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Latest Backblaze reliability update shows rising failure rates for some hard drives
— 9:46 AM on September 24, 2014

Back in January, online backup provider Backblaze published reliability statistics on over 25,000 mechanical hard drives deployed in its storage servers. In that setting,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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The iPhone 6 reportedly bends in users' pockets
— 9:15 AM on September 24, 2014

Oh, dear. After antennagate, here comes bendgate. Turns out there's a downside to making an extremely thin phone out of a pretty malleable material....

Type: News story Tags: Mac Personal tech

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ARM announces faster Cortex-M core for embedded apps
— 5:23 PM on September 23, 2014

While ARM is busy making headway in the 64-bit, high-performance space, it also has a line of embedded microcontrollers (or MCUs) known as the Cortex-M...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Personal tech

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Reversible, USB Type-C cables can pass DisplayPort signals alongside data and power
— 6:00 AM on September 23, 2014

As if the reversible USB Type-C connector weren't cool enough already, cables based on the standard will be able to carry DisplayPort signals....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Input devices Mobile computing

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Early deal of the week: Delicious SSD discounts
— 4:01 PM on September 22, 2014

We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to bring you some nifty SSD deals. Adorama is running a one-day sale on SanDisk's Extreme Pro solid-state drives,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Some of Samsung's TLC SSDs are slow to read old data
— 10:48 AM on September 22, 2014

Samsung has deployed three-bit TLC NAND in two generations of solid-state drives: the 840 Series and the 840 EVO. The value-oriented drives have been very...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Corsair releases RGB peripherals, intros Corsair Gaming division
— 9:12 AM on September 22, 2014

After much teasing, dating back to the first reveal of the Cherry MX RGB switches last December, Corsair says its RGB-series keyboards are now...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Monday Shortbread
— 12:01 AM on September 22, 2014

Eight is Enough VideoCardz: AMD teasing new product, is it Radeon or FirePro? WCCFtech: AMD embedded roadmap 2014 - 2016 leaked—gives insight into...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Weekend Shortbread
— 11:20 AM on September 20, 2014

Eight is Enough AnandTech: Samsung acknowledges the SSD 840 EVO read performance bug - fix on the way PC Gamer: DirectX 12's new...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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The SSD Endurance Experiment: Only two remain after 1.5PB
— 11:35 AM on September 19, 2014

A couple of the SSDs in our endurance experiment have now reached 1.5 petabytes of writes. But another one failed on the last stretch,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Deal of the week: A 23'' IPS monitor for $150, a 200-mm fan for free, and more
— 11:04 AM on September 19, 2014

The best deal of the week is easily Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 970, which is already selling online with prices starting at $329.99....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Storage Displays

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Android L to encrypt devices by default
— 9:12 AM on September 19, 2014

Looks like Apple isn't the only one pandering to privacy advocates. As the Washington Post reports, Google has made a similar announcement. Starting...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Thursday Night Shortbread
— 7:33 PM on September 18, 2014

Eight is Enough Reuters: Apple to unveil new iPads, operating system on Oct. 21: report WSJ's Apple iOS 8 review: a new...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Xbone controller for Windows is coming; still isn't wireless
— 5:41 PM on September 18, 2014

Using the Xbox One controller with Windows has been possible since early June, but it requires a USB cable. In November, Microsoft plans...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Apple: With iOS 8, we can't give your data to the government
— 2:44 PM on September 18, 2014

With its reputation still reeling from that celebrity photo leak, Apple has added a new privacy section to its website. That section includes a...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Mac Personal tech

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Stable of new Kindle tablets includes $99 Android model
— 11:26 AM on September 18, 2014

So, yeah, Amazon has a few new Kindles out. Make that more than a few. Jeff Bezos & Co. have announced four distinct new slates,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Custom mechanical switches line Logitech's G910 gaming keyboard
— 10:34 AM on September 17, 2014

Logitech is the latest keyboard maker with its own mechanical switch design. The proprietary Romer-G switches have the same 45-g actuation force as Cherry...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Leak reveals next-gen Kindle with 300-PPI screen
— 9:14 AM on September 17, 2014

Yes, Amazon updates its Kindle e-readers every year, so it's kind of a given that a new model is coming this fall. This year's refresh...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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