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Western Digital paints its Green hard drives Blue in rebranding
— 5:11 PM on October 28, 2015

Western Digital's Green hard drives, known for their combination of high capacities with reasonable performance and low noise, are no more—at least not in...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Samsung's 950 Pro 512GB SSD reviewed
— 9:32 AM on October 22, 2015

Samsung's 950 Pro SSD makes the next-generation jump with a PCIe interface and the NVMe protocol, all wrapped up in an M.2 form factor. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

Encrypted portable hard drives may not be as secure as you think
— 10:12 AM on October 21, 2015

A group of security researchers figured it'd be fun to see how well self-encrypting external hard drives protect data, and their findings may surprise owners...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous

Western Digital buys SanDisk for $19 billion
— 8:52 AM on October 21, 2015

Looks like the rumor mill was right. Western Digital is buying SanDisk for $19 billion, or $86.50 per share, according to a joint announcement...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Gigabyte's C230-series mobos put E3-1200 v5 Xeons to work
— 7:54 AM on October 20, 2015

Intel's Skylake-based Xeon E3-1200 v5 CPUs aren't meant for consumer-focused chipsets like the Z170 or H170. Instead, those workstation CPUs need motherboards based on the workstation-focused...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Workstations

Intel powers up entry-level workstations with Skylake Xeons
— 12:53 PM on October 19, 2015

The Intel CPUs that we recommend in our System Guides may be fine for the average builder, but workstations are a different beast. Those systems...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

AMD spins off assembly and test operations into joint venture
— 4:01 PM on October 15, 2015

As part of its financial results disclosure this afternoon, AMD has just announced that it is spinning off a portion of its operations...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

Zotac jumps into the SSD market with its Premium SSDs
— 7:54 AM on October 15, 2015

The 2.5" SATA SSD market is full of competitors, but it's time to make room for one more. Zotac's Premium SSDs will soon join...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Report: Western Digital and Micron exploring SanDisk acquisition
— 4:07 PM on October 14, 2015

Flash storage maker SanDisk may soon be under a new corporate umbrella if a report by Bloomberg is correct. Western Digital and flash rival...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous Memory

MSI's Nightblade gaming barebones are now Skylake-ready
— 5:39 PM on October 13, 2015

"I am the sword in the darkness." That may have been the quote MSI was thinking about when it christened the Nightblade barebones series,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

Qualcomm demonstrates 24-core ARM server SoC
— 9:55 AM on October 9, 2015

Qualcomm is making a move on the server market. Yesterday, the company took the wraps off its Server Development Platform (or SDP), a system...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

MSI puts mobile Quadros to work in its WS60 and WT72 notebooks
— 3:54 PM on October 8, 2015

Nvidia just refreshed its mobile Quadro workstation graphics lineup with Maxwell GPUs, and MSI has wrapped those chips up in some powerful mobile workstations. The...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Workstations

Amazon redefines the sneakernet with Snowball data courier
— 4:24 PM on October 7, 2015

Back in the not-so-good old days, data was carried around on floppy disks and rewritable CDs. The adventurous would perhaps lug around a portable hard...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

Soft Machines debuts CPUs and SoCs based on VISC architecture
— 1:05 PM on October 7, 2015

When we last checked in with Soft Machines about a year ago, the company had just announced its VISC CPU architecture, along with some...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Apple's A9 impresses and the Nexus strikes back: The TR Podcast 188
— 9:55 AM on October 5, 2015

In this episode, we overcome some technical difficulties to chat about the performance gains Apple baked into the A9 SoC, the state of AMD in...

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

Intel to begin shipping Skylake CPUs with SGX enabled
— 8:08 AM on October 5, 2015

Intel's Software Guard Extensions (SGX) is a CPU instruction set that allows applications to set aside private memory regions for code and data. SGX...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Apple's A9 impresses and the Nexus strikes back: The TR Podcast 188
— 11:45 AM on October 2, 2015

Our discussion last night was wide-ranging. After a rough start due to technical issues, we took on a bunch of your questions while addressing some...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech Podcast

The Tech Report Podcast is live on Twitch
— 9:08 PM on October 1, 2015

After some technical problems, we are streaming The TR Podcast live on Twitch. Behold:

Type: News story Tags: Podcast