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Windows 8.1 overtakes XP in market share, Win7 still on top
— 7:50 AM on July 2, 2015

Windows 8.1 has finally passed Windows XP to become the second-most-used desktop operating system. According to Netmarketshare, Microsoft's current OS led its retired older sibling at...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Canada Day Shortbread
— 1:17 PM on July 1, 2015

Eight is Enough CPU World has pre-order prices of Skylake desktop CPUs Redmond Pie: Jailbreak iOS 8.4 with TaiG v2.2 9to5Mac: iPhone...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Retail Fury X coolers still whine, don't include fix
— 12:28 PM on July 1, 2015

In my review of the Radeon R9 Fury X, I noted a rather annoying sound emanating from the card. I explained the problem like so: Despite...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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GlobalFoundries completes IBM microelectronics acquisition
— 10:58 AM on July 1, 2015

GlobalFoundries has completed its acquisition of IBM's microelectronics division. The deal, which was announced late last year, transfers control of IBM's foundries in East...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Study finds significant security flaws in popular VPN services
— 9:31 AM on July 1, 2015

A group of researchers from Sapienza University of Rome and Queen Mary University of London have published a study detailing significant security flaws in...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Asus slaps its DirectCU III cooler on the GTX 980 Ti
— 6:00 AM on July 1, 2015

Remember Asus' top-end take on the Radeon R9 390X? It seems like the company's DirectCU III cooler isn't just a red-team exclusive. A...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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The folks at Rockstar Games get it
— 3:22 PM on June 30, 2015

I've been playing around with some semi-automated game testing options today, and among them, I tried out the integrated benchmark in GTA V. When I...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Star Citizen's first-person shooter module delayed indefinitely
— 2:08 PM on June 30, 2015

Chris Roberts has published an update on Star Citizen's progress with some unfortunate news about Star Marine, its first-person shooter component. After blowing past a...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Tuesday Shortbread
— 1:54 PM on June 30, 2015

Eight is Enough KitGuru: Microsoft might be interested in buying AMD, according to source Fudzilla: AMD eyes China DigiTimes: Notebook demand not...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Half-Life 2: Episode Two and more new games arrive on Shield
— 11:00 AM on June 30, 2015

Want to relive the defense of White Forest or smack down some Hunters from the comfort of your couch? If you own a Shield...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming Software

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Double the fans, double the fun with Gigabyte's new mini-GTX 960s
— 10:11 AM on June 30, 2015

Gigabyte's one of several graphics card makers with Mini-ITX-sized graphics cards in its lineup, but the coolers on those cards are usually tiny, single-fan affairs....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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New Unreal Engine 4 demo videos continue to amaze
— 9:56 AM on June 30, 2015

We've covered amazing Unreal Engine 4 demo videos before, and more examples have been popping up as artists find new ways to bend...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Acer unleashes a 34" curved FreeSync monitor
— 9:11 AM on June 30, 2015

Hold on to your hats. Acer just unleashed the XR341CK, a 34" 3440x1440 IPS monitor with FreeSync onboard. If this display looks a tad...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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AMD posts Fury X top plate schematics, customization guide
— 6:00 AM on June 30, 2015

AMD wasn't kidding when it told us that Radeon R9 Fury X owners would be able to customize their cards' dimpled, rubberized top plates by...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous

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F1 2015 revs up with new teaser trailer
— 4:50 PM on June 29, 2015

The Formula One season is in full swing, and Codemasters is right there with it. The studio has released a new teaser trailer for

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Microsoft adds $1,299 Core i7 version to Surface Pro 3 lineup
— 10:24 AM on June 29, 2015

Microsoft has quietly added a new member to its Surface Pro 3 family, packing an Intel Core i7 CPU, a 128GB SSD, and 8GB...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Nvidia's 353.38 hotfix driver fixes Chrome crashes, G-Sync lag
— 10:14 AM on June 29, 2015

If you're a Google Chrome user with an Nvidia graphics card who's experiencing browser crashes or other stability issues, the green team may have a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Samsung and LG show off battery technology improvements
— 9:21 AM on June 29, 2015

Nary a day goes by without news about new battery technologies, it seems, and today is no exception. Samsung and LG have both announced new...

Type: News story Tags: Power Miscellaneous Mobile computing Personal tech

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