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Project Ara phones with hot-swap modules launching in early 2015
— 11:10 AM on September 30, 2014

Project Ara, Google's modular smartphone endeavor, seems to be coming together nicely. According to the Phoneblocks blog, the first "fully functional prototype" will be shown...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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HP's new Intel-powered Win8.1 tablet costs $99
— 9:19 AM on September 30, 2014

Windows tablets are starting to sneak under the $100 threshold—and not just obscure

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Photoshop heading to Chromebooks—in streaming form
— 2:04 PM on September 29, 2014

Chromebooks got their first taste of Android apps earlier this month. Now, something bigger is on the way. Google and Adobe have teamed up...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Internet Software

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Chinese vendor preps $81 tablet with Bay Trail and Windows 8
— 12:28 PM on September 29, 2014

Windows 8 tablets keep getting cheaper and cheaper. An official post in the forums of Chinese device maker PiPO indicates that the firm is...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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VR-Zone posts purported Broadwell-U specs, anticipates CES debut
— 10:36 AM on September 29, 2014

The first Broadwell processors will debut later this year as part of the Core M family. These Broadwell-Y chips will have 4.5W TDP ratings,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Friday night topic: How do you manage your storage?
— 5:15 PM on September 26, 2014

Most folks these days have many gigabytes, if not terabytes, of personal and family data to manage: pictures, videos, financial info, and so on. Storage...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Samsung prepping firmware fix for the 840 EVO's slow read speeds with old data
— 4:34 PM on September 26, 2014

Scores of people with Samsung 840 EVO SSDs have reported slow read speeds with older files. The problem seems to be most pronounced with...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Deal of the week: Canon's Rebel T5 DSLR for $349, an ultra-wide IPS monitor for $300, and more
— 11:02 AM on September 26, 2014

This week's deals post is so all over the place that I almost don't know where to begin. Let's start with something a little different: Adorama...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Miscellaneous Displays

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How I saved over 40GB and probably sped up disk access
— 11:00 AM on September 26, 2014

I was going to make this an Etc. post, but apparently that's not good SEO. Such is life Google. Anyhow, after a long string...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Intel to jointly develop x86 SoC with another Chinese chip company
— 9:20 AM on September 26, 2014

Intel has announced plans to work with another Chinese chip company—well, two of them, actually. The firm will invest $1.5 billion in Tsinghua Unigroup,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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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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Microsoft unveils a wireless display dongle of its own
— 11:43 AM on September 23, 2014

Look out, Chromecast. Microsoft has stepped into the ring with a wireless display dongle of its own. The catchily named Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Micro Center selling AOC's 24'' G-Sync monitor for $450
— 10:18 AM on September 23, 2014

AOC announced its 24" G-Sync monitor back in June. The display was scheduled to arrive in Europe the following month, and it's finally available...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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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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Acer's G-Sync-infused 4K monitor priced at $800
— 12:20 PM on September 22, 2014

After years of stagnation, the PC monitor scene is enjoying a bit of renaissance. There are 4K displays with ultra-high pixel densities and G-Sync units...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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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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Oculus unveils new VR headset prototype
— 6:00 AM on September 22, 2014

The first Oculus Connect conference was held late last week. There, Oculus VR unveiled its latest prototype VR headset, code-named Crescent Bay.

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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