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Is ECC memory really slower than non-ECC? Let's settle the question with some benchmarks
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HDDs aren't submitting to SSDs just yet...
Solid state drives may have upended mechanical drives in terms of sheer speed but traditional hard drives aren't giving up without a fight. The latest example of this is HGST's new Ultrastar C10K1800 drive, billed as the world's highest capacity…
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ex-Epic game dev Cliff Blezinski is working on a free-to-play shooter called Blue Streak
After teasing us a week ago, former Epic Games design director Cliff Bleszinski has revealed plans for his next game. BlueStreak (the current running name) will be a free-to-play sci-fi PC arena shooter created by Bleszinski and Arjan Brussee under…
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70mm IMAX film stock has a 'resolution' ten times that of standard 35mm film
J.J. Abrams film production company Bad Robot has revealed that their upcoming blockbuster, Star Wars Episode VII, will be shot using 70mm IMAX cameras. A tweet from the company shows an IMAX camera suspended above expansive sand dunes, accompanied by the hashtag "#bestformatever". …
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Wiped Your Phone? Used Android phones give up a lot of information about previous owners
Selling used hardware with a storage aspect is always a risky proposition. Sure, you formatted that hard drive, securely erased the SSD or factory reset your Android device before parting with it on eBay or Craigslist but did the process…
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Remember when VIA mattered? It's all fair game in the efficiency race though, so don't count them out just yet
New reports suggest CPU maker Via has a new version of its Isaiah X86 CPU architecture inbound. Its last x86 offering debuted back in 2008, and it looks like we could be seeing the latest iteration appear on September 1st of this…
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As sales slowdown: tablet saturation, anyone?
Growth in the post-PC era may finally be slowing down if the latest report from NPD DisplaySearch is any indication. The analytics firm found that tablet shipments during the first quarter dropped year-over-year for the first time ever.
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Samsung and Oculus will launch co-developed 'Gear VR' headset at IFA 2014
Samsung's rumored virtual reality headset now has a name - Gear VR. Production on the project is seemingly going smooth with a launch scheduled for early September at IFA 2014 according to sources as reported by SamMobile.
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Common sand has the potential to drastically improve the performance of li-ion batteries.
Researchers at the University of California's Bourns College of Engineering have discovered that common sand, found at beaches and riversides everywhere, has the potential to drastically improve the performance of lithium-ion batteries.
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Another promise of longer lasting batteries, but hey this one uses sand. Yes, sand!
Researchers at the University of California's Bourns College of Engineering have discovered that common sand, found at beaches and riversides everywhere, has the potential to drastically improve the performance of lithium-ion batteries.
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Update your Adobe Flash install NOW!
Adobe has issued a security bulletin for its Flash Player software. The company recently identified three vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of an affected system and recommends users update their product installations as soon as…
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Thermaltake to offer metallic replacement keycaps for mechanical boards
Not all that long ago, the enthusiast mechanical keyboard market was dominated by just a few big names. Now you can pick up a mechanical board from any number of accessory makers including Cooler Master, Monoprice, Razer and Roccat, just to…
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