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  • Buying Advice: Sapphire Pure Platinum A85XT review: Sapphire's Socket FM2 motherboard

    When we reviewed the other three Socket FM2 boards we almost had the feeling that we tested the same board three times in a row. This Sapphire Pure Platinum A85XT motherboard is also very similar to those three, but it has a couple of unique aspects. One is the presence of a Bluetooth controller and the second is the combined mini-PCIe/mSATA slot.

  • News: x86 processor shipments drop steeply in Q3 as Intel gains on AMD

    Intel gained PC microprocessor market share over Advanced Micro Devices during the third quarter, but worldwide shipments of x86 chips declined at rates not seen in more than a decade, according to Mercury Research.

  • Buying Advice: Three AMD A85X Socket FM2 motherboards review

    Last month AMD launched its new generation A10/A8/A6/A4 desktop processors. These CPUs need a new type of processor socket, called Socket FM2. Hardware.Info reviewed three motherboards with the new AMD socket based on the most high-end A85X chipset, the ASUS F2A85-V Pro, the Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-UP4 and the MSI FM2-A85XA-G65.

  • News: Backup basics: The quick, something-is-better-than-nothing backup system

    If you have no backups at all, you probably already realize your data is at risk. Any number of random things—a theft, a hurricane, or a hacker with too much time on his hands—could wipe out everything on your Mac. But you may be reluctant to start backing up because it seems like a big, scary, and possibly expensive undertaking. If that describes your situation, read on for tips on setting up easy, inexpensive backups in as little as 10 minutes. This isn’t a comprehensive strategy by any means (for that, watch for my article “Bullet-proof backups” later this week), but it’s a good starting point for anyone seeking a quick fix.

  • News: Available storage on Microsoft Surface RT less than advertised

    Don't be fooled by the advertised 32GB of storage in Microsoft's Surface with Windows RT tablet. The actual amount of available storage in the $500 model is closer to 16GB.

  • News: Imagination to buy MIPS to expand beyond graphics processors

    British chip designer Imagination Technologies plans to acquire the operating business of processor maker MIPS Technologies, as well as some of its patents, in an effort to strengthen its position on smartphones. At the same time MIPS has also sold a majority of its patents to a group including ARM Holdings.

  • News: Intel improves performance, drops price on enterprise SSDs

    Intel on Monday announced SSD DC S3700 solid-state drives with up to 800GB of capacity, designed to deliver improved performance and power efficiency.

  • News: NetApp upgrades midrange storage arrays

    NetApp today announced significant upgrades to two of its midrange Fabric Attached Storage arrays, boosting memory, processor cores and drive slots.

  • News: AMD announces fastest 16-core server chips as ARM future looms

    With a future in ARM servers looming, Advanced Micro Devices on Monday announced its fastest 16-core Opteron 6300 server chips as the company continues to enhance its x86 chips.

  • How-Tos: Prepare your business for digital disaster

    Note: This article was originally published in late September 2012. However, following hurricane Sandy and increased concerns about disaster preparedness, we have decided to reprint this guide. If you have any suggestions not covered in the article, please share your ideas in a comment below.

  • News: Red Hat, Xen, Java, Cloudera prepped for 64-bit ARM

    There's been a lot of talk from hardware vendors about 64-bit ARM servers, but without software the fledgling platform won't get very far. Several big vendors made announcements this week that show software support is on its way.

  • News: AT&T Locker app comes to iOS, but beware of lockdown

    AT&T has launched a new Locker app for iOS that provides free online storage for photos, videos, and documents, but its concept is hobbled by restrictions and is best avoided.

  • News: Sharp's warning it may collapse surprises few

    Japan's Sharp, a major supplier of LCD displays to Apple and other manufacturers, has warned that it may not survive if it can't turn around its business, an admission that caught few off guard.

  • News: Dell testing 64-bit ARM server with chip from AppliedMicro

    Dell has built a prototype server based on a 64-bit ARM processor from Applied Micro Circuits, which showed the system at a conference in Silicon Valley on Thursday.

  • News: ARM, Microsoft collaborating on 64-bit Windows version

    ARM is working with Microsoft to tune the Windows OS to work on processors based on ARM's 64-bit architecture, an ARM official said this week.

  • News: ARM, Microsoft collaborating on 64-bit Windows version

    ARM is working with Microsoft to tune the Windows OS to work on processors based on ARM's 64-bit architecture, an ARM official said this week.

  • Buying Advice: Xigmatek Asgard III review: affordable enclosure

    The Xigmatek Asgard III certainly is not a bad chassis for its £30 price tag. It cools better than the similarly priced Bitfenix Outlaw, even if that chassis is more quiet. The Asgard III performs about the same as the recently reviewed Sharkoon T28, which costs about 50 percent more.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: The world is flat

    Apple executive Eddy Cue gets a flattering write-up, Motorola gets a flat take-it-or-leave-it offer from Cupertino, and how to turn your older Mac's drives into a Fusion Drive in twenty-seven hours flat. The remainders for Wednesday, October 31, 2012 are flat broke.

  • News: Australia Post launches its Digital Mailbox

    Australia Post has officially launched its Digital Mailbox as part of the government-owned company’s $2 billion investment in digitising its communications and delivery mail network.

  • News: TI and AllGo offer reference design for a $70 Android 4.0 tablet

    Texas Instruments has partnered with AllGo Embedded Systems to announce a reference design that will allow Android 4.0 tablets to be built for under US$70, the companies announced Wednesday.



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