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Apple parades its Mountain Lion
— 6:00 AM on February 17, 2012

Well, now we know what the next release of OS X will look like. Apple has officially lifted the curtain over OS X Mountain Lion,...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Mac

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Report: Newest Sandy Bridge-E CPU has native quad-core die
— 12:28 PM on February 16, 2012

Despite the fact that Intel's desktop Sandy Bridge-E lineup tops out at six cores, most of the chips are based on eight-core silicon. Only...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Haswell's transactional memory explained
— 10:40 AM on February 16, 2012

Beyond Sandy Bridge, beyond Ivy Bridge, the next generation on the Intel roadmap is a processor code-named Haswell. We don't yet know much about...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Toshiba pegs Windows 8 launch in fourth quarter
— 9:45 AM on February 16, 2012

Don't expect Windows 8 before October. That's the (perhaps unintentional) subtext of a recent Toshiba presentation captured by the folks at NetbookItalia. In the presentation,...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Rumor: No Ivy Bridge mass shipments until June
— 6:00 AM on February 16, 2012

At this point, everyone and their dog knows Intel's 22-nm Ivy Bridge processors are due out in April. Intel might not have officially confirmed that...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Quad-core Sandy Bridge-E priced at $294
— 11:17 AM on February 14, 2012

Although Intel's Sandy Bridge-E silicon has eight CPU cores, we've yet to see a desktop chip take advantage of all of 'em. The top-of-the-line...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Windows logo to get a Metro makeover
— 9:33 AM on February 14, 2012

Goodbye, multi-colored Windows flag inside a blue bubble. Hello, quadrisected monochrome trapezoid. The Verge reports that the familiar Windows logo is going to get...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Leaked slide hints at Haswell upgrade path
— 10:54 AM on February 13, 2012

More details are leaking out on Haswell, Intel's next-next-gen CPU. The chip will succeed Ivy Bridge and is due out in the first half...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Plus-sized notebook packs Sandy Bridge Extreme
— 6:00 AM on February 13, 2012

Do the low-voltage processors in ultrabooks offend your power-hungry sensibilities? Are desktop replacements just not fast enough? Eurocom's new Panther 4.0 "super-notebook"...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Deal of the week: SSDs, PSUs, and motherboards
— 1:00 PM on February 10, 2012

Valentine's Day approaches. As you lavish your significant other with flowers, chocolates, and hand-written coupons for various, ahem, favors, be sure not to forget...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Power Storage Displays

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CPU makes good prefetcher for GPGPU computing
— 11:16 AM on February 10, 2012

With a little help from AMD, researchers at North Carolina State University have been able to increase the performance of general-purpose GPU computing by an...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Microsoft details Windows on ARM in new blog post
— 4:10 PM on February 9, 2012

Windows head honcho Steven Sinofsky has posted a whopper of a blog post about Windows on ARM. The 8,600-word piece starts off with a...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows Personal tech

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A closer look at the new AMD
— 4:08 PM on February 9, 2012

AMD has a new management team and a new direction. They recently shared their vision for the company's future, and we were there, listening...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Servers

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Haswell to offer new extensions for transactional synchronization
— 1:07 PM on February 9, 2012

Ivy Bridge isn't yet out the door, but Intel is already talking about more enhancements coming in Haswell. The next-generation chip will bring a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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New Ultrastar SSD sports 25-nm SLC NAND
— 11:21 AM on February 9, 2012

Consumer-grade SSDs started making the transition to 25-nm NAND early last year. We saw enterprise-oriented drives based on MLC flash make the jump, as...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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WSJ: Google to offer Dropbox-like 'Drive' service
— 9:35 AM on February 9, 2012

Watch out, Dropbox. You're about to get some competition from Google. At least, that's what the Wall Street Journal says, quoting "people familiar with the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Windows 8 Consumer Preview due February 29
— 2:59 PM on February 8, 2012

Three weeks to go until you can get your hands on the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. As CNet News reports, Microsoft has revealed the...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Report: Media Center to have limited role in Windows 8
— 1:23 PM on February 8, 2012

Microsoft has outlined a number of the big changes coming in Windows 8, including the addition of a touch-friendly Metro UI. Metro's big fonts...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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