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Cloud surge, Surface sales buoy Microsoft's quarterly results
— 6:00 AM on January 27, 2015

The financial results for Microsoft's second fiscal quarter, which ended December 31, paint a mixed picture of the company's businesses. Overall revenue hit $26.5 billion,...

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Details leak out on AMD's first Zen-based desktop CPUs
— 4:21 PM on January 26, 2015

We've known for some time that AMD is cooking up a revamped x86 architecture. That architecture is code-named Zen, and the folks at SweClockers...

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Some 840 EVOs still vulnerable to read speed slowdowns
— 2:22 PM on January 26, 2015

In October, Samsung patched its 840 EVO SSD to address a problem that caused slow read speeds with old data. Recent reports suggest the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Apacer exec sees 256GB SSDs falling below $70 this year
— 12:14 PM on January 23, 2015

Solid-state drives will get a whole lot cheaper in the second half of this year. That's according to CK Chang, General Manager at Taiwanese digital...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Haswell CPU and Radeon graphics team up in ASRock's VisionX mini PC
— 9:18 AM on January 23, 2015

ASRock has beefed up its line of mini PCs with a new VisionX Series that combines Haswell horsepower with Radeon graphics. The 7.9" x 7.9"...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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HP's new Core M convertible hides an extra battery in its keyboard dock
— 10:43 AM on January 21, 2015

HP uncorked a boatload of business-oriented mobile systems yesterday, including multiple Windows and Android tablets. For me, the most intriguing of the bunch is...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Latest Backblaze reliability data shows carnage for 3TB Seagate drives
— 7:00 AM on January 21, 2015

Online backup provider Backblaze made headlines last year with a reliability study based on over 25,000 mechanical drives. Unlike previous publications in this vein,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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AMD slipped back into the red last quarter
— 5:07 PM on January 20, 2015

Looks like AMD isn't done using red ink on its earnings releases. The company has posted financial results for the fourth quarter of 2014...

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Samsung's Portable SSD T1 reviewed
— 9:00 AM on January 20, 2015

Samsung's Portable SSD T1 packs the 850 EVO into a pocketable case that's practically weightless. We've tested this miniature marvel to see how...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Report: Win8.1 costs tablet makers only $15 for 10'' devices
— 6:00 AM on January 20, 2015

Microsoft has been aggressive about pushing Windows for low-cost tablets. Last April, it announced that the OS...

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Deal of the week: An unlocked FX quad for $90, Bay Trail convertible for $230, and more
— 11:13 AM on January 16, 2015

This week's deals post is brought to you by the letter A, because it fits with our first item—and because I've run out of other...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Memory Mobile computing

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Intel posts strong earnings, but forecast disappoints
— 5:04 PM on January 15, 2015

The bean counters at Intel have reported the chipmaker's earnings for the last quarter of 2014—and for the year as a whole. The numbers...

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New Intel IGP drivers add H.265, VP9 hardware decode support
— 9:56 AM on January 15, 2015

Intel graphics drivers releases aren't usually very exciting, but this one is worth pointing out. Numbered 15.36.14.4080, this update imbues Haswell and Broadwell processors...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Multimedia

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Google demos new Project Ara prototype, schedules pilot program
— 6:00 AM on January 15, 2015

If smartphones are the new personal computers, Project Ara may be the future of the DIY PC scene. Google's modular handset promises to bring extensive...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Analyst expects Apple to start transition away from Intel by 2017
— 4:11 PM on January 14, 2015

No question about it, Apple's homebrewed processors for the iPhone and iPad are getting mighty fast. According to an analyst quoted by AppleInsider, those chips...

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CompuLab stuffs AMD's Mullins into a tiny fanless PC
— 9:32 AM on January 14, 2015

AMD's Mullins mobile APU may not be showing up in many tablets, but we are seeing it crop up in some enticing mini-PCs. Zotac

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Q4 shipment data shows double-digit PC growth in U.S.
— 6:00 AM on January 14, 2015

Remember all that doom and gloom about the death of the PC industry? Yeah, not so much...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Three top executives to depart AMD
— 9:23 AM on January 13, 2015

More leadership changes are underway at AMD. According to the The Wall Street Journal, the chipmaker

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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