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Microsoft to users: disable Windows Gadgets
— 9:38 AM on July 11, 2012

Do you use Gadgets in Windows 7 or Vista? Bad news, then. In a security advisory published yesterday, Microsoft says the diminutive desktop (and...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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AMD: Second-quarter revenue will fall short of estimates
— 6:00 AM on July 10, 2012

Here's the latest in AMD's ever-growing string of misfortunes. After posting a $590 million loss last quarter, AMD proudly announced that its revenue would...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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EU court rules software downloads can be resold
— 6:00 AM on July 5, 2012

Is your Origin folder overstuffed with games you don't play anymore? Did you get carried away during the last Steam sale and end up...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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GeForce 304.79 beta drivers add TXAA, fix bugs
— 12:23 PM on July 3, 2012

Howdy, GeForce users! Hope you've got time for another driver installation. It's only taken two weeks, but Nvidia has already posted some new beta drivers to...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Have lousy motherboard fan control? Install SpeedFan
— 11:56 AM on July 3, 2012

As TR's resident fan-control nerd, I've spent far too much time critiquing how motherboards go about adjusting fan speeds in response to system temperatures. ...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cooling Software

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VLC adds Retina support, Android beta
— 1:01 PM on July 2, 2012

Too cool for Windows media player? Don't want to mess with codec packs for all those, ahem, Linux ISOs you've been downloading from BitTorrent? Good...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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No Flash plug-in coming to Android 4.1—ever
— 3:47 PM on June 29, 2012

What's that sound? It's the death knell ringing for Flash on Android. Adobe announced yesterday that its Flash plug-in doesn't support—and will never support—the...

Type: News story Tags: Software Personal tech

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New Catalyst drivers improve security, performance
— 9:46 AM on June 29, 2012

When AMD announced plans to slow down its driver release cadence in late May, I didn't expect to see the company release not...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Nvidia posts WHQL-certified drivers for Windows 8
— 9:45 AM on June 28, 2012

WHQL-certified drivers for a pre-release operating system? You bet. Nvidia has posted its latest batch of GeForce drivers for the Windows 8 Release Preview,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Google Build combines Maps with Lego bricks
— 12:10 PM on June 26, 2012

Here's a collaboration you probably weren't expecting. Google Australia has teamed up with Lego to produce Build, a "collaborative 3D building experience"...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Winamp's decline chronicled
— 12:31 PM on June 25, 2012

More than 15 years have passed since Winamp was first released. The media player software was incredibly popular in its heyday and still receives...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Google makes Maps API cheaper for developers
— 10:39 AM on June 25, 2012

Apple is set to drop Google Maps from its iDevices. Perhaps in response, the search giant has made its Maps API cheaper and easier...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Personal tech

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Deal of the week: Ever-cheaper SSDs and other bargains
— 5:13 PM on June 22, 2012

You probably got the memo by now: SSD prices are going down, down, down, and the deals are getting hotter. We have evidence in the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Gaming

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Next-gen 3DMark trailer shows snazzy DX11 effects
— 9:55 AM on June 21, 2012

While Epic polishes up Unreal Engine 4, and Square Enix works on... whatever next-gen project it's working on, Futuremark is hard at work...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Firefox premieres new UI look in nightly build
— 9:38 AM on June 20, 2012

When it comes to modern browser design, it seems, all roads lead to Chrome. Mozilla developer Jared Wein has posted an early build of...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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GeForce 304.48 beta drivers boost performance
— 11:49 AM on June 18, 2012

Folks with GeForce graphics cards get a treat today. Nvidia has posted a fresh batch of beta drivers, version 304.48, which usher in some performance...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Purportedly leaked Xbox 720 specs give us a headache
— 11:15 AM on June 18, 2012

The folks at PC Mag claim to have a leaked 56-page document that lays out in some detail Microsoft's plans for its next-gen game...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Game consoles

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Knight's Corner is now Xeon Phi
— 10:19 AM on June 18, 2012

The Intel project code-named Larrabee was intended to produce a discrete graphics processor to compete with chips from Nvidia and AMD. When that...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Servers

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