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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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Acer's curved G-Sync display costs $1299, ships in September
— 10:42 AM on April 23, 2015

We've heard rumblings about Acer's curved, 34" G-Sync display since January, and now it's official. The XR341CK sports a 21:9 IPS panel with a...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Samsung spills details on flexible AMOLED display
— 9:19 AM on April 23, 2015

Samsung announced its Galaxy S6 smartphone last month, including an Edge variant that curves the screen over the sides of the handset. The Edge...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Valve's giving free VR kits to content creators
— 6:00 AM on April 23, 2015

Content creators working on virtual reality can apply to receive free HTC headgear from Valve. Seeding will begin this spring, the Steam steward says,...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices Gaming

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Semiconductors from idea to product
— 8:47 PM on April 22, 2015

Have you ever wondered how the chips in PCs, smartphones, and other devices go from initial ideas to final products? Rys Sommefeldt walks...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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RWT predicts Intel will use quantum well transistors for 10-nm chips
— 12:15 PM on April 22, 2015

Moore's Law turned 50 this week, providing an opportunity to look back on the march toward ever-smaller transistors. David Kanter's latest article at Real...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Report: Samsung will fab Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820
— 10:01 AM on April 21, 2015

Add another report to the growing list suggesting that Samsung is picking up chip customers from rival foundry TSMC. Re/code's sources claim Qualcomm's next-gen Snapdragon...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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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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This is my favorite fanless NUC chassis so far
— 9:12 AM on April 17, 2015

Intel's NUC is built around a standard motherboard form factor that allows others to create their own mini PC enclosures. Traditional case makers haven't gotten...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling Systems

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AMD posts $180 million loss, shutters SeaMicro business
— 6:00 AM on April 17, 2015

AMD has posted its first-quarter financial results for 2015, and they're full of red ink. The company is also dispensing with the high-density server...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Leak details Skylake-S processors, chipset with PCIe Gen3
— 9:10 AM on April 16, 2015

Intel's next-gen Skylake processor is rumored to be just a few months away. We still don't have official confirmation of the new platform's release...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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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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Here's our discussion of FreeSync, G-Sync, and the BenQ XL2730Z
— 9:01 AM on April 15, 2015

We talked about my review of the BenQ XL2370Z FreeSync monitor on the podcast recently. Here's what I had to say about it there.

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Weak desktop sales can't hold down Intel's Q1 financials
— 6:00 AM on April 15, 2015

Intel's first-quarter financials are in, and they paint a mixed picture of the company's fortunes. Compared to the same quarter last year, revenue was...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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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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Cooler Master's GeminII S524 V2 takes a top-down approach
— 9:50 AM on April 14, 2015

Cooler Master has updated its GeminII S524 low-profile heatsink with a couple of new tricks. The new S524 V2 adds a direct-contact base with...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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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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