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GOG's Steam-y Galaxy storefront enters open beta
— 11:55 AM on May 5, 2015

We love GOG.com for its wide selection of classic games, but there's one hitch: the site sells each game as a separate application, without...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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The curtain falls on Windows Media Center
— 5:12 PM on May 4, 2015

Windows Media Center, Microsoft's long-running effort to blend elements of DVRs, cable boxes, and DVD players into Windows, will be taking its final bow before...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Continuum turns Win10 phones and tablets into desktops
— 10:03 AM on April 30, 2015

At its Build keynote yesterday, Microsoft showed off the adaptability of Windows 10 on a variety of devices. Win10's Continuum feature allows devices to"flex" in...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Windows

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MS wants Win10 on a billion devices, will support Android apps
— 2:25 PM on April 29, 2015

Microsoft wants Windows 10 to be the platform for developers. At its Build 2015 keynote this afternoon, the company set some ambitious targets for Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Windows 10 web browser named Microsoft Edge
— 1:44 PM on April 29, 2015

Microsoft's upcoming browser has long been known by its unofficial codename, Project Spartan. Today, we can dispense with that name. The new browser is officially...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Phison controller powers Kingston's HyperX Savage SSDs
— 11:58 AM on April 27, 2015

Another major SSD vendor has adopted Phison's PS3110 controller. Kingston's new HyperX Savage taps the Taiwanese chip, which we first saw in Corsair's

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Deal of the week: The M500 960GB for $290, Battlefield Hardline for $36, and lots more
— 11:17 AM on April 24, 2015

This week's deals post is loaded with a mix of re-runs and fresh meat. Here's the bulleted list: The Crucial M500 960GB SSD from last week's...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Storage Gaming

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Samsung's new 840 EVO fix starts trickling out
— 4:53 PM on April 23, 2015

The latest fix for the read-speed-slowdowns dogging Samsung's 840 EVO SSD is now out—sort of. Version 4.6 of Samsung's Magician software is available for...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Android Wear gets always-on apps, Wi-Fi support
— 3:30 PM on April 20, 2015

The Apple Watch might be the biggest news in wearables when it officially launches this Friday, but Google isn't standing idly by in the meantime....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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AMD says Windows 10 will be released in late July
— 9:08 AM on April 20, 2015

Microsoft has been coy about the exact release date of Windows 10 thus far, telling us only to expect a launch this summer. AMD...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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This week produced a bumper crop of security holes, patches
— 7:11 PM on April 17, 2015

It was a massive patch Tuesday this week. We got patches for show-stopping flaws from Microsoft, Oracle, Google, and Adobe. Let's start with Microsoft, who released...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Deal of the week: A terabyte-class SSD for $300, plus more
— 11:24 AM on April 17, 2015

SSDs take center stage in this week's deals post—but not the ones you might expect. The headliner is Crucial's M500 960GB, which is marked down to...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory Input devices

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Google brings Handwriting Input to Android
— 10:51 AM on April 16, 2015

Google has released a new keyboard for Android devices that's not really a keyboard at all. The Handwriting Input app instead translates the scrawl from...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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Samsung's four-lane PCIe SSD goes NVMe
— 10:14 AM on April 15, 2015

Samsung first revealed its SM951 PCIe SSD in Korea last year. The M.2 gumstick was billed as an NVM Express implementation at the time,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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New 840 EVO fix adds ''periodic refresh'' to firmware
— 11:50 AM on April 14, 2015

Last year, some Samsung 840 EVO SSDs started exhibiting slower read speeds with old data. The problem was patched in October, but the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Dell, Apple, and Firefox make security headlines
— 3:22 PM on April 13, 2015

There are three recent security stories that impact our community. They involve flaws in Dell's System Detect, Firefox 37, and OS X. We've talked before about...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Samsung NVMe tech powers HP Z Turbo SSD
— 11:48 AM on April 13, 2015

Add HP to the list of SSD providers with next-gen NVMe hotness. The company announced its Z...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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HGST ships NVM Express SSD with 3000MB/s top speed
— 2:01 AM on April 13, 2015

Make way for another PCI Express SSD. HGST has started shipping the Ultrastar SN100 Series, which combines four lanes of Gen3 connectivity with the NVM...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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