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New Acer Chromebook has Core i3 inside
— 6:00 AM on July 11, 2014

Budget Chromebooks are starting to look suspiciously like full-fledged laptops. As Liliputing reports, Acer's latest Chrome OS-toting notebook is powered by the Core i3-4005U,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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HGST's Ultrastar C10K1800 mechanical drive caches data on its platters
— 11:25 AM on July 9, 2014

SSDs dominate the headlines in the storage industry, but every so often, a new mechanical drive catches our eye. Today, it's HGST's Ultrastar C10K1800,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Report: Via's next-gen quad could challenge Bay Trail, Kabini
— 6:00 AM on July 8, 2014

Via's last x86 CPU architecture, code-named Isaiah, debuted way back in 2008. The design went on...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Samsung is giving 3D V-NAND a little TLC
— 4:33 PM on July 7, 2014

Samsung's 3D flash memory, known as V-NAND, powers its 850 Pro SSD and looks to be a compelling alternative to traditional flash memory. V-NAND achieves...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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These are the PCIe SSDs Samsung reserves for big PC vendors
— 11:13 AM on July 7, 2014

We're all familiar with the 2.5" Serial ATA SSDs that Samsung makes available to end users. They're not the only drives in the company's stable,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing Servers

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Samsung's 845 DC Pro SSD targets small business servers
— 8:51 AM on July 3, 2014

Samsung's SSD Global Summit in Seoul, South Korea was mostly about the 850 Pro. However, the firm also introduced a new server SSD that's...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Microsoft recruiting testers for Office on Android tablets
— 6:00 AM on July 3, 2014

Microsoft's Office is already available on Android—but only for phones. According to The Verge, Microsoft is now developing a version of Office tailored...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Oculus VR about to ship first DK2 dev kits
— 5:12 PM on July 2, 2014

In March, Oculus started taking pre-orders for its new Rift development kit, the DK2. Today, the company announced that the first DK2 units

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Juno dev platform lays foundation for 64-bit Android on ARM
— 11:00 AM on July 2, 2014

ARM has created its own custom SoC and platform for 64-bit development. The folks at Linaro have used this Juno dev platform to port an...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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Certification site mentions Shield Tablet, calls it ''notebook/tablet''
— 9:33 AM on July 2, 2014

Rumors have been swirling around about an Nvidia Shield tablet for some time. We're still awaiting an official announcement, but this recent tweet...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Vaio brand relaunches, laptops return in Japan
— 12:46 PM on July 1, 2014

Back in February, Sony sold its Vaio brand and associated operations to a private investment fund called Japan Industrial Partners. Today, JIP relaunched Vaio...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Report: Surface Mini never entered production
— 6:00 AM on July 1, 2014

You might have read recently about how the manual for the Surface Pro 3 manual includes inadvertent references to the oft-rumored Surface Mini. PC World...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Samsung's 850 Pro solid-state drive reviewed
— 9:00 PM on June 30, 2014

Most flash memory is limited to a single layer, but the V-NAND chips in Samsung's new 850 Pro SSD stack 32 layers on top of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Steam tops eight million concurrent users
— 10:13 AM on June 30, 2014

This past weekend, a record 8,020,813 gamers were on Steam at the same time. According to Valve's stats page, the new peak occurred around...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Release roundup: Mining mobos, colored coolers, and USB 3.0 thumb drives
— 5:33 PM on June 27, 2014

This week in the roundup, we've got announcements from Biostar, Lepa, and Silicon Power. Exciting, I know. My fingers are trembling with anticipation as I...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cooling Storage

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Mozilla prepares Firefox for the VR web
— 2:20 PM on June 27, 2014

We haven't seen a production version of Oculus' Rift VR headset yet. Even so, Mozilla feels that the product will be revolutionary not just for games,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Nexus devices aren't going away, says Google
— 11:44 AM on June 27, 2014

When rumors began to swirl around Google's Android Silver program back in April, Nexus fans worried that it spelled the end of their favorite direct-from-Google...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Deal of the week: Thermaltake's Theron gaming mouse for $20
— 11:14 AM on June 27, 2014

On the off chance that you haven't spent all your money in the ongoing Steam Summer Sale, we've collected a handful of enticing hardware deals....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Storage Input devices

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