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Microsoft plans phased rollout for Windows 10 upgraders
— 6:00 AM on July 6, 2015

Windows 10 won't be coming to everybody who wants it on July 29, as Microsoft's official launch date might imply. Instead, the company will be...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Windows 8.1 overtakes XP in market share, Win7 still on top
— 7:50 AM on July 2, 2015

Windows 8.1 has finally passed Windows XP to become the second-most-used desktop operating system. According to Netmarketshare, Microsoft's current OS led its retired older sibling at...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Samsung and LG show off battery technology improvements
— 9:21 AM on June 29, 2015

Nary a day goes by without news about new battery technologies, it seems, and today is no exception. Samsung and LG have both announced new...

Type: News story Tags: Power Miscellaneous Mobile computing Personal tech

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Samsung will patch its software to restore Windows Update settings
— 5:03 PM on June 26, 2015

Owners of Samsung PCs who use the company's own software update utility will soon be able to breathe easier. After the revelation that Samsung's software...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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New EVGA Supernova P2 PSUs offer 80 Plus Platinum power
— 1:37 PM on June 24, 2015

EVGA shrank its Supernova G2 PSUs to more reasonable power levels a little while back, and the company is now turning its shrink ray onto...

Type: News story Tags: Power

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Some Samsung SSDs may suffer from a buggy TRIM implementation
— 10:22 AM on June 16, 2015

A new bug may be present in the firmware of some Samsung SSDs. An engineer from search provider Algolia has written up a blog...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Systems Servers

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EVGA shrinks the Supernova G2 PSU to 550W and 650W
— 11:30 AM on June 15, 2015

We recommend EVGA's Supernova G2 PSUs in our System Guide, but the series has previously bottomed out at 750W—perfect for our top-end builds, but...

Type: News story Tags: Power

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Updated: Microsoft takes aim at apps that lock down browser search settings
— 1:00 PM on June 12, 2015

Producers of annoying browser toolbars, take note: Microsoft recently announced that its security products will begin flagging some search add-ons as malware. Any software...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Deal of the week: the 850 EVO 250GB and Far Cry 4 for $98, 27 inches of IPS glory for $300
— 10:47 AM on June 12, 2015

Looking for some discounted PC hardware to tide you over until the next batch of daily deals from the Steam Summer Sale? I thought...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory Gaming

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Cooler Master's modular future goes beyond the MasterCase
— 9:49 AM on June 11, 2015

Cooler Master introduced its MasterCase chassis at Computex last week, but there's more to this story than just a case. The modular mid-tower is...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Cases Input devices

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HGST's 10TB drive uses custom software to access shingled platters
— 2:01 AM on June 9, 2015

HGST first revealed its 10TB cold storage drive back in September. The 3.5" mechanical unit combines helium-filled internals with Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) to...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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iOS 9 brings some multitasking love to the iPad
— 5:35 PM on June 8, 2015

A major selling point of the iPad over smartphones is its more expansive screen, but iOS has only allowed one app to run at a...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Mac

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Apple gets proactive with iOS 9
— 4:46 PM on June 8, 2015

iOS 9 is coming, and major changes are coming with it. In an apparent answer to Google Now, iOS 9 will include some contextual awareness...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Mac

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OS X El Capitan puts the pedal to the Metal
— 3:17 PM on June 8, 2015

At its WWDC keynote today, Apple introduced the next version of OS X, bringing another slice of California to Mac users everywhere. It's called El...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Mac

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This week's PC hardware deals will obliterate your wallet
— 10:51 AM on June 5, 2015

I'm tempted to call the GeForce GTX 980 Ti the deal of the week, because it's practically a Titan X for $350 less. But...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Storage Displays Memory Gaming

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Windows 10 free upgrade allows clean reinstalls
— 5:09 PM on June 4, 2015

If people were already happy with the news that the upgrade to Windows 10 will be free for the first year, they'll be even happier...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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MSI's Godlike X99 motherboard brings RGB LEDs to mortals
— 2:01 PM on June 2, 2015

MSI introduced its top-of-the-line X99A Godlike Gaming motherboard at Computex today. The most eye-catching feature is the...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets Systems Gaming

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Nanotube-infused NRAM promises DRAM speeds with unlimited endurance
— 6:00 AM on June 2, 2015

Since 2001, a company called Nantero has been working on making non-volatile storage with carbon nanotubes. The...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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