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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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Win8-toting Iconia W510 tablet costs $499.99
— 10:05 AM on October 9, 2012

Many of the Intel-powered Windows 8 tablets that have been announced so far are priced well above the iPad—like Acer's own Iconia W700, which...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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WSJ: Apple orders 10 million iPad Minis for this quarter
— 9:33 AM on October 8, 2012

The Wall Street Journal has been doing a fair bit of Apple rumor-mongering lately. Last week, it reported that production of an unannounced, 7.85"...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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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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Acer unveils pricey 11.6'' Win8 tablet
— 9:48 AM on October 4, 2012

Earlier this morning, Acer took the wraps off the Iconia W700, an Intel-powered Windows 8 tablet with a whopper of a price tag: $799.99...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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WSJ: iPad Mini production is now underway
— 9:52 AM on October 3, 2012

There was a time when, to learn about unannounced products hitting production, we had to rely on the Far Eastern press—on stories written in shaky...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Microsoft phone rumors heat up
— 6:00 AM on October 3, 2012

Apple has the iPhone. Google has the Galaxy Nexus. Now, rumor has it...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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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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Apple's Cook apologizes for Maps, recommends alternatives
— 9:35 AM on September 28, 2012

Oh, what a difference a week makes. Last Thursday, Apple issued a largely unapologetic statement about the sorry state of its new iOS Maps...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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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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