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Samsung's Portable SSD X5 reviewed
— 9:00 AM on August 28, 2018

Samsung is adding a brand-new external SSD to its lineup. The Portable SSD X5 shakes things up by promising NVMe-like speeds over a Thunderbolt 3...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Radeon Software 18.8.2 provides fire support for Strange Brigade
— 7:45 AM on August 28, 2018

AMD has released the latest version of its Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition drivers. Version 18.8.2 is optimized for Strange Brigade—one of the titles Radeon...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Nvidia 399.07 drivers are ready for the Battlefield V open beta
— 1:51 PM on August 27, 2018

Nvidia released a hot, fresh Game Ready driver for its graphics cards today. Version 399.07 offers a refined gaming experience with the Battlefield V...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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SanDisk's Extreme Portable 1 TB SSD reviewed
— 9:00 AM on August 24, 2018

SanDisk's Extreme Portable SSD pairs USB 3.1 Gen 2 transfer rates with a durable, stylish exterior shell. We put the 1-TB Extreme Portable through...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Tuesday deals: a Radeon RX 580 8 GB for $210 and more
— 10:46 AM on August 21, 2018

Greetings, folks! All the buzz of the moment is about the GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards, and as well it...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Storage Memory Input devices Mobile computing

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Intel NUCs with Cannon Lake inside pop up at SimplyNUC
— 8:41 AM on August 10, 2018

Intel's Core i3-8121U is the one and only Cannon Lake CPU to exit the company's foundries so far, and its implementation in actual products...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Zotac CI660, CI640, and CI620 nano PCs up the fanless ante
— 9:37 AM on August 9, 2018

Zotac demoed its sharp-looking CI660 nano, CI640 nano, and CI620 nano fanless PCs back at Computex, and those systems are getting an official release now....

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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AMD Radeon Pro 18.Q3 drivers make pro power available everywhere
— 8:14 AM on August 8, 2018

AMD's Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise drivers get a fresh coat of paint every quarter, and today the company is unwrapping the 18.Q3 version of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Intel SSD 660p brings QLC and NVMe to the masses
— 12:43 PM on August 7, 2018

Samsung announced yesterday that it's mass-producing QLC SATA SSDs for consumers, but Intel has beaten the NAND giant to the punch with a QLC...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Tuesday deals: a 2-TB solid-state drive for $250 and much more
— 11:10 AM on August 7, 2018

Greetings folks. It's nice and balmy today at my location, but unfortunately not everywhere. After a relatively calm July, Portugal's fire season is now...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Miscellaneous Displays Mobile computing

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Samsung begins mass-producing a QLC SSD for consumers
— 11:41 AM on August 6, 2018

The Flash Memory Summit is underway in Santa Clara, CA this week, and NAND news is likely to fly hard and fast. For its part,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Thursday deals: a Radeon RX 580 8 GB for $230 and more
— 11:21 AM on August 2, 2018

Hi there, folks. It's with much joy that I recently noticed that there's a "second season" to Steins;Gate called simply Steins;Gate 0. The...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Power Storage Memory

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Tuesday deals: a high-end Dell XPS 13 for $1560, big screens, and more
— 11:11 AM on July 31, 2018

Howdy, folks. Europe is under a massive heat wave right now, and it's getting to be Serious Business. Where before I was poking fun...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Samsung posts a soft second quarter on weak flagship phone sales
— 9:00 AM on July 31, 2018

It's quarterly financial reporting season, and Samsung Electronics recently posted its second-quarter results. The company raked in $52.1 billion in revenue (58.48 trillion South...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous Memory Mobile computing

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Deals of the day: a 120-GB SSD for $28 and a 256-GB drive for $50
— 2:45 PM on July 30, 2018

Have an older system that could really do with an SSD upgrade? Our deal-scouting today turned up a couple drives that could take the mechanical-hard-drive...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous

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Samsung's 860 EVO 1 TB SSD reviewed
— 9:00 AM on July 30, 2018

Samsung has replaced the longtime reigning champion of the mainstream SSD market. We test out the 860 EVO to see whether doubling V-NAND layers doubles...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Asus' WS C246 Pro boards are ready to cradle Xeon E chips and ECC RAM
— 3:45 PM on July 27, 2018

Intel's Coffee Lake-based Xeon E chips have been around for a little bit now, and every major vendor is peddling products meant for those CPUs....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Chipsets Workstations

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Google kicks mining, fake, and made-for-ads apps off Play Store
— 1:06 PM on July 27, 2018

In recent weeks, crypto-currency miners and speculators have been reeling as various forms of digital cash have lost upwards of 35% of their value. Miners...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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