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Apple updates iPod touch with A8 CPU, 8MP camera
— 11:25 AM on July 15, 2015

Reports of the iPod's demise have been greatly exaggerated. Apple took the wraps off an updated iPod touch this morning. The new version gets...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac Personal tech

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MS ends support for Server 2003, Security Essentials on XP
— 11:00 AM on July 15, 2015

Heads up, Windows sysadmins and users everywhere. This is a friendly reminder to let you know that Microsoft has finally stopped providing definition updates...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Grab a Crucial 256GB SSD for $79, 512GB for $159
— 9:53 AM on July 15, 2015

Amazon is having something called "Prime Day" that appears to be really commercialistic and gross, according to everyone on Twitter. But in the midst of...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Bid farewell to new Windows 10 preview builds, fresh installations
— 12:30 PM on July 14, 2015

As Windows 10's July 29 release draws near, Microsoft is temporarily shuttering ISO downloads and cutting off fresh installs of the preview OS. Gabe...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Sandisk waves its new Connect Wireless Stick around
— 11:03 AM on July 14, 2015

SanDisk has updated its Connect Wireless Stick family of Wi-Fi-enabled flash drives. These drives don't require a USB connection to work. Instead, devices like...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Report: Tsinghua Unigroup to bid $23 billion for Micron
— 8:29 AM on July 14, 2015

China's Tsinghua Unigroup, Ltd. may be preparing a $23 billion offer to buy out memory maker Micron Technologies. According to a report by Bloomberg,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Memory

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Microsoft delays Surface Hub due to unexpected demand
— 6:00 AM on July 14, 2015

Those of you eager to leverage synergies with Microsoft's Surface Hub will have to wait a little longer than the previously announced September release date. Surface general...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Windows

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Seagate lowers Q2 projections; gross margin, revenue drop
— 9:02 AM on July 13, 2015

Seagate has lowered its financial projections for Q2 2015, which ended July 3. The company expects $2.9 billion in revenue, down from earlier guidance...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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MIT's RAM-free clusters chew through big data sets cheaply
— 6:00 AM on July 13, 2015

A common problem with "big data" analysis, according to MIT, is that the data sets are often too large to fit in RAM on a server or...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Systems Miscellaneous Memory

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Deals of the week: a curved Dell monitor and a Radeon R9 290
— 1:16 PM on July 10, 2015

It's Friday, and that means it's time for another round of deals. As usual, we've picked through the avalanche of promotions, discounts, and rebate offers...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Gartner, IDC find that PC shipments continue to decline
— 9:11 AM on July 10, 2015

According to new research from both Gartner and IDC, worldwide PC shipments continued their decline in Q2 2015. The firms differ on the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous

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OCZ's Trion SSDs use TLC NAND to deliver affordable capacity
— 11:05 AM on July 9, 2015

OCZ is introducing a new family of SSDs today. These Trion 100-series drives feature TLC flash based on the same Toshiba A19 19-nm NAND we've come...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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IBM Research successfully produces 7-nm test chips
— 12:20 AM on July 9, 2015

The next leap for semiconductors after the 10-nm process node is 7 nm, and it appears that IBM Research is helping to pave the way....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Microsoft restructures phone hardware business, cuts 7,800 jobs
— 10:27 AM on July 8, 2015

Microsoft has announced plans to restructure its phone hardware business, including the elimination of 7,800 jobs. The restructuring effort will result in a one-time...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Logitech shows off new logo, introduces Logi brand
— 9:55 AM on July 8, 2015

These days, companies seem to be all about reinventing themselves. Today, it's Logitech's turn. The company has unveiled a new corporate identity and logo,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Personal tech

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Zero-day Windows vulnerability exposed by Hacking Team leak
— 9:13 AM on July 8, 2015

Hot on the heels of yesterday's Flash vulnerability, the leak of internal documents from Hacking Team has revealed another zero-day vulnerability, this time...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Startup Knowm has an AHaH moment with memristors
— 8:38 AM on July 8, 2015

We've been hearing about commercially feasible memristors—a type of electrical component that's persistent like flash memory, but as fast as DRAM to access—for quite some...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Hacking Team leak exposes zero-day vulnerability in Flash
— 2:59 PM on July 7, 2015

A recent leak of internal documents from gray-hat software developer Hacking Team has revealed another zero-day vulnerability in the Flash plugin. As Ars Technica...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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