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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

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

New Chrome release allows mouse-controlled FPSes
— 9:43 AM on September 26, 2012

Chrome 22 came out yesterday. Along with minor cosmetic changes and bug fixes, the latest Google browser update adds something that ought to please PC...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

Serious Windows 8 RTM Flash flaw finally patched
— 6:00 AM on September 24, 2012

Testing Windows 8 RTM? Great news! You won't have to live with an...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

Matias promises mechanical keyboard minus the noise
— 9:58 AM on September 21, 2012

Mechanical keyboards are pretty awesome. They offer precise tactile feedback, and the various switch types allow users to pick the one with just the...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

Microsoft splits the space bar with its new Win8 keyboard
— 6:00 AM on September 20, 2012

Geeks may prefer old-school clicky keyboards, but there are plenty of folks out there who feel more comfortable with ergonomic models. Microsoft's latest introduction ought...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

Google Apps to drop IE8 support in October
— 9:46 AM on September 17, 2012

Two and a half years ago, Google stopped supporting Internet Explorer 6, and web developers everywhere breathed a sigh of relief. They, too, were...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

Release roundup: Backlit clickiness and slim SSDs
— 4:56 PM on September 14, 2012

This week in our look at miscellaneous product launches and announcements, we bring tidings from Lian Li, Rosewill, and Silicon Power:

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Input devices

It's official: Office RT will lack some features
— 6:00 AM on September 14, 2012

Well, those rumors that were going around last month were spot on....

Type: News story Tags: Software

Office 2013 upgrade offer could start on October 19
— 5:39 PM on September 12, 2012

These are momentous times for Microsoft. Over the next several months, we're going to see the company refresh not just Windows, but also its Office...

Type: News story Tags: Software

Microsoft tries to patent room-filling immersive display
— 11:25 AM on September 12, 2012

Microsoft is trying to patent the holodeck. Well, sort of. Back in early 2011, the company filed a patent application for an "immersive...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

New Steam beta lets you install games to other drives
— 5:34 PM on September 11, 2012

Steam's great—I'd go so far as to say it's one of the best things about PC gaming. It's not so great for gamers with solid-state...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

Couch-friendly Big Picture UI comes to Steam
— 11:54 AM on September 10, 2012

We first heard about Steam's Big Picture mode last February. At the time, Valve promised a couch-friendly user interface for its popular game...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

Deal of the week: A 128GB SSD for $55, and other bargains
— 5:17 PM on September 7, 2012

The cost per gigabyte of solid-state storage has been shrinking for a while now, but we're still amazed at some of the deals that pop...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Displays Mobile computing Gaming

$5 Win8 app skips Metro on startup
— 6:00 AM on September 6, 2012

If you were reading the news last month, you might have heard that the release version of Windows 8 won't allow folks to boot...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

Samsung widget offers pseudo Start menu in Windows 8
— 12:47 PM on August 28, 2012

We don't always like it when system vendors layer their own user interface elements on top of the operating system. The supposed enhancements are often...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

Deal of the week: Discounted Radeons, SSDs, and a mechanical keyboard
— 12:38 PM on August 24, 2012

Earlier this week, AMD trimmed mid-range Radeon prices, providing plenty of fooder for this week's deals post. For the most part, the discounts...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Input devices

UPDATED: Entire OnLive staff laid off
— 2:58 PM on August 17, 2012

Could the days of cloud gaming service OnLive be numbered? It's too early to know for sure, but according to a report by Mashable...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet Software