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Humidity rather than heat is the number one enemy of the hard disk

Heat isn’t the biggest enemy for the humble hard disk, rather humidity is what causes the most failures, a new piece of research has observed. The study, carried out by Rutgers University and entitled ‘Environmental Conditions and Disk Reliability in...
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Intel’s blisteringly fast Optane SSD tech will be compatible with MacBooks

Intel’s blisteringly fast Optane SSD tech will be compatible with MacBooks

Intel’s been quiet about its super-fast Optane memory and SSD products, but a few emerging details may hint at how they could be used in products like Apple’s MacBooks. Optane is a brand name for a new type of memory...
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Western Digital ships $31, 314GB PiDrive for the Raspberry Pi 3

Western Digital ships $31, 314GB PiDrive for the Raspberry Pi 3

If you’re looking to turn your Raspberry Pi 3 into a usable PC, you’ll probably want an external hard drive to provide additional storage. Western Digital’s newest PiDrive might be the answer. The company already offers a PiDrive with a...
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Razer’s refreshed Blade gaming laptop adds more power for far less cash

Razer’s refreshed Blade gaming laptop adds more power for far less cash

If you saw our review of the Razer Blade Stealth earlier this week and thought you’d abdicated to an alternate dimension where the black-and-green gaming mavens at Razer no longer made gaming hardware, fear not: The 14-inch Razer Blade (no...
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Intel adds Vulkan 1.0 support to Windows PC chips for gaming

Intel adds Vulkan 1.0 support to Windows PC chips for gaming

Windows games have mostly been defined by DirectX 12 tools, but a competitive API is coming to PCs running on Intel chips. Intel is releasing graphics drivers that support the Vulkan 1.0 API for chips running Windows 7, 8 and...
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Samsung’s Flow bridges the gap between Android handsets and Windows devices

Samsung’s Flow bridges the gap between Android handsets and Windows devices

Like Apple, Samsung is trying to link its devices so they work better together. A new effort bridges the gap between the company’s Android handsets and Windows devices. A new feature called Flow in Samsung’s new Galaxy TabPro S helps...
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Asus’s itty-bitty VivoMini PCs embrace Nvidia graphics

Asus’s itty-bitty VivoMini PCs embrace Nvidia graphics

Today appears to be mini PC day. We’ve already given you hands-on looks at Intel’s Skull Canyon NUC and Zotac’s VR-ready Magnus EN380, not to mention news about the release of MSI’s cylindrical Vortex powerhouse. That makes today a good day to talk....
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MSI’s tiny, cylindrical Vortex gaming PC hits the streets with dual GeForce GTX 980s

MSI’s tiny, cylindrical Vortex gaming PC hits the streets with dual GeForce GTX 980s

Now the Windows world has a trashcan PC to call its own. Except this one looks much, much cooler than Apple’s Mac Pro and it has enough power to satisfy the biggest PC gaming fantasies. The VR-ready Vortex “gaming cylinder” is...
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Razer’s laptop-enhancing Core graphics card dock goes up for preorder at a steep price

Razer’s laptop-enhancing Core graphics card dock goes up for preorder at a steep price

Razer’s adamant that its new Blade Stealth ultrabook is not a gaming machine—and that’s fine! It’s a damned good laptop in its own right, especially for the price. But part of the Stealth’s pitch at CES was that it could...
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Intel may turn to AMD for Radeon graphics tech licensing

Intel may turn to AMD for Radeon graphics tech licensing

Intel could dump Nvidia for a licensing deal with AMD as the chip giant tries to prop up its patent portfolio. Currently, Intel is under a $1.5 billion licensing agreement with Nvidia, which the two companies signed in 2011. At...
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