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Friday night topic: Near misses
— 5:30 PM on September 14, 2012

This past Tuesday afternoon, I met with AMD in its hotel suite near IDF for a series of briefings about various parts of its business....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deal of the week: Nvidia's GTX 660 and storage bargains
— 5:26 PM on September 14, 2012

After the performance Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 660 put on earlier this week, we couldn't leave it out of our deal post. I mean,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage

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Release roundup: Backlit clickiness and slim SSDs
— 4:56 PM on September 14, 2012

This week in our look at miscellaneous product launches and announcements, we bring tidings from Lian Li, Rosewill, and Silicon Power:

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Input devices

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Magma ExpressBox offers Thunderbolt-connected PCIe slots
— 12:50 PM on September 14, 2012

Intel's Thunderbolt interconnect has a lot of potential for notebooks, whose increasingly slimmer profiles limit not only the number of expansion ports that can be...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Mobile computing

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NGFF spec promises smaller SSDs
— 11:15 AM on September 14, 2012

Move over, mSATA. Intel has a new standard for ultra-small-form factor SSDs. Dubbed the Next Generation Form Factor, or NGFF, the standard should...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Nintendo's Wii U to start at $300
— 10:02 AM on September 14, 2012

We already know the upcoming Wii U console won't dramatically exceed the graphical fidelity of current-gen consoles like the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3....

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

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It's official: Office RT will lack some features
— 6:00 AM on September 14, 2012

Well, those rumors that were going around last month were spot on....

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Friday Shortbread
— 12:00 AM on September 14, 2012

Eight is Enough VR-Zone: Intel's Haswell-EP/EN (Grantley) in 2014 X-bit labs: Intel vows to integrate converged fabric controller into future Xeon microprocessors Fudzilla: Intel...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Sleeping Dogs will keep you up at night
— 8:52 PM on September 13, 2012

Night falls in Hong Kong. Technicolor neon lights illuminate the darkness, their vibrant hue reflecting off the rain-slick streets. Scooters weave through the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Nvidia churns out 306.23 WHQL drivers, urges users to upgrade
— 5:13 PM on September 13, 2012

Looks like Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 660 and 650 graphics cards have arrived hand-in-hand with a fresh driver release. The GeForce 306.23 drivers are

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Helium-filled hard drives increase density, lower power
— 10:54 AM on September 13, 2012

To quote UK rapper Scroobius Pip, "helium is the second-lightest gas that there...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Samsung roadmap outlines DDR4 plans through 2014
— 10:38 AM on September 13, 2012

Micron showed off a fully functional DDR4 module back in May. Others are working on the next-gen system memory, including Samsung, which showed...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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GeForce GTX 660 already available at Newegg
— 10:34 AM on September 13, 2012

There's something awfully frustrating about soft launches—when products get announced but don't become available until a few days, weeks, or months later. Luckily, that's not...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Amazon counters iPhone 5 with $5 Wendell
— 8:24 AM on September 13, 2012

Thought Amazon would let Apple's new iPhone 5 hog the spotlight? Think again. The e-tailer turned tablet peddler has rounded out last week's Kindle...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Review: Nvidia's GeForce GTX 660 graphics card
— 8:00 AM on September 13, 2012

The new GK106 GPU makes its debut in Nvidia's $230 GeForce GTX 660 graphics card. We see how it stacks up against mid-range...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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OCZ's Barefoot 3-powered Vector SSD due next quarter
— 6:00 AM on September 13, 2012

Back in July, we learned all about OCZ's upcoming Barefoot 3 controller. This week at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, the guys...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Thursday Shortbread
— 12:00 AM on September 13, 2012

Eight is Enough Fudzilla: EA tried to buy Valve for a billion Chip Chick: Turn any wall into a full-sized touch screen...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Office 2013 upgrade offer could start on October 19
— 5:39 PM on September 12, 2012

These are momentous times for Microsoft. Over the next several months, we're going to see the company refresh not just Windows, but also its Office...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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