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AMD: We're not abandoning socketed CPUs
— 5:20 PM on December 4, 2012

If you were reading the news last month, you might have noticed those slightly worrying rumors about Intel ditching socketed CPUs in 2014. Intel...

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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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Rumor: Lower-wattage Ivy Bridge chips coming
— 9:48 AM on December 3, 2012

Less than a year old, and Ivy Bridge may already be going on a diet. Oh my. According to someone with knowledge of Intel's plans...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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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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AMD to sell, lease back Austin campus
— 4:25 PM on November 28, 2012

Officially, AMD is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. However, the bulk of the company's activities go down at its Austin, Texas and Markham, Ontario campuses. That...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Rumor: Intel to stop offering socketed desktop CPUs
— 6:00 AM on November 26, 2012

No better way to start the post-Thanksgiving week than with a strange, eyebrow-raising,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Details leak on next-gen Atom tablet SoC
— 11:23 AM on November 20, 2012

Although tablets with Clover Trail Atom CPUs have yet to hit the market, we're already getting hints about Clover Trail's next-generation replacement. A collection...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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Intel CEO Otellini to retire in May 2013
— 9:28 AM on November 19, 2012

Wow, what is it with high-profile tech executives leaving lately? On the heels...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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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:

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Gaming

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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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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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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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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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