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16.7 billion reasons Altera sold out to Intel
— 3:14 PM on June 1, 2015

Rumors have been swirling around this one for a while, but it just became official: Intel is buying FPGA maker Altera for $16.7 billion.  The official...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Personal tech Servers

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Be careful not to lose SanDisk's tiny 128GB flash drive
— 12:59 PM on June 1, 2015

SanDisk seems to be making a point of cramming enormous amounts of storage into impressively tiny form factors. We saw a 200GB microSD card...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Asus squeezes Skylake CPUs, passive cooling into new mini-PCs
— 12:44 PM on June 1, 2015

Everyone's getting in on the mini-PC game, including Asus, which unveiled a stack of new systems at the Computex trade show in Taipei, Taiwan. One...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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GeForce 353.06 drivers support GTX 980 Ti, G-Sync updates
— 10:14 AM on June 1, 2015

Nvidia has released fresh WHQL-certified drivers just in time for Heroes the Storm. The 353.06 update is optimized for Blizzard's new MOBA, and it also supports...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming Software

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Lapdog brings keyboard and mouse to the couch
— 6:30 AM on June 1, 2015

Of all the lap-friendly keyboard setups I've seen, Corsair's Lapdog looks like the most promising solution for gaming on the couch. It combines a keyboard...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Corsair intros Strafe keyboard with Cherry MX switches
— 6:30 AM on June 1, 2015

Corsair has added a new member to its keyboard family called the Strafe. This full-size unit is equipped with linear Cherry MX red switches and...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Google's Project Soli radar gesture tracking looks awesome
— 4:22 PM on May 29, 2015

Project Soli might just be the most intriguing thing to come out of Google I/O. It's being developed by Google's advanced technologies group, which has...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing Personal tech

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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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SourceForge adds software bloat to more installers
— 12:06 AM on May 29, 2015

Oh, how the mighty have fallen. In the "we totally didn't see this one coming" department, SourceForge is under fire for "enhancing" downloads offered on its website...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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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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AMD refreshes Kaveri APU with unlocked A10-7870K
— 11:04 AM on May 28, 2015

AMD's first "Godavari" APU has surfaced, and it's exactly what we expected. Even the company's own press release describes the new A10-7870K as a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Passively-cooled Zotac mini-PC packs Core M processor
— 9:57 AM on May 28, 2015

Zotac has revealed a stack of new mini-PCs ahead of next week's Computex show. The most interesting of the bunch is easily the Zbox Nano...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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OCZ is bringing a TLC-based SSD to Computex
— 9:00 AM on May 28, 2015

Hardware makers are gearing up to showcase new products at Computex next week, and some are already providing previews of what's in store. OCZ, for...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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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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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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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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