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New Intel IGP drivers add H.265, VP9 hardware decode support
— 9:56 AM on January 15, 2015

Intel graphics drivers releases aren't usually very exciting, but this one is worth pointing out. Numbered 15.36.14.4080, this update imbues Haswell and Broadwell processors...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Multimedia

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Google demos new Project Ara prototype, schedules pilot program
— 6:00 AM on January 15, 2015

If smartphones are the new personal computers, Project Ara may be the future of the DIY PC scene. Google's modular handset promises to bring extensive...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Cooler Master prototype melds vertical vapor chambers with CPU block
— 10:52 AM on January 12, 2015

CPU coolers with vertical vapor chambers are nothing new; Cooler Master has been making them since 2012. But the company showed off a new...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Report: Win10's Spartan browser to have tab grouping, Cortana, annotations
— 9:34 AM on January 12, 2015

Last month, the rumor mill broke the news about Spartan, a lightweight web browser Microsoft is said to be developing for Windows 10. The...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Deal of the week: A 1080p IPS monitor for $100 and 802.11n Wi-Fi router for $5
— 10:41 AM on January 9, 2015

We interrupt this week's deluge of CES stories for a look at some of the best PC hardware deals available right now. IPS monitors typically carry...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Networking

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OCZ's new SSD controller has four Gen3 lanes, NVMe support
— 9:21 AM on January 9, 2015

Add another SSD—and a new controller—to the growing list of PCIe units with support for the NVMe...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Phison controller teams up with MLC NAND for Mushkin Striker SSD
— 11:04 AM on January 8, 2015

PCI Express SSDs may be grabbing most of the headlines, but there are still plenty of new SATA drives at the Consumer Electronics Show this...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Cooler Master's ''kinetic'' engine turns rotating heatsink into a fan
— 9:10 AM on January 8, 2015

Way back in 2011, we posted an article on an innovative cooler that used a rotating hunk of metal as both a heatsink and...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Plextor's next PCIe SSDs come in x4, Black Edition flavors
— 8:13 PM on January 7, 2015

Plextor was one of the first SSD makers to offer a consumer-grade PCIe drive with an M.2 interface, so it's no surprise that the company...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Razer delves into VR with the OSVR initiative and $200 Hacker Dev Kit
— 2:14 PM on January 7, 2015

We told you about Razer's Forge TV yesterday, but that's not the only news from the company this week. Razer  has also teamed...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices Personal tech

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Adata puts Type-C connector on tiny USB stick, speedy RAID drive
— 11:54 AM on January 7, 2015

The USB 3.1 specification includes not only a reversible Type-C connector, but also support for faster transfer rates up to 10Gbps. At CES this week,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Adata's SandForce-powered PCIe SSD spotted at CES
— 11:08 AM on January 7, 2015

Several PCI Express SSDs are on display at CES this week, including an Adata drive powered by the SandForce "Griffin" controller, otherwise known as the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Sub-$100 Diamond box captures video to SD cards, Ethernet shares
— 10:35 AM on January 7, 2015

We don't often hear from Diamond, but the company is at this year's CES with some new products, including a curious capture box that can...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Corsair's Neutron Series XT SSD priced at $0.56/GB
— 10:21 AM on January 7, 2015

Remember the Corsair Neutron Series XT SSD we tested in November? The 2.5" SATA drive pairs an eight-channel Phison controller with Toshiba A19 MLC...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Intel unveils button-sized Curie module for wearables
— 9:27 AM on January 7, 2015

On the heels of its Broadwell-U and Cherry Trail announcements, Intel has unveiled a diminutive hardware module aimed at wearables. Dubbed Curie,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Personal tech

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Samsung starts mass-producing PCIe 3.0 SSD
— 5:52 PM on January 6, 2015

Remember the mini NVM Express drive Samsung teased during its SSD Global Summit last summer? Well, the SM951 is now in mass production—and it's...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Kingston's quad-lane PCIe SSD coming in February
— 11:53 AM on January 6, 2015

Enthusiasts shopping for PCIe SSDs will soon have another option. Kingston has announced the HyperX Predator, an M.2 drive capable of hitting sequential speeds up...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Corsair's H110i GT liquid cooler pairs dual 140-mm fans with software control
— 11:00 AM on January 6, 2015

Corsair is showing off a couple of new liquid-cooling products at CES this week. The Hydro Series H110i GT follows in the footsteps of its...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Cooling

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