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Semiconductor Wiki chronicles competing fab process densities from 130-10nm
— 9:19 AM on October 2, 2014

SemiWiki, otherwise known as the Semiconductor Wiki Project, has pulled together some interesting data on the feature density of competing fabrication nodes from the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Memory

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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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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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Catalyst 14.9 drivers improve performance, CrossFire scaling
— 4:17 PM on September 29, 2014

A new batch of WHQL-certified Catalyst drivers is out for Radeon graphics cards, and it looks like AMD has really packed in the performance improvements. First,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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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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New video shows more of Euclideon's voxel rendering mojo
— 4:08 PM on September 25, 2014

You may have seen our writeup about Euclideon yesterday. The company's technology couples voxels with 3D-scanned data from the real world, and the results...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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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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Nvidia wants to sell you LED-infused SLI bridges
— 12:14 PM on September 23, 2014

Bridges for SLI multi-GPU setups are usually pretty simple affairs—a couple of connectors with either a ribbon cable or a tiny circuit board in between....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Reversible, USB Type-C cables can pass DisplayPort signals alongside data and power
— 6:00 AM on September 23, 2014

As if the reversible USB Type-C connector weren't cool enough already, cables based on the standard will be able to carry DisplayPort signals....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Input devices Mobile computing

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Early deal of the week: Delicious SSD discounts
— 4:01 PM on September 22, 2014

We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to bring you some nifty SSD deals. Adorama is running a one-day sale on SanDisk's Extreme Pro solid-state drives,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Some of Samsung's TLC SSDs are slow to read old data
— 10:48 AM on September 22, 2014

Samsung has deployed three-bit TLC NAND in two generations of solid-state drives: the 840 Series and the 840 EVO. The value-oriented drives have been very...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Oculus unveils new VR headset prototype
— 6:00 AM on September 22, 2014

The first Oculus Connect conference was held late last week. There, Oculus VR unveiled its latest prototype VR headset, code-named Crescent Bay.

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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GeForce 344.11 WHQL drivers support new cards, new games, G-Sync
— 3:41 PM on September 19, 2014

Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 970 and 980 graphics cards have just come out, and you know what that means. New drivers! Today's GeForce 344.11 WHQL driver...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Deal of the week: A 23'' IPS monitor for $150, a 200-mm fan for free, and more
— 11:04 AM on September 19, 2014

The best deal of the week is easily Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 970, which is already selling online with prices starting at $329.99....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Storage Displays

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