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Windows 8 to implement picture passwords
— 1:00 PM on December 19, 2011

Thanks to Windows 8, you won't have to wait for Thanksgiving to make rude gestures at family members. In the latest update to the...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 8 app store to allow open-source software
— 2:46 PM on December 12, 2011

Apple's walled garden approach to software distribution looks set to become the norm rather than the exception, but it may not mean the marginalization of...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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IDC isn't optimistic about Windows 8's success
— 4:40 PM on December 5, 2011

Microsoft is betting on tablets and touch input big-time with Windows 8, but how will users of conventional PCs respond to the new operating system?...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Release roundup: Cases, power, cooling, and SO-DIMMs
— 3:01 PM on December 2, 2011

We've got a packed roundup this week. No fewer than three announcements from NZXT have hit our inbox, and we have news from Cooler Master,...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Power Cooling Memory

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Windows 8 on ARM may not support desktop apps
— 9:42 AM on December 2, 2011

The ARM incarnation of Windows 8 is sounding more and more like a raw deal. Remember back in September, when Microsoft said the ARM...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Personal tech

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Fan controllers square off in nine-way comparison
— 10:48 AM on November 30, 2011

For years, we've bemoaned the state of motherboard-based fan speed controls. There are alternatives to letting a motherboard's firmware manage system cooling, though. ...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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OCZ shrinks and improves its Talos 2 enterprise SSDs
— 11:04 AM on November 29, 2011

OCZ has added another solid-state drive to its quiver of enterprise-oriented offerings. Today marks the introduction of the second generation of the company's Talos SSD line. While...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Cyber Monday spawns more deals
— 10:52 AM on November 28, 2011

Despite offering Black Friday sales last week, some retailers have put together a selection of deals for Cyber Monday. Newegg's Cyber Monday sale is...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Cooling Storage Gaming

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Knights Corner silicon hits teraflop mark
— 10:50 AM on November 18, 2011

A year and a half has passed since Intel redirected its Larrabee effort to produce a competitive desktop GPU. The Many Integrated Core...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Servers Workstations

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Nvidia Maximus brings together Quadro, Tesla GPUs
— 12:23 PM on November 14, 2011

Looks like we've got a double whammy of workstation news today. On the heels of the new Opteron launch, Nvidia has unveiled its...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Workstations

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Bulldozer goes pro with Opteron 4200, 6200 processors
— 10:46 AM on November 14, 2011

AMD didn't wait too long to unleash the workstation- and server-bound versions of its new Bulldozer microarchitecture. The company has just announced the "immediate...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers Workstations

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Release roundup: Multi-display madness and LGA2011 brackets
— 5:36 PM on November 3, 2011

Beside what we've featured in our regular coverage, this week hasn't been particularly eventful. A few announcements from Shuttle, Silicon Power, and Thermaltake still slipped...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage Systems

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Poll: What's the best premium upgrade?
— 12:29 PM on November 3, 2011

When upgrading their PCs, most enthusiasts seem to focus on swapping in faster CPUs and graphics cards. The CPU has the biggest impact on...

Poll Question: • Best premium upgrade:

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Cooling Displays Input devices

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$189 FirePro V4900 goes all in for EyeFinity
— 9:41 AM on November 1, 2011

Who says professional graphics cards have to be exorbitantly expensive? AMD's new FirePro V4900 might not have the most pixel-pushing power or the most memory,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Workstations

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HP plans Windows 8 tablets; webOS remains in limbo
— 10:07 AM on October 28, 2011

Now that HP's PC business is no longer on the chopping block, questions are arising about the company's tablet strategy. webOS is still in limbo,...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Personal tech

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Intel SSD Toolbox gets a new look
— 12:10 PM on October 27, 2011

If you have an Intel solid-state drive, you might want to grab the latest version of the company's SSD Toolbox. This helpful little...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Software Servers Workstations

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LSI buys SandForce for $322 million
— 4:58 PM on October 26, 2011

Yet another SSD controller maker has been assimilated. After OCZ snapped up Indilinx earlier this year, LSI has announced an agreement to...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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HP said to be testing Windows 8 on the TouchPad
— 6:00 AM on October 25, 2011

HP seems eager to part with its webOS business, and the TouchPad apparently left store shelves for good after this summer's fire sale. However, the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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