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Microsoft is developing a universal Windows Skype app
— 3:42 PM on March 24, 2016

If you're a Skype user like me and most of the TR staff, you may have noticed that its desktop application has been a little...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Microsoft previews changes arriving with Shader Model 6.0
— 12:18 PM on March 23, 2016

At GDC 2016, Microsoft spilled the beans (Google translation) on the still-in-development Shader Model 6.0. For those not in the know, shaders are...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Windows

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Samsung updates its M.2 SSDs for OEMs with its Polaris controller
— 12:04 PM on March 23, 2016

Samsung unveiled a pair of high-performance M.2 SSDs for OEMs at its SSD Forum Japan event, according to AnandTech. The drives, called the SM961...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Renice X9 RSATA SSD packs a resilient 2TB of storage
— 3:20 PM on March 22, 2016

Anybody who's ever busted the delicate plastic shroud on a SATA power or data connector will appreciate Shenzen Renice Technology's X9 RSATA 2TB...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Microsoft extends support for older Windows versions on Skylake
— 4:33 PM on March 18, 2016

There was a bit of hubbub a little while ago about support for older versions of Windows on computers with Skylake CPUs. Microsoft previously...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Windows 10 Mobile now available for some Windows 8.1 devices
— 5:42 PM on March 17, 2016

Microsoft has announced that select Windows Phone 8.1 devices can now be upgraded to Windows 10 Mobile. Unfortunately, not all Windows Phone 8.1 handsets are...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows

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Western Digital makes a 314GB hard drive for the Raspberry Pi
— 3:11 PM on March 14, 2016

In honor of Pi Day, Western Digital has announced a mechanical drive for Raspberry Pi based on its 500GB Caviar Blue Slim model. This 314GB drive...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Updated: Microsoft Store drops Bitcoin payment option
— 12:54 PM on March 14, 2016

UPDATE 3/14/2016 at 5:51 PM: In a statement to Ars Technica, Microsoft says the FAQ update that prompted this story was "a mistake," and...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Tim Sweeney lays out a plan to make Microsoft's UWP more open
— 9:14 AM on March 11, 2016

Tim Sweeney's blistering criticism of the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) last week certainly got Microsoft's attention. Shortly after his op-ed was published, Phil Spencer,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software Windows

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Seagate prepares a monster PCIe SSD for the data center
— 1:47 PM on March 8, 2016

Seagate has an intriguing new toy to show off at this weekend's Open Compute Project Summit. It claims to have the world's fastest...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Nvidia 364.47 drivers bring Vulkan support to the mainstream
— 4:13 PM on March 7, 2016

Didn't we just have a Nvidia driver update? Yes, we did. Well, here's another one. Nvidia has released version 364.47 of its graphics...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software Windows

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OCZ's Trion 150 SSD reviewed
— 9:48 AM on March 7, 2016

With the Trion 150 SSD, OCZ takes another stab at a low-cost TLC drive with newer 15-nm NAND under the hood. We tested it out...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Tim Sweeney blasts Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform
— 9:11 AM on March 4, 2016

Epic Games co-founder Tim Sweeney is the latest to heap scorn on Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform. In an op-ed in the Guardian newspaper this morning,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software Windows

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Samsung begins shipping a 15TB data center SSD
— 5:33 PM on March 2, 2016

We often think of 1TB or 2TB SSDs as massive in PC enthusiast circles these days, but those drives pale in comparison to Samsung's latest....

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Forza Motorsport 6: Apex coming to the PC as a free-to-play title
— 3:01 PM on March 2, 2016

Well, that's certainly unexpected. Microsoft's long-running racing franchise, Forza Motorsport, is finally making the leap to the PC with Forza Motorsport 6: Apex. The...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Windows

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AMD and Nvidia serve up new drivers for the latest games
— 8:35 AM on March 2, 2016

It's driver update day in graphics card land. Both AMD and Nvidia have new driver releases out in preparation for some upcoming game releases. The...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software Windows

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WD adds 8TB hard drives to its internal and external offerings
— 10:06 AM on March 1, 2016

Western Digital is charging full steam (or should I say helium?) ahead with its 8TB hard drives. The company has just added 8TB models...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Microsoft's Project Astoria is no more
— 8:37 PM on February 25, 2016

Microsoft's Project Astoria has been thrown out the window, so to speak. The project was meant to help developers bring their Android apps to Windows....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems Windows

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