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Deal of the week: Game pre-orders, PSUs, and notebook RAM
— 5:22 PM on January 6, 2012

Let's start this week's post with a few game pre-order deals. We're all excited about some of the releases coming this year, and Amazon...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Memory Gaming

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Welcome, tablet overlords
— 4:16 PM on January 6, 2012

I've never been a big fan of the holiday party circuit. There's always a certain awkwardness attached to hanging out with people you only...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Should new acquaintance be forgot
— 1:17 PM on January 6, 2012

For Christmas this year, which is really last year but that seems confusing, my lovely wife did something she had only done once before in...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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Chrome 17 to check downloads for malware, preload pages
— 6:00 AM on January 6, 2012

In light of Google's frantic browser release cycle, fresh versions of Chrome aren't always terribly noteworthy. According to the latest update on the Google...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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$330 Acer tablet offers 10-inch screen, multiple USB ports
— 12:04 PM on January 5, 2012

While new iPads continue to cost $500 and up, the market for cheaper alternatives is exploding. Unfortunately, most of the budget options are tied...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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New ThinkPads include dual-CPU hybrid
— 11:18 AM on January 5, 2012

The Consumer Electronics Show doesn't begin until next week, but Lenovo has already announced a number of systems set to make their debut. ...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Could Google market its own 7-inch tablet?
— 9:50 AM on January 5, 2012

Although it's expected to become the second-most-popular tablet after the iPad, the Kindle Fire isn't exactly a poster child for Android tablets—Amazon has gutted...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Asus' Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet
— 7:35 PM on January 4, 2012

With an updated Tegra 3 processor and a sleek new design, the Transformer Prime may be the hottest tablet around. We take a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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IE6's demise celebrated... by Microsoft
— 5:34 PM on January 4, 2012

Of all people, Microsoft is cheering Internet Explorer 6's long-awaited decline into irrelevance. In a post on the Windows Blog yesterday, the company revealed...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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AMD sued over allegedly defective chipsets
— 3:00 PM on January 4, 2012

Looks like AMD has yet another problem to contend with: a lawsuit from the world's biggest contract manufacturer of notebooks. Bloomberg reports that Quanta Computer...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Mobile computing

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MSI outs ultra-high-end X79 motherboard
— 11:01 AM on January 4, 2012

When Intel launched its Sandy Bridge-E processors and accompanying X79 chipset, MSI didn't have an ultra-high-end board ready to show off. At...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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$900 Samsung ultrabook goes up for sale
— 9:44 AM on January 4, 2012

Samsung's premium Series 9 laptop might have all the makings of an ultrabook, with a slim chassis, solid-state storage, and a low-power CPU, but...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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PlayBook tablet slashed to $299
— 12:25 PM on January 3, 2012

If the BlackBerry PlayBook drops to $299, will anyone buy one? We'll find out soon enough, because RIM has slashed the price of...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Leaked pictures tease Ivy Bridge motherboard
— 11:06 AM on January 3, 2012

Heard of motherboard maker Wibtek? Yeah, me neither. The Chinese firm has popped up on our radar because pictures of one of its...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Video teases slim HP Spectre laptop
— 6:00 AM on January 3, 2012

Is HP on the verge of unveiling a new ultrabook? Maybe so. By way of an unnamed HP employee, gadget blog The Verge has...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Facebook releases Messenger app for Windows
— 6:00 AM on December 30, 2011

If you're running Windows 7 and trust Mark Zuckerberg to keep your social life cataloged, unwelcome messages from relatives and distant acquaintances can now be...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Taiwanese rumor mill predicts 1/26 debut for iPad 3
— 4:47 PM on December 29, 2011

Will Apple's third-generation iPad come sooner than expected? DigiTimes has a double whammy of stories that suggest it could. In fact, according to the Taiwanese...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Overheating fix released for Gigabyte X79 mobos
— 11:18 AM on December 29, 2011

Gigabyte has cranked out UEFI updates for four of its motherboards based on Intel's X79 Express chipset, and it's urging users to upgrade. According...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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