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Surface for Windows 8 Pro may arrive on the 29th
— 9:52 AM on January 4, 2013

In late November, Microsoft revealed some fresh details about the Intel-powered version of its Surface tablet: more detailed specs, pricing, and so forth. The...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Ubuntu for smartphones looks promising
— 11:40 AM on January 3, 2013

Is there room for another smartphone OS? Canonical seems to think so. The company behind Ubuntu is bringing its Linux distribution to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Personal tech

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$249 Chromebook is Amazon's top-selling laptop
— 9:57 AM on January 2, 2013

We reviewed Samsung's latest Chromebook about a month ago. It's an interesting machine for sure, and at $249 for the Wi-Fi-only model, it's undoubtedly...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Deal of the week: Ultrabooks, graphics cards, games, and more
— 5:30 PM on December 28, 2012

The Christmas shopping rush is officially over, and you know what that means: clearance sales. Newegg has a big honkin' one of those running now,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Mobile computing Gaming

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Asus, Acer pullouts herald end of netbook market
— 8:51 AM on December 28, 2012

Just over five years after their inception, netbooks may be about to disappear from the market—for good. DigiTimes reports that Asus and Acer are...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Nvidia's TegraZone app lends WinRT gamers a hand
— 3:28 PM on December 27, 2012

Got a WinRT tablet? Jealous of your iPad-toting friends and their cornucopia of games? Well, serves you right for being an early adopter. Help is...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming Personal tech

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Acer said to be prepping a $99 Android tablet
— 11:33 AM on December 24, 2012

Another interesting story at the Wall Street Journal this morning: according to a "person with direct knowledge of the project," Acer is cooking up...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Acer Clover Trail tablet benchmarked
— 12:28 PM on December 21, 2012

Windows 8 tablets based on Intel's Clover Trail Atom processors are finally here, and Anand Lal Shimpi over at AnandTech has benchmarked one of...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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HTC may be planning 7-, 12-inch WinRT tablets
— 6:00 AM on December 21, 2012

Look like another phone maker has a Windows RT tablet up its sleeve. Earlier this week, we heard that Nokia has a 10" device...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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Mobile Radeon review pulled due to snafu
— 5:25 PM on December 20, 2012

Hi folks. You might have seen a review of AMD's Radeon HD 8770M mobile GPU appear on the site and then vanish earlier this afternoon. We've...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing

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$129-149 Nexus 7 may show up next quarter
— 10:12 AM on December 20, 2012

Seven-inch tablets are getting cheaper by the day. In September, Amazon introduced a new Kindle Fire tablet with an asking price of just $159....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Any recs for good Windows backup software?
— 10:08 AM on December 19, 2012

So... I have, until my recent upgrade to Windows 8, been using Acronis TrueImage 2012 for my system backups. Then Acronis decided that you'd...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Leaked slide unmasks next-gen Tegra SoC
— 11:22 AM on December 18, 2012

About a year has passed since Nvidia revealed its Tegra 3 SoC to the world. Rumor has it the firm will lift the curtain...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

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Samsung acquires SSD caching software
— 1:42 PM on December 17, 2012

Samsung is one of a select group of SSD vendors that makes not only its own controller silicon, but also its own NAND. Now,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Software

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'Bunnie' Huang designing hacker-friendly laptop
— 12:46 PM on December 17, 2012

Andrew "Bunnie" Huang made a name for himself hacking Microsoft's original Xbox console. Now, he's designing a laptop infused with hacker-friendly features. ...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Mobile computing

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GeForce Experience optimizes in-game graphics settings
— 11:51 AM on December 14, 2012

PC games typically present users with myriad of graphical detail options that affect not only the visuals, but also the frame rate. Getting the best...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Google: No plans for more Windows 8 apps—for now
— 6:00 AM on December 14, 2012

When Windows 8 came out in October, Google ran ads promoting its Search...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Researchers demo vector-based video codec
— 1:13 PM on December 13, 2012

Modern video codecs rely on pixels to represent moving pictures. That method works well enough, but there are some inherent problems. Lower-resolution videos can't be...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software

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