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Microsoft Surface 3 Now Available for Purchase

Microsoft’s latest iteration of their Surface tablet PC is officially hitting retail shelves. The Microsoft Surface 3 offers a more affordable alternative to the popular Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet PC. The base config...


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AMD Confirms New High Bandwidth Memory in GPUs Coming This Quarter

Along with AMD’s massive desktop CPU announcements, AMD also made some big announcements on the GPU side, chief among them the use of new High Bandwidth Memory, or HBM, on GPUs coming this quarter. AMD will be the first...


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AMD Introduces Zen, Zen+ Architecture, Expects 40% IPC Performance Increase

AMD recently dropped some huge announcements today at their Financial Analyst Day in New York and confirmed previous rumors that a new desktop CPU based on completely new architecture is expected to be released in 2016. As expe...


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Samsung Expected to Launch 48-Layer 3D V-NAND, 10nm Class DRAM This Year

48-Layer 3D V-NAND When it comes to the NAND business, few companies can match the expertise of Samsung. Back in late 2013 Samsung introduced 24-layer 3D V-NAND, becoming the first NAND manufacturer to mass produce 3D NAND. Wi...


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Microsoft Launches Visual Studio Code for Windows, OS X, and Linux

Microsoft launched Visual Studio Code at the Build Developer Conference 2015, making it the company’s first true cross-platform free code editor. As a direct competition to text and code editors such as Sublime Text and A...


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AMD CPU Roadmap Leaked, 14nm Summit Ridge CPU Possibly Coming Next Year [update]

It’s no secret that AMD’s high end desktop CPU business has been stumbling for the past few years. Whereas Intel has been improving their high end microarchitecture for the past few years, AMD has shifted their focu...


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Review: OCZ Vector 180 480GB SSD

The Vector Series Goes A19nm CES 2015 was a pretty big show for the entire storage industry as a whole and OCZ in particular had a strong showing this year with the unveil of their highly anticipated JetExpress controller. Alon...


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Review: Kingston HyperX Predator PCIe SSD 480GB

The Fastest M.2 Drive You Can Buy Today Earlier this year I visited Kingston at CES, and while it’s typically uncommon with memory companies to unveil a ton of new stuff, Kingston actually had quite the showing with the c...


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Street Fighter V Slated for Spring 2016, Who’s Ready for the Beat Down?

Those who know me know that I’m a huge fan of all things Capcom. Very few things are as exciting to me as news of upcoming games such as Mega Man, Devil May Cry, Resident Evil, etc., but nothing, and I mean nothing, stirs...


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EVGA GeForce GTX 980 HYBRID Equips GTX 980 with AIO Water Cooling

All-in-one CPU cooling has become huge over the past few years and naturally a number of vendors have begun offering all-in-one liquid coolers for GPUs as well. These all-in-one GPU liquid coolers combine an all-in-one liquid...


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Intel, Micron Share New Information on 32-layer 3D NAND

Not to be outdone by Toshiba/SanDisk’s introduction of their 48-layer BiCS 3D NAND earlier today, Intel/Micron recently held a webinar announcing that they’ve begun shipping their 3D NAND product as well. Intel/Mic...


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Toshiba, SanDisk Now Shipping 48-Layer BiCS 3D NAND

It’s been a little over half a year since Samsung launched their 3D NAND based Samsung 850 PRO, and it looks like Toshiba and SanDisk are finally making some inroads with their own 3D NAND technology as well. According t...


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AMD Catalyst Drivers Hint at Radeon 300 Series Rebrands

The most recent Catalyst 15.3 beta drivers may have not only provided more features to the existing lineup of graphics cards but also hints at a series of upcoming AMD video card rebrands. As recently reported on GPU rumor sit...


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Review: LUXA2 Groovy Duo Live Wireless Speakers

LUXA2’s Dual Wireless Bluetooth Speakers Rarely do I think to myself, “I really wish I had a pair of wireless, portable speakers that I could take with me places.” As you might imagine, I’m not one of those people y...


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Review: Crucial BX100 1TB SSD

Crucial’s First Silicon Motion Powered SSD At CES earlier this year, Crucial introduced two new entry level/mainstream SSDs which were expected to hit the market sometime in Q1. The first was the Crucial MX200, which is ...