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Right to resell downloaded music challenged in US court
— 2:46 PM on August 20, 2012

An EU court has already ruled that downloaded games and software can...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming Internet

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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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Creative revamps Sound Blaster audio lineup
— 11:29 AM on August 16, 2012

Creative is rolling out a new family of sound cards at the Gamescom convention this week. The Sound Blaster Z-Series appears to use the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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New MPEG standard purportedly twice as efficient as H.264
— 10:04 AM on August 16, 2012

Over the past few years, H.264 video compression has permeated just about every corner of the tech world—YouTube, Blu-ray, cable and satellite HDTV, cell phones,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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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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Buyout chatter sends AMD shares shooting up
— 9:44 AM on August 9, 2012

Could AMD be on the verge of getting bought out? There's no evidence to suggest that just yet, but according to MarketWatch, that didn't stop...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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XBMC signs on to support $99 Ouya console
— 10:56 AM on August 7, 2012

Despite its critics, the Ouya game console is proving to be one of Kickstarter's most popular projects. The funding drive began in mid-July,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Game consoles Software

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AMD adds new FirePro GPUs, first FirePro APUs
— 9:43 AM on August 7, 2012

Today's a big day for AMD's workstation offerings. The company has unleashed a smorgasbord of FirePro workstation graphics cards, and it's also introduced...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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AMD lures K8 architect Jim Keller away from Apple
— 8:37 AM on August 1, 2012

It's no secret AMD has been struggling to repeat the success of its...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Rumor: Trinity-based Athlon II X4 chips on the way
— 9:52 AM on July 27, 2012

It's been just a month and a half since AMD announced desktop variants of its Trinity APU, and already, we're hearing about several new...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Intel, Nvidia top Steam Hardware Survey
— 11:15 AM on July 26, 2012

The latest Steam Hardware & Software Survey is out, and it paints an interesting picture of the PC landscape—or, at least the part that...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming Software

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TSMC, ARM team up on 64-bit chips with non-planar transistors
— 5:13 PM on July 24, 2012

Unlike Intel, vendors of ARM-based SoCs can't yet reap the benefits of 64-bit addressing and "3D" transistors. But soon, they will. Oh, yes. TSMC and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Personal tech

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AMD loses two high-profile executives
— 9:45 AM on July 24, 2012

Well, this can't be good. Yesterday evening, the Wall Street Journal broke the news that AMD's VP of Strategic Development, Bob Feldstein, has defected...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Game consoles

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Faster Core i7 Extreme may be on the way
— 10:01 AM on July 23, 2012

Intel isn't exactly under a lot of competitive pressure at the $999 price point. AMD hasn't offered a thousand-dollar desktop processor in many years, and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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AMD revenues, profits down, but still in the black
— 6:00 AM on July 20, 2012

Well, AMD has some good news and some bad news in its freshly released quarterly results announcement. The good news: AMD didn't lose any...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Apple hires Trinity platform architect John Bruno
— 9:49 AM on July 19, 2012

One of the brains behind AMD's Trinity APU has a new job—and no,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mac

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Intel posts modest revenue growth
— 6:00 AM on July 18, 2012

If Gartner's latest estimates are any indication, the PC market isn't faring...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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