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ASRock supports Smart Response caching on X79
— 12:09 PM on October 24, 2012

When Intel introduced its ultra-high-end LGA2011 desktop platform last November, the associated X79 chipset was a bit of a disappointment. We were expecting loads...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets Storage

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Apple refreshes everything but kitchen sink, adds iPad mini
— 2:30 PM on October 23, 2012

Everyone was expecting Apple to introduce the iPad mini at today's event—and maybe a 13" version of the Retina MacBook Pro, too. Apple delivered on...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac Personal tech

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iPhone 5 complaints explored
— 9:17 AM on October 22, 2012

In case you haven't seen it yet, don't miss SNL's take on the pundits' beefs with the iPhone 5:  

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Rumor: 10'', 300-PPI Nexus tablet coming Oct. 29
— 6:00 AM on October 22, 2012

We know Google has an Android event scheduled for October 29—invites went out last week—but we don't know exactly what the company has planned. The...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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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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Release roundup: Motherboards and secure USB 3.0 drives
— 5:46 PM on October 18, 2012

We've got a couple of motherboard-related announcements in this week's release roundup. The folks at Super Talent have also chipped in with news about their...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage

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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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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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Release roundup: Big cases, big drives, and ambidextrous mice
— 4:31 PM on October 12, 2012

In our look at this week's miscellaneous product launches, we have fresh fodder from Cooler Master, Lian Li, and Western Digital:

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Input devices

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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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