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Windows 10 update has Spectre fixes for Haswell, Broadwell and Skylake
— 4:30 PM on April 25, 2018

The best way to get microcode updates for security flaws like Spectre is a firmware patch from a motherboard or system maker. Some manufacturers...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Windows

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Tuesday deals: a Core i5-8600K combo deal, cheap SSDs, and more
— 1:29 PM on April 24, 2018

Howdy, folks. We've just reviewed the Samsung 970 EVO solid-state drive and found it worthy of a TR Recommended award. SSD prices are slowly-but-steadily...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Power Storage Memory

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G.Skill's Trident Z RGB and Sniper X kits for AMD get even faster
— 9:30 AM on April 19, 2018

As Jeff remarked in his review, second-generation Ryzen parts more readily support speedy memory than their predecessors. That's a good thing, because system performance...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Corsair Dominator Platinum Contrast RAM serves up monochrome magic
— 9:37 AM on April 11, 2018

The high-contrast combination of black and white is one of the more striking color schemes you can choose for your PC parts. You might have...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Today's Patch Tuesday helps harden AMD CPUs against Spectre
— 1:41 PM on April 10, 2018

Today is April's Patch Tuesday for Microsoft operating systems, and AMD CPU owners will want to fire up Windows Update as soon as possible. This...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Windows

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Tuesday deals: a 16-GB kit of 3000 MT/s RAM for $150 and more
— 11:56 AM on April 10, 2018

In the famous words of the Portal turrets, "ow, ow, ow." I've just come back from my periodical chiropractor appointment and I have tape on...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Displays Memory Mobile computing

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Wednesday deals: a RAM-and-SSD combo, displays, and more
— 1:48 PM on April 4, 2018

Good afternoon, gerbils. We're still reeling from Intel's simultaneous release of its eighth-gen mobile and desktop CPUs and consumer chipsets. But as they...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Displays Memory Game consoles

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Cloudflare launches a privacy-first DNS at 1.1.1.1
— 9:00 AM on April 2, 2018

Which Domain Name System provider are you using, gerbils? Most folks are relying on the Domain Name Service (DNS) offered by their internet provider, although...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

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Microsoft restructures groups as Terry Myerson leaves the company
— 4:37 PM on March 29, 2018

More big changes could be on the way for Windows soon. According to Mary Jo Foley at ZDNet, Microsoft announced a major reorganization of...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Windows

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Thursday deals: a Patriot Ignite 480 GB SSD for $95 and more
— 2:15 PM on March 29, 2018

Greetings, gerbils! You'll be happy to know that my boxing bag is now fully in place, and my foot's healed. I expect to test both...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Memory

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Tuesday deals: a Core i7-7820X for $450 and more
— 9:34 AM on March 27, 2018

Howdy, folks! Now here's something for you to laugh at. I was hanging up a boxing bag in the garage yesterday. It was set too...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Power Storage Memory

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Samsung PM883 SSDs and 64-GB RDIMMs are open for business
— 9:09 AM on March 21, 2018

All the real-time ray-tracing talk this week might give on the impression that the Game Developer's Conference is the only computer-related gathering going on. As...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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Microsoft offers $250,000 bounty for speculative-execution bugs
— 10:45 AM on March 16, 2018

The January reveal of the Meltdown and Spectre speculative-execution attacks sent ripples through the entire computer industry. Part of Intel's response was a

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Software Windows

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Report: 3.5% of world's March NAND supply lost to outage at Samsung fab
— 9:17 AM on March 16, 2018

I just had a hard drive fail on me, and I'm not looking forward to buying more spinning rust for my desktop. Unfortunately for me,...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Google primed to kick crypto-currencies off its advertising network
— 3:45 PM on March 14, 2018

It's no secret that Google makes most of its money on advertising. Heck, some of our own ads are served through Google's networks. Due to...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Tuesday deals: a Ryzen 5 1600X combo deal, curved displays, and more
— 1:02 PM on March 13, 2018

Good afternoon, gerbildom. It is with great pleasure that after almost two months of convulsive coughing, my nose and throat are apparently done with their...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Multimedia Cooling Displays Memory Mobile computing

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Windows 10 S is dead, long live S Mode
— 5:16 PM on March 9, 2018

Microsoft introduced Windows 10 S along with the Surface Laptop just over ten months ago, but rumors that the pared-back version of the company's...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Friday deals: Cooler Master MasterKeys Pro keyboards and more
— 10:44 AM on March 9, 2018

Howdy, fair gerbils! If you're in a state or city that's experiencing or might experience a drought, hit me up. I've got plenty of water,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Power Storage Memory Input devices Mobile computing

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