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David Kanter dissects 64-bit ARMv8 architecture
— 2:29 PM on August 17, 2012

ARM's practice of licensing its low-power CPU cores to practically anyone who wants to build a chip has been wildly successful in the past five...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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WinRT tablets will start at $300-400, Lenovo suggests
— 9:55 AM on August 17, 2012

It's doubtful Microsoft's Surface for Windows RT tablet will launch at $199, as the rumor mill has suggested. However, Lenovo now suggests Windows RT...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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You can now download Windows 8 RTM as a 90-day trial
— 4:47 PM on August 15, 2012

Windows 8 is here! Well, sort of. The full, release-to-manufacturing version of Microsoft's new operating system isn't scheduled to hit stores until October 26. However, Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Rumor: Windows RT Surface could cost $199
— 9:55 AM on August 15, 2012

Interesting. When it unveiled its Surface tablet in June, Microsoft said the Windows RT version of the device would be priced competitively with "comparable"...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Personal tech

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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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Rumor: Microsoft may hasten Windows release cycle
— 6:00 AM on August 14, 2012

We all remember the long dry spell between the releases of Windows XP and Vista—and Steve Ballmer's subsequent promise that it would never happen...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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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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Report: Windows 8 won't support booting to the desktop
— 5:40 PM on August 6, 2012

Microsoft may be retiring Metro as a brand name, but the Metro interface will still be front and center in Windows 8—more so than you...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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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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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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Windows 8 RTM allegedly leaked already
— 9:41 AM on August 3, 2012

On Wednesday, Microsoft released Windows 8 to manufacturing. Now, barely two days later, we're hearing that the same Windows 8 build has already leaked...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft to deprecate 'Metro' label
— 5:47 PM on August 2, 2012

Metro. Over the years, that innocuous word has come to represent Microsoft's new visual identity—the flat colored rectangles, the clean typography, and the heavy emphasis...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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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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