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ASRock makes something worth plugging into SATA Express
— 11:04 AM on June 3, 2015

I feel a little bit sorry for SATA Express. The next-gen storage interface garnered some attention last year when it appeared on droves of 9-series...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Micron gives its 16-nm NAND a little TLC
— 10:07 AM on June 3, 2015

Memory giant Micron started sampling its first 16-nm NAND nearly two years ago. Those chips have a two-bit MLC configuration, and they've now been...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Thunderbolt 3 pushes 40Gbps through USB Type-C port
— 1:16 PM on June 2, 2015

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Intel's next-gen Thunderbolt interface has adopted the reversible Type-C connector familiar from the latest USB spec. The new hotness...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Killer slays wires with its Wireless-AC 1535 NIC
— 11:00 AM on June 2, 2015

Killer Networking is taking to the airwaves. Its new wireless adapter, the Killer Wireless-AC 1535, brings the company's suite of gaming-focused features to those...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Here's the first desktop display based on quantum dots
— 10:33 AM on June 2, 2015

Philips claims to have the world's first desktop monitor based on quantum dot technology. The display was created in cooperation with QD Vision, an MIT...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Nanotube-infused NRAM promises DRAM speeds with unlimited endurance
— 6:00 AM on June 2, 2015

Since 2001, a company called Nantero has been working on making non-volatile storage with carbon nanotubes. The...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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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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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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Asus' latest jumbo 4K monitor promises exceptional color accuracy
— 9:34 AM on June 1, 2015

Asus introduced a new 4K monitor at Computex today, and it's a monster. The ProArt PA329Q stretches its 3840x2160 resolution over a 32" IPS panel.

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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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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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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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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LG site reveals 27'' FreeSync monitor with 4K IPS panel
— 10:41 AM on May 26, 2015

There's a new variable-refresh monitor in town—or halfway around the world, anyway. LG's Australian site lists...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Here's our discussion and first impressions of the Asus ZenFone 2
— 9:38 AM on May 26, 2015

Asus' officially introduced its ZenFone 2 last week, and we have one in hand to test. The ZenFone 2 is an impressive device for...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Deal of the week: 27'' AHVA monitor for $300, The Witcher 3 for $39
— 12:05 PM on May 22, 2015

E-tailers are revving their promotional engines for the Memorial Day weekend, and that's produced some sweet deals on PC hardware. Craving a jumbo monitor based on...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Memory Gaming

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$60 tuner almost turns the Xbox One into a DVR
— 6:00 AM on May 21, 2015

Windows Media Center may be dead, but that doesn't mean Microsoft has given up on DVRs. The Xbox One can now tune in...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

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