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Microsoft delays February Patch Tuesday
— 11:30 AM on February 16, 2017

Windows system administrators have grown to expect patches from Microsoft on the second Tuesday of each month. The software giant formalized the practice of releasing...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Possible Intel Optane DC P4800X specifications leak
— 1:00 PM on February 10, 2017

As products featuring Intel and Micron's joint venture 3D XPoint storage chips get closer to market, the claims surrounding them seem to have gotten less...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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PlayStation 4 update 4.50 will enable up to 8TB of USB storage
— 12:15 PM on February 3, 2017

As games grow ever larger, the slightly-over-400GB of storage available on the PlayStation 4's internal disk drive looks more and more cramped. One solution is to...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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HGST stays atop the charts in latest Backblaze reliability stats
— 2:30 PM on February 1, 2017

Cloud backup outfit Backblaze runs its business by buying large quantities of mostly consumer-grade hard drives, running them in close quarters, and planning around...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Cortana on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?
— 11:30 AM on February 1, 2017

The "magic mirror," arguably the hottest Raspberry Pi project of 2015, is now coming to Windows users without a wood shop at their disposal...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Displays Windows

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Windows Cloud may be Microsoft's answer to Chromebooks
— 9:02 AM on January 31, 2017

Microsoft has been waging a war against Chromebooks on a number of fronts, including reducing the price of OEM Windows licenses on machines with...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Haswell IGPs get their last driver update for Windows 7 and 8.1
— 9:15 AM on January 30, 2017

All good things must come to an end. In turn, all outdated software meets its maker in the grand scheme of things. The terminus...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software Windows

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Nvidia covers the 2015 Shield in Nougat
— 4:00 PM on January 27, 2017

When we said the hardware inside the updated Nvidia Shield Android TV was "essentially unchanged," we weren't kidding. Nvidia has pushed out...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Game consoles Software

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Wine project spills out a 2.0 release
— 2:17 PM on January 27, 2017

Advances in virtualization technology and web applications coupled with ever-rising memory and storage capacities have progressively turned the stage lights away from Wine, a software...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Mac Linux-Unix

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Details about Project Scorpio's hardware leak out
— 9:22 AM on January 26, 2017

The Xbox One follow-up known as Project Scorpio hasn't been much more than a set of promises since its unveiling at last year's Electronics Entertainment...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Windows 10 Game Mode will prioritize games for smoother play
— 4:49 PM on January 25, 2017

Remember that "Game Mode" feature that Twitter user WalkingCat found in Windows 10 build 14997? When we first heard about it, we were left...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Microsoft releases open-source DirectX Shader Compiler
— 9:02 AM on January 25, 2017

At GDC last year, Microsoft pulled back the curtain on the graphics technologies coming with Shader Model 6.0. As it turns out, the company...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software Windows

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Toshiba N300 hard drives are ready for NAS service
— 12:40 PM on January 24, 2017

We spend a lot of time talking about SSDs, whether they come packaged as 2.5" SATA disks, PCIe expansion cards, or flavor-of-the-month M.2 formats. While...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Eurocom Tornado F5 SE mobile server can eat desktops for lunch
— 11:30 AM on January 20, 2017

Eurocom's Tornado F5 SE looks like a standard desktop replacement-style laptop that you might find on a shelf in a big box electronics store....

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Servers Workstations

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Microsoft releases Pix DX12 tuning and debugging tool for Windows
— 10:00 AM on January 20, 2017

For three generations of Xbox consoles, game developers have used Microsoft's Pix tool for graphics performance tuning and debugging. Microsoft says that developers looking to...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Windows

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Seagate lets loose 1TB and 2TB Enterprise hard drives
— 1:30 PM on January 19, 2017

Yes, that headline is correct. No, you didn't "Quantum Leap" back to the halcyon days of the first terabyte-capacity hard drives. Seagate is actually...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Nintendo reveals Switch launch date, pricing, and initial line-up
— 11:30 AM on January 13, 2017

We knew a few things about Nintendo's upcoming Switch hybrid home-handheld hybrid console after the first reveal back in October, and the rumor...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Upcoming Windows 10 build offers improved privacy settings
— 9:54 AM on January 11, 2017

As of last August, about two-thirds of gerbils who responded to our poll said they took Microsoft's offer of a free Windows 10 upgrade....

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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