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Microsoft releases open-source DirectX Shader Compiler
— 9:02 AM on January 25, 2017

At GDC last year, Microsoft pulled back the curtain on the graphics technologies coming with Shader Model 6.0. As it turns out, the company...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software Windows

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Toshiba N300 hard drives are ready for NAS service
— 12:40 PM on January 24, 2017

We spend a lot of time talking about SSDs, whether they come packaged as 2.5" SATA disks, PCIe expansion cards, or flavor-of-the-month M.2 formats. While...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Eurocom Tornado F5 SE mobile server can eat desktops for lunch
— 11:30 AM on January 20, 2017

Eurocom's Tornado F5 SE looks like a standard desktop replacement-style laptop that you might find on a shelf in a big box electronics store....

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Servers Workstations

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Microsoft releases Pix DX12 tuning and debugging tool for Windows
— 10:00 AM on January 20, 2017

For three generations of Xbox consoles, game developers have used Microsoft's Pix tool for graphics performance tuning and debugging. Microsoft says that developers looking to...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Windows

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Seagate lets loose 1TB and 2TB Enterprise hard drives
— 1:30 PM on January 19, 2017

Yes, that headline is correct. No, you didn't "Quantum Leap" back to the halcyon days of the first terabyte-capacity hard drives. Seagate is actually...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Upcoming Windows 10 build offers improved privacy settings
— 9:54 AM on January 11, 2017

As of last August, about two-thirds of gerbils who responded to our poll said they took Microsoft's offer of a free Windows 10 upgrade....

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Windows Insider build 15002 offers a bevy of improvements
— 4:39 PM on January 9, 2017

Microsoft is starting the New Year offering a ton of goodies to its Windows Insiders. Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002, comes with wide...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Nvidia GeForce Now game streaming comes to Mac and PC
— 10:59 AM on January 5, 2017

Nvidia has been touting its GeForce Now game streaming service for its Shield tablets and Google TV boxes for a while now. The graphics giant...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Internet Windows Mac

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Rumor: Windows 10 build 14997 hints at Game Mode feature
— 12:00 PM on December 28, 2016

On Christmas day, an internal build of Windows 10 (version 14997) leaked to the internet. Unlike the Preview builds that Microsoft distributes to Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Qualcomm readies up 48-core Centriq 2400 ARM server chip
— 12:51 PM on December 9, 2016

Maybe 2017 will be the year that ARM servers finally become a thing. After demoing a 24-core server chip a little more than a...

Type: News story Tags: Servers

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Microsoft and Intel set to bring AR to the people with Project Evo
— 2:18 PM on December 8, 2016

At WinHEC 2016 today, Microsoft unveiled its take on the augmented reality concept, called "Project Evo." Evo is a collaboration with Intel that entails...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Windows

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WD unveils a raft of HGST enterprise storage products
— 2:30 PM on December 6, 2016

Western Digital unveiled a raft of HGST-branded enterprise storage products today, including a range of NVMe PCIe drives, high-capacity 2.5" SAS SSDs, and 3.5"...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Micron 5100-series SSDs make speedy datacenter storage cheaper
— 4:34 PM on December 5, 2016

Being one of the world's leading NAND flash manufacturers, one could say that Micron would like nothing more than to see hard drives go away....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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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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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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Rumor: Skylake Xeon E5-2699v5 may pack up to 32 cores per socket
— 10:00 AM on November 22, 2016

While Intel's mainstream desktop CPUs have been stuck at four cores since the introduction of the Core 2 Quad in 2007, the core count in...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Nvidia SaturnV supercomputer takes HPC efficiency to new heights
— 9:02 AM on November 15, 2016

Fast cars have a fantasy attached to them that fuel-efficient ones do not. The latter, though, are much more practical in just about every case....

Type: News story Tags: Systems Servers

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Cray XC50 supercomputer can probably run Crysis
— 4:26 PM on November 14, 2016

Cray isn't a name you hear about every day. For the unitiated, the company has been making supercomputers ever since "computers" were a...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Networking Servers

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