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Winners drawn in $1500 spring cleaning contest
— 6:37 PM on April 23, 2014

Our $1500 spring cleaning contest has drawn to a close. Our winners are Esproc and highlandr, who followed our entry rules and posted some...

Type: News story Tags: Systems The Tech Report

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Tiny USB 3.0 enclosure houses mSATA drives
— 4:10 PM on April 23, 2014

So, this is kinda neat. VisionTek has designed a USB 3.0 drive enclosure around the mSATA form factor. That means you can populate it...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Mini Biostar board has mobile Kabini, passive cooling
— 11:10 AM on April 23, 2014

Earlier this month, Biostar revealed a stack of desktop Kabini motherboards designed for the socketed version of AMD's low-power APU. Those aren't the only...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Dual-core Haswell, desktop GeForce team up in Brix Gaming mini PC
— 8:41 AM on April 23, 2014

Gigabyte is prepping another small-form-factor system targeting gamers. This latest addition to the Brix Gaming family combines a Haswell processor with discrete GeForce graphics pulled...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems

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Microsoft expected to further shorten Windows cycle
— 6:00 AM on April 23, 2014

A couple years back, famed Microsoft rumor-monger Mary Jo Foley reported that...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Micron's M500DC server SSD mates Marvell controller with 20-nm flash
— 12:20 PM on April 22, 2014

Add another SSD to Micron's stable of enterprise-grade products. The M500DC combines a 6Gbps Marvell controller with Micron's own 20-nm MLC NAND. ...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Report predicts September return for Start menu
— 6:00 AM on April 22, 2014

When Microsoft announced the return of the Start menu earlier this month,...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Report: Next Thunderbolt chip to double bandwidth, add device charging
— 10:32 AM on April 21, 2014

Intel's Thunderbolt interconnect is apparently scheduled for another upgrade. According to an official-looking slide published by VR-Zone's Chinese alter-ego, a new controller dubbed...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Mobile computing

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AMD: Seattle is sampling, on track for fourth-quarter release
— 9:03 AM on April 21, 2014

In the conference call that followed its earnings release last week, AMD provided an update on its upcoming Seattle chip, a server-bound processor with...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Friday night topic: where are the good ultraportables?
— 5:20 PM on April 18, 2014

If I don't upgrade before October, my primary laptop will soon celebrate its fifth birthday. I didn't mean for things to turn out this way....

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Release roundup: Bits, pieces, and whole PCs
— 2:09 PM on April 18, 2014

Almost no week passes without some new PC hardware products being announced. This week, we have a handful of newcomers that may be worthy of...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Systems Memory Mobile computing Networking

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MSI shows next-gen Intel motherboards
— 11:19 AM on April 17, 2014

Motherboards based on Intel's next-gen desktop chipsets are almost upon us. We've known they were coming for some time, but this is the first...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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ASRock's Bay Trail-D boards come in Mini-ITX, microATX form factors
— 12:20 PM on April 14, 2014

ASRock has put together a collection of desktop boards based on Intel's Bay Trail-D SoC. As far as I can tell, there are only...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Report: NSA knew about Heartbleed bug for ''at least two years''
— 6:00 AM on April 14, 2014

Before it was patched and publicly disclosed a week ago, the Heartbleed bug...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Deal of the week: Savings on graphics, memory, storage, and Battlefield
— 11:08 AM on April 11, 2014

What's this? A deals post that isn't brimming with cheap SSDs? Do go on. XFX's Double D Radeon HD 7870...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Memory Gaming

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Windows 8.1 Update failing for many users
— 9:26 AM on April 11, 2014

Microsoft released a big Windows 8.1 update earlier this week. Dubbed simply Windows 8.1 Update, the patch contains a myriad of little tweaks...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Here's a list of major services affected by the Heartbleed bug
— 2:08 PM on April 10, 2014

OpenSSL's Heartbleed bug has made worldwide news this week, and for good reason: it compromised the security of a huge portion of the web...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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PC shipments fell again last quarter, but U.S. market fared better than others
— 11:39 AM on April 10, 2014

It's that time again. Research firms Gartner and IDC have both...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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