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Deal of the week: Asus' Core M ultrabook for $599 and Project Cars for $34
— 9:27 AM on May 29, 2015

I've got nothing for this week's intro, so let's get straight to the deals: We like Asus' ZenBook UX305 a lot. The 13.3" ultraportable has a...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory Mobile computing Gaming

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Google Jumps on panoramic VR video
— 6:05 PM on May 28, 2015

Today's Google I/O keynote was mostly about Android, but it also contained some interesting virtual-reality news. Google introduced Jump, a system for capturing and...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Catalyst 15.5 betas promise gains in Project Cars, Witcher 3
— 5:57 PM on May 28, 2015

AMD has just posted some Catalyst 15.5  beta drivers in response to the releases of Project Cars and The Witcher 3. The official release notes are pretty...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software Windows

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Leak claims Skylake Xeons have up to 28 cores, new memory architecture
— 10:47 AM on May 27, 2015

Ready for another leaked slide deck detailing unannounced products? EXPreview has posted official-looking documents spelling out Intel's plans for Xeon processors based on its...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Microsoft is bringing a little slice of Windows 10 to Android, iOS
— 9:14 AM on May 27, 2015

A major theme of Windows 10 is the consistent experience provided across various devices and screen sizes, from phones to tablets to full-blown desktop PCs....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Windows

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Oculus buys 3D scene reconstruction firm Surreal Vision
— 4:39 PM on May 26, 2015

Oculus has acquired Surreal Vision, a company comprising computer vision scientists from Imperial College, London, who specialize in 3D scene reconstruction—turning real-life settings into...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia

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JEDEC standardizes NVDIMM for RAM-like flash storage
— 1:03 PM on May 26, 2015

We're all used to the idea of an SSD plugging into a SATA port or M.2 slot by now, but the notion of non-volatile storage...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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Apple patents keyboard with integrated touch sensors
— 11:46 AM on May 26, 2015

Not content to let its keyboards lag behind touch-infused designs like the Blackberry Passport and Synaptics ThinTouch, Apple has been granted a...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mac

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Here's our discussion and first impressions of the Asus ZenFone 2
— 9:38 AM on May 26, 2015

Asus' officially introduced its ZenFone 2 last week, and we have one in hand to test. The ZenFone 2 is an impressive device for...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Jony Ive becomes Apple's first-ever chief design officer
— 9:27 AM on May 26, 2015

On an otherwise sleepy Memorial Day, Apple had some news to share. Jony Ive, formerly senior vice president of design, has taken on the role...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mac

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Deal of the week: 27'' AHVA monitor for $300, The Witcher 3 for $39
— 12:05 PM on May 22, 2015

E-tailers are revving their promotional engines for the Memorial Day weekend, and that's produced some sweet deals on PC hardware. Craving a jumbo monitor based on...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Memory Gaming

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OCZ's latest Z-Drive has 16 flash channels laced with NVMe goodness
— 10:14 AM on May 20, 2015

There's a new NVM Express SSD in town. OCZ's enterprise-oriented Z-Drive 6000 Series supports version 1.1b of the low-overhead protocol designed to replace AHCI....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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The 5K iMac now starts at $1999
— 12:52 PM on May 19, 2015

Apple's 27" Retina iMac features an eye-popping 5K (or 5120x2880) display. Those pixels used to reside in a machine starting at $2499, but Apple...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mac

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Noctua's latest coolers won't block PCIe slots
— 11:53 AM on May 18, 2015

Huge, aftermarket air coolers can have their drawbacks. For example, Noctua's NH-D15 and NH-C14 both block the first PCIe slot on most motherboards, a problem...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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4K and HDR video arrive on Ultra HD Blu-ray discs
— 11:44 AM on May 13, 2015

Even in the age of Netflix, work continues on newer and better optical media formats. The Blu-ray Disc Association has announced that it's finished the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage

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Lily quadcopter autonomously films your big adventures
— 9:45 AM on May 13, 2015

Drone-mounted cameras are opening up a whole new world for video, but it's not always practical to control a camera drone yourself. Even with a...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Personal tech

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Verizon to purchase AOL for $4.4 billion
— 10:27 AM on May 12, 2015

Remember AOL? You know, the dial-up Internet provider who used to send you all those free CDs? Well, the company has since transformed itself into...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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Ninja cooler goes on diet, gets smarter fan
— 3:42 PM on May 11, 2015

Scythe's Ninja cooler looks like a weapon, and it's spilled enough of my blood to qualify as one. So, I'm both excited and terrified to...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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