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Mozilla unveils $25 Matchstick HDMI dongle
— 9:23 AM on October 1, 2014

Everyone's trying to go after Google's $35 Chromecast dongle lately. Microsoft recently announced its Wireless Display Adapter, which is more expensive and limited to...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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Steam Music lets players make their own game soundtracks
— 6:00 AM on September 25, 2014

After seven months of beta testing, Steam's integrated music player has finally been integrated into the official client. The addition is part of the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming Software

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WD's Ae archival drive has ''progressive'' 6.x TB capacity
— 6:00 AM on September 10, 2014

A while back, at the behest of its datacenter customers, WD developed a family of hard drives specifically for "cold" archival storage. The product line...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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HGST's NVM Express SSDs scale up to 3.2TB
— 2:48 PM on September 9, 2014

Hard drives weren't the only products HGST revealed during its enterprise storage event this morning. The firm also uncorked its first PCI Express SSD...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Shingled platters breathe helium inside HGST's 10TB hard drive
— 1:30 PM on September 9, 2014

In a curious bit of scheduling, HGST decided to roll out a bunch of new enterprise storage...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Quantum Break gameplay footage makes me want an Xbox One
— 6:00 AM on August 13, 2014

Thanks to my recently upgraded home-theater PC, my Xbox 360 hasn't been turned on in months. It's not even plugged in anymore. I haven't been...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Errata prompts Intel to disable TSX in Haswell, early Broadwell CPUs
— 1:28 PM on August 12, 2014

The TSX instructions built into Intel's Haswell CPU cores haven't become widely used by everyday software just yet, but they promise to make certain...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers Workstations

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Steam beta code mentions music, movies, and TV series
— 10:56 AM on August 11, 2014

Valve may be preparing to turn Steam more of an all-purpose entertainment platform. SteamDB found snippets of code in the latest Steam beta client...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software

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New Chrome beta enables HTML5 Netflix on Linux
— 6:00 AM on August 11, 2014

Playing Netflix on Linux still requires jumping through a few hoops, but happily, the hoops are getting...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Software

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Nvidia posts healthy revenue, earnings growth
— 11:50 AM on August 8, 2014

Things are still looking up for Nvidia. The company has posted results for its fiscal second quarter, showing double-digit growth in both revenue and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Servers

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Phase-change prototype claimed to be world's fastest SSD
— 10:27 AM on August 5, 2014

We've been hearing about phase-change memory (PCM) for years. The non-volatile storage technology seems to be inching closer to prime time, though, and...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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ARM-based Opteron now available in $2,999 developer kit
— 10:55 AM on July 30, 2014

Seattle, AMD's first ARM-based CPU, is now available in a developer kit. The kit is based on an Opteron A1100-series chip with quad Cortex-A57...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Steam controller gets an analog stick
— 5:15 PM on July 23, 2014

The Steam controller has gotten a not-so-little design tweak. According to this tweet by the Steam Database folks (who are, I should point out,...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Game consoles

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Nvidia Shield Tablet is packed with ports, possibilities
— 11:17 AM on July 22, 2014

Just under a year since the release of the Shield Portable, Nvidia has announced a second member of the Shield family. As expected, it's the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming Game consoles Personal tech

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Chromecast gets Android screen mirroring support
— 5:00 PM on July 9, 2014

The Chromecast dongle just keeps getting better and better. Earlier this year, Google released a developer SDK for the device, opening the door to...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia 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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Panasonic SoCs to be fabbed on Intel's 14-nm process
— 9:20 AM on July 8, 2014

Slowly but surely, Intel is opening up its manufacturing capabilities to other firms. Yesterday, the company announced its latest fab agreement, which will see...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Multimedia

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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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