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AMD CTO reveals first Steamroller details
— 3:30 PM on August 28, 2012

AMD is slowly but surely revising its next-gen CPU microarchitecture in order to realize its potential. The upcoming core code-named Steamroller looks to...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Inside the second: Gaming performance with today's CPUs
— 4:16 PM on August 23, 2012

We bring our signature latency-focused game testing methods to bear on the latest crop of desktop CPUs. In the process, we learn a some...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Gaming

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A tale of two iPads
— 7:00 AM on August 9, 2012

About six weeks ago, I managed to sell my MacBook Air three days after the new MacBook Air models were released and one day before...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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The new OS X, same as the old OS X
— 3:18 PM on August 2, 2012

This past Monday morning, Apple reported that their latest version (10.8) of OS X, called Mountain Lion for those still running System 7, had been...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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A look at hardware video transcoding on the PC
— 3:50 PM on July 30, 2012

The market is rife with hardware video transcoders and software that can take advantage of them. However, making sense of that jungle of disparate offerings...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Multimedia

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The post-flood decline of hard drive prices is slowing
— 12:19 PM on June 28, 2012

Last year's flooding in Thailand sent the price of mechanical hard drives skyward. We take an in-depth look at how much prices have...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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SSD prices in steady, substantial decline
— 12:52 PM on June 21, 2012

SSD prices have fallen dramatically over the past year. We take a closer look at the current generation to track the decline.

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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The obligatory Surface blog post
— 10:26 AM on June 20, 2012

Greetings, hippies. To be honest, I was going to simply ignore Microsoft's unveiling of the Surface tablet. I mean, tablets. As much fun as it's...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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Keep calm and buy old tech
— 10:26 AM on June 15, 2012

In my mind, I've always been an early adopter. In my mind, I'm...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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A touch of the bloat
— 7:00 AM on June 11, 2012

When I say "bloatware," which Microsoft Office program springs to mind? Are you even wondering why I narrowed your choices to Office modules? Of course...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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A quick look at Thunderbolt on the PC
— 3:10 PM on June 4, 2012

Thunderbolt has finally arrived on the PC. Motherboards with Thunderbolt ports are selling online and Ivy Bridge notebooks are primed to feature the technology....

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Intel's ultrabook-bound Core i5-3427U processor
— 11:01 PM on May 30, 2012

The 17W, dual-core version of Ivy Bridge for ultrabooks is finally here. We've compared it to the last generation in our new benchmark suite,...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Fake Different
— 4:19 PM on May 23, 2012

If you're a Mac fan of a certain age, you no doubt recognize...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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AMD's A10-4600M 'Trinity' APU reviewed
— 1:55 AM on May 16, 2012

AMD has pulled the curtains back on Trinity, its next-generation APU, which features new Piledriver CPU cores and Northern Islands-derived integrated graphics. Join us...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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If data can be lost, it will
— 3:03 AM on May 11, 2012

Murphy was right. If something can go wrong, it will... eventually. Earlier this week, the water main connected to our house burst, submerging...

Type: Blog post Tags: Storage Internet

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Ivy Bridge on air: The Core i7-3770K overclocked on four motherboards
— 11:24 AM on April 23, 2012

Ivy bridge is here, and she appears to have plenty of clock speed headroom. We overclock the Core i7-3770K on motherboards from Asus,...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Review: Intel's Core i7-3770K 'Ivy Bridge' processor
— 11:18 AM on April 23, 2012

We've deployed some innovative testing methods to go inside the second with Intel's latest desktop processor, the Ivy Bridge-based Core i7-3770K.

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Western Digital's VelociRaptor 1TB hard drive
— 7:00 AM on April 16, 2012

Is there any hope for high-performance mechanical drives? We test WD's latest 10k-RPM VelociRaptor 1TB against a diverse array of competitors to find out.

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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