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Latest Win10 insider build activates with older Windows product keys
— 4:53 PM on October 12, 2015

Microsoft released a new beta version of Windows 10 for Windows Insiders in the fast ring today. The biggest change this time around: you'll...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

ITC says Samsung and Qualcomm didn't infringe some Nvidia patents
— 9:34 AM on October 12, 2015

Roughly a year ago, Nvidia sued Samsung and Qualcomm, accusing them of infringing seven of its patents. The graphics company sought to ban...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Dell acquires EMC for $67 billion
— 8:17 AM on October 12, 2015

Dell has announced that it will acquire business storage and services giant EMC Corporation in a deal the companies estimate to be worth $67...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

ROG Maximus VIII Impact is a mighty mouse of a motherboard
— 8:19 PM on October 10, 2015

Asus has a tradition of cramming as many goodies as it can into its top-end Mini-ITX motherboards, and the ROG Maximus Impact VIII carries that...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Report: PC shipments fell 7.7% year-on-year in the past quarter
— 10:44 AM on October 9, 2015

Time for the red ink to flow again. According to a report by Gartner, worldwide PC shipments totaled 73.7 million units in the third...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous

Deals of the week: an ultrawide FreeSync monitor and more
— 8:52 AM on October 9, 2015

Happy Friday, gerbils. Last week, our deals were all about SSDs, and this week, they're (almost) all about monitors. Check out these displays for PC...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Thursday Night Shortbread
— 11:32 PM on October 8, 2015

Eight is Enough Ars Technica: Net neutrality on chopping block as Democrats fight to save FCC's rules Softpedia: Zero-day exploit found in Avast...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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

Prepare for the wasteland with Fallout 4's system requirements
— 12:41 PM on October 8, 2015

Want to build your own settlement, craft finely-tuned instruments of destruction, and jetpack around the wastes of post-apocalyptic Boston in Fallout 4? Bethesda has...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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

TR's October 2015 peripheral staff picks
— 4:47 PM on October 6, 2015

In this edition of our peripheral staff picks, we survey the latest releases in keyboards, mice, monitors, and more to bring you the best add-ons...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous

Android 6.0 Marshmallow rolls out to Nexus devices starting today
— 12:47 PM on October 5, 2015

You don't have to wait for Google to begin shipping devices with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, like the Nexus 5X and 6P, to get...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

Google Fiber has arrived in Damage Labs
— 9:51 AM on October 5, 2015

After lots of digging and waiting and anticipation, Google Fiber has arrived in Damage Labs. Just finished the installation, and the Google router happily...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

Premium HDMI cables will be ready for next-generation media
— 7:00 AM on October 5, 2015

4K video, wider color gamuts, and high-dynamic-range media are all coming to a living room near you...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Microsoft acquires Havok physics engine from Intel
— 4:01 PM on October 2, 2015

After being acquired by Intel eight years ago, Havok is changing hands once more. Microsoft announced that it's purchased the 3D physics software provider...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

Deals of the week: Crucial's MX200 500GB SSD and more
— 2:15 PM on October 2, 2015

Happy Friday, gerbils. Pickings were slim for deals this week, but we've still found a couple bargains worthy of your hard-earned dollars today. Newegg has

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

A billion Android devices could be vulnerable to Stagefright 2.0 bug
— 4:37 PM on October 1, 2015

Zimperium Zlabs has disclosed a new Android vulnerability it's calling Stagefright 2.0. In case that name isn't ringing any bells, it's a bug...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

IBM claims key advance in carbon nanotube transistors
— 4:23 PM on October 1, 2015

IBM's research division says it's found a way to overcome a key roadblock on the way to practical carbon-nanotube transistors. The company notes that scaling carbon...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous