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Friday night topic: Open thread
— 7:34 PM on October 19, 2012

We're fresh out of Friday night topics, so we're going to open the floor.  Discuss.  And behave.

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deal of the week: 25% off games and a $0.66/GB Samsung SSD
— 12:30 PM on October 19, 2012

Sleeping Dogs is one of my favorite games of the year. Just two months after its initial release, the price has been slashed...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage Memory Gaming

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Rumor: iPad Mini to spell the end of the iPad 2
— 9:33 AM on October 19, 2012

Apple is expected to unveil a bite-sized version of its iPad tablet on October 23. The company has sent out invites, and given the sheer...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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AMD posts Q3 loss, announces 15% layoffs
— 5:04 PM on October 18, 2012

AMD's third-quarter financial results are in, and they've arrived with a side order of pink slips. The firm recorded a net loss of $157 million...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Apple ordered to run UK ads saying Samsung didn't copy
— 9:39 AM on October 18, 2012

In the U.S., Apple won its patent lawsuit against Samsung. In the UK, things turned out rather differently. As BBC News reports, a judge...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Casio G'zOne smartphone is ruggedized against the elements
— 12:20 PM on October 17, 2012

Modern smartphones are pretty sweet. They've grown up from their glorified PDA roots to become compelling computing devices that can be taken anywhere. ...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Google may bump up Nexus 7 storage in time for iPad Mini debut
— 9:35 AM on October 17, 2012

Apple has been sending out invites to an October 23 event, so it's probably safe to say the iPad Mini—or whatever Apple ends up...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Surface team takes to Reddit, reveals Xbox 360 controller support
— 6:00 AM on October 17, 2012

With a week and a half to go until launch, Microsoft is keen to generate buzz around its upcoming Surface tablet. The first TV ad...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Personal tech

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Asus unveils new phone and dockable tablet combo
— 9:48 AM on October 16, 2012

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... an Android smartphone that docks into a tablet shell type of thing. Cool. At an event in Milan this...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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And here's the first TV ad for Microsoft's Surface
— 6:00 AM on October 16, 2012

Microsoft is on a roll this week. After unwrapping the first Windows 8 TV ad on Sunday, the company has kicked off its ad...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Rumor: Amazon in talks to buy TI's OMAP division
— 11:02 AM on October 15, 2012

Less than a month ago, Texas Instruments revealed a change of focus for its processor division, which makes the OMAP chips used in a range...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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Rumor: Mini iPad, 13'' Retina MacBook to launch on October 23
— 9:32 AM on October 15, 2012

Apple will unleash bite-sized versions of two of its products next week, if we're to believe the folks at 9to5Mac. Quoting "a consistently reliable source...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac Personal tech

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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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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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Former Samsung, AMD chip exec defects to Apple
— 5:41 PM on October 11, 2012

Apple has poached another high-profile chip executive. This time, the new hire is making headlines because he's defecting straight from Apple's courtroom foe and smartphone...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mac Personal tech

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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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