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Deal of the week: Black Friday, Black Schmiday
— 4:59 PM on November 16, 2012

We're only a week from Black Friday, but by the look of things, retailers aren't saving their best deals for next week. Today's highlights include:

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Google Maps for iOS already being tested outside Google
— 6:00 AM on November 16, 2012

We've known for a while that Google plans to release its own Maps app for iOS devices. Considering the new Apple Maps' lack of...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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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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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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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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Intel joins the data-parallel computing fraternity with Xeon Phi
— 3:00 PM on November 12, 2012

The supercomputing-related announcements are coming fast and thick today, and we have one truly novel entry in the bunch, as Intel formally unveils its first...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Servers

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DirectX 11.1 won't come to Windows 7
— 12:03 PM on November 12, 2012

When Microsoft released DirectX 11 as part of Windows 7, it back-ported the API to the previous version of the OS. That may not...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Operating systems

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New GeForce drivers optimized for Black Ops 2, Assassin's Creed III
— 9:42 AM on November 12, 2012

These next few days are going to be busy for us PC gamers. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 comes out tomorrow, and then a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Nvidia intros Tesla K20 series as Titan snags Top500 lead
— 9:11 AM on November 12, 2012

Nvidia's big Kepler chip is finally an official product. We first got a peek at the GK110's architecture way back in May, but products...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Servers

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AMD doubles down on server graphics with FirePro S10000
— 11:01 PM on November 11, 2012

Remember that dual-GPU monster Mark Papermaster teased at the AMD Fusion Developer Summit in June? Well, it's now official. Say hello to the FirePro...

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Nvidia posts record quarterly revenue
— 6:00 AM on November 9, 2012

Maybe it's the sheer popularity of the firm's Tegra 3 chips. Maybe it's...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Retina iPad mini due next year, reports say
— 6:00 AM on November 8, 2012

If you've had a chance to play with an iPad mini, you were...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Personal tech

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VivoTab RT slips to $549, keyboard included
— 5:06 PM on November 7, 2012

Hoping to stick a Windows RT tablet under the Christmas tree this year? Then you might be hard-pressed to do better than Asus' VivoTab RT....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Imagination Tech buys MIPS, gets license to thrill
— 9:26 AM on November 7, 2012

These are certainly interesting times in the tech industry, not least because of the success of chip firms who license their IP for use by...

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Rumor: AMD to plug gap between Radeon HD 7870, 7950
— 9:40 AM on November 6, 2012

Might we see another mid-range Radeon debut in the not-too-distant future? German website HT4U.net seems to think so. The site claims to have it...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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IHS: iPad mini costs $188 to make
— 8:08 AM on November 5, 2012

At $329, the iPad mini is a fair bit pricier than its $199, 7" Android rivals. Then again, it also looks nicer and seems to...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Wall Street Journal echoes Microsoft phone rumors
— 9:50 AM on November 2, 2012

About a month ago, we quoted a handful of reports all citing evidence of an upcoming Microsoft phone. Now, the Wall Street Journal...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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ARM intros 64-bit Cortex-A50, to be used by AMD
— 9:46 AM on October 31, 2012

Yesterday, we reported that AMD's ARM-compatible processors will include pre-fab 64-bit ARM cores, not compatible cores designed by AMD itself. Now, we have some...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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