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Friday night topic: The tyranny of 'features'
— 5:11 PM on September 21, 2012

I had an unexpectedly educational experience a while back when my coffee maker died and I set out to replace it. As I've noted, I'm...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deal of the week: SSDs at 55 cents a gigabyte
— 5:09 PM on September 21, 2012

If you haven't already blown all your money on a new iPhone 5 (then immediately regretted it because of the broken Maps app), then good...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Gaming

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Rumor: Nvidia working on Project Boulder server processor
— 1:17 PM on September 21, 2012

At the Consumer Electronics Show in 2011, Nvidia unveiled Project Denver, a custom CPU compatible with the ARM instruction set. This processor was...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Friday Shortbread
— 12:19 PM on September 21, 2012

7 Up X-bit labs: AMD and Intel admit customization for chips for specific customers Fudzilla: Intel now sees Qualcomm as main competitor and...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Matias promises mechanical keyboard minus the noise
— 9:58 AM on September 21, 2012

Mechanical keyboards are pretty awesome. They offer precise tactile feedback, and the various switch types allow users to pick the one with just the...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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iOS 6 Maps app disappoints; Google substitute on the way
— 9:47 AM on September 21, 2012

The iPhone 5 came out today. On it ships iOS 6, which also became available for older iDevices on Wednesday. iOS 6 offers some long-awaited...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Could Half-Life 3 be an open-world game?
— 6:00 AM on September 21, 2012

Take this one with a grain of salt, but word has it the next title in the Half-Life series might not follow the same template...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Release roundup: Trinity mobos, Japanese coolers, and the Soprano
— 6:19 PM on September 20, 2012

This week in our gathering of miscellaneous product launches, we have fresh arrivals from Biostar, Scythe, and Thermaltake: Biostar launches Latest...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Cooling

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Thursday Shortbread
— 5:22 PM on September 20, 2012

Eight is Enough Fudzilla: AMD executive exodus might be a good thing X-bit labs: Intel looking forward to heterogeneous multi-core processors and AMD...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Second-gen PadFone raises prospect of smartphone-powered systems
— 2:33 PM on September 20, 2012

Asus' PadFone is a curious beast. It's basically a smartphone that can be plugged into a tablet when you're craving a larger screen....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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NAND prices may rise as Samsung starts making 128GB chips
— 10:54 AM on September 20, 2012

The popularity of flash memory has risen dramatically in recent years. First, there were MP3 players and thumb drives. Then along came smartphones...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Mobile computing

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GloFo preps 14-nm FinFET process for 2013
— 9:46 AM on September 20, 2012

Three-dimensional transistors are coming! Okay, so maybe they're already here. You can already find 'em inside every Ivy Bridge processor on the market today. Independent foundries...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Personal tech

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Microsoft splits the space bar with its new Win8 keyboard
— 6:00 AM on September 20, 2012

Geeks may prefer old-school clicky keyboards, but there are plenty of folks out there who feel more comfortable with ergonomic models. Microsoft's latest introduction ought...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Miracast certification begins, with Intel on board
— 3:42 PM on September 19, 2012

There hasn't been a ton of buzz out there about Miracast, the Wi-Fi Alliance's new wireless display standard. That's too bad, because the standard...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Latitude tablet has replaceable battery and optional stylus
— 1:55 PM on September 19, 2012

Windows 8 will spawn a wave of new tablets, most of which are meant for consumers. Dell's upcoming Latitude 10 targets the business crowd,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Desktop Trinity boards pop up on Gigabyte's site
— 11:23 AM on September 19, 2012

AMD's desktop Trinity APUs have yet to break cover, but that hasn't stopped Gigabyte from detailing a couple of FM2 motherboards designed for the new...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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PC version of Borderlands 2 is 'best way to play?' Shocking!
— 10:46 AM on September 19, 2012

Well, I am very slowly recovering, I think, from whatever virus got me last week. I'm hoping to be back working in earnest today,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Talk Like a Pirate Day Shortbread
— 10:40 AM on September 19, 2012

Eight is Enough WSJ report AMD's run of bad news continues ITworld: Intel reverses course, bringing Android to Clover Trail chips for...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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