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Researchers demo vector-based video codec
— 1:13 PM on December 13, 2012

Modern video codecs rely on pixels to represent moving pictures. That method works well enough, but there are some inherent problems. Lower-resolution videos can't be...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software

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Report: Via SoC to anchor $99-149 Asus tablet
— 11:46 AM on December 13, 2012

Back in the day, Asus made motherboards based on Via chipsets. The PC market looks quite different now, and it seems the partnership is changing...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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iOS finally gets official Google Maps app
— 9:58 AM on December 13, 2012

In case you missed it last night, Google's Maps app for iOS was released last night to a collective sigh of relief from iPhone...

Type: News story Tags: Software Personal tech

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IE lets websites track cursor movements
— 9:41 AM on December 12, 2012

Microsoft has been campaigning to improve Internet Explorer's public image—and it's got a long road ahead if security oversights like this one keep popping...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Intel details 22-nm process tuned for SoCs
— 1:00 PM on December 11, 2012

Intel has been cranking out desktop and mobile processors based on 22-nm tri-gate transistors for some time now. The company's Atom SoCs continue to be...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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WebOS headed for Kickstarter-fueled smartphone return
— 11:59 AM on December 10, 2012

The mobile OS market is currently split four ways. Android and iOS are found on the lion's share of devices. Blackberry has been reduced almost...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Personal tech

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Apple's U.S. manufacturing may be more automated
— 9:42 AM on December 10, 2012

Last week, we learned that Apple plans to sink $100 million into U.S. manufacturing. Some of the company's new iMacs are already being...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac Personal tech

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Friday night topic: All I want for Christmas...
— 5:45 PM on December 7, 2012

So... We've posted our gift guide and offered our thoughts. The question is: what's on your Christmas list this year? Discuss.

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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7-inch Archos tablet has Jelly Bean, dual analog sticks
— 12:16 PM on December 7, 2012

Smartphones and tablets have quickly become preferred platforms for mobile gaming. There's just one problem: touchscreen controls aren't the best fit for arcade-style games that...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming Personal tech

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IHS: Qualcomm the number-three semiconductor supplier in 2012
— 1:55 PM on December 6, 2012

IHS iSuppli has put together a preliminary list of the top 20 semiconductor suppliers for 2012. Intel is still at the top, despite the fact...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

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Jelly Bean-equipped Toshiba 10-inch tablet to cost $350
— 12:53 PM on December 5, 2012

In the market for an inexpensive Android 4.1 Jelly Bean tablet? Good news: Toshiba is set to release a new Excite 10 SE tablet tomorrow....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Win8 adoption low among web surfers, Steam gamers
— 1:04 PM on December 4, 2012

Microsoft says it's sold 40 million licenses for Windows 8. However, the new OS made up only 1.3% of web traffic in November according...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems

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Steam's Big Picture mode out of beta
— 1:55 PM on December 3, 2012

It's official: Steam's Big Picture mode is finally ready for prime time. The couch-friendly user interface for Valve's game and content distribution service was revealed...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Super-heating flash memory reportedly extends endurance
— 12:43 PM on December 3, 2012

The inconvenient but unavoidable truth about flash memory is the fact that individual cells degrade every time they're written or erased. These cells will burn...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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Friday night topic: Slimy software companies
— 5:47 PM on November 30, 2012

I'll admit it. I actually bought a piece of software from Corel today. I decided to upgrade to Paint Shop Pro X5 from...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Deal of the week: a 120GB SSD for $85, cheap games, and more
— 5:29 PM on November 30, 2012

Yes, there are still deals to go around—even as some retailers (and some unfortunate shoppers) are recovering from the stampedes of Black Friday and Cyber...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Gaming

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Gigabyte HD Series mobos add digital video outputs
— 12:29 PM on November 30, 2012

Most modern motherboards come with display outputs for integrated graphics. Unfortunately, the selection of ports is pretty slim at the low end of the spectrum....

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Displays

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iTunes 11 is out for Windows, sucks way less
— 6:00 AM on November 30, 2012

I generally don't mind using most Apple software. Heck, I quite like some of it. There is one glaring exception, though: iTunes for Windows. I...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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