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Release roundup: Mining mobos, colored coolers, and USB 3.0 thumb drives
— 5:33 PM on June 27, 2014

This week in the roundup, we've got announcements from Biostar, Lepa, and Silicon Power. Exciting, I know. My fingers are trembling with anticipation as I...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cooling Storage

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New Android graphics extensions power impressive UE4 demo
— 9:30 AM on June 26, 2014

As part of its I/O keynote yesterday, Google revealed the Android Extension Pack, a set of graphics features built into the next version of the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Game consoles Operating systems

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Android coming to TVs and standalone ''streaming boxes''
— 6:00 AM on June 26, 2014

Android is coming to the living room in a big way. Dave Burke, Google's engineering director for Android, revealed during the I/O keynote that televisions are...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Game consoles Operating systems

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HPC switch fabric shares package with next-gen Xeon Phi
— 6:00 AM on June 24, 2014

The International Supercomputing Conference is underway in Leipzig, Germany, and Intel has used the occasion to reveal some new tidbits about its next-gen Xeon...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Experimental MIT chip brings cache coherency to many cores
— 10:48 AM on June 23, 2014

CPU core counts are growing. Four or eight cores are pedestrian nowadays, and core counts in the double digits are becoming increasingly common in...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Xeon hybrid marries x86 cores with FPGA sidekick
— 6:00 AM on June 19, 2014

At the GigaOm Structure event in San Francisco yesterday, Intel revealed that it has developed a hybrid server processor that combines a Xeon E5...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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SanDisk to acquire Fusion-io for $1.1 billion
— 10:35 AM on June 16, 2014

The consolidation continues in the SSD industry. SanDisk announced this morning that it's set to purchase Fusion-io for $1.1 billion in cash. According to...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Is this a handheld Steam machine?
— 9:18 AM on June 16, 2014

So far, all the Steam machine prototypes we've seen have been desktop systems aimed at the living room. A new concept teased at E3 promises...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming Game consoles

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E3 is the wrong venue for PC gaming, Microsoft suggests
— 6:00 AM on June 16, 2014

Why was Windows gaming a no-show at Microsoft's E3 event? Apparently, it's because Microsoft felt the venue...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming Game consoles

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Deal of the week: Graphics cards, a mid-tower, and SSDs
— 11:04 AM on June 13, 2014

It's time for another weekly deals post. Here's a selection of discounted hardware we spotted this morning: Zotac's GeForce GTX 760 2GB graphics card is

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Storage

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AMD shuffles corporate deck to target PCs, ''high-growth markets''
— 9:22 AM on June 13, 2014

AMD is reorganizing its corporate structure in a bid to better serve both traditional PCs and "adjacent high-growth markets." Starting July 1, the firm...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Servers

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Strong business PC growth makes Intel raise Q2 forecast
— 6:00 AM on June 13, 2014

It looks like Intel's having a good quarter. The chipmaker raised its revenue forecast yesterday,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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BitFenix shows off giant Atlas case
— 12:48 PM on June 12, 2014

BitFenix is hopping aboard the oversized case bandwagon with its new Atlas uber-enclosure, which it previewed at Computex 2014.  The Atlas...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Systems

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Noctua previews fuzzy fan tech, new heatpipes
— 11:09 AM on June 12, 2014

Long popular with quiet-PC builders and enthusiasts, Noctua previewed some interesting new technologies at Computex 2014 last week. First up was a velvet-like flock coating...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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HP rethinks computer architectures with ''The Machine''
— 6:00 AM on June 12, 2014

HP is working on a new kind of computer architecture that could revolutionize how servers and eventually even PCs are built. It's called "The Machine,"...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Memory Operating systems

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Windows 8.1 Update to be required for future support
— 9:31 AM on June 11, 2014

Microsoft released the first major update for Windows 8.1, creatively named Windows 8.1 Update, back in April as part of its regular "patch Tuesday" cycle....

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Razer fires up licensing program for PC enclosures
— 12:07 PM on June 10, 2014

Looks like Razer's getting into the case business—albeit somewhat indirectly. The company has announced the "Designed by Razer" licensing program, an effort that will see...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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New SilverStone PSU is fanless, 80 Plus Platinum certified
— 12:24 PM on June 9, 2014

We're still sifting through the huge pile of new product introductions from Computex 2014. Among the more interesting items we've found is a new fanless...

Type: News story Tags: Power

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