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Rumor: $99 Nexus 7 successor due by year's end
— 6:00 AM on September 28, 2012

The price war between bite-sized tablets may be about to heat up. Amazon has already brought its vanilla Kindle Fire tablet from $199 down to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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NYT: Google Maps headed to iOS by end of year
— 6:00 AM on September 26, 2012

We don't need to remind you of the many issues plaguing Apple's new Maps app for iOS. Help is on the way, according to...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Rumor: Intel CEO calls Win8 half-baked, says that's OK
— 5:08 PM on September 25, 2012

Well, I'm definitely getting flashbacks of the Windows Vista launch. According to a report by Bloomberg, Intel CEO Paul Otellini has expressed reservations about...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Final DDR4 specification published
— 11:06 AM on September 25, 2012

Memory makers have been showing off DDR4 memory modules for months. The final specification covering the replacement for DDR3 was only finalized...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Intel smartphones don't have LTE support—yet
— 9:48 AM on September 24, 2012

We've already seen a few smartphones adopt Intel's new Medfield Atom chips. Motorola's new Razr i is the latest one, and it looks pretty...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Friday night topic: The tyranny of 'features'
— 5:11 PM on September 21, 2012

I had an unexpectedly educational experience a while back when my coffee maker died and I set out to replace it. As I've noted, I'm...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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iOS 6 Maps app disappoints; Google substitute on the way
— 9:47 AM on September 21, 2012

The iPhone 5 came out today. On it ships iOS 6, which also became available for older iDevices on Wednesday. iOS 6 offers some long-awaited...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Second-gen PadFone raises prospect of smartphone-powered systems
— 2:33 PM on September 20, 2012

Asus' PadFone is a curious beast. It's basically a smartphone that can be plugged into a tablet when you're craving a larger screen....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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NAND prices may rise as Samsung starts making 128GB chips
— 10:54 AM on September 20, 2012

The popularity of flash memory has risen dramatically in recent years. First, there were MP3 players and thumb drives. Then along came smartphones...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Mobile computing

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GloFo preps 14-nm FinFET process for 2013
— 9:46 AM on September 20, 2012

Three-dimensional transistors are coming! Okay, so maybe they're already here. You can already find 'em inside every Ivy Bridge processor on the market today. Independent foundries...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Personal tech

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Miracast certification begins, with Intel on board
— 3:42 PM on September 19, 2012

There hasn't been a ton of buzz out there about Miracast, the Wi-Fi Alliance's new wireless display standard. That's too bad, because the standard...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Blogger reveals pricing for Acer Win8 tablets
— 9:49 AM on September 19, 2012

Fresh news out of New Zealand today. Blogger Paul Spain says Microsoft New Zealand has been displaying Windows 8-powered Acer tablets at "events in recent...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Latest Motorola Razr phone has Intel inside
— 10:04 AM on September 18, 2012

It's easy to forget that Intel is dying to carve itself a slice of the smartphone market—but it is. Over the past several years, the...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Founder and CEO Ryan Petersen is out at OCZ
— 4:43 PM on September 17, 2012

OCZ founder and CEO Ryan Petersen has resigned from the company. In the official press release, Petersen is thanked for his contributions to the DRAM...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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iPhone 5's custom ARM core could offer over 2X performance
— 1:58 PM on September 17, 2012

After being out of town at IDF last week, I spent part of Saturday morning trying to get a fix on what I thought of...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Updated: While Clover Trail drops Linux, Hondo won't support Android
— 11:24 AM on September 17, 2012

AMD expects its Hondo APU to infiltrate the tablet market. We won't see the chip to pop up in devices running Google's Android OS...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Operating systems

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Ballmer hints at $300-700 Surface pricing
— 6:00 AM on September 17, 2012

Remember that rumor about the Surface maybe, possibly launching at $199 later this year? Yeah; not gonna happen. In an interview with the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Friday night topic: Near misses
— 5:30 PM on September 14, 2012

This past Tuesday afternoon, I met with AMD in its hotel suite near IDF for a series of briefings about various parts of its business....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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