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PowerVR Wizard brings ray tracing to real-time graphics
— 12:52 PM on March 18, 2014

When we visited Imagination Technologies at CES, they were showing off some intriguing hardware that augments their GPUs in order to accelerate ray-traced rendering....

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

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Latest OpenGL ES spec adds GPU compute capabilities
— 11:10 AM on March 18, 2014

OpenGL may have fallen into some degree of disuse among PC game developers, but OpenGL ES is very much the graphics API of choice for...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

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Mozilla scraps Firefox for Windows 8's Modern UI interface
— 9:18 AM on March 17, 2014

Wow. So, remember how, after almost two years of development, Firefox for Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Friday night topic: Where is that plane?
— 5:04 PM on March 14, 2014

The story of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 keeps getting weirder and weirder. The Boeing 777 seems like an awfully big plane to just vanish,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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WSJ: Microsoft, Google pressure Asus into shelving dual-OS tablet
— 11:16 AM on March 14, 2014

I guess Asus' Transformer Book Duet really might be dead in the water. Last month, a Chinese site suggested that Google wasn't keen on...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Deal of the week: Discounted tablets, wireless keyboards, cheap SSDs, and more
— 10:54 AM on March 14, 2014

It's been one of those weeks, and there's a pile of work ahead of me that will spill into the weekend, so I'll cut to...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling Storage Memory Input devices Mobile computing

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Amazon Prime gets a price hike; Google Drive gets a price cut
— 5:06 PM on March 13, 2014

What do Amazon Prime and Google Drive have to do with each other? Not a whole lot—except that pricing changes were announced for both services...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Report: Microsoft waives Windows Phone fees for Indian handset makers
— 9:31 AM on March 13, 2014

Microsoft has a history of charging steep licensing fees for Windows, but its philosophy may be changing. Last month, Bloomberg's sources told them Microsoft plans...

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

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Mozilla showcases Unreal Engine 4 running in Firefox with no plugins
— 6:00 AM on March 13, 2014

For nearly a year, we've known that Epic was porting Unreal Engine 4 to the web. Now, the folks at Mozilla have

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

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Latest Snowden leak suggests the NSA can deploy and manage malware on massive scale
— 5:07 PM on March 12, 2014

The latest revelations in the ongoing NSA spying scandal are some of the most troublesome yet. Documents leaked by Edward Snowden and analyzed...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Surface Power Cover extends run times with second battery
— 6:00 AM on March 11, 2014

Considering the apparent popularity of Asus convertibles, I'm surprised it's taken so long for Microsoft to do this. Behold the new Surface Power Cover,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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iOS 7.1 aims to atone for iOS 7's shortcomings
— 5:19 PM on March 10, 2014

For those of you with iOS devices, Apple has released iOS 7.1 via over-the-air update today. This new rev of the OS adds a few...

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

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Friday night topic: Light bulbs? Yep, light bulbs
— 5:00 PM on March 7, 2014

If it's possible to geek out over something and I come into contact with that thing, well, stuff happens. Several years ago, compact fluorescent light bulbs...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Tablet sales grow 68% in 2013, Android outsells iOS
— 12:23 PM on March 3, 2014

2013 was a big year for tablets. According to the latest numbers posted by Gartner, sales rose to 195 million units, an increase...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Friday night topic: Couch computing
— 5:15 PM on February 28, 2014

My brother just called me sounding a little desperate. He's an outdoorsy type, not a big computer user, but he left his iPad 2...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Mt. Gox Bitcoin exchange loses almost $500 million, files for bankruptcy
— 12:19 PM on February 28, 2014

Mt. Gox was once the busiest Bitcoin exchange in the business. But the site, which began as a trading service for Magic: The Gathering...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Google's modular smartphone concept could be available next year
— 9:41 AM on February 27, 2014

More details have been revealed about Project Ara, the modular smartphone initiative that...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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AMD to bundle BlueStacks software with retail PCs
— 9:41 AM on February 26, 2014

Dual-booting Android and Windows might not be cool with Google, but there's another way to run Android apps on a Windows PC: BlueStacks virtualization...

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

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