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Windows 10 Creators Update is now universally available
— 2:07 PM on July 28, 2017

Microsoft made some big changes to the way it handles updates with the release of April's Creators Update. Major updates moved to a staggered...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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USB 3.2 spec pushes bandwidth up to 20 Gbps
— 1:00 PM on July 26, 2017

The Universal Serial Bus is about to become a little bit less "serial." The USB 3.0 Promoter Group just announced the USB 3.2 specification—a...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Corsair sells a majority stake to private equity for $525 million
— 8:51 AM on July 26, 2017

Corsair announced this morning that it's selling a majority share of its business to private equity firm EagleTree Partners for $525 million. The company...

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Corsair Lighting Pro Expansion Kit lets builders turn up the lights
— 2:30 PM on July 21, 2017

Corsair's Lighting Node Pro gave builders the ability to drive the company's strips of individually-addressable RGB LEDs. While 40 LEDs in a system might...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deals of the week: fast memory, an AM4 motherboard, and more
— 10:01 AM on July 21, 2017

Howdy, gerbils. Bruno is still trekking across the United States right now, so you're stuck with me this week. I have to keep this short,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Microsoft and Johnson Controls put Cortana in a thermostat
— 3:00 PM on July 20, 2017

Google bought its way into home thermostats by snapping up Nest Labs for a whopping $3.2 billion back in 2014. Microsoft is taking a...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Windows

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Fujitsu joins the deep-learning stampede with specialized silicon
— 1:30 PM on July 19, 2017

Nvidia's revenues, profits, and share price have all benefited from surging demand in both the PC gaming hardware and the graphics compute marketplaces. The...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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ASML demonstrates production-ready EUV tool throughput
— 9:01 AM on July 19, 2017

Although you may not have heard of ASML, you've certainly heard of its customers. The company provides lithography equipment to major semiconductor manufacturers around...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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IBM's latest Z mainframes offer a bulwark against data breaches
— 12:00 PM on July 18, 2017

Protecting data in an information economy is a tough task. Bigger data breaches have been occurring more often in recent memory, affecting retailers like Target...

Type: News story Tags: Servers

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Microsoft releases its first Windows Server Insider Preview build
— 5:00 PM on July 14, 2017

Last month, Microsoft promised to accelerate the release schedule of Windows Server, revealing its plan to have new versions out twice a year. In...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Servers

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Gartner's latest data show PC shipments continuing to slide
— 10:15 AM on July 14, 2017

Remember about six months ago when we thought the PC market might have stabilized? Yeah, maybe not so much. That report from a while...

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Gigabyte prepares Xeon Scalable-ready servers and mobos
— 5:00 PM on July 12, 2017

Intel's Skylake-powered Xeon Scalable Processor family launched yesterday, and Gigabyte is ready to get those chips into data centers and workstations. The company has...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Servers Workstations

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Microsoft 365 offers a one-stop subscription to Office and Windows
— 5:00 PM on July 11, 2017

More than a few times, folks around here have speculated about Microsoft making its Windows OS available to consumers through a subscription. As it...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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A quick look at Tunai's Clip and Firefly Bluetooth gizmos
— 3:45 PM on July 11, 2017

Last week, we mentioned that Tunai hooked up the TR BBQ with a bunch of its Bluetooth Clip headphone amplifiers and Firefly...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Miscellaneous

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Microsoft puts the Azure Stack in customers' boxes
— 4:53 PM on July 10, 2017

Microsoft announced its Windows Azure cloud computing service back in late 2008, brought it to market in early 2010, and dropped the "Windows" part...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Operating systems Servers

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Building a PC remote starter from scratch
— 4:43 PM on July 6, 2017

Commercially-available remote power switches make turning a PC on and off from a distance a simple task, but our resident microcontroller enthusiast thought of a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Power Miscellaneous

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Exisdance showcases the state of motion-tracking projection art
— 3:00 PM on June 30, 2017

Are you familiar with real-time projection mapping, gerbils? It's a complicated technology that uses advanced spatial sensors in combination with clever geometry mapping (read: tons...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deals of the week: cheap motherboards, portable storage, and more
— 12:17 PM on June 30, 2017

Greetings, gerbils! The 4th of July is close, and I bet more than a few of you are already setting up fireworks cannons in your...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Miscellaneous Memory Input devices

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