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Quantum dots to brighten LCD colors next year
— 11:14 AM on August 2, 2012

The colors in notebook LCD displays are poised to get a little richer thanks to quantum dots. 3M and Nanosys have created a plastic...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Oculus Rift VR headset seeks Kickstarter funding
— 11:25 AM on August 1, 2012

Want to help fund the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset? There's a Kickstarter for that. The folks behind the gaming-focused VR googles have taken to...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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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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Report: Thunderbolt bandwidth to double in 2014
— 10:54 AM on July 23, 2012

Intel's Thunderbolt interface is pretty slick. It combines DisplayPort and PCI Express over a single cable with a staggering 40Gbps of aggregate bandwidth. ...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Mobile computing

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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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Report: AMD to reveal Jaguar details in August
— 11:04 AM on July 17, 2012

Tablets are the hot new thing. Research firm IDC says over 100 million slates will sell this year, and that number is expected...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Deal of the week: Cheap storage for Steam's Summer Sale
— 1:24 PM on July 13, 2012

Valve's Steam Summer Sale is in full swing, giving us a good starting point for this week's deals post. There are a few...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Gaming

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AMD: Second-quarter revenue will fall short of estimates
— 6:00 AM on July 10, 2012

Here's the latest in AMD's ever-growing string of misfortunes. After posting a $590 million loss last quarter, AMD proudly announced that its revenue would...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Deal of the week: Cheap storage and CPUs, plus an ultraportable
— 11:14 AM on July 6, 2012

SSD prices have plummeted over the past year. No wonder solid-state drives have been regular fixtures in our weekly deals posts. There are plenty...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Mobile computing

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Gigabyte doubles down on Thunderbolt ports
— 6:00 AM on July 6, 2012

A single Thunderbolt port has an obscene amount of bandwidth: 10Gbps in each direction per channel, with two channels per port. The interconnect standard...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Displays

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Leaked slides tease Haswell-EP details
— 11:21 AM on June 22, 2012

Although server-grade CPUs based on Intel's Ivy Bridge silicon have yet to arrive, rumors are already swirling about what's in the cards for Intel's next,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets Servers Workstations

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