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Steve Ballmer leaves Microsoft board, goes ballin'
— 6:00 AM on August 20, 2014

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gave up his last official position with the company yesterday. In a letter to current chief Satya Nadella, Ballmer...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Tuesday Night Shortbread
— 8:25 PM on August 19, 2014

Eight is Enough BBC News: Chinese PC maker Lenovo posts 23% jump in profit Ars Technica: Leaked Comcast employee metrics show what...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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SanDisk's Ultra II SSD combines TLC NAND with clever caching
— 11:58 AM on August 19, 2014

SanDisk has lifted the lid on the Ultra II, a new SATA SSD that combines three-bit TLC flash with Marvell controller technology. The...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Enermax's new card readers are perfect for empty external bays
— 6:00 AM on August 19, 2014

Enermax's new Mighty Charger card readers slipped under our radar last week. The bay inserts aren't the most exciting products, to be honest, but I...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Windows 8.1 August Update causes crashes, gets pulled
— 6:00 AM on August 18, 2014

The latest major update to Windows 8.1 wasn't just underwhelming. Turns out it has a host of other issues on top of that. As...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Weekend Shortbread
— 4:41 PM on August 16, 2014

Eight is Enough Macworld has 2014 Mac Pro release date, price and specs CPU World: Intel Haswell-E CPUs to debut on August...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Report: Windows Threshold public beta is indeed coming this fall
— 2:59 PM on August 15, 2014

Hoping to sample the next major version of Windows? You may get your chance sooner than you think. Last week, ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley reported...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Deal of the week: A 480GB SSD for $150
— 10:40 AM on August 15, 2014

I didn't intend for this week's deals post to be all about storage, but that's kinda what happened. Before we get into cheap SSDs and...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Personal tech

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Lego USB drive will tickle your nostalgia
— 3:44 PM on August 14, 2014

Lego USB drives aren't exactly a new thing. People have been making their own for a while. But PNY is now selling an official...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Wednesday Shortbread
— 12:46 PM on August 13, 2014

Eight is Enough Falcon Northwest Tiki-Z micro-tower totes a Titan Z graphics card CPU World has more details on Athlon X4 860K Neowin:...

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Spec for reversible USB Type-C connector finalized
— 9:12 AM on August 13, 2014

The USB 3.0 Promoter Group has finished the specification for its new, reversible USB connector design. First announced last December, the USB 3.1 Type-C...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Input devices

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Monday Shortbread
— 12:04 PM on August 11, 2014

Eight is Enough Reuters: 'Naked PCs' lay bare Microsoft's emerging markets problem Ars Technica, HotHardware, and PCPer on Intel's Core...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Weekend Shortbread
— 12:51 PM on August 9, 2014

Eight is Enough ZDNet: Top gov't spyware company hacked, Gamma's FinFisher leaked CPU World has details of Intel Atom Z3500 processors Videocardz: AMD...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Friday night topic: Virtualizing your stuff
— 5:52 PM on August 8, 2014

The rise of virtualization has transformed the landscape in IT in the past ten years. Sounds a little stiff and boring, maybe, but the ability...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Deal of the week: A 1080p IPS monitor for $125, plus graphics, storage, and PSUs
— 10:25 AM on August 8, 2014

This week's deals come in pairs. Sort of. I have to do something different every once in a while. Let's start with monitors, and specifically, a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Power Storage Displays

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Friday Shortbread
— 9:01 AM on August 8, 2014

Eight is Enough PCWorld: Nvidia reports strong quarter as Tegra sales grow 200% RT: Snowden granted 3-yr residence permit in Russia -...

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Rumor: Windows Threshold to kill charms bar; public beta due this fall
— 11:42 AM on August 7, 2014

I gotta tell you, Windows Threshold is sounding better and better. The latest report from WinBeta suggests the upcoming Windows release will do away...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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TLC V-NAND is official, coming soon in 850 EVO SSD
— 10:10 AM on August 6, 2014

During its SSD Global Summit last month, Samsung indicated that it has been working on 3D V-NAND with three bits per cell. The firm...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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