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Report: Hard drive makers slimming notebook models down to 5 mm
— 10:54 AM on August 14, 2012

Most notebook hard drives conform to the 2.5" form factor. The standard, which calls for platters 2.5" in diameter, comes in multiple thicknesses. ...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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ARM, GlobalFoundries join forces on 20 nm and FinFET devices
— 9:38 AM on August 13, 2012

Last month, ARM announced a partnership with TSMC involving sub-20-nm chips with FinFET, or non-planar, transistors. That results of that partnership are expected in...

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

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Next-gen Samsung SoC has USB 3.0, WQXGA display support
— 1:33 PM on August 10, 2012

Looks like next-generation Samsung smartphones and tablets will boast PC-class storage interfaces. Samsung's...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Mobile computing

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Metro is now 'Modern UI style'
— 9:58 AM on August 10, 2012

Talk about an unfortunate name change. Last week, we learned that Microsoft was in the process of deprecating its Metro brand, possibly because of...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Nvidia posts modest revenue growth
— 4:49 PM on August 9, 2012

The results for Nvidia's latest fiscal quarter are in. It looks like the company enjoyed modest revenue growth compared to last year, though its...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

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Chrome gets more stable, more secure Flash plug-in
— 6:00 AM on August 9, 2012

Flash may be on its way out in the mobile world, but it's still going strong on the PC. Now, Google says the version of...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Steam to start offering non-gaming apps next month
— 2:08 PM on August 8, 2012

Valve has been busy lately. Its CEO, Gabe Newell, is publicly bashing Windows 8 and trying to build up Linux into a compelling alternative....

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Rumor: ARM version of Office 2013 will be pared down
— 6:00 AM on August 8, 2012

Last month, Microsoft confirmed that an ARM-compatible version of Office 2013 Home...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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XBMC signs on to support $99 Ouya console
— 10:56 AM on August 7, 2012

Despite its critics, the Ouya game console is proving to be one of Kickstarter's most popular projects. The funding drive began in mid-July,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Game consoles Software

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Galaxy Note 10.1 adds stylus to 10-inch tablet
— 11:51 AM on August 6, 2012

Samsung's Galaxy Note is a curious device. It's too large to be a smartphone, too small to be a tablet, and there's an old-school...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing Personal tech

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Internal e-mail: Jobs was 'very receptive' to 7'' iPad
— 6:00 AM on August 6, 2012

In public, Steve Jobs dumped all over the idea of a 7" iPad. AppleInsider quoted him two years ago as saying, "The reason we...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Deal of the week: Cheap storage, bargain IPS displays, and more
— 4:17 PM on August 3, 2012

1TB and 2TB hard drives still cost more than they did prior to last year's Thailand floods, but oddly enough, 3TB models seem to be...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Software

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Acer falters as tablet surge continues
— 11:32 AM on August 3, 2012

Apple pretty much created the market for consumer tablets with the original iPad, and it's by far the most dominant player in the space. ...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Microsoft revamps webmail with Outlook.com
— 4:52 PM on July 31, 2012

Goodbye Hotmail, hello Outlook.com. Microsoft has launched a preview of its new web-based e-mail service, and it looks... surprisingly not-awful. Microsoft has streamlined the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Samsung prepping 11.8'' tablet with 2560x1600 panel
— 9:40 AM on July 31, 2012

The unending legal war between Samsung and Apple does have some upsides. We've gotten glimpses of iPad and iPhone prototypes that would have...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Microsoft confirms October 26 Surface launch
— 6:00 AM on July 31, 2012

Mark your calendars, folks. I suppose this should come as no surprise, but...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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UPDATED: Ubisoft DRM allegedly installs backdoor
— 10:06 AM on July 30, 2012

Isn't it great when game publishers push overly invasive DRM? Not only does...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Intel, Nvidia top Steam Hardware Survey
— 11:15 AM on July 26, 2012

The latest Steam Hardware & Software Survey is out, and it paints an interesting picture of the PC landscape—or, at least the part that...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming Software

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