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Native FLAC support coming to Windows 10
— 11:46 AM on November 26, 2014

Microsoft is doubling down on support for exotic media formats. After introducing MKV support in build 9879 of the Windows 10 Technical Preview earlier...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Operating systems Windows

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Early Black Friday deals: 4K for $350, 1080p IPS for $100, and more
— 11:19 AM on November 26, 2014

The news scene has quieted down ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, but there are loads of early Black Friday deals to peruse. Here are the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays

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Mechanical roadmap points to hard drives over 100TB by 2025
— 6:00 AM on November 26, 2014

If you want to know what the future of hard drives holds, the Advanced Storage Technology Consortium is probably a good place to start. Otherwise...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Deal of the week: Devil's Canyon starting at $179.99, Intel 730 Series for $0.42/GB, and more
— 11:48 AM on November 21, 2014

Black Friday now spans more than a week, which seems a bit ridiculous. But it's hard to complain about getting even more sweet deals on...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Intel's 3D NAND has 32 layers and 256Gb per die
— 7:28 PM on November 20, 2014

During an investor webcast this afternoon, Intel revealed that it will offer SSDs based on 3D NAND...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Deal of the week: A monster PSU for $110, Devil's Canyon for $196, and more
— 10:43 AM on November 14, 2014

One of this week's deals expires at 11:59 AM Central Time, so let's cut to the chase. SeaSonic's X-1250 PSU is massively discounted at Newegg for...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Power Storage

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Latest Win10 preview build adds touchpad gestures, MKV playback
— 6:00 AM on November 14, 2014

Microsoft is still improving upon the Windows 10 Technical Preview with incremental releases. The latest build,...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Velocity Micro responds to Samsung suit
— 6:26 PM on November 12, 2014

Velocity Micro founder and CEO Randy Copeland has responded to the Samsung counter-suit filed against his company and Nvidia. In a blog post...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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New Backblaze data shows which SMART stats predict drive failures
— 1:11 PM on November 12, 2014

Online backup provider Backblaze has a new batch of reliability data from its army of almost 40,000 mechanical drives. This time around, the company is...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Samsung suit accuses Nvidia of patent infringement and false advertising
— 10:12 AM on November 12, 2014

In early September, Nvidia filed a suit alleging that Samsung and Qualcomm were infringing on its graphics patents. The firm went so far as...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Mobile computing

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Windows flaw allows remote code execution
— 9:11 AM on November 12, 2014

If you didn't run Windows Update yesterday, now might be a good idea to do so. As Ars Technica reports, the latest Patch Tuesday...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Servers

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Intel expands DC S3500 SSD family with monster 2.5'' units, mini M.2 models
— 11:00 AM on November 11, 2014

Intel has been making server SSDs since the X25-E debuted six years ago. Those drives have apparently grown quite popular, too, because the company...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Raspberry Pi's Model A+ is smaller and cheaper than the original
— 10:09 AM on November 10, 2014

There's a new member of the Raspberry Pi family. It's called the Model A+, and remarkably, it's even smaller and cheaper than the original....

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Microsoft starts Black Friday early with $99 bloatware-free tablet deal
— 9:28 AM on November 10, 2014

Black Friday isn't for another two-and-a-half weeks, but don't tell that to Microsoft. The company has primed a series of discounts on the Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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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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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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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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Release roundup: New Asus gear and an infernal case
— 2:13 PM on October 31, 2014

This week on the release roundup, we have a couple of announcements from Asus, an infernal case from Lian Li, and a mouse-and-keyboard combo from...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Systems Input devices

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