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Only 11% of Android devices run Ice Cream Sandwich
— 11:06 AM on July 3, 2012

Android 4.0, otherwise known as Ice Cream Sandwich, was released last fall. More than eight months later, it's migrated to just 11% of Android...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Personal tech

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Microsoft to offer cheap Windows 8 upgrades to everyone
— 6:00 AM on July 3, 2012

You get a cheap Windows 8 upgrade! And you get a cheap Windows 8 upgrade! Everyone gets a cheap Windows 8 upgrade! Yes, it seems, Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Deal of the week: Coupon codes and other goodies
— 5:36 PM on June 29, 2012

We're taking a break from our usual deal hunting this week to bring you a handful of nifty coupon codes. Newegg happens to have a...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Memory

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Restrictions on Windows 8 in-place upgrades detailed
— 6:00 AM on June 29, 2012

Windows 8's retail release is fast approaching. Unless the new Metro user interface gives you a rash, you might be thinking of upgrading—and an in-place...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Release roundup: Adata, Cooler Master, and Lian Li
— 5:37 PM on June 28, 2012

Every week, we gather press releases that slipped through the net of our daily coverage, and we post them in the release roundup. This week,...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Power Storage

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Hynix starts selling 2.5-inch SSDs
— 11:18 AM on June 27, 2012

Add SK-Hynix to the growing list of SSD vendors. The memory maker recently announced its intent to buy controller maker LAMD. Now,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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LSI's new SAS/SATA cards have native PCIe 3.0 support
— 10:47 AM on June 27, 2012

PCI Express 3.0 slots are all over new motherboards these days. The latest and greatest graphics cards adhere to the third-gen spec, and now...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Seagate teams up with DensBits for SSD development
— 10:32 AM on June 26, 2012

Although Seagate has a line of Pulsar solid-state drives designed for enterprise markets and a small collection of hybrids for notebooks, it's thus far shied...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Deal of the week: Ever-cheaper SSDs and other bargains
— 5:13 PM on June 22, 2012

You probably got the memo by now: SSD prices are going down, down, down, and the deals are getting hotter. We have evidence in the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Gaming

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Release roundup: Cooler Master, Eurocom, Sharkoon, and Super Talent
— 4:31 PM on June 21, 2012

In the wake of Computex, big launches are usually followed by smaller ones—and, in some cases, availability of products we saw at the show. This...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Input devices Mobile computing Workstations

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SK Hynix to acquire SSD controller maker LAMD
— 10:57 AM on June 20, 2012

The storage market is no stranger to acquisitions. In the last year or so, Seagate bought Samsung's HDD business, Western Digital picked up Hitachi's...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Hybrid SSD design combines NAND, memristor-based ReRAM
— 11:14 AM on June 18, 2012

Hybrid storage solutions are nothing new, but they typically combine solid-state and mechanical storage. A team of Japanese researchers has now developed a hybrid...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Deal of the week: Refurb tablets and hard drives
— 11:35 AM on June 14, 2012

With big announcements from Computex, E3, AFDS, and WWDC in the rear-view mirror, things are a little slow on the news front today. Time for...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing Personal tech

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Western Digital gets into the networking business
— 7:00 AM on June 14, 2012

When Western Digital told me it was entering an entirely new product category, I didn't know what to expect. SSDs wouldn't be different enough, and...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Networking

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Report: Windows RT to cost device makers $85-90
— 9:51 AM on June 12, 2012

Windows RT tablets could be an expensive proposition when they arrive this fall. VR-Zone spoke to multiple tablet vendors at the Computex trade show last...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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256-bit AES encryption broken in SandForce SSD controllers
— 8:33 PM on June 11, 2012

When SandForce announced the SF-2000 SSD controller family, it touted the controller's ability to encrypt data with a 256-bit AES algorithm. The previous generation...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Apple shows iOS 6, preps Mountain Lion for July
— 2:41 PM on June 11, 2012

This morning's WWDC conference wasn't all about new MacBooks. Apple also unveiled iOS 6, the next version of its mobile operating system for iDevices, and...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Mac

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Deal of the week: High-capacity SSD bargains
— 5:27 PM on June 8, 2012

Solid-state drives have recently slipped under the $1/gigabyte threshold, and that's good news for bargain hunters—especially those in the market for high-capacity drives that can...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Gaming

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