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Windows Defender will start removing scareware
— 4:00 PM on January 31, 2018

You don't need us to tell you that Windows is the desktop OS of choice for almost everyone. Because of that, there's an incredible variety...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

Tuesday deals: a Microsoft Surface Pro, portable storage, and more
— 12:43 PM on January 30, 2018

Good afternoon, gerbils. Carnaval is just around the corner, and in the next couple weeks my little hometown will be nuts with samba, reveries, and...

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

Optional Windows update disables crash-causing Spectre mitigations
— 9:01 AM on January 29, 2018

If you're one of the unlucky few affected by "higher than expected reboots and other unpredictable system behavior" as a result of a...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

Windows 10 Insider Preview 17083 puts fonts first
— 11:30 AM on January 25, 2018

Windows Insiders on the Fast ring are getting a sneek peak at some features destined for the next big Windows Update in Build 17083....

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

Tuesday deals: a Ryzen 7 1800X, a nice Z370 mobo, and more
— 1:30 PM on January 23, 2018

Howdy, folks. I wonder how many of you are in a similar predicament as me, with some sort of whooping cough that's keeping me awake...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Memory Gaming Game consoles

Microsoft announces $189 classroom laptops and Office 365 dictation
— 3:54 PM on January 22, 2018

Microsoft wants to keep the next generation of computer users familiar with its products as mobile devices become increasingly valid options for more use cases....

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Windows

SK Hynix adds GDDR6 memory chips to its product catalog
— 12:00 PM on January 19, 2018

Hot on the heels of Samsung's announcement yesterday that it's starting volume production of GDDR6 memory chips, SK Hynix has now updated its...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Memory

Thursday deals: an 850 EVO, great mobos, cheap RAM, and more
— 12:45 PM on January 18, 2018

Greetings, gerbils. It's a cold day here and everywhere, and I bet that more than a few of you would rather sit home and do...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Displays Memory

Samsung fires up its foundries for mass production of GDDR6 memory
— 9:00 AM on January 18, 2018

As cool and exciting as HBM might be, virtually all discrete graphics cards are still using GDDR5 or GDDR5X memory. That's not especially likely to...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Memory

Microsoft resumes Spectre and Meltdown patches for AMD systems
— 12:00 PM on January 11, 2018

AMD's processors don't appear to have the exact same attack surface for the Spectre and Meltdown speculative execution vulnerabilities that Intel's chips have, but...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Windows

Thursday deals: a sweet Z370 mobo, cheap RAM, and more
— 10:36 AM on January 11, 2018

Howdy, gerbils! The product announcements at CES died down a little after the huge rush in the first couple days of this week, and that...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Power Displays Memory Input devices

Samsung juices its HBM2 to 2.4 GT/s and names it Aquabolt
— 9:00 AM on January 11, 2018

Late yesterday evening (or late this morning, in Seoul) Samsung announced that it's stepped up the speed of its HBM2 memory offerings from 1.6...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

Microsoft predicts performance impact of Spectre and Meltdown fixes
— 9:00 AM on January 10, 2018

The continued response to the challenges presented by the Meltdown and Spectre speculative execution vulnerabilities has been somewhat overshadowed by all of the shiny new...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

Intel and Micron's joint NAND development is coming to an end
— 12:30 PM on January 9, 2018

Intel and Micron have enjoyed many benefits from their long-standing partnership for the development of NAND flash memory, but it turns out that this particular...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

HyperX Predator DDR4 RGB with IR can do a wireless light show
— 9:30 AM on January 9, 2018

If you're going for a real razzle-dazzle cosmetic build with all the bells, whistles, and blinkenlights, you simply can't skip the RGB LED-lit RAM these...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

Adata debuts new SX8200 SSDs and Spectrix memory kits at CES
— 12:00 PM on January 5, 2018

When we checked in with Adata last summer, the company made it clear that it was focusing on M.2 and PCIe storage, potentially even...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

G.Skill's Sniper X DDR4 memory hides in plain sight
— 12:30 PM on January 3, 2018

Whether due to connotations of manliness or an association with popular action shooter games, military aesthetics are always popular with certain people. G.Skill appears to...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

Report: Chinese government investigating possible NAND price fixing
— 12:23 PM on December 29, 2017

Building a machine in 2017 was painful. Here at the end of the year, we're looking at average per-gigabyte SSD prices that are the...

Type: News story Tags: Memory