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Release roundup: FM2 mobos, gaming laptops, and heat pipes aplenty
— 5:02 PM on November 15, 2012

In spite of this morning's e-mail hijinks, we collected a handful of release announcements in our inbox this week. Biostar, MSI, Spire, and Zotac...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cooling Mobile computing

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Report: Thunderbolt on 10% of new motherboards and notebooks
— 12:43 PM on November 15, 2012

According to DigiTimes' sources in the supply channel, Thunderbolt has infiltrated about 10% of new PC motherboards and notebooks. There's no indication of...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Doh! TR's email service goes kaboom
— 12:22 PM on November 15, 2012

It seems our DNS provider, DomainMonger, had some sort of massive outage last night, apparently as part of a conversion about which they didn't notify...

Type: News story Tags: Internet The Tech Report

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New Samsung NAND slips under 20-nm threshold
— 12:04 PM on November 15, 2012

Samsung has begun producing NAND chips using "10 nanometer-class" process technology. The press release doesn't get more specific about the fabrication process, which...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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Windows 7 update brings some DX11.1 features
— 10:55 AM on November 15, 2012

Last week, a Microsoft developer stated that DirectX 11.1 would remain a Windows 8-only feature. That remark was true—but, as it turns out, only...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Samsung's 840 Series SSD reviewed
— 10:47 AM on November 15, 2012

Samsung's 840 Series SSD combines a next-gen fabrication process with an extra bit per cell to lower the cost per gigabyte. We take...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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HP calls Surface ''kludgey,'' doesn't plan a rival until 2013
— 9:35 AM on November 15, 2012

When Microsoft was gearing up to release its Surface tablet, there was a lot of talk about the move possibly alienating the company's hardware partners....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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New Crysis 3 vid shows eight minutes of single-player
— 2:00 AM on November 15, 2012

Yes, there's another Crysis game on the way. Crytek already teased the eye candy and new multiplayer modes earlier this year. Now, the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Thursday Shortbread
— 12:00 AM on November 15, 2012

Eight is Enough Neowin: Steven Sinofsky denies he wanted more control at Microsoft MSDN Blog on DirectX 11.1 and Windows 7 Fudzilla: Asus...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Cooler Master's new LAN case is funny-lookin'
— 5:06 PM on November 14, 2012

PC enclosures are all alike these days. They all have that same cuboid shape with an inverted PSU emplacement, side-facing drive bays, grommeted cable routing...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Flexible smartphone displays expected next year
— 11:59 AM on November 14, 2012

Flexible displays appear to be inching closer to reality. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Samsung is in "the last...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Wireless keyboard's numpad supports Win8 touch gestures
— 11:05 AM on November 14, 2012

Windows 8's gesture support will be lost on most desktop users, especially if their systems lack touchscreens. However, Japanese firm Elecon has developed a...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Some Origin users are having their accounts hacked
— 10:20 AM on November 14, 2012

All of EA's hard work to make Origin comparable to Steam seems to paying off—but, at least this week, not quite in the way some...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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David Kanter dissects Haswell
— 9:25 AM on November 14, 2012

Intel's upcoming Haswell processor is likely to be as big an advance over today's Sandy and Ivy Bridge CPUs as the "Bridge sisters" were over...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Was Sinofsky's departure a power play by Ballmer?
— 6:00 AM on November 14, 2012

I think we were all surprised to see Windows chief Steven Sinofsky step down on Monday. At the time, some speculated that Sinofsky was...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Wednesday Shortbread
— 12:00 AM on November 14, 2012

The Pick 6 CNNMoney: 800 million Facebook shares set to flood market Intel unleashes new "Extreme" desktop processor and motherboard SlashGear: Android...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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UPDATED: Reuters: AMD hires JPMorgan Chase to ''explore options''
— 4:27 PM on November 13, 2012

Looks like AMD might be putting itself up on the auction block. Quoting...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Memes propel GIF toward verb status
— 12:48 PM on November 13, 2012

The steady decline of the English language continues. The latest blow comes from the Oxford Dictionary, which has named GIF its "USA Word...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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