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Friday night topic: Video game graphics, then and now
— 4:00 PM on March 8, 2013

I know in my bones that graphics technology has advanced by leaps and bounds over time and that video game visuals have improved to take...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Deal of the week: High-capacity SSDs, IPS displays, and more
— 3:46 PM on March 8, 2013

Remember when Samsung's 840 Series 500GB SSD dipped to $280 last week? Well, good news: it's on sale again. Until midnight Pacific Time tonight, entering...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Mobile computing Windows

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New Asus all-in-one PC is also a tablet
— 11:52 AM on March 8, 2013

We're all familiar with convertible tablets—plug your slate into a keyboard dock, turn it into a bizarro laptop. Simple, straightforward, sensible. Well, that wasn't enough...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Mobile PCI Express spec coming for smartphones, tablets
— 9:07 AM on March 8, 2013

There's a new PCI Express standard on the way, and it's tailored specifically for mobile devices like smartphones, tablets, and ultra-thin laptops. Dubbed Mobile PCI...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Release roundup: SD cards, PSUs, workstation GPUs, and a gaming headset
— 5:34 PM on March 7, 2013

This week in the roundup, we've got fresh fodder from Adata, Enermax, Nvidia, and Thermaltake. Adata launches Premier UHS-I SDHC/SDXC and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Power Storage

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Nvidia acknowledges Tomb Raider performance issues
— 11:23 AM on March 7, 2013

So, there may be a slight side effect to AMD's closer relationship with triple-A game developers. Crystal Dynamics' Tomb Raider, an AMD Gaming Evolved...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Report: Apple and Intel have discussed chip fabrication deal
— 9:03 AM on March 7, 2013

Back in December, Credit Suisse analyst John Pitzer argued that Intel should strike a manufacturing deal to produce chips for Apple. Piper Jaffray &...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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WSJ: Microsoft cuts Win8 OEM pricing for tablets
— 3:33 PM on March 6, 2013

It's no secret that Windows 8 PCs, especially tablets, aren't flying off store shelves. I expect the problem is two-fold: one, the hardware isn't quite...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Windows

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GeForce 314.14 beta drivers primed for upcoming games
— 11:36 AM on March 4, 2013

Graphics driver updates have come fast and furious these past few weeks, and Nvidia has a new one for GeForce owners. The 314.14 beta drivers...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Release roundup: Cases, graphics, and a compact gaming PC
— 3:54 PM on March 1, 2013

We have a pretty full roster of releases for this week's roundup. Cooler Master, iBuypower, Thermaltake, and Zotac have all e-mailed us about new products. ...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Systems

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AMD teases PC chip based on PS4 APU
— 9:21 AM on February 28, 2013

Sony's upcoming PlayStation 4 console will feature an AMD APU that combines eight Jaguar CPU cores with integrated Radeon graphics and a shared GDR5...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Three Android tablets added to Lenovo's stable
— 11:13 AM on February 27, 2013

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, Lenovo introduced three new Android-based tablets due out in the second quarter of the year. ...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Redmond firm developing Windows 8 Pro smartphone
— 6:00 AM on February 27, 2013

Likely thanks to Intel's new Clover Trail+ Atom processor, you may soon be able to buy a smartphone running the full-fat version of Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Nvidia whitepapers shed light on Tegra 4, Tegra 4i
— 2:22 PM on February 26, 2013

The Mobile World Congress is still raging on in Barcelona, and the flood of related announcements isn't showing any signs of receding. Today, we're knee-deep...

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

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AMD TressFX gives Lara Croft realistic hair
— 10:21 AM on February 26, 2013

Last week, AMD teased the press with TressFX, a new graphics technology that would purportedly "re-energize your tired locks with vitality and luster." The...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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LG buys WebOS, will use it to power smart TVs
— 12:38 PM on February 25, 2013

It seems oddly fitting, doesn't it? The day HP announces its first Android tablet, we learn that the company has sold WebOS to another...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Mobile computing Software

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Atom smartphones boosted by Clover Trail+
— 11:24 AM on February 25, 2013

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain today, Intel rolled out some...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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HP announces 7-inch, $169 Android tablet
— 9:03 AM on February 25, 2013

Everyone was expecting HP to unveil an Android tablet. Well, here it is. This isn't the Tegra 4-powered contraption we were told about, though....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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