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It's official: DirectX 12 to be unveiled at GDC
— 9:09 AM on March 6, 2014

There wasn't much doubt that some sort of major update to DirectX was coming after those GDC session abstracts were posted, but now it's...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Windows

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Reports: Windows 8.1 Update 1 hits RTM status
— 9:14 AM on March 4, 2014

Looks like Windows 8.1 Update 1 could come out next month as rumored. The guys at The Verge say they've been tipped off by...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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WD's My Cloud EX2 external drive doubles down on 3.5'' storage
— 9:03 AM on March 4, 2014

If you've been following WD's external storage products, then you've seen the My Cloud EX2 coming from miles away. The first seed was planted...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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OCZ's Z-Drive 4500 PCIe sports fast specs, smart thermal control
— 7:00 AM on March 4, 2014

As desktop SSDs bump into the limits of the 6Gbps Serial ATA interface, server-oriented drives are enjoying the spoils of PCI Express connectivity. OCZ's latest...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Deal of the week: SSDs, power supplies, and 144Hz monitors
— 1:32 PM on February 28, 2014

We've got another short and sweet deal post for you guys this week, with a small collection of hardware bargains: Kingston's...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Displays

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Windows 8.1 Enterprise to become available to everyone
— 6:11 AM on February 28, 2014

Microsoft is gearing up for a slight tweak to its OS lineup.

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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AMD supports potential DirectX update, will outline Mantle's future at GDC
— 4:49 PM on February 27, 2014

We reported yesterday about some recently posted session abstracts for the upcoming Game Developers Conference. The...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Windows

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Titanfall requires 48GB of storage
— 10:28 AM on February 26, 2014

Titanfall may be one of the biggest PC games of the year—literally. Vince Zampella, co-founder of Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment, revealed on Twitter that...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Gaming

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Mantle no more? GDC sessions point to the next DirectX
— 10:08 AM on February 26, 2014

AMD introduced its Mantle API in order to create a more efficient means of programming today's...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Windows

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Report: Microsoft to cut Windows 8.1 pricing for sub-$250 devices
— 9:18 AM on February 24, 2014

Windows 8.1 could be headed to cheaper tablets. A Bloomberg report posted this weekend says makers of sub-$250 devices will soon be able to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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Intel unveils smartphone-bound Atom Z34, Z35 series, new LTE modem
— 3:00 AM on February 24, 2014

The Mobile World Congress kicks off this morning in Barcelona, Spain, and Intel has taken the opportunity to announce a new pair of smartphone-bound Atom...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Networking Personal tech

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Deal of the week: Solid-state drives, graphics cards, cases, and more
— 12:09 PM on February 21, 2014

We've got a nice assortment of bargains this week, starting with four heavily discounted solid-state drives: Kingston's SSDNow V300 120GB is...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Storage

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Microsoft launches OneDrive, gives away extra storage
— 9:16 AM on February 19, 2014

In the aftermath of a patent dispute, Microsoft announced last month that SkyDrive, its cloud storage service, would be rebranded as OneDrive. Today, the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Internet

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Eight SSDs team up on Super Talent's RAIDDrive II Plus PCIe drive
— 9:16 AM on February 18, 2014

Super Talent has a new PCI Express SSD. The RAIDDrive II Plus combines eight SATA-based solid-state drives behind an LSI RAID chip with...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Deal of the week: Solid-state storage and games
— 4:02 PM on February 14, 2014

This week in our deal post, we've gathered a couple of juicy solid-state storage deals—and a handful of gaming bargains for good measure. Let's start...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Gaming

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200 million Win8 licenses sold; adoption still lags behind Win7
— 6:00 AM on February 14, 2014

Microsoft hasn't exactly been forthcoming with Windows 8 sales figures in recent months....

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Former Steam director leaves Microsoft in under six months
— 9:06 AM on February 13, 2014

You know Microsoft's ninth annual pledge to restore its focus on PC gaming? Well, apparently the folks in Redmond will have to disappoint...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Windows

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Comcast to acquire Time Warner Cable, create new axis of evil
— 8:47 AM on February 13, 2014

Two of the largest cable TV and Internet service providers are set to merge. Comcast has

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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