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Microsoft bundles combines Office, Xbox, Skype for $199/year
— 9:19 AM on November 11, 2014

Can't live without Microsoft's online services? Good news: the company is letting you subscribe to all of 'em—the consumer-focused ones, at least—for the not-so-low (but...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Deal of the week: A 960GB SSD for $370, discounted IPS and G-Sync monitors, and more
— 11:47 AM on November 7, 2014

Black Friday is a few weeks away, but there are already some nice PC hardware deals to be found. SanDisk's Ultra II 960GB SSD is on...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays Gaming

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Futuremark acquired by UL, a century-old scientific testing firm
— 9:18 AM on November 6, 2014

Benchmarking giant Futuremark has been purchased by UL, a "global safety science leader" that's been around for more than a century. Otherwise known as Underwriters...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Software

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PC version of GTA V adds first-person mode, 4K support
— 6:00 AM on November 5, 2014

More than a year has passed since Grand Theft Auto V hit last-gen consoles. The game still hasn't been released for the PC, PlayStation 4,...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Benq's latest 4K monitor has an IPS panel with 100% sRGB coverage
— 10:24 AM on November 4, 2014

After years of slumming it with low-PPI displays, desktop PCs finally have a decent array of ultra-high-resolution options. The latest comes from Benq, which has...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Oculus CEO: Consumer headset is 'months, not years' away
— 9:21 AM on November 4, 2014

We might not have to wait much longer for the first consumer release of Oculus's virtual-reality headset. As The Next Web reports, Oculus VR...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

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Toshiba's latest desktop hard drive cranks 5TB up to 7,200 RPM
— 6:00 AM on November 4, 2014

New mechanical hard drives are few and far between, especially in the desktop world. Most recent models have been geared toward servers, NAS systems, and...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Android Lollipop is coming to the Shield Tablet
— 3:48 PM on November 3, 2014

I think it's funny that a person from 10 years ago would have no idea how to decode the words in the headline above. You...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems Personal tech

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15.6'' Acer notebook gets a 4K display option
— 3:46 PM on November 3, 2014

4K displays are starting to go mobile. Acer has just added a 4K option to its Aspire V Nitro notebook family. The Black Edition...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Sage Microelectronics enables 5TB SATA SSDs
— 7:53 PM on November 2, 2014

Most SATA SSDs top out at 1TB, but a Chinese firm called Sage Microelectronics has developed a controller that enables drives with five times that...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Deal of the week: A Radeon R9 290 for $230, a 27'' IPS monitor for $195, and more
— 12:01 PM on October 31, 2014

The Steam Halloween Sale probably has the best PC gaming deals of the week. We've managed to find some nice hardware to go along...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Storage Displays

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New Philips monitor serves up 4K on a 40" VA panel
— 12:35 PM on October 30, 2014

Ever thought 32" 4K displays were just not big enough? Then Philips has you covered. As TFT Central reports, the company has unveiled a...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Samsung working to fix slowdowns on 840 Series SSD
— 6:00 AM on October 30, 2014

Remember that problem with Samsung's 840 EVO SSD? You know, the one that slowed read speeds with old data? Samsung issued a fix...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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LG's ''full 4K'' IPS monitor is now available for $1399.99
— 10:25 AM on October 29, 2014

In August, LG revealed a 31" IPS monitor with a "full" 4K resolution. Otherwise known as...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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LiteOn's EP1 Series crams 960GB onto four-lane M.2 SSD
— 6:00 AM on October 29, 2014

Four-lane M.2 sockets can be found on quite a few X99 motherboards—and even select Z97 offerings—but mini PCIe SSDs that can take advantage of the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Frys opens Samsung 850 EVO 1TB pre-orders at $499.99
— 9:26 PM on October 27, 2014

A couple days ago, a keen-eyed member of the EVGA forums spotted a Samsung 850 EVO pre-order listing at Frys. The 1TB drive was...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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OneDrive cloud storage to be unlimited for Office 365 users
— 3:09 PM on October 27, 2014

And the cloud storage arms race rages on. Microsoft has announced that it plans to phase in unlimited OneDrive storage for Office 365 subscribers. Here's...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Internet

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Deal of the week: An IPS ultra-wide for $420, plus cheap SSDs and more
— 11:26 AM on October 24, 2014

One of these days, we're just going to skip the intro and dive right into the bulleted list. But not today. This counts as an...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Mobile computing

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