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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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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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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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Samsung will patch its software to restore Windows Update settings
— 5:03 PM on June 26, 2015

Owners of Samsung PCs who use the company's own software update utility will soon be able to breathe easier. After the revelation that Samsung's software...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Watch the creation of Microsoft's Windows 10 wallpaper
— 11:25 AM on June 25, 2015

Every version of Windows brings a new default desktop background with it, one that'll be seen by millions of people. Microsoft tends to make a...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Windows

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Samsung's PC updating software disables Windows Update
— 9:39 AM on June 24, 2015

A researcher named Patrick Barker has discovered a piece of preinstalled Samsung software that silently disables Windows Update on the company's PCs, potentially rendering...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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AOC reveals two 144Hz FreeSync gaming monitors
— 8:37 AM on June 23, 2015

FreeSync monitors keep on coming. According to the folks at PC Monitors, AOC's latest gaming monitors, the G2460PF and G2770PF, offer FreeSync-infused 1080p panels...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Samsung's FreeSync 4K displays are eminently affordable
— 11:53 AM on June 22, 2015

Samsung has started shipping their newest FreeSync-infused 4K displays, the 23.6" U24E590D and the 28" U28E590D. The former goes for an impressively low...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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What are your Windows 10 upgrade plans?
— 9:43 AM on June 22, 2015

Windows 10 arrives about a month from now, and many of you have no doubt seen the little "reserve your copy of Windows 10"...

Poll Question: • What are your Windows 10 upgrade plans?

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Biostar whips up a Braswell mini-ITX board of its own
— 9:28 AM on June 22, 2015

The march of Intel Braswell-powered mini-ITX mobos continues. Today's spin on the formula comes from Biostar, whose N3150NH mobo features a Celeron N3150...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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D-Link's ShareCenter DNS-340L NAS is a big box for your bits
— 9:14 AM on June 18, 2015

It's time to get NAS-ty. D-Link has unveiled the DNS-340L ShareCenter, a 4-bay NAS box aimed at home users and small businesses.

Type: News story Tags: Storage Networking

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OSVR updates its VR dev kit, announces Android support
— 11:45 AM on June 16, 2015

The OSVR coalition has announced a new version of its VR hardware, the Hacker Dev Kit. Version 1.2 of the headset features support for...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Displays Gaming

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Some Samsung SSDs may suffer from a buggy TRIM implementation
— 10:22 AM on June 16, 2015

A new bug may be present in the firmware of some Samsung SSDs. An engineer from search provider Algolia has written up a blog...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Systems Servers

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StarVR headset promises to broaden the VR experience
— 1:54 PM on June 15, 2015

A new VR headset from StarVR promises a much wider field of view than more well-known goggles like Oculus' Rift. The StarVR headset treats...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Updated: Microsoft takes aim at apps that lock down browser search settings
— 1:00 PM on June 12, 2015

Producers of annoying browser toolbars, take note: Microsoft recently announced that its security products will begin flagging some search add-ons as malware. Any software...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Deal of the week: the 850 EVO 250GB and Far Cry 4 for $98, 27 inches of IPS glory for $300
— 10:47 AM on June 12, 2015

Looking for some discounted PC hardware to tide you over until the next batch of daily deals from the Steam Summer Sale? I thought...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory Gaming

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Skylake boards from Biostar are coming in August
— 9:03 AM on June 12, 2015

We still don't have official word from Intel on when to expect its next-gen Skylake processors. However, Biostar sent out a press release today that...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Futuremark is developing a VR benchmarking tool
— 4:56 PM on June 10, 2015

Futuremark has announced that it's developing VRMark, a new benchmarking tool for virtual-reality hardware. Unlike 3DMark, this new product will use a combination of...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming Software

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