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Microsoft describes how it uses telemetry data for smoother updates
— 1:23 PM on April 26, 2017

A vocal minority has up in arms about Windows 10's data collection ever since its release. The company's been making an effort towards being...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Operating systems

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Updates for Windows 7 and 8.1 on Kaby and Ryzen are now blocked
— 2:50 PM on April 13, 2017

Well, the day has arrived. We previously reported that Microsoft had plans to block users of Kaby Lake and Ryzen systems from installing or...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Operating systems

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EVGA's B3 power supplies offer premium features at budget prices
— 2:30 PM on April 13, 2017

Skimping on your power supply is one of best ways to guarantee system instability or even a short life for the parts inside your rig....

Type: News story Tags: Power

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Deals of the week: huge monitors, a big hard drive, and more
— 11:41 AM on April 13, 2017

Tomorrow may be Good Friday, but all that means for hardware-hungry gerbils is that today is Deals Thursday. The release of AMD's excellent Ryzen 5...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Displays Networking

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Linksys EA8300 brings MU-MIMO Wi-Fi under $200
— 4:30 PM on April 7, 2017

Wi-Fi is a second-class service in my house, but even I am looking to replace my creaky old 802.11g access point. If like me, you're...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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AMD offers a power plan in its third Ryzen Community Update
— 5:13 PM on April 6, 2017

It's a happy day for Ryzen-equipped gerbils. AMD has put out its

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Operating systems

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Asus readies a salvo of ROG peripherals and networking gear
— 4:55 PM on April 3, 2017

At its Outshine the Competition event in Berlin, Asus revealed a few ROG-themed peripherals and accessories to go with its graphics cards and...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Networking

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Deals of the week: a Das Keyboard for $90 and more
— 12:48 PM on March 31, 2017

Afternoon's greetings, gerbils. If you're not aware, today is an early-April-Fools day, but that doesn't mean we're going to skip doing our weekly deals. That's...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Power Memory Input devices Mobile computing

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iOS 10.3 arrives with APFS support in tow
— 4:18 PM on March 27, 2017

Owners of iDevices can rejoice today, for there's a new iOS release out and about. The update is labeled version 10.3 and includes a host...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Elgato Stream Deck lets streamers play news desk
— 4:30 PM on March 23, 2017

Elgato's just-announced Stream Deck puts the tactile macro buttons seen in use by news production crews into the hands of streamers. The deck seems...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Displays Input devices Gaming Networking

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AMD publishes patches for Vega support on Linux
— 4:00 PM on March 22, 2017

Phoronix reports that AMD just published 100 patches to the AMDGPU Linux kernel driver, adding support for the company's upcoming Vega GPUs. Just a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software Linux-Unix

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Google delivers a standing O of an Android preview for devs
— 10:30 AM on March 22, 2017

Last year's Android 7.0 Nougat release is only running on less than 3% of internet-connected Android devices, but Google is already charging forward with...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Google Guetzli compression algorithm squeezes more out of JPEGs
— 1:00 PM on March 17, 2017

Waiting for images to load is no fun. Neither is paying for bandwidth to serve or receive those images. We've reported in the recent past...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

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Sony PlayStation Now will let you stream PS4 games to your PC
— 1:00 PM on March 14, 2017

Sony's PlayStation Now game streaming service is pretty similar to the GeForce Now service that Nvidia offers. You pay $20 a month to play...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles Networking

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Synology's RT-2600ac wireless router reviewed
— 12:10 PM on March 13, 2017

One might not think of Synology when one thinks of wireless routers, but the company's RT-2600ac promises strong performance controlled by an easy-to-use interface. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: Networking

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Windows 10 Creators Update shows ads in Explorer
— 9:00 AM on March 9, 2017

Windows 10 has had ads of some kind since launch. Most of them were easy to turn off, but the upcoming Creators Update may make...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Report: Microsoft ports Windows Server to ARM
— 11:30 AM on March 8, 2017

Well, that cat's finally coming out of the bag. In what's seen in the tech world as an inevitable future, ARM-based chips look to be...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Networking Servers

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Cooler Master goes to Japan for a top-of-the-line PSU
— 4:58 PM on March 7, 2017

Phrases like "100% Japanese capacitors" are thrown around on all different kinds of computer and electronics items. Cooler Master went one step further and partnered...

Type: News story Tags: Power

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