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Here's the first Windows 8 TV ad
— 6:00 AM on October 15, 2012

With Windows 8's retail launch less than two weeks away, Microsoft has kicked the PR machine into full gear. On Sunday, the company revealed...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Multiple sources say AMD plans more layoffs
— 5:23 PM on October 12, 2012

A couple of weeks ago, we caught wind of a rumor suggesting AMD was preparing to cut its work force to less than 10,000...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Deal of the week: Cheap SSDs, gaming bundles, and more
— 5:03 PM on October 12, 2012

OCZ seems to be suffering the effects of its overly aggressive SSD pricing strategy, but for now, the getting's good—so long as you're a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Gaming Operating systems Windows

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Windows 8 now available for pre-order
— 11:15 AM on October 12, 2012

If you're running Windows XP, Vista, or 7, you'll be able to upgrade to Win8 for just $40 when the new OS becomes available...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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AMD: Revenue, margin to shrink more than expected
— 9:32 AM on October 12, 2012

Alas, poor AMD. We already knew PC shipment forecasts for the third quarter weren't looking too good. Now, AMD has announced that its third-quarter...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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ARM links SoC components with terabit interconnect
— 11:49 AM on October 11, 2012

ARM has its eyes set on the high-performance computing market. To help with that mission, it's developed a new interconnect to link multiple cores...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Servers

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Latest GeForce drivers have full Win8 WHQL support
— 1:13 PM on October 10, 2012

I should set a keyboard macro so I don't keep having to type "Windows 8" again and again this month. I guess you can't fault...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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AMD releases Radeon-branded RAMDisk software
— 11:11 AM on October 10, 2012

System RAM is pretty inexpensive these days. Dual-channel kits routinely serve up 8GB for as little as $40, making it easy for just about anyone...

Type: News story Tags: Memory Software

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Microsoft polishes up Windows 8 ahead of launch
— 5:31 PM on October 9, 2012

It's T minus 17 days until Windows 8's general release, and Microsoft is putting some final finishing touches on the release-to-manufacturing build of the operating...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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AMD aims Z-60 APU at Win8 tablets, hybrids
— 11:01 PM on October 8, 2012

Windows 8 is coming, and it's bringing a wave of tablets and hybrid...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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Friday night topic: Where do you see PC enthusiasts in 5 years?
— 6:00 PM on October 5, 2012

Had an interesting conversation with some fellow editors of PC hardware sites recently that revolved around the question: will we still be doing this in...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Intel intros Atom platform for NAS devices
— 11:20 AM on October 5, 2012

Network-attached storage devices seem to be getting more and more popular these days, not only in the home, but also in small businesses that may...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Networking

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Nvidia program ties GPU warranty support to voltage limits
— 11:37 AM on October 4, 2012

EVGA's GeForce GTX 680 Classified is a beast. The card combines a hot-clocked GK104 GPU with 4GB of RAM on a custom circuit board...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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AMD teams with Oracle on Java acceleration, Qualcomm on HSA
— 1:30 PM on October 3, 2012

AMD has teamed up with Oracle to work on Project Sumatra, a bid by the OpenJDK community to explore how Java can be accelerated by...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Software

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Transformer Pad Jelly Bean update out, captured at 240 FPS
— 3:11 PM on October 1, 2012

Owners of select Asus Transformer tablets are getting over-the-air updates to Android 4.1, better known as Jelly Bean. The Transformer Prime, Transformer...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Sharp starts making 1080p smartphone display
— 11:19 AM on October 1, 2012

If you thought modern smartphones had high-density displays, get ready for even more pixels. Sharp has begun the production of a smartphone panel with...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Are more layoffs in the cards for AMD?
— 9:36 AM on October 1, 2012

A year on from AMD's last round of mass layoffs, the rumor mill suggests AMD's staff could face further downsizing. News comes from the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Deal of the week: Gaming graphics and clicky keyboards
— 5:36 PM on September 28, 2012

It seems Radeon HD 7850 prices have taken a nosedive since the GeForce GTX 660 rolled out earlier this month. Lower prices may be bad...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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