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Release roundup: Gaming headphones and workstation goodies
— 5:37 PM on August 30, 2012

We've got a mix of workstation hardware and enthusiast gear in this week's release roundup. Announcements from Cooler Master, Kingston, and Sapphire have all made...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Storage

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Asetek gets liquid cooling patents, sues CoolIT
— 2:56 PM on August 30, 2012

Patent infringement lawsuits aren't just for smartphones. Water-cooler maker Asetek is suing rival firm CoolIT Systems according to this report over at VR-Zone. Turns...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Dual VelociRaptors take root in external Thunderbolt drive
— 11:09 AM on August 30, 2012

Western Digital's terabyte VelociRaptor hard drive has popped up in a rather unexpected place. The 10k-RPM mechanical monster is part of WD's latest...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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A few weeks with Samsung's Galaxy S III smartphone
— 10:20 AM on August 30, 2012

Samsung's Galaxy S III is the hottest Android handset on the market right now. We spent a few weeks with one to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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HP unveils hybrid 11.6'' Windows 8 tablet
— 9:18 AM on August 30, 2012

We learned a couple of months back that HP has no plans for ARM-powered Windows RT tablets—at least not yet. The firm still intends...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Wireless device recharging is coming to laptops, says Intel
— 12:12 PM on August 29, 2012

Modern notebooks are loaded with wireless technologies. The 802.11 alphabet soup covers Wi-Fi networking, while various flavors of Bluetooth provide peripheral connectivity. NFC chips are...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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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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FAA forms group to examine in-flight electronics usage
— 12:10 PM on August 28, 2012

Earlier this year, we learned that the Federal Aviation Administration was taking a fresh look at whether passengers should be able to use electronics...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Leaked Valleyview slides detail next-gen Atom SoC
— 10:32 AM on August 28, 2012

Some possible details have leaked out regarding next-generation Atom processors. The information comes from an official-looking presentation deck published by EXPreview. Most of the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Chipsets

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Best Buy lists $300 Lenovo tablet with Tegra 3 SoC
— 12:17 PM on August 27, 2012

According to research firm ABI, tablet sales are expected to exceed 100 million units this year. The market is growing rapidly, and falling prices...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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AMD slashes desktop CPU prices up to 23%
— 9:42 AM on August 27, 2012

Not long after we found that its FX-series chips aren't great values for gaming, AMD has quietly cut the prices of its desktop processors. The...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Jury finds Samsung violated Apple patents
— 6:55 PM on August 24, 2012

The jury in Apple's patent infringement case against Samsung has found that Samsung violated a great many of the patents Apple sought to enforce, and...

Poll Question: • Your reaction to the Apple-Samsung verdict?

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Personal tech

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Deal of the week: Discounted Radeons, SSDs, and a mechanical keyboard
— 12:38 PM on August 24, 2012

Earlier this week, AMD trimmed mid-range Radeon prices, providing plenty of fooder for this week's deals post. For the most part, the discounts...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Input devices

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Terabyte Toshiba hybrid drive has 8GB of NAND cache
— 11:01 AM on August 24, 2012

Seagate has been selling hybrid hard drives that combine flash memory with traditional mechanical platters for several years. We've reviewed a couple of...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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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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Zotac updates Zbox Nano with Brazos 2.0
— 6:00 AM on August 23, 2012

We loved the Zotac Zbox Nano AD10 when we reviewed it last year. Into a chassis small enough to fit in the palm of...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Chipsets Systems

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Archos intros 10-inch tablet hybrid
— 1:06 PM on August 22, 2012

Keyboards and screen covers seem to be the most popular tablet accessories these days, but they're typically sold separately. Archos' new 101 XS tablet includes...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Samsung to invest $4 billion in Austin fab
— 6:00 AM on August 22, 2012

AMD founder Jerry Sanders is famous for saying that "only real men have...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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