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The new Surface Pro 3 ad is delightfully awful
— 4:22 PM on November 17, 2014

For the past few months, Microsoft has been running a series of ads that pit the Surface Pro 3 against Apple's MacBook...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Hacker turns keyboard backlight into video game display
— 12:56 PM on November 17, 2014

Cooler Master's QuickFire Rapid-i keyboard has an ARM-based processor that powers a handful of neat backlighting options, including per-key illumination and a light-as-you-type effect...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Corsair's Neutron Series XT solid-state drive reviewed
— 8:00 AM on November 17, 2014

Corsair's new Neutron Series XT pairs a quad-core Phison controller with Toshiba's latest MLC NAND. We've taken the 240GB version for a spin...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Friday night topic: Your mobile gaming addiction
— 5:50 PM on November 14, 2014

We've had a number of Friday night discussions about whatever PC games are currently taking up our time. But...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing

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Skype for Web runs in your web browser (maybe)
— 10:50 AM on November 14, 2014

Skype is now officially a web app. While Outlook.com users have had access to a barebones version of the software for some time, Microsoft

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Software

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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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BlackBerry and Samsung partner on secure messaging for Android
— 9:19 AM on November 14, 2014

Beleaguered smartphone maker BlackBerry has found an ally. The firm announced yesterday that it has partnered with Samsung to bring its BES12 software to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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Etc.
— 5:12 PM on November 13, 2014

Howdy, folks. You may have noticed a conspicuous lack of visible production out of Damage Labs lately. That's because I'm knee deep in a fairly big...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Brace yourselves: $149 Chromebooks are coming
— 12:58 PM on November 13, 2014

Now that multiple Windows-powered neo-netbooks are selling for $199, Chromebooks have sort of lost their pricing advantage. Google and its partners may be about...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Sharp's latest IGZO prototype sets the stage for 4K phablets
— 9:11 AM on November 13, 2014

In a couple of years, supersized smartphones may be available with 4K displays. Nikkei Technology reports that Sharp is demoing a new IGZO prototype...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Shield Tablet gets Lollipop November 18, game bundle for 32GB version
— 8:00 AM on November 13, 2014

Nvidia's Shield Tablet will get a taste of Android Lollipop early next week. The OS update is due to "begin public availability" on November 18,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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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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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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Acer neo-netbook offers Win8.1, solid-state storage for $199.99
— 2:22 PM on November 10, 2014

Less than a week after becoming available, Asus' EeeBook X205 neo-notebook already has some competition. Say hello to the latest version of Acer's Aspire...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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PowerVR Series 7XT GPU announcement makes us figure out how this thing works
— 11:36 AM on November 10, 2014

I'll admit that I've not spent enough time looking into how some of the top mobile graphics cores actually work. That's true in part because...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing

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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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