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This week produced a bumper crop of security holes, patches
— 7:11 PM on April 17, 2015

It was a massive patch Tuesday this week. We got patches for show-stopping flaws from Microsoft, Oracle, Google, and Adobe. Let's start with Microsoft, who released...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Deal of the week: A terabyte-class SSD for $300, plus more
— 11:24 AM on April 17, 2015

SSDs take center stage in this week's deals post—but not the ones you might expect. The headliner is Crucial's M500 960GB, which is marked down to...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory Input devices

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Razer's BlackWidow Chroma spawns a tenkeyless variant
— 2:56 PM on April 16, 2015

Razer's BlackWidow Chroma gaming keyboard is getting a little brother. Today, the company announced the BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma, an RGB-backlit mechanical keyboard with...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Google brings Handwriting Input to Android
— 10:51 AM on April 16, 2015

Google has released a new keyboard for Android devices that's not really a keyboard at all. The Handwriting Input app instead translates the scrawl from...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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Farewell, beloved Rat
— 6:00 AM on April 16, 2015

Farewell, beloved Rat. You've been a faithful companion, constantly perched next to my right hand and always eager for the next opportunity to dart...

Type: Blog post Tags: Input devices

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Rosewill's RK-9000V2 mechanical keyboard reviewed
— 11:45 PM on April 14, 2015

Rosewill's RK-9000 is one of the most popular mechanical keyboards around. Now there's a new version, the RK-9000V2, and we've gotten our hands...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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Ventus X mouse fights sweaty palms with textured finish, extra ventilation
— 10:45 AM on April 14, 2015

Some gamers get sweaty palms while playing, an affliction that can make it difficult to keep a good handle on one's mouse. Fortunately, Thermaltake's new...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Dell, Apple, and Firefox make security headlines
— 3:22 PM on April 13, 2015

There are three recent security stories that impact our community. They involve flaws in Dell's System Detect, Firefox 37, and OS X. We've talked before about...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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HGST ships NVM Express SSD with 3000MB/s top speed
— 2:01 AM on April 13, 2015

Make way for another PCI Express SSD. HGST has started shipping the Ultrastar SN100 Series, which combines four lanes of Gen3 connectivity with the NVM...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Leak describes compute-oriented AMD server chip with 16 Zen cores
— 12:20 PM on April 10, 2015

Details have already leaked out about the first desktop CPUs based on AMD's next-gen Zen architecture, and now, Fudzilla has tasty morsels for...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Servers

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Deal of the week: A $400 Steam Machine, $80 Define R4, and more
— 10:38 AM on April 10, 2015

We have another batch of PC hardware deals for you today. Alienware's "Steam Machine Ready" Alpha gaming rig normally costs more than current-gen consoles, but coupon...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Displays Memory Gaming

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The Windows 10 Store will hawk music, movies, and TV shows
— 6:00 AM on April 10, 2015

The Windows 10 Store isn't just for applications and games. Microsoft has revealed that the unified...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Xeon Phi chips will fuel 180-petaflop DOE supercomputer
— 1:47 PM on April 9, 2015

The U.S. Department of Energy has contracted Intel and Cray to build two new supercomputers for the Argonne National Laboratory. Aurora, the most powerful...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Sony buys, kills game-streaming service OnLive
— 9:41 AM on April 3, 2015

Game-streaming service OnLive has had a bumpy history up until now, and that long, wild ride is now coming to a close. Ars...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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TrueCrypt audit finds minor flaws, no evidence of backdoors
— 11:58 AM on April 2, 2015

The popular TrueCrypt full-disk encryption project shut down last year under mysterious circumstances, leaving concerns about the application's security and trustworthiness in its wake....

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Can Nvidia's Shield console flourish where others have struggled?
— 10:26 AM on April 2, 2015

The living room is where devices that aren't Xboxes and PlayStations go to die. Can Nvidia's $200 Shield set-top box and game console find success...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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I can't help but love ThinkGeek's fake Steam console
— 6:00 AM on April 2, 2015

As much as I like Corsair's ballsy mechanical mouse, ThinkGeek's literal Steam Machine has to be my favorite prank tech product for April...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

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Corsair's M63MM RGB mouse is bringing balls back
— 12:53 PM on April 1, 2015

With the resurgence of mechanical keyboards in recent years, it was only a matter of time until someone pined for the direct, warm, distinctly analog...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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