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Windows 7 patch block takes out AMD processor

A report has surfaced about the new Win7/8.1 patch ban disabling Windows Update on an older AMD A6-8570 processor

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Mozilla vies with Apple over future of web graphics

Based on the existing Khronos API, Mozilla's plan could lead to competing proposals submitted by two different standards bodies

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Stupid wireless mouse trick mesmerizes CFO

Any day you can prank the CFO is a good day for a techie

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HPE unveils a new SimpliVity appliance

Two months after acquiring SimpliVity for $650 million, Hewlett Packard Enterprise is beginning to reshape the company's converged infrastructure offering in its own image.

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ARM steps up chip performance to catch up with Intel, AMD

Starting next year, new ARM processors will pack in blazing performance thanks to big changes coming to its Cortex-A chip designs

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AMD's Radeon memory business is slowing down

AMD's Radeon memory business has slowed down, with fewer products available in the U.S. and no new product releases since the introduction of the Polaris GPUs.

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Is Microsoft blocking Win7/8.1 updates on Kaby Lake and Ryzen chips?

KB 4012982 says that Microsoft will prevent updates on the newer hardware, but has actually seen one of the error messages?

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Ryzen CPUs explained: Everything you need to know about AMD's disruptive multicore chips

Here's everything you need to know about AMD Ryzen CPU prices, speeds, motherboards, and more.

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Is Snapchat building the iPhone killer?

Snapchat's parent company has hired mobile engineering and design talent away from Apple, HTC, and Google. Could a Snapchat phone be in the works?

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Intel pursuing new chips as it plots a wearables future

Intel also is developing new chips for wearables like Curie, which will be smaller and faster, and enable sleeker wearables.

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Nvidia's mighty GeForce GTX 1080 Ti cranks PC gaming to 11

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is the most powerful graphics card ever.

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NSA, DOE see China nearing supercomputing leadership

China's computing efforts are a threat to U.S. national security and may undermine profitable parts of the U.S. economy, a new report warns

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Nginx JavaScript is ready for prime time

The Nginx Plus R12 server can be programmed using NginScript, a JavaScript-based tool

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Why laptops won’t come with larger SSDs this year

Laptop makers are expected to continue using 128GB and 256GB SSDs for now as prices for the storage technology are expected to rise this year.

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16% off AVerCapture HD 1080p Game Stream Video Capture Device - Deal Alert

Stream and record Xbox, PlayStation, WiiU, Nintendo Switch, or NES Classic Edition console gameplay in full HD 1080p with H.264 hardware encoder. Record retroactively with TimeShift. Share directly to YouTube, Twitch and others.

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Intel races ahead in autonomous cars with $15.3 billion Mobileye buy

Intel has shifted its self-driving car efforts into high gear with a $15.3 billion deal to acquire computer vision and collision-avoidance company MobileEye

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IDG.tv Live @ SXSW Presented by the UK's Department for International Trade | Day 2

IDG.tv host Jimmy Conrad is live at the Great Britain House at SXSW 2017 with Deepa Mann-Kler and Luke McNeice of RETNE and Tim Harper, Brand Director of The Tin talking VR and the future of interaction and entertainment. Find more...

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Positron's Voyager VR chair brings you a zero-gravity experience without the motion sickness

This VR cinema chair shakes, moves, and makes VR content even more immersive.

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