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Microsoft: Windows 8 was thought up before the iPad came out
— 9:43 AM on December 14, 2012

One could easily assume Microsoft designed Windows 8 in response to the iPad. After all, tablets were seen as an iffy proposition before the iPad...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows Personal tech

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Report: Via SoC to anchor $99-149 Asus tablet
— 11:46 AM on December 13, 2012

Back in the day, Asus made motherboards based on Via chipsets. The PC market looks quite different now, and it seems the partnership is changing...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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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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Intel details 22-nm process tuned for SoCs
— 1:00 PM on December 11, 2012

Intel has been cranking out desktop and mobile processors based on 22-nm tri-gate transistors for some time now. The company's Atom SoCs continue to be...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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WebOS headed for Kickstarter-fueled smartphone return
— 11:59 AM on December 10, 2012

The mobile OS market is currently split four ways. Android and iOS are found on the lion's share of devices. Blackberry has been reduced almost...

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

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Apple's U.S. manufacturing may be more automated
— 9:42 AM on December 10, 2012

Last week, we learned that Apple plans to sink $100 million into U.S. manufacturing. Some of the company's new iMacs are already being...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac Personal tech

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7-inch Archos tablet has Jelly Bean, dual analog sticks
— 12:16 PM on December 7, 2012

Smartphones and tablets have quickly become preferred platforms for mobile gaming. There's just one problem: touchscreen controls aren't the best fit for arcade-style games that...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming Personal tech

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IHS: Qualcomm the number-three semiconductor supplier in 2012
— 1:55 PM on December 6, 2012

IHS iSuppli has put together a preliminary list of the top 20 semiconductor suppliers for 2012. Intel is still at the top, despite the fact...

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

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Jelly Bean-equipped Toshiba 10-inch tablet to cost $350
— 12:53 PM on December 5, 2012

In the market for an inexpensive Android 4.1 Jelly Bean tablet? Good news: Toshiba is set to release a new Excite 10 SE tablet tomorrow....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Surface for Windows 8 Pro to cost $899—sans keyboard
— 4:55 PM on November 29, 2012

Remember when Microsoft said the Surface for Windows 8 Pro was going to be priced in the same ballpark as ultrabooks? Yeah, it wasn't...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Tablets to start outshipping laptops in the U.S.
— 6:00 AM on November 21, 2012

Well, the headline says it all. According to the latest numbers by...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Google Maps for iOS already being tested outside Google
— 6:00 AM on November 16, 2012

We've known for a while that Google plans to release its own Maps app for iOS devices. Considering the new Apple Maps' lack of...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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HP calls Surface ''kludgey,'' doesn't plan a rival until 2013
— 9:35 AM on November 15, 2012

When Microsoft was gearing up to release its Surface tablet, there was a lot of talk about the move possibly alienating the company's hardware partners....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Oh dear...
— 3:09 PM on November 8, 2012

Well, I've done it now. Like a mistreated spouse returning to his abuser, I've crawled back into Apple's aluminum, glass, and white polycarbonate arms—I've gone...

Type: Blog post Tags: Personal tech

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Retina iPad mini due next year, reports say
— 6:00 AM on November 8, 2012

If you've had a chance to play with an iPad mini, you were...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Personal tech

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VivoTab RT slips to $549, keyboard included
— 5:06 PM on November 7, 2012

Hoping to stick a Windows RT tablet under the Christmas tree this year? Then you might be hard-pressed to do better than Asus' VivoTab RT....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Imagination Tech buys MIPS, gets license to thrill
— 9:26 AM on November 7, 2012

These are certainly interesting times in the tech industry, not least because of the success of chip firms who license their IP for use by...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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IHS: iPad mini costs $188 to make
— 8:08 AM on November 5, 2012

At $329, the iPad mini is a fair bit pricier than its $199, 7" Android rivals. Then again, it also looks nicer and seems to...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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