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  • Buying Advice: Intel Core i3 3225 and 3220 review: entry-level Ivy Bridge

    It's starting to look not so good for AMD. Aside from a few completely multi-threaded benchmarks, the new Core i3s with two cores are faster than the AMD A8s with four cores. It's no wonder AMD found itself forced to lower it prices again recently. The most high-end AMD Llano processor, the A8 3870K, is still cheaper than the Core i3s tested here. An AMD A6 processor you can buy for half the price of an i3.

  • Buying Advice: Corsair Vengeance C70 review: military themed mid-tower chassis

    The Corsair Vengeance C70 is a fun chassis. The design is different, we like the quick-release clips for the side panel, and there is nothing wrong with the finish or build quality. As long as you don't need much cooling, this is a good chassis, but perhaps not for gamers.

  • News: Microsoft SkyDrive: Your ultimate starter's guide

    It's become incredibly easy to compute while you commute. Our laptops, tablets and even smartphones offer productivity functions ranging from excellent to serviceable, and pervasive broadband (hello 4G!) gives us the connectivity speeds we need to quickly summon up documents and data from the cloud.

  • News: Meet Clover Trail, Intel's chip for mid-range Windows 8 tablets and hybrids

    If you're looking for a single computing device that marries the easy-breezy touch control of a tablet with the meat-and-potatoes productivity of a laptop, look no further than Intel's new Clover Trail CPU platform. That was the lofty messaging Intel shared at a press event Thursday held in the Museum of Modern Art.

  • News: Disk drive shipments rebound from Thai floods

    A year after a flooding disaster in Thailand took out a large portion of hard disk drive production, the industry has fully recovered with shipments to the computer market expected to hit a record level this year.

  • News: Clover Trail tablets pitched as workplace-friendly

    Some of the tablet makers at a launch event for Intel's "Clover Trail" processor emphasized the business smarts of their products as a way to distinguish them from Apple's market-leading iPad.

  • News: AMD announces Trinity APUs: superb graphics, improved CPU

    Intel's been getting all the attention on the CPU front lately with the announcement of its upcoming Haswell CPU, but AMD is trying to crash the party with the launch of its new APU (accelerated processing unit) code-named Trinity. Officially announced Thursday, the Trinity APU combines current-generation Radeon 7000-style graphics technology with up to four CPU cores built around AMD's latest Piledriver CPU cores.

  • News: WD releases 4TB enterprise drives, again

    Western Digital Thursday unveiled an upgraded line of 1TB to 4TB 3.5-in hard drives for data centers.

  • News: Apple's iPhone 5 Lightning connector spawns accessory delays

    A long Apple certification process for iPhone accessories is delaying the release of docking and power accessories with Lightning ports to connect directly with the iPhone 5, which started shipping last week.

  • News: IT industry best at setting standards, says EU Commissioner

    European regulators on Thursday called for help from the IT industry in setting standards in the cloud.

  • News: Intel hopes for tablet breakthrough with Clover Trail, Windows 8

    After months of heralding its Clover Trail processor for Windows 8 tablets, Intel on Thursday unveiled the chip that it believes is its ticket to success in the ARM-dominated market.

  • News: AMD's new desktop chips make overclocking affordable

    Advanced Micro Devices' latest A-series quad-core desktop processors balance the need for speed with price -- they run at up to 4.2GHz, but can be overclocked to 6.5GHz with liquid nitrogen cooling, the company said.

  • How-Tos: Windows Explorer says DVD drive has been changed or moved

    What do you do if the DVD drive in your PC or laptop simply stops working? This was the problem faced by one of our readers. When he wrote in our Helproom Editor explained what to do when Windows Explorer says your PC's DVD drive has been changed or moved.

  • Buying Advice: Corsair Neutron SSDs review: first SSDs with LAMD controller

    It's impressive that LAMD is able to join the high-end segment right-away with its first controller in the Corsair Neutron 240GB and the Neutron GTX 240GB SSDs. Looking at the benchmarks, it's clear that their new controller is faster than SandForce, and faster than the previous-generation Marvell. The outstanding performance of the Neutron SSD can be seen in a number of areas. The sequential write speed of the Neutron GTX is very high, for example.

  • Opinion: The Rolodex, fax machines, and other things that may soon be extinct

    Evolution is a harsh reality of technology. There is constantly a "next best thing" on the horizon, and brand new gadgets often seem obsolete by the time you get them out of the box. There are some concepts and technologies, though, which have outlived their usefulness years ago, and should probably be extinct but refuse to die.

  • News: How to encrypt your cloud storage for free

    If you want something done right, you need to do it yourself. That may sound like a trite cliche, but the maxim rings true when it comes to securing files that you've stored online: A handful of recent incidents--including breaches of Dropbox and iCloud--underscores the fact that even with built-in encryption and SSL transfers, cloud storage providers can't perfectly ensure the sanctity of your data.

  • News: HDS releases virtual storage array for smaller firms

    Hitachi Data Systems has released its Hitachi Unified Storage VM, its first unified platform with enterprise virtualization for all data types, including file, block and objects.

  • News: New DDR4 specification sets the stage for new DRAM in computers

    The final specification of DDR4 DRAM, which will help PCs run faster through more power-efficient data transfers, was published Tuesday.

  • News: Apple warns iCloud users of looming storage loss

    Apple on Monday began reminding some iCloud users that they will soon lose the 20GB of free storage they'd received when they migrated from MobileMe.

  • News: Toshiba to sell own hybrid drive for laptops

    Toshiba plans to release its own hybrid hard drive, which will combine 8GB of NAND flash with 32MB of RAM in a drive that will have a total of 1TB of capacity.



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