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GeForce Experience optimizes in-game graphics settings
— 11:51 AM on December 14, 2012

PC games typically present users with myriad of graphical detail options that affect not only the visuals, but also the frame rate. Getting the best...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Google: No plans for more Windows 8 apps—for now
— 6:00 AM on December 14, 2012

When Windows 8 came out in October, Google ran ads promoting its Search...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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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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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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Piledriver trickles down to Opteron 4300 and 3300 CPUs
— 11:37 AM on December 4, 2012

AMD has released a fresh batch of Opteron processors with Piledriver inside. These chips are based on the same "Abu Dhabi" microarchitecture as the Opteron...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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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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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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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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New IE ad pokes fun at the haters
— 9:31 AM on November 29, 2012

Let's face it: Internet Explorer has an image problem. For years, Microsoft's browser was synonymous with sub-par security, poor standards support, and sluggish performance. IE...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Office 2013 trial is up for grabs
— 9:39 AM on November 16, 2012

While Office 2013 was released to manufacturing just over a month ago, the productivity suite isn't actually due out until the first quarter of...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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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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Steven Sinofsky steps down as Windows chief
— 9:30 PM on November 12, 2012

Windows is under new management. In a surprise executive shakeup earlier today, Microsoft announced...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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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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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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Etc.
— 8:58 AM on November 5, 2012

Morning, folks. Hope you had a good weekend. I am typing to you this morning from my recently upgraded main PC. On Friday, I did something...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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