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Cortana takes the fight to Alexa with the Microsoft Home Hub
— 9:16 AM on December 5, 2016

Until now, Microsoft has been relegated to bit player status in the emerging digital home assistant sector, with the lion's share of attention going to...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Personal tech

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Gigabyte's GA-X99-Designare EX motherboard reviewed
— 6:39 PM on November 22, 2016

Broadwell-E CPUs brought a new wave of X99 motherboards to go with them at price points both high and low. The GA-X99-Designare EX shows what's...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Netflix 4K coming to a select few PCs
— 12:00 PM on November 22, 2016

Microsoft has announced that Netflix 4K support is coming to a small number of Windows PCs over on its Windows Blog. Owners of 4K...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Windows

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Microsoft's Windows 10 VR headsets won't require a high-end rig
— 9:02 AM on November 22, 2016

Microsoft announced a partnership earlier this fall with companies like Asus, Lenovo, and HP to bring cheaper virtual reality headsets to the market, along...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Trident Z 3600 MT/s DIMMs pair high speed with 64GB capacity
— 10:00 AM on November 4, 2016

It's a tough time to be a memory vendor right now. When the needs of most PCs are more than satisfied with 16GB of DDR4,...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Dell teases a Surface Studio competitor
— 2:01 PM on November 2, 2016

Microsoft made a splash last week with its creator-focused Surface Studio all-in-one desktop PC. Windows Central reports that Dell is throwing its hat...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Windows

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Microsoft ends OEM sales of Windows 7 Professional and Windows 8.1
— 2:57 PM on November 1, 2016

Microsoft is really serious about the adoption of Windows 10. The company has used free upgrade promotions and obtrusive advertisements built into Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Windows Store games are now playable offline with a bit of work
— 9:00 AM on November 1, 2016

While game services like Origin, Steam, and GOG allow for playing their games offline, Microsoft's Windows Store has lagged behind its competitors in this respect...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Windows

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Gigabyte lets loose a flurry of BIOS updates with Kaby Lake support
— 3:42 PM on October 28, 2016

And then there were none. On the heels of Asus and MSI, Gigabyte has now announced BIOS updates for its existing LGA...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Geil Evo X memory kits with RGB LED lighting are now available
— 10:00 AM on October 28, 2016

Geil is showing off its what it calls the the world's first RGB-LED-lit DDR4 modules, in the form of the Evo X DIMMs. We...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Apple puts its AirPods in the oven a little longer
— 9:00 AM on October 27, 2016

There's less than a week left before Apple is set to ship its AirPods, the company's upcoming wireless earbuds. Our friends over at

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Microsoft helps hardware companies make VR more affordable
— 4:30 PM on October 26, 2016

Everybody wants to rule the VR world, and Microsoft is no exception. Sony, Oculus, and HTC all have headsets on the market promising the full...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Personal tech

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Microsoft Surface Book i7 packs a bigger punch and more batteries
— 11:24 AM on October 26, 2016

Microsoft has refreshed part of its Surface Book lineup. The company announced the Surface Book i7, an updated model packing new graphics hardware and Intel...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Windows

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Intel's Purley server platform won't use 3D XPoint memory
— 9:00 AM on October 26, 2016

Intel and Micron have been generating buzz for 3D XPoint, their upcoming non-volatile memory product. Rumors have been swirling about when this technology will...

Type: News story Tags: Memory Servers

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Samsung builds 8GB LPDDR4 packages on its 10-nm process
— 10:00 AM on October 20, 2016

With high-resolution screens, 4K video, and VR applications becoming more popular—or at least on the horizon—Samsung sees a need to increase the speed and capacity...

Type: News story Tags: Memory Mobile computing

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Report: First Intel 3D XPoint products coming to the desktop
— 10:09 AM on October 17, 2016

Rumor mill Benchlife.info claims to have new information about the first round of 3D XPoint "Optane" storage products for the consumer and enthusiast...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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Asrock preps 21 motherboards for a dip into Kaby Lake
— 11:00 AM on October 12, 2016

Asus spinoff ASRock has followed its progenitor company in releasing BIOS updates adding support for the upcoming Kaby Lake CPUs. Firmware updates for 21...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Asus preps 87 motherboards for next-gen Intel CPUs
— 12:41 PM on October 6, 2016

Kaby Lake isn't coming to desktop systems until sometime next year, but Asus has already released UEFI BIOS updates for 87 of its...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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