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Report: Windows Phone market share drops below 1%
— 9:10 AM on May 24, 2016

Here’s a line you may have read before: Windows Phone had a pretty rough time of it last quarter. While the underdog smartphone OS has always...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Revive patch developers fire back by disabling Oculus DRM
— 12:33 PM on May 23, 2016

A couple days ago, we learned that the Revive patch—a compatibility layer that allows HTC Vive owners to play games from the Oculus Store...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

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Dell P4317Q 43" monitor is a multitasking monster
— 5:08 PM on May 20, 2016

We talk a lot about monitors around here, but we rarely come across one as unusual as the Dell P4317Q. This 43" 4K monster is...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Windows 10 will get Halo's Forge level builder and multiplayer mode
— 2:21 PM on May 20, 2016

Halo fans, rejoice! Halo 5 is sorta-kinda-arriving on the PC... ish. Microsoft has announced Forge - Halo 5: Guardians Edition, which brings Halo's Forge...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Windows

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Google details Android N security and performance improvements
— 12:03 PM on May 19, 2016

The as-yet-unnamed Android N was officially announced during Google's I/O 2016 Keynote. For those fortunate enough to own a Nexus or Pixel C device,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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Google boosts machine learning with its Tensor Processing Unit
— 8:31 AM on May 19, 2016

Google has some new hardware out, and no, it's not a Nexus device. The search giant makes extensive use of machine learning to power services...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Servers

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Microsoft releases update rollup for Windows 7 SP1
— 9:14 AM on May 18, 2016

Microsoft has released an update rollup for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 that it's calling a "convenience rollup."...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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iOS 9.3.2 and OS X 10.11.5 bring lots of small fixes
— 3:57 PM on May 16, 2016

Looks like today is Apple Patch Monday. Cupertino has released a bevy of fixes for its two main operating systems, bringing iOS to version...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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Rumor: Google to launch Android VR headset at Google I/O
— 12:55 PM on May 13, 2016

There’s a rumor going around that Google is going to throw its hat into the VR headset ring. The Android news site Android Police...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Displays

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Win10 Insider Build 14342 extends Edge and kills Wi-Fi Sense
— 9:47 AM on May 11, 2016

Microsoft released a new preview build for Windows 10 Insiders on the fast ring today. The headline news for today’s build, Build 14342, is a...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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GDDR5X enters mass production ahead of schedule
— 9:01 AM on May 11, 2016

In a blog post yesterday about the GeForce GTX 1080 launch, Micron confirmed something we've suspected since this past Friday: GDDR5X memory is in...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Memory

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Microsoft UWP update uncaps frame rates and turns on VRR
— 12:29 PM on May 10, 2016

In a Windows 10 update that will be released "later today," Microsoft is finally adding support for uncapped framerates to apps on the Unified Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software Windows

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G.Skill decks out its Trident Z RAM with five new color options
— 9:02 AM on May 6, 2016

G.Skill's Trident Z memory kits are already favorites of ours for systems where plain-Jane memory just wouldn't do the rest of the PC...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Free upgrades to Windows 10 end July 29
— 7:57 AM on May 6, 2016

Microsoft released a blog post yesterday announcing that Windows 10 has reached 300 million active users. While that news wouldn’t cause much of a stir...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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AMD adds refresh-rate ranges to its FreeSync monitor page
— 10:07 AM on May 4, 2016

AMD is making it easier to figure out the details of compatible monitors on its FreeSync page. A recent update added refresh-rate ranges and...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Philips' new 43-inch monitor might make native 4K practical
— 11:44 AM on May 3, 2016

Philips is releasing the BDM4350UC in the United States and the UK today. This 43-inch 4K IPS display supersedes the company's BDM4065UC monitor, which...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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AOC Agon AG271QX is the first in a new line of gaming displays
— 7:39 AM on April 29, 2016

Chinese display manufacturer AOC recently announced that it planned to release a new line of gaming monitors under the brand name Agon. Today it's...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Onkyo's DP-X1 makes high-end audio portable
— 11:33 AM on April 27, 2016

Luxury audio hardware aficionados, rejoice. Onkyo is releasing its DP-X1 portable digital audio player. No longer do you have to suffer through the noise...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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