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Windows 8.1 overtakes XP in market share, Win7 still on top
— 7:50 AM on July 2, 2015

Windows 8.1 has finally passed Windows XP to become the second-most-used desktop operating system. According to Netmarketshare, Microsoft's current OS led its retired older sibling at...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Half-Life 2: Episode Two and more new games arrive on Shield
— 11:00 AM on June 30, 2015

Want to relive the defense of White Forest or smack down some Hunters from the comfort of your couch? If you own a Shield...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming Software

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Microsoft adds $1,299 Core i7 version to Surface Pro 3 lineup
— 10:24 AM on June 29, 2015

Microsoft has quietly added a new member to its Surface Pro 3 family, packing an Intel Core i7 CPU, a 128GB SSD, and 8GB...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Samsung will patch its software to restore Windows Update settings
— 5:03 PM on June 26, 2015

Owners of Samsung PCs who use the company's own software update utility will soon be able to breathe easier. After the revelation that Samsung's software...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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ThinkPad loyalists will enjoy this retro Lenovo concept
— 11:21 PM on June 25, 2015

Lenovo (née IBM) ThinkPads have a design history stretching back over 20 years. Despite some recent tweaks and tucks to these PCs' keyboards and...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Lenovo's latest Ideacentre PC is a little Stick-y
— 10:38 AM on June 23, 2015

Lenovo's ideacentre Stick 300 shows that size truly doesn't matter. This micro-PC provides a full-blown computer in a footprint that's not much bigger than...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Facebook SSD reliability study shows early burnouts
— 9:41 AM on June 23, 2015

A team comprised of Facebook engineers and Carnegie Mellon researchers has published a study covering flash memory failure rates over a four-year period, with...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Biostar whips up a Braswell mini-ITX board of its own
— 9:28 AM on June 22, 2015

The march of Intel Braswell-powered mini-ITX mobos continues. Today's spin on the formula comes from Biostar, whose N3150NH mobo features a Celeron N3150...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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HP shows off Pavilion x2 convertible with USB Type-C
— 12:17 PM on June 19, 2015

Not green with Envy about HP's refreshed 15" laptop lineup? Take a look at the new Pavillion x2 10t, a Bay Trail Atom...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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HP refreshes Envy 15" laptop lineup with Carrizo and Broadwell
— 2:16 PM on June 18, 2015

HP has updated its 15" Envy laptop lineup, taking advantage of AMD's new Carrizo APUs and Intel's Broadwell CPUs. Two versions are available:...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Lian-Li computer desks put regular cases to shame
— 10:22 AM on June 18, 2015

Pfft, computer cases. That's old hat. What you need these days is a computer desk, and Lian Li just added two models to its desk...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Systems

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D-Link's ShareCenter DNS-340L NAS is a big box for your bits
— 9:14 AM on June 18, 2015

It's time to get NAS-ty. D-Link has unveiled the DNS-340L ShareCenter, a 4-bay NAS box aimed at home users and small businesses.

Type: News story Tags: Storage Networking

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Put 4TB in your pocket with Samsung's P3 and M3 external drives
— 4:38 PM on June 17, 2015

Seagate's Samsung storage division has announced two new 4TB external hard drives, touted as the world's first 4TB externals based on a single 2.5" disk....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Samsung's SM951 PCIe SSD reviewed
— 11:08 AM on June 17, 2015

Samsung's SM951 SSD squeezes a quad-lane PCIe Gen3 interface onto a diminutive M.2 form factor. It offers incredible performance under the right conditions, but it...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Some Samsung SSDs may suffer from a buggy TRIM implementation
— 10:22 AM on June 16, 2015

A new bug may be present in the firmware of some Samsung SSDs. An engineer from search provider Algolia has written up a blog...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Systems Servers

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Updated: Microsoft takes aim at apps that lock down browser search settings
— 1:00 PM on June 12, 2015

Producers of annoying browser toolbars, take note: Microsoft recently announced that its security products will begin flagging some search add-ons as malware. Any software...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Deal of the week: the 850 EVO 250GB and Far Cry 4 for $98, 27 inches of IPS glory for $300
— 10:47 AM on June 12, 2015

Looking for some discounted PC hardware to tide you over until the next batch of daily deals from the Steam Summer Sale? I thought...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory Gaming

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Skylake boards from Biostar are coming in August
— 9:03 AM on June 12, 2015

We still don't have official word from Intel on when to expect its next-gen Skylake processors. However, Biostar sent out a press release today that...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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