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Samsung's 840 EVO update fixes slow reads with old data
— 6:28 PM on October 14, 2014

Samsung's 840 EVO SSD is afflicted with a bug that slows read performance with older data. We have new information on the cause of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Microsoft's Skype Qik app tries to simplify video messaging
— 9:21 AM on October 14, 2014

Ever thought text and pictures just didn't have enough 'zazz? A new companion app to Skype developed by a "small team of Skype designers and...

Type: News story Tags: Software Personal tech

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Dropbox bug deletes some users' files
— 12:29 PM on October 13, 2014

Dropbox users might want to check if all their files are still intact. Hacker News has posted a note from the cloud storage provider...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Internet

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Samsung prepping 60GHz Wi-Fi with 4.6Gbps data rate
— 10:56 AM on October 13, 2014

Make way for much faster Wi-Fi. Samsung has announced the development of 60GHz wireless technology that's purportedly capable of speeds up to 4.6Gbps, or...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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11.6'' Transformer Book T200 convertible now available
— 9:17 AM on October 13, 2014

We've been big fans of Asus' Transformer Book T100 ever since its release a year ago. Now, as Liliputing reports, the system's big...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Microsoft's smartwatch keyboard looks shockingly usable
— 6:00 AM on October 13, 2014

Phone makers are dying to sell us smartwatches, but the human-interface part of the equation remains a work in progress. Happily, Microsoft's latest research effort...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Friday night: Your customer service pet peeves
— 6:22 PM on October 10, 2014

Over the past few weeks and months, horror stories about Comcast's customer service have made the rounds. We've heard a desperate retention rep refuse...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deal of the week: Sennheiser HD 558s for $100, Dragon Age for free, and more
— 11:25 AM on October 10, 2014

Columbus Day sales abound, providing some interesting fodder for our weekly deals post. Before we get into the individual items, we should point out that...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Storage Game consoles

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With Chrome 38, Linux users get no-fuss Netflix support
— 11:04 AM on October 10, 2014

At long last, playing Netflix on Linux should Just Work™—so long as you're using Google's latest web browser. As Liliputing reports, the latest stable release...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Software

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WSJ: 5.9'' Nexus phone, Android L launching together this month
— 6:00 AM on October 10, 2014

Well, if there was any doubt left, the Wall Street Journal has just about quelled it. The...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Despite rumors, Microsoft says Surface tablets are 'here to stay'
— 2:57 PM on October 9, 2014

Are Surface tablets going the way of the dodo? Probably not. This morning, DigiTimes posted a story about the future of Microsoft's tablet family. Quoting...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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iBuypower releases $399 Steam machine—sans Steam OS
— 12:13 PM on October 9, 2014

Valve may have postponed the Steam machine rollout until next year, but that hasn't stopped some of its partners from releasing the systems we...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Top five PC vendors increase shipments in Q3
— 9:22 AM on October 9, 2014

Gartner and IDC have both published PC shipment figures for the third quarter. There are slight differences due to how the research firms count PCs,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Samsung starts mass-producing TLC V-NAND
— 6:00 AM on October 9, 2014

We've known about Samsung's plans to pack three bits per cell into its 3D V-NAND since the company's SSD Global Summit in July. A...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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Updated: 12'' Retina MacBook Air reportedly hits production; iPad Air 2 pictured
— 9:17 AM on October 8, 2014

Rumors about a 12" MacBook Air with a Retina display have been swirling for at least a year. Now, finally, the system may be...

Type: News story Tags: Mac Personal tech

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OnePlus One smartphone survives simulated sit, drop, and rainfall tests
— 12:17 PM on October 6, 2014

The topic of smartphone durability has been in the news of late, prompting Chinese handset maker OnePlus to show off the stress tests used...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Report: AMD prepping ARM-based Amur tablet chip for late 2015
— 10:59 AM on October 6, 2014

We already know a little bit about AMD's plans to offer ARM-based processors—first with its Seattle server chip this year, then via Project...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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HP confirms plan to split into two companies
— 8:56 AM on October 6, 2014

It's official. Soon, the HP we know will be no more—and two separate companies will take its...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Servers

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