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Phison controller powers Kingston's HyperX Savage SSDs
— 11:58 AM on April 27, 2015

Another major SSD vendor has adopted Phison's PS3110 controller. Kingston's new HyperX Savage taps the Taiwanese chip, which we first saw in Corsair's

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Possible Skylake desktop CPU specs leak
— 9:55 AM on April 27, 2015

We've learned about Intel's upcoming Skylake CPUs in drips and dribbles over the past few months. This morning, there's another new nibble of information to...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Deal of the week: The M500 960GB for $290, Battlefield Hardline for $36, and lots more
— 11:17 AM on April 24, 2015

This week's deals post is loaded with a mix of re-runs and fresh meat. Here's the bulleted list: The Crucial M500 960GB SSD from last week's...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Storage Gaming

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Thermaltake's Pacific radiators come in all the sizes
— 9:23 AM on April 24, 2015

Liquid-cooling radiators come in all kinds of sizes these days. No, seriously. Thermaltake now has a whopping 11 different models in its Pacific family,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Samsung's new 840 EVO fix starts trickling out
— 4:53 PM on April 23, 2015

The latest fix for the read-speed-slowdowns dogging Samsung's 840 EVO SSD is now out—sort of. Version 4.6 of Samsung's Magician software is available for...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Acer's curved G-Sync display costs $1299, ships in September
— 10:42 AM on April 23, 2015

We've heard rumblings about Acer's curved, 34" G-Sync display since January, and now it's official. The XR341CK sports a 21:9 IPS panel with a...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Samsung spills details on flexible AMOLED display
— 9:19 AM on April 23, 2015

Samsung announced its Galaxy S6 smartphone last month, including an Edge variant that curves the screen over the sides of the handset. The Edge...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Valve's giving free VR kits to content creators
— 6:00 AM on April 23, 2015

Content creators working on virtual reality can apply to receive free HTC headgear from Valve. Seeding will begin this spring, the Steam steward says,...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices Gaming

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Semiconductors from idea to product
— 8:47 PM on April 22, 2015

Have you ever wondered how the chips in PCs, smartphones, and other devices go from initial ideas to final products? Rys Sommefeldt walks...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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RWT predicts Intel will use quantum well transistors for 10-nm chips
— 12:15 PM on April 22, 2015

Moore's Law turned 50 this week, providing an opportunity to look back on the march toward ever-smaller transistors. David Kanter's latest article at Real...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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CyberPowerPC's Trinity gaming PC looks straight outta science fiction
— 6:00 AM on April 22, 2015

Boutique builders have experimented with different chassis designs over the years, but CyberPowerPC's Trinity series might be the most radical departure yet. The new...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Systems Gaming

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Report: Samsung will fab Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820
— 10:01 AM on April 21, 2015

Add another report to the growing list suggesting that Samsung is picking up chip customers from rival foundry TSMC. Re/code's sources claim Qualcomm's next-gen Snapdragon...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Android Wear gets always-on apps, Wi-Fi support
— 3:30 PM on April 20, 2015

The Apple Watch might be the biggest news in wearables when it officially launches this Friday, but Google isn't standing idly by in the meantime....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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Fractal Design's Define S is a leaner, meaner R5
— 10:30 AM on April 20, 2015

Fractal Design is expanding its Define series with a new model, the Define S. This case maintains the understated design that we've seen from...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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AMD says Windows 10 will be released in late July
— 9:08 AM on April 20, 2015

Microsoft has been coy about the exact release date of Windows 10 thus far, telling us only to expect a launch this summer. AMD...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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This week produced a bumper crop of security holes, patches
— 7:11 PM on April 17, 2015

It was a massive patch Tuesday this week. We got patches for show-stopping flaws from Microsoft, Oracle, Google, and Adobe. Let's start with Microsoft, who released...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Deal of the week: A terabyte-class SSD for $300, plus more
— 11:24 AM on April 17, 2015

SSDs take center stage in this week's deals post—but not the ones you might expect. The headliner is Crucial's M500 960GB, which is marked down to...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory Input devices

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This is my favorite fanless NUC chassis so far
— 9:12 AM on April 17, 2015

Intel's NUC is built around a standard motherboard form factor that allows others to create their own mini PC enclosures. Traditional case makers haven't gotten...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling Systems

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