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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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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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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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Microchip develops low-power motion controller
— 11:42 AM on November 13, 2012

We've heard plenty about motion controllers for game consoles and the PC, but what about mobile devices? Arizona-based semiconductor firm Microchip Technology has...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing

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New Acer Chromebook has Core inside, costs $199
— 9:42 AM on November 13, 2012

Thought Samsung's $249 Chromebook was cheap? You ain't seen nothin' yet. Google and Acer have jointly unwrapped a new, even more affordable Chromebook...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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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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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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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...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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Report: 7-inch Xbox Surface tablet in the works
— 11:58 AM on November 6, 2012

Microsoft's family of Surface tablets may grow to include a 7" model tailored...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Piledriver goes Opteron in 6300 series
— 12:06 PM on November 5, 2012

As expected, AMD has rolled out a new lineup of Opteron processors based on its eight-way Piledriver chip. This is the same basic 32-nm silicon...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Proprietary controller debuts in Intel DC S3700 server SSD
— 10:43 AM on November 5, 2012

Hot on the heels of releasing its 335 Series solid-state drive for desktop users, Intel has uncorked another new SSD. The DC S3700...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Asus' VivoTab RT convertible tablet reviewed
— 3:38 PM on November 1, 2012

Asus' Transformer approach to convertible tablets has finally come to Windows. We take a closer look at the new VivoTab RT.

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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Google Now's underpinnings explored
— 11:38 AM on November 1, 2012

The Jelly Bean version of Google's Android OS is coveted primarily for the Project Butter responsiveness enhancements that smooth out UI navigation. The more...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Internet Operating systems

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Linus Torvalds laments low-res notebook displays
— 6:00 AM on November 1, 2012

The creator of the Linux kernel isn't quite as outspoken as other, more bearded members of the open-source community. He does speak out on occasion,...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Poll: What will be the fate of Windows RT?
— 12:04 PM on October 31, 2012

Windows RT is a curious beast. It features the tablet-friendly Modern UI Style and is compatible with the ARM-based processors found in most modern...

Poll Question: • What will happen to WinRT?

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Acer delays Windows RT tablet
— 10:57 AM on October 31, 2012

There are a couple of Windows RT devices out there right now, and more are on the way. Acer won't be throwing its hat...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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