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Friday, 22 Aug 2014

Microsoft to unveil Windows 9 on September 30?

Microsoft to unveil Windows 9 on September 30?

Codenamed "Threshold", Windows 9, Microsoft's next-generation OS, will feature a mini Start menu and an early version of Cortana, according to some reports. The latest rumors are suggesting that Microsoft might unveil the OS on September 30.

Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014

AMD outs Radeon R7 solid-state drives in partnership with OCZ/Toshiba

AMD outs Radeon R7 solid-state drives in partnership with OCZ/Toshiba

Collaborating with OCZ/Toshiba, AMD announced its foray into the storage market by introducing its Radeon R7 solid-state drives. The new SSDs will be available in 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB storage capacities.

Kimtigo aims Southeast Asia expansion, brings KTA-350 SSD to the region

Kimtigo aims Southeast Asia expansion, brings KTA-350 SSD to the region

Aiming to expand its presence in the Southeast Asian region, China-based Kimtigo is bringing its products to the region, including the KTA-350 SSD. It is available in storage capacities of up to 480GB and promises fast performance.

Thursday, 14 Aug 2014

Smart pioneers

Smart pioneers "5G" LTE-Advanced in PH, tests show more than 200Mbps download speeds

Smart Communications is ushering in a new era of wireless technology by bringing "5G" LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) to the Philippines. Tests conducted by Smart show that LTE-A can deliver more than 200Mbps download speeds.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 720 arrives, add-in card partners release their own graphics card renditions

NVIDIA GeForce GT 720 arrives, add-in card partners release their own graphics card renditions

NVIDIA recently released the GeForce GT 720, an entry-level GPU based on the 28nm Kepler architecture. Welcoming its arrival, NVIDIA's add-in card partners also released their own graphics card iterations based on the GeForce GT 720.

Thursday, 7 Aug 2014

ASUS bundles Radeon R9 280 DirectCU II Top Edition with Cerberus gaming headset

ASUS bundles Radeon R9 280 DirectCU II Top Edition with Cerberus gaming headset

From August 8 to September 8, ASUS will be offering the R9 280 DirectCU II Top Edition graphics card bundled with the Cerberus gaming headset. To get the headset, consumers will have to pay additional PhP 45 on top of the graphics card's price.

ASRock X99 Extreme4 is world's first Windows 8.1-certified Intel X99 motherboard

ASRock X99 Extreme4 is world's first Windows 8.1-certified Intel X99 motherboard

First spotted at Computex 2014 last June, the X99 Extreme4 motherboard is now the world's first Windows 8.1-certified motherboard with Intel X99 chipset, according to ASRock's claim. The board is compatible with Intel Haswell-E CPUs and DDR4 RAMs.

ADATA Premier DDR4 RAM welcomes arrival of Intel Haswell-E CPUs and X99 motherboards

ADATA Premier DDR4 RAM welcomes arrival of Intel Haswell-E CPUs and X99 motherboards

In anticipation of the arrival of Intel Haswell-E CPUs and X99-based motherboards, ADATA launched the Premier series of DDR4 2133 Unbuffered memory modules. ADATA previously demonstrated its DDR4 memory modules at Computex 2014 in June.

Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014

Facebook might pay 500 euros per user if this privacy lawsuit succeeds

Facebook might pay 500 euros per user if this privacy lawsuit succeeds

An Austrian activist filed a privacy lawsuit against social networking giant Facebook. The lawsuit is seeking damages of EUR 500 per user and other injunctions to be levied on the company due to privacy breaches.

Thursday, 31 Jul 2014

Best Buy CEO says tablet PC sales boomed but are now

Best Buy CEO says tablet PC sales boomed but are now "crashing"

Hubert Joly, the CEO of Best Buy, mentioned in an interview that tablet PC sales in the past months have "crashed" and that volume of purchase "has really gone down".

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