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Microsoft patches critical security bug in Windows Defender
— 4:30 PM on May 9, 2017

If you're running Windows Defender (quite a strong possibility if you're running Windows), make sure you've got all your updates. Microsoft issued a patch...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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The Tech Report System Guide: May 2017 edition
— 3:31 PM on May 9, 2017

AMD's Ryzen 5 CPUs are shaking up the midrange CPU market, and we're here to help builders navigate this unfamiliar terrain. We also account for...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Cases Power Cooling Storage Systems

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Google's Fuchsia OS runs on a little bit of Magenta
— 2:30 PM on May 8, 2017

Both of Google's extant operating systems, the Android OS for mobile devices and Chrome OS for chromebooks, are based on the Linux kernel. In case...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Adata D8000L is a shiny, weather-resistant power bank
— 5:00 PM on May 4, 2017

Since the primary victim of the phone thinness wars has been battery capacity (and because no-one seems to value user-replaceable batteries anymore), carrying around a...

Type: News story Tags: Power Mobile computing

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Cybenetics offers a second opinion on PSU efficiency
— 1:00 PM on May 4, 2017

For some years now, the voluntary 80 Plus certification program has been a handy tool to guide consumers interested in purchasing efficient power supplies....

Type: News story Tags: Power

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Windows 10 S is tied to Edge and Bing
— 1:00 PM on May 3, 2017

We wrote yesterday about Windows 10 S, the new version of Windows 10 that limits users to installing applications from the Windows Store. As...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Operating systems Windows

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Deals of the week: discounts on CPUs, mobos, and more
— 11:04 AM on April 28, 2017

Howdy, gerbils! You may be itching to upgrade your decade-old system, but the high prices of desirable CPUs and motherboards is possibly an issue. Fear...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Power Storage Input devices

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Raspberry Pi Zero Wireless is ready for networking action
— 3:30 PM on February 28, 2017

The Pi Foundation's Raspberry Pi Zero caused quite a stir when it was unveiled in November 2015. The $5 computer has most of the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Linux-Unix

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