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OCZ's Z-Drive 4500 PCIe sports fast specs, smart thermal control
— 7:00 AM on March 4, 2014

As desktop SSDs bump into the limits of the 6Gbps Serial ATA interface, server-oriented drives are enjoying the spoils of PCI Express connectivity. OCZ's latest...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Windows 8.1 Enterprise to become available to everyone
— 6:11 AM on February 28, 2014

Microsoft is gearing up for a slight tweak to its OS lineup.

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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AMD supports potential DirectX update, will outline Mantle's future at GDC
— 4:49 PM on February 27, 2014

We reported yesterday about some recently posted session abstracts for the upcoming Game Developers Conference. The...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Windows

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Mantle no more? GDC sessions point to the next DirectX
— 10:08 AM on February 26, 2014

AMD introduced its Mantle API in order to create a more efficient means of programming today's...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Windows

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Report: Microsoft to cut Windows 8.1 pricing for sub-$250 devices
— 9:18 AM on February 24, 2014

Windows 8.1 could be headed to cheaper tablets. A Bloomberg report posted this weekend says makers of sub-$250 devices will soon be able to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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New Thermaltake tower coolers leave room for tall DIMMs
— 5:06 PM on February 21, 2014

Tower-style heatsinks are all well and good, but they can crowd the area around the CPU socket. That's bad news if you have tall memory...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Intel releases 15-core Xeon E7 v2 processor
— 2:59 PM on February 18, 2014

At ISSCC last week, Intel shed more light on its 15-core Xeon...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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200 million Win8 licenses sold; adoption still lags behind Win7
— 6:00 AM on February 14, 2014

Microsoft hasn't exactly been forthcoming with Windows 8 sales figures in recent months....

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Former Steam director leaves Microsoft in under six months
— 9:06 AM on February 13, 2014

You know Microsoft's ninth annual pledge to restore its focus on PC gaming? Well, apparently the folks in Redmond will have to disappoint...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Windows

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Intel readies 15-core Ivytown server chip
— 9:10 AM on February 11, 2014

Word first got out about Intel's 15-core Ivytown chip last December. At the International Solid-State Circuits Conference this week, the chipmaker revealed more about the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Job listing hints at new Microsoft app for books, magazines, comics
— 12:11 PM on February 10, 2014

Amazon might be in for some competition from the folks in Redmond. In a job listing on its Careers site, Microsoft talks about a...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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More of Windows 8.1 Update 1's desktop tweaks detailed
— 6:00 AM on February 10, 2014

If we're to believe the latest whispers around the web, Windows 8.1 Update 1 will be out in early April. As we draw closer...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Report: Windows 8.1 Update 1 now coming in April
— 6:00 AM on February 6, 2014

The first major update to Windows 8.1 promises a wealth of improvements for...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft has chosen its new CEO: Satya Nadella
— 9:15 AM on February 4, 2014

Well, looks like Stephen Elop didn't get the job after all. Earlier this morning, Microsoft announced that its CEO search has come to an...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Windows Personal tech Servers

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Deal of the week: Unlocked Haswell CPUs, more SSDs, and a Windows tablet
— 12:05 PM on January 31, 2014

With the Super Bowl primed for Sunday, most of this week's sales focus on big-screen TVs and other consumer electronics gear. However, we've still...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cases Cooling Storage Mobile computing

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HGST's helium-filled He6 6TB hard drive selling for $800
— 10:32 AM on January 29, 2014

HGST introduced the Ultrastar He6 6TB in November. The drive is not only the first to offer 6TB of storage in a single...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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AMD reveals ARM-based Opteron A1100 series
— 2:37 PM on January 28, 2014

AMD's first ARM-based server chip is set to start sampling in "a few weeks." The news comes from Andrew Feldman, GM of the company's Server...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Lenovo is buying IBM's x86 server business
— 9:21 AM on January 23, 2014

Lenovo acquired IBM's PC business way back in 2004. IBM retained its server division, but part of that will now be sold to Lenovo,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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