches our eye. Today, it's HGST's Ultrastar C10K1800,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Thermaltake's new mechanical key caps are so metal
— 10:59 AM on July 8, 2014

Mechanical keyboards are prized for the smooth, precise feel of their key switches. It's all about the tactile experience. The underlying switch mechanism isn't the...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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These are the PCIe SSDs Samsung reserves for big PC vendors
— 11:13 AM on July 7, 2014

We're all familiar with the 2.5" Serial ATA SSDs that Samsung makes available to end users. They're not the only drives in the company's stable,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing Servers

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Kinect for Windows v2 now up for pre-order at $199
— 9:24 AM on July 7, 2014

The second-generation Kinect sensor is coming to Windows next week. As TechCrunch reports, a listing for the Windows version of the v2 sensor

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Game consoles

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Samsung's 845 DC Pro SSD targets small business servers
— 8:51 AM on July 3, 2014

Samsung's SSD Global Summit in Seoul, South Korea was mostly about the 850 Pro. However, the firm also introduced a new server SSD that's...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Windows Threshold may disable desktop on small tablets
— 6:00 AM on July 2, 2014

Earlier this week, word got around that "Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows Personal tech

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''Windows Threshold'' said to disable Modern UI on desktops
— 9:22 AM on June 30, 2014

Microsoft may go out of its way not to annoy us desktop users in the next major Windows release. According to Neowin, that release, which...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Deal of the week: Thermaltake's Theron gaming mouse for $20
— 11:14 AM on June 27, 2014

On the off chance that you haven't spent all your money in the ongoing Steam Summer Sale, we've collected a handful of enticing hardware deals....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Storage Input devices

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New Android graphics extensions power impressive UE4 demo
— 9:30 AM on June 26, 2014

As part of its I/O keynote yesterday, Google revealed the Android Extension Pack, a set of graphics features built into the next version of the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Game consoles Operating systems

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Android coming to TVs and standalone ''streaming boxes''
— 6:00 AM on June 26, 2014

Android is coming to the living room in a big way. Dave Burke, Google's engineering director for Android, revealed during the I/O keynote that televisions are...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Game consoles Operating systems

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Oculus acquires Xbox controller design studio
— 6:00 AM on June 25, 2014

Oculus has now added controller expertise to its growing collection of in-house talent. The company has

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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HPC switch fabric shares package with next-gen Xeon Phi
— 6:00 AM on June 24, 2014

The International Supercomputing Conference is underway in Leipzig, Germany, and Intel has used the occasion to reveal some new tidbits about its next-gen Xeon...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Experimental MIT chip brings cache coherency to many cores
— 10:48 AM on June 23, 2014

CPU core counts are growing. Four or eight cores are pedestrian nowadays, and core counts in the double digits are becoming increasingly common in...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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