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Support for 3DMark and PCMark Vantage ends next month

As Microsoft gears up to officially drop support for Windows Vista, today Futuremark also confirmed that it would be dropping support for 3DMark Vantage and PCMark Vantage on the same day. These decade old benchmarks were designed around Vista back in the day and with just 1.12 percent of users …

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CeBIT 2017: ASUS, Cooler Master, be quiet! and more

We had the opportunity to attend CeBIT 2017 yesterday and while we were there, we checked out as many booths as we could. We have already published our coverage of Antec and Deepcool but today, we are giving you the lowdown on everyone else that was there, including ASUS, Cooler …

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Microsoft’s massive service outage has been fixed

A few weeks ago, Microsoft services suffered an outage, affecting services like Skype, Outlook, Office 365, Xbox Live and more. This week, those service outages appear to be popping up again, with users across Europe and the US complaining about issues connecting to Microsoft services. These issues first appeared yesterday …

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BT and Openreach are being legally separated

Over the years, BT has often come under fire for its operation of Openreach, the backbone of the UK’s internet infrastructure. Upgrades to the lines have been slow and other ISPs who rely on OpenReach have also accused BT of providing a poor service. Now, after a lengthy regulatory battle, …

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Microsoft’s service-wide log-in issues should now be fixed

Update: Yesterday, we learned that many users across the world were having issues with Microsoft’s account-based services, with customers unable to login to Xbox, Outlook, Office 365 and even Skype. At the time, we didn’t have official acknowledgement from Microsoft on the wide-spread issue but today, the company finally got …

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Caseking Group expands with acquisition of GlobalData

This week, Caseking Group announced that it has acquired GlobalData, the ‘go-to’ shop for hardware enthusiasts in Portugal, expanding the group’s reach across Europe. The Caseking Group already consists of some other well known retailers, including Caseking itself, Overclockers UK, Kellytech (Hungary) and now GlobalData is joining the ranks, expanding reach …

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