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Project Ara phones with hot-swap modules launching in early 2015
— 11:10 AM on September 30, 2014

Project Ara, Google's modular smartphone endeavor, seems to be coming together nicely. According to the Phoneblocks blog, the first "fully functional prototype" will be shown...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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HP's new Intel-powered Win8.1 tablet costs $99
— 9:19 AM on September 30, 2014

Windows tablets are starting to sneak under the $100 threshold—and not just obscure

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Photoshop heading to Chromebooks—in streaming form
— 2:04 PM on September 29, 2014

Chromebooks got their first taste of Android apps earlier this month. Now, something bigger is on the way. Google and Adobe have teamed up...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Internet Software

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Chinese vendor preps $81 tablet with Bay Trail and Windows 8
— 12:28 PM on September 29, 2014

Windows 8 tablets keep getting cheaper and cheaper. An official post in the forums of Chinese device maker PiPO indicates that the firm is...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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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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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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Consumer Reports: new iPhones 'not as bendy as believed'
— 6:00 AM on September 29, 2014

On the heels of Apple's response to the bendgate controversy, Consumer Reports has posted the results of its own investigation. Its verdict? The...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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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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Apple downplays bendgate reports
— 6:00 AM on September 26, 2014

Recent reports suggest that Apple's new iPhones, particularly the iPhone 6 Plus, have a tendency to bend in users' pockets. Apple has addressed those...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Report: Nexus 6 phone may be a giant phablet
— 10:59 AM on September 25, 2014

Waiting for the Nexus 6? You might want to start by getting some bigger pockets. 9to5Google claims to have the dirt on the latest Nexus...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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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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The iPhone 6 reportedly bends in users' pockets
— 9:15 AM on September 24, 2014

Oh, dear. After antennagate, here comes bendgate. Turns out there's a downside to making an extremely thin phone out of a pretty malleable material....

Type: News story Tags: Mac Personal tech

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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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