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The new Surface Pro 3 ad is delightfully awful
— 4:22 PM on November 17, 2014

For the past few months, Microsoft has been running a series of ads that pit the Surface Pro 3 against Apple's MacBook...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Friday night topic: Your mobile gaming addiction
— 5:50 PM on November 14, 2014

We've had a number of Friday night discussions about whatever PC games are currently taking up our time. But...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing

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Skype for Web runs in your web browser (maybe)
— 10:50 AM on November 14, 2014

Skype is now officially a web app. While Outlook.com users have had access to a barebones version of the software for some time, Microsoft

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Software

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BlackBerry and Samsung partner on secure messaging for Android
— 9:19 AM on November 14, 2014

Beleaguered smartphone maker BlackBerry has found an ally. The firm announced yesterday that it has partnered with Samsung to bring its BES12 software to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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Brace yourselves: $149 Chromebooks are coming
— 12:58 PM on November 13, 2014

Now that multiple Windows-powered neo-netbooks are selling for $199, Chromebooks have sort of lost their pricing advantage. Google and its partners may be about...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Sharp's latest IGZO prototype sets the stage for 4K phablets
— 9:11 AM on November 13, 2014

In a couple of years, supersized smartphones may be available with 4K displays. Nikkei Technology reports that Sharp is demoing a new IGZO prototype...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Shield Tablet gets Lollipop November 18, game bundle for 32GB version
— 8:00 AM on November 13, 2014

Nvidia's Shield Tablet will get a taste of Android Lollipop early next week. The OS update is due to "begin public availability" on November 18,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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FCC Chairman on Obama's proposal: 'I am an independent agency'
— 11:47 AM on November 12, 2014

Earlier this week, President Obama came out in support of strong net neutrality protections, advocating for...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Samsung suit accuses Nvidia of patent infringement and false advertising
— 10:12 AM on November 12, 2014

In early September, Nvidia filed a suit alleging that Samsung and Qualcomm were infringing on its graphics patents. The firm went so far as...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Mobile computing

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Acer neo-netbook offers Win8.1, solid-state storage for $199.99
— 2:22 PM on November 10, 2014

Less than a week after becoming available, Asus' EeeBook X205 neo-notebook already has some competition. Say hello to the latest version of Acer's Aspire...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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President Obama asks the FCC for stronger net neutrality protections
— 12:07 PM on November 10, 2014

President Barack Obama has come out firmly in support of net neutrality. In a video message posted on YouTube, the U.S. President reveals that he's...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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PowerVR Series 7XT GPU announcement makes us figure out how this thing works
— 11:36 AM on November 10, 2014

I'll admit that I've not spent enough time looking into how some of the top mobile graphics cores actually work. That's true in part because...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing

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Microsoft starts Black Friday early with $99 bloatware-free tablet deal
— 9:28 AM on November 10, 2014

Black Friday isn't for another two-and-a-half weeks, but don't tell that to Microsoft. The company has primed a series of discounts on the Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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Asus' ZenWatch costs $199, should be available now
— 6:00 AM on November 10, 2014

When Asus introduced its fancy curved smartwatch two months ago, there was talk of it costing...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Friday night topic: Tell me where it hurts
— 5:00 PM on November 7, 2014

I've spent way too much time at the computer from an early age. I love my job, but wow, sometimes it requires me to put...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Futuremark acquired by UL, a century-old scientific testing firm
— 9:18 AM on November 6, 2014

Benchmarking giant Futuremark has been purchased by UL, a "global safety science leader" that's been around for more than a century. Otherwise known as Underwriters...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Software

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Nexus 9 review roundup: swing and a miss
— 4:57 PM on November 5, 2014

Google's Nexus 9 tablet is out this week. Should you buy one? Judging by the first round of reviews, shopping around for another tablet...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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The Shield Tablet will get its Lollipop update in November
— 9:57 AM on November 5, 2014

Well, it's not the most specific of time frames, but we have a target for that Shield Tablet update to Android Lollipop. Nvidia has...

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

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