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Deal of the week: Devil's Canyon starting at $179.99, Intel 730 Series for $0.42/GB, and more
— 11:48 AM on November 21, 2014

Black Friday now spans more than a week, which seems a bit ridiculous. But it's hard to complain about getting even more sweet deals on...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Intel's 3D NAND has 32 layers and 256Gb per die
— 7:28 PM on November 20, 2014

During an investor webcast this afternoon, Intel revealed that it will offer SSDs based on 3D NAND...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Mozilla ditches Google, signs five-year deal with Yahoo
— 4:47 PM on November 19, 2014

For the past 10 years, Google has been the default search engine in Firefox—and the Mozilla Foundation has gotten financial support from the search giant...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Microsoft becomes world's second most valuable company
— 6:00 AM on November 17, 2014

Considering its string of recent misfortunes—Windows 8, Windows Phone, and the Surface RT, to name a few—one...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Skype for Web runs in your web browser (maybe)
— 10:50 AM on November 14, 2014

Skype is now officially a web app. While Outlook.com users have had access to a barebones version of the software for some time, Microsoft

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Software

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Deal of the week: A monster PSU for $110, Devil's Canyon for $196, and more
— 10:43 AM on November 14, 2014

One of this week's deals expires at 11:59 AM Central Time, so let's cut to the chase. SeaSonic's X-1250 PSU is massively discounted at Newegg for...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Power Storage

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BlackBerry and Samsung partner on secure messaging for Android
— 9:19 AM on November 14, 2014

Beleaguered smartphone maker BlackBerry has found an ally. The firm announced yesterday that it has partnered with Samsung to bring its BES12 software to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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New Backblaze data shows which SMART stats predict drive failures
— 1:11 PM on November 12, 2014

Online backup provider Backblaze has a new batch of reliability data from its army of almost 40,000 mechanical drives. This time around, the company is...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Intel expands DC S3500 SSD family with monster 2.5'' units, mini M.2 models
— 11:00 AM on November 11, 2014

Intel has been making server SSDs since the X25-E debuted six years ago. Those drives have apparently grown quite popular, too, because the company...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Microsoft bundles combines Office, Xbox, Skype for $199/year
— 9:19 AM on November 11, 2014

Can't live without Microsoft's online services? Good news: the company is letting you subscribe to all of 'em—the consumer-focused ones, at least—for the not-so-low (but...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Deal of the week: A 960GB SSD for $370, discounted IPS and G-Sync monitors, and more
— 11:47 AM on November 7, 2014

Black Friday is a few weeks away, but there are already some nice PC hardware deals to be found. SanDisk's Ultra II 960GB SSD is on...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays Gaming

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Futuremark acquired by UL, a century-old scientific testing firm
— 9:18 AM on November 6, 2014

Benchmarking giant Futuremark has been purchased by UL, a "global safety science leader" that's been around for more than a century. Otherwise known as Underwriters...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Software

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Toshiba's latest desktop hard drive cranks 5TB up to 7,200 RPM
— 6:00 AM on November 4, 2014

New mechanical hard drives are few and far between, especially in the desktop world. Most recent models have been geared toward servers, NAS systems, and...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Android Lollipop is coming to the Shield Tablet
— 3:48 PM on November 3, 2014

I think it's funny that a person from 10 years ago would have no idea how to decode the words in the headline above. You...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems Personal tech

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Sage Microelectronics enables 5TB SATA SSDs
— 7:53 PM on November 2, 2014

Most SATA SSDs top out at 1TB, but a Chinese firm called Sage Microelectronics has developed a controller that enables drives with five times that...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Deal of the week: A Radeon R9 290 for $230, a 27'' IPS monitor for $195, and more
— 12:01 PM on October 31, 2014

The Steam Halloween Sale probably has the best PC gaming deals of the week. We've managed to find some nice hardware to go along...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Storage Displays

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Samsung working to fix slowdowns on 840 Series SSD
— 6:00 AM on October 30, 2014

Remember that problem with Samsung's 840 EVO SSD? You know, the one that slowed read speeds with old data? Samsung issued a fix...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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The Leviathan is Razer's new sound bar
— 9:36 AM on October 29, 2014

Besides its gaming peripherals and case licensing program, Razer also has a line of audio products. The firm has now expanded that family...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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