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Rumor: Windows 9 may be coming this fall
— 11:06 AM on July 14, 2014

In light of Windows 8's failure to achieve Microsoft's "Windows everywhere" vision, the company may be eager to get a fresh start. Frequent Windows leaker...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Deal of the week: Rosewill's Green Series 630W PSU for $41
— 10:58 AM on July 11, 2014

For the first time in what seems like forever, our weekly deals post is devoid of cheap SSDs. There are plenty of 'em out there,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Power Cooling

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New Acer Chromebook has Core i3 inside
— 6:00 AM on July 11, 2014

Budget Chromebooks are starting to look suspiciously like full-fledged laptops. As Liliputing reports, Acer's latest Chrome OS-toting notebook is powered by the Core i3-4005U,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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HGST's Ultrastar C10K1800 mechanical drive caches data on its platters
— 11:25 AM on July 9, 2014

SSDs dominate the headlines in the storage industry, but every so often, a new mechanical drive catches our eye. Today, it's HGST's Ultrastar C10K1800,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Report: Via's next-gen quad could challenge Bay Trail, Kabini
— 6:00 AM on July 8, 2014

Via's last x86 CPU architecture, code-named Isaiah, debuted way back in 2008. The design went on...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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These are the PCIe SSDs Samsung reserves for big PC vendors
— 11:13 AM on July 7, 2014

We're all familiar with the 2.5" Serial ATA SSDs that Samsung makes available to end users. They're not the only drives in the company's stable,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing Servers

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Kinect for Windows v2 now up for pre-order at $199
— 9:24 AM on July 7, 2014

The second-generation Kinect sensor is coming to Windows next week. As TechCrunch reports, a listing for the Windows version of the v2 sensor

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Game consoles

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Samsung's 845 DC Pro SSD targets small business servers
— 8:51 AM on July 3, 2014

Samsung's SSD Global Summit in Seoul, South Korea was mostly about the 850 Pro. However, the firm also introduced a new server SSD that's...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Certification site mentions Shield Tablet, calls it ''notebook/tablet''
— 9:33 AM on July 2, 2014

Rumors have been swirling around about an Nvidia Shield tablet for some time. We're still awaiting an official announcement, but this recent tweet...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Vaio brand relaunches, laptops return in Japan
— 12:46 PM on July 1, 2014

Back in February, Sony sold its Vaio brand and associated operations to a private investment fund called Japan Industrial Partners. Today, JIP relaunched Vaio...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Report: Surface Mini never entered production
— 6:00 AM on July 1, 2014

You might have read recently about how the manual for the Surface Pro 3 manual includes inadvertent references to the oft-rumored Surface Mini. PC World...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Steam tops eight million concurrent users
— 10:13 AM on June 30, 2014

This past weekend, a record 8,020,813 gamers were on Steam at the same time. According to Valve's stats page, the new peak occurred around...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Mozilla prepares Firefox for the VR web
— 2:20 PM on June 27, 2014

We haven't seen a production version of Oculus' Rift VR headset yet. Even so, Mozilla feels that the product will be revolutionary not just for games,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Nexus devices aren't going away, says Google
— 11:44 AM on June 27, 2014

When rumors began to swirl around Google's Android Silver program back in April, Nexus fans worried that it spelled the end of their favorite direct-from-Google...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Google to bring Chromebooks, Android closer together
— 1:03 PM on June 26, 2014

Google's Chromebook platform is gaining steam. In its I/O keynote, Google touted partnerships with eight OEMs, a total of 15 Chromebook models, and availability in 28 countries....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Personal tech

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Android Wear paves the way for smarter watches
— 10:36 AM on June 26, 2014

If today's smart watches aren't living up to your Dick Tracy fantasies, have hope. At yesterday's I/O keynote, Google discussed the future of Android Wear, its...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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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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