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Intel CPU flaw allows for hard-to-detect rootkit
— 2:33 PM on March 19, 2009

A pair of security researchers has released a paper and proof-of-concept code detailing a security vulnerability in Intel's processors. In their words, the vulnerability...

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New Intel CPUs and price cuts loom, report claims
— 11:05 AM on March 19, 2009

Intel has several rounds of price cuts and new processor introductions lined up for April, May, and July, according to DigiTimes. The site has used...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Where's the sweet spot for headphones?
— 12:26 AM on March 19, 2009

The headphone market is littered with an incredible range of options, from the throwaway garbage bundled with cheap MP3 players to audiophile earmuffs that would...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

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Phenom II X4 955 may arrive on April 20
— 5:05 PM on March 18, 2009

AMD's fastest quad-core processor yet may be out in just over a month. According to a report by Hardware-Infos, the firm plans to roll...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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A fresh look at processor value
— 1:21 AM on March 18, 2009

17 processors. 22 benchmarks. 64 graphs. One epic study of how some of today's most popular enthusiast processors compare in terms of performance per...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Report: Atom may soon power half of cheap desktops
— 1:47 PM on March 17, 2009

While Intel's Atom processors are almost omnipresent in the netbook market, they've only made their way into a relatively small portion of desktops. However, DigiTimes...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Intel, AMD in licensing brawl over GlobalFoundries
— 12:02 PM on March 16, 2009

Intel has formally accused AMD of breaching the two companies' 2001 cross-licensing agreement. This development probably shouldn't come as a surprise, since Intel

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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'Phenom II X4 955' sample surfaces, is overclocked to 4GHz
— 6:00 AM on March 16, 2009

The Phenom II X4 955 exists, and it's a pretty nice overclocker. At least, that's the impression you might get after reading a thread at...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Saturday science subject: Charging your laptop in seconds
— 3:35 PM on March 14, 2009

A new battery technology breakthrough could change the way we use handheld devices and perhaps even electric cars. According to Scientific American, MIT scientists

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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My first PC... R.I.P.
— 4:53 PM on March 13, 2009

I just couldn't resist.  I suppose I wasn't being honest when I said "I don't have the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

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Western Digital's WD TV HD Media Player
— 11:00 PM on March 12, 2009

Could Western Digital's new digital media player be the ideal companion for the company's external hard drives? And does it belong in your entertainment...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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Latest iPod shuffle the quintessential Apple product
— 4:57 PM on March 12, 2009

Perhaps more than any other Apple product, the iPod shuffle is the perfect example of the Steve Jobs Reality Distortion Field in action. When...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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Report: ARM-powered netbooks coming in June
— 9:51 AM on March 12, 2009

Today, netbooks and Intel's Atom processors are almost synonymous, and netbook makers who eschew the Atom typically pick x86 alternatives from Via or Intel itself....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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New iPod shuffle still has no display, now lacks buttons
— 1:10 PM on March 11, 2009

Attention, trendy joggers and celebrities everywhere: the third-generation iPod shuffle is out. Apple has...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Spring cleaning
— 1:06 PM on March 10, 2009

My home office is a pit.  It has been for some time.  I have a valid justification for its piggy state, but why waste your...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

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New 45nm Pentium could be Celeron replacement
— 2:53 PM on March 9, 2009

Intel secured the performance crown with its Core i7 processors last November, and it's readying more affordable quad-core derivatives later this year. But what about...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Saturday science subject: Look on the bright side of life
— 1:05 PM on March 7, 2009

Could seeing your life in an optimistic light actually help prolong it? That's a question raised by a new study, which links optimism to lower...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Thermaltake website leaves me dazed and confused
— 4:17 PM on March 6, 2009

The marketing of enthusiast-class PC hardware tends to be all over the map, from extreme branding that targets overcaffeinated gamers to stodgy corporate attempts at...

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