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Intel: DirectX 12 yields big gains on tablets, other thermally constrained devices
— 12:01 PM on August 13, 2014

We already know that DirectX 12 will reduce CPU utilization in games by cutting API overhead. The performance benefits of this approach on desktop...

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

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Gartner: Chromebook sales to nearly triple by 2017
— 10:24 AM on August 12, 2014

Chromebooks are sprouting up all over the place these days. We'll apparently be seeing a lot more of them, too. Market research firm Gartner projects...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Nvidia claims Haswell-class performance for Denver CPU core
— 6:36 PM on August 11, 2014

Some of Nvidia's CPU architects gave a talk at the Hot Chips symposium today, and they revealed some long-awaited details about  Nvidia's first custom CPU...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Nvidia's Shield Tablet reviewed
— 5:21 PM on August 11, 2014

Nvidia's Shield tablet has the heart of a game console and the soul of an enthusiast PC. It's incredibly fast, too, and it might...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Intel's Broadwell processor revealed
— 11:00 AM on August 11, 2014

Thanks to a world-leading 14-nm fab process, Intel has shrunk its best CPU technology into half the power envelope and half the physical footprint of...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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New Acer Chromebook couples Tegra K1, 13-hour battery
— 9:35 AM on August 11, 2014

Nvidia's Tegra K1 processor has just landed in another system, and this one's pretty cool. Acer's new Chromebook 13 couples the Nvidia system-on-a-chip with a...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Etc.
— 9:22 AM on August 11, 2014

Morning, all. Just FYI, we're facing what may be the busiest week of the year, and today will probably be the busiest day of that week....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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New Chrome beta enables HTML5 Netflix on Linux
— 6:00 AM on August 11, 2014

Playing Netflix on Linux still requires jumping through a few hoops, but happily, the hoops are getting...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Software

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Tegra K1-powered Nexus 9 might be for real
— 4:05 PM on August 8, 2014

The next Nexus tablet really could be Nvidia-powered. Today, both SlashGear and ExtremeTech are reporting on fresh rumors about the Nexus 9, which...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Nvidia posts healthy revenue, earnings growth
— 11:50 AM on August 8, 2014

Things are still looking up for Nvidia. The company has posted results for its fiscal second quarter, showing double-digit growth in both revenue and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Servers

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Microsoft to stop supporting older IE releases
— 4:59 PM on August 7, 2014

Hear that? That's the sound of web developers everywhere rejoicing. Earlier today, Microsoft announced that it will soon support only the latest available version...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Windows

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This Bay Trail-powered Gigabyte laptop could be a netbook
— 9:26 AM on August 5, 2014

Are netbooks making a comeback? Sure seems like it, based on Gigabyte's latest launch. The Q21 is an 11.6" laptop with a Bay Trail-based...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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BitTorrent wants to Bleep your instant messages
— 1:53 PM on August 4, 2014

Want to send messages over the Internet without the NSA listening in on your conversations? The folks behind BitTorrent think they've come up with a...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Dock turns mini Win8.1 tablets into desktop systems
— 10:47 AM on August 4, 2014

Intel's Bay Trail SoC has enabled some seriously small Windows 8.1 devices. The Dell Venue 8 Pro and Lenovo Miix 2, for example, squeeze quad-core...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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HP ships bizarro 14'' Android laptop
— 9:12 AM on August 4, 2014

Remember that 14", Android-based HP laptop we wrote about back in April? Well, it's real. And as PC World reports, HP is now...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Friday night topic: Driverless cars
— 5:38 PM on August 1, 2014

The news that the UK will soon allow driverless cars on its roadways has me thinking. The prospects for driverless cars fascinate me. When...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deal of the week: A terabyte SSD for $417, plus memory, graphics, and more
— 10:43 AM on August 1, 2014

There are a few surprises this week, so let's cut to the chase. SSD deals are common, but not on these particular drives. Crucial's M550 1TB...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Memory Mobile computing

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64-bit Chrome goes beta, promises better speed, security, stability
— 4:07 PM on July 31, 2014

Slowly but surely, the 64-bit version of Google's browser is inching toward production readiness. As of yesterday, beta versions of 64-bit Chrome for Windows

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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