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Deal of the week: SSDs, mice, games, and more
— 5:57 PM on January 4, 2013

Post-holiday sales are still popping up around the web, and as it happens, Newegg has one running today and through the weekend. Among the...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Memory Input devices Gaming

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New MRAM tech promises higher densities, lower power
— 11:14 AM on December 19, 2012

Researchers at UCLA's Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have made a discovery that can dramatically lower the power consumption and increase the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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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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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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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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iOS finally gets official Google Maps app
— 9:58 AM on December 13, 2012

In case you missed it last night, Google's Maps app for iOS was released last night to a collective sigh of relief from iPhone...

Type: News story Tags: Software Personal tech

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IE lets websites track cursor movements
— 9:41 AM on December 12, 2012

Microsoft has been campaigning to improve Internet Explorer's public image—and it's got a long road ahead if security oversights like this one keep popping...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Steam's Big Picture mode out of beta
— 1:55 PM on December 3, 2012

It's official: Steam's Big Picture mode is finally ready for prime time. The couch-friendly user interface for Valve's game and content distribution service was revealed...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Super-heating flash memory reportedly extends endurance
— 12:43 PM on December 3, 2012

The inconvenient but unavoidable truth about flash memory is the fact that individual cells degrade every time they're written or erased. These cells will burn...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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Friday night topic: Slimy software companies
— 5:47 PM on November 30, 2012

I'll admit it. I actually bought a piece of software from Corel today. I decided to upgrade to Paint Shop Pro X5 from...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Deal of the week: a 120GB SSD for $85, cheap games, and more
— 5:29 PM on November 30, 2012

Yes, there are still deals to go around—even as some retailers (and some unfortunate shoppers) are recovering from the stampedes of Black Friday and Cyber...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Gaming

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iTunes 11 is out for Windows, sucks way less
— 6:00 AM on November 30, 2012

I generally don't mind using most Apple software. Heck, I quite like some of it. There is one glaring exception, though: iTunes for Windows. I...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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New IE ad pokes fun at the haters
— 9:31 AM on November 29, 2012

Let's face it: Internet Explorer has an image problem. For years, Microsoft's browser was synonymous with sub-par security, poor standards support, and sluggish performance. IE...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Office 2013 trial is up for grabs
— 9:39 AM on November 16, 2012

While Office 2013 was released to manufacturing just over a month ago, the productivity suite isn't actually due out until the first quarter of...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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New Samsung NAND slips under 20-nm threshold
— 12:04 PM on November 15, 2012

Samsung has begun producing NAND chips using "10 nanometer-class" process technology. The press release doesn't get more specific about the fabrication process, which...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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Windows 7 update brings some DX11.1 features
— 10:55 AM on November 15, 2012

Last week, a Microsoft developer stated that DirectX 11.1 would remain a Windows 8-only feature. That remark was true—but, as it turns out, only...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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