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OCZ ARC 100 240GB Solid State Drive Review

OCZ is launching a brand-new series of solid state drives today, targeted squarely at budget-conscious, mainstream consumers. The new ARC 100 series doesn’t stray far from its roots, however. The ARC 100 features the very same OCZ Barefoot 3 M10 as the higher-end Vertex 460, but these new drives feature more affordable Toshiba A19nm...

ioSafe 1513+ Review: A Disaster-Resistant Synology DS1513+

The 3-2-1 data backup strategy involves keeping three copies of all essential data, spread over at least two different devices with at least one of them being off-site or disaster-resistant in some way. It is almost impossible to keep copies of large frequently updated data sets current in an off-site data backup strategy. Show More Summary

No Apple fanbois here: Man United BANS iPads from Old Trafford

Get your slabs out, get your slabs out, get your slabs out for the lads Manchester United is banning tablets from Old Trafford on match days as part of a tightening-up of security procedures to reflect heightened terrorist concerns....

PS4 hits 10 million units sold, while Xbox One still sits at around 5 million

At Gamescom in Germany, Sony has announced that the PlayStation 4 has sold over 10 million units since it launched nine months ago in November 2013. Meanwhile, Microsoft still hasn't released any recent sales figures for the Xbox One, suggesting the console isn't doing all that well. Show More Summary

Samsung launches the Galaxy Alpha

Samsung today announces the new Galaxy Alpha, a mid-range "premium" built device that creates a new range in Samsung's lineup. The Alpha totes a 4.7" 1280x720 AMOLED screen, coming with either a yet unnanounced Exynos 5430 SoC with 4...Show More Summary

XBOX One will learn to play media from USB and DLNA sources

Hang on? Aren't those file formats you hardly ever see outside torrents? Microsoft has announced that its XBOX One will soon gain the power to play media stored on USB devices and gadgets compatible with the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) standard.…

USB Type-C Connector Specifications Finalized

Today it was announced by the USB-IF (USB Implementers Forum) that the latest USB connector which we first caught a glimpse of in April has been finalized, and with this specification many of the issues with USB as a connector should be corrected. Show More Summary

Dell slaps Intel Haswell brawn in monster Precision workstations

Screw mobile, bring on the big iron Dell has updated its line of tower and rack workstations with the latest Intel x86 chips and promises they will be on sale next month.…

Intel Disables TSX Instructions: Erratum Found in Haswell, Haswell-E/EP, Broadwell-Y

One of the main features Intel was promoting at the launch of Haswell was TSX – Transactional Synchronization eXtensions. In our analysis, Johan explains that TSX enables the CPU to process a series of traditionally locked instructions...Show More Summary

No more plugging in a USB thing, turning it over, turning it over again: Reversible socket ready for lift off

Type-C cleared for deployment Computer users have moved one step closer to saving a few seconds twiddling with their USB cables now that the port's reversible Type C connector specification has been cleared for volume production.…

ET deals: Toshiba Satellite 15.6-inch laptop with touch for $370

Touchcreens help you get the most out of any new Windows 8 laptop these days, but it's often an expensive add-on that takes any laptop out of the budget realm. Today we've spotted a huge savings on a refurbished model direct from Toshiba, giving you a modern laptop with a touchscreen for just $370.

Microsoft at Gamescom: DLNA returns, white Xbox One, live TV streaming coming this year

A new white Xbox One bundle sans Kinect is coming in October, and a previously announced major third-party title is now officially an Xbox exclusive. In addition to the announcements on stage, a blog post from Microsoft's Jeff Rubenstein outlined a handful of software improvements slated for the platform later this year. Show More Summary

How I used technology to find my long-lost family

Today, I want to share my story with all of you. I've spent thousands of hours researching my family tree over the past seven years, and I've ended up making connections I could have never anticipated. Thanks to tools like collaborative...Show More Summary

Reversible USB Type-C connector finalized: Devices, cables, and adapters coming soon

The USB Promoter Group has announced that the greatest invention in the known universe -- the reversible Type-C USB connector -- is finally ready for mass production. The USB Implementers Forum will now take the Type-C spec and start building devices, cables, and adapters that support the new reversible connector. Show More Summary

NVIDIA Launches Next GeForce Game Bundle - Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

After letting their previous Watch Dogs bundle run its course over the past couple of months, NVIDIA sends word this afternoon that they will be launching a new game bundle for the late-summer/early-fall period. Launching today, NVIDIA...Show More Summary

The 270TB storage pod: Does Seagate or WD make the ultimate 6TB hard drive?

Signaling that 6TB hard drives are no longer for the exclusive enjoyment of expensive enterprise-level setups, Backblaze has crammed 45 of the drives into a single enclosure to create what we believe to be the highest-density storage pod ever created -- 270 terabytes of spinning platter joy in a 4U rack-mount chassis. Show More Summary

NVIDIA Refreshes Quadro Lineup, Launches 5 New Quadro Cards

Continuing today’s spate of professional graphics announcements, along with AMD’s refresh of their FirePro lineup NVIDIA is announcing that they are undertaking their own refresh of their Quadro lineup. Being announced today and shipping...Show More Summary

Google invests in 60-terabit $300-million trans-Pacific cable to protect its growth in Asia

Google has joined forces with a number of Asian telecoms giants to deploy the world's fastest trans-Pacific submarine cable. The cable, which is lumbered with the rather unimaginative name "Faster", will have an initial capacity of 60 terabits per second. Show More Summary

Nvidia details 64-bit Denver Tegra K1, claims Haswell-class performance for first 64-bit Android chip

Nvidia has finally taken the wraps off its 64-bit Denver CPU core -- and, well, let's just say that the 64-bit Android race just got a lot more interesting. The Denver CPU will be available later this year in the Tegra K1 SoC, where you'll get two Denver cores and a 192-core Kepler GPU. Show More Summary

AMD Completes FirePro Refresh, Adds 4 New FirePro Cards

Kicking off a busy day for professional graphics, AMD is first up to announce that they will be launching a quartet of new FirePro cards. As part of the company’s gradual FirePro refresh that began with the W9100 in April and followed...Show More Summary

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