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Windows 8.1 overtakes XP in market share, Win7 still on top
— 7:50 AM on July 2, 2015

Windows 8.1 has finally passed Windows XP to become the second-most-used desktop operating system. According to Netmarketshare, Microsoft's current OS led its retired older sibling at...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Half-Life 2: Episode Two and more new games arrive on Shield
— 11:00 AM on June 30, 2015

Want to relive the defense of White Forest or smack down some Hunters from the comfort of your couch? If you own a Shield...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming Software

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Microsoft adds $1,299 Core i7 version to Surface Pro 3 lineup
— 10:24 AM on June 29, 2015

Microsoft has quietly added a new member to its Surface Pro 3 family, packing an Intel Core i7 CPU, a 128GB SSD, and 8GB...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Samsung will patch its software to restore Windows Update settings
— 5:03 PM on June 26, 2015

Owners of Samsung PCs who use the company's own software update utility will soon be able to breathe easier. After the revelation that Samsung's software...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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ThinkPad loyalists will enjoy this retro Lenovo concept
— 11:21 PM on June 25, 2015

Lenovo (née IBM) ThinkPads have a design history stretching back over 20 years. Despite some recent tweaks and tucks to these PCs' keyboards and...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Lenovo's latest Ideacentre PC is a little Stick-y
— 10:38 AM on June 23, 2015

Lenovo's ideacentre Stick 300 shows that size truly doesn't matter. This micro-PC provides a full-blown computer in a footprint that's not much bigger than...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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HP shows off Pavilion x2 convertible with USB Type-C
— 12:17 PM on June 19, 2015

Not green with Envy about HP's refreshed 15" laptop lineup? Take a look at the new Pavillion x2 10t, a Bay Trail Atom...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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HP refreshes Envy 15" laptop lineup with Carrizo and Broadwell
— 2:16 PM on June 18, 2015

HP has updated its 15" Envy laptop lineup, taking advantage of AMD's new Carrizo APUs and Intel's Broadwell CPUs. Two versions are available:...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Lian-Li computer desks put regular cases to shame
— 10:22 AM on June 18, 2015

Pfft, computer cases. That's old hat. What you need these days is a computer desk, and Lian Li just added two models to its desk...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Systems

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Some Samsung SSDs may suffer from a buggy TRIM implementation
— 10:22 AM on June 16, 2015

A new bug may be present in the firmware of some Samsung SSDs. An engineer from search provider Algolia has written up a blog...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Systems Servers

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Updated: Microsoft takes aim at apps that lock down browser search settings
— 1:00 PM on June 12, 2015

Producers of annoying browser toolbars, take note: Microsoft recently announced that its security products will begin flagging some search add-ons as malware. Any software...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Deal of the week: the 850 EVO 250GB and Far Cry 4 for $98, 27 inches of IPS glory for $300
— 10:47 AM on June 12, 2015

Looking for some discounted PC hardware to tide you over until the next batch of daily deals from the Steam Summer Sale? I thought...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory Gaming

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Unorthodox Sprout PC looks like a 3D printer's dream machine
— 6:00 AM on June 12, 2015

When we think of PCs for creative types, most of us would probably name some tricked-out Windows workstation or a high-end Mac—traditional PCs turned up...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Microsoft's Surface Hub leverages synergies, enhances collaboration
— 4:48 PM on June 10, 2015

Microsoft has added a new member to its Surface family of devices. The Surface Hub is a behemoth, wall-mounted all-in-one that's described as a...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems Input devices Windows

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Intel's NUC5i7RYH mini-PC with Iris graphics reviewed
— 10:57 AM on June 10, 2015

Despite palm-sized proportions, Intel's NUC5i7RYH mini-PC is loaded with a 28W Broadwell processor, multiple storage bays, and connectivity galore. We've taken the small-form-factor system...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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HGST's 10TB drive uses custom software to access shingled platters
— 2:01 AM on June 9, 2015

HGST first revealed its 10TB cold storage drive back in September. The 3.5" mechanical unit combines helium-filled internals with Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) to...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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iOS 9 brings some multitasking love to the iPad
— 5:35 PM on June 8, 2015

A major selling point of the iPad over smartphones is its more expansive screen, but iOS has only allowed one app to run at a...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Mac

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Apple gets proactive with iOS 9
— 4:46 PM on June 8, 2015

iOS 9 is coming, and major changes are coming with it. In an apparent answer to Google Now, iOS 9 will include some contextual awareness...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Mac

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