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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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Windows 8.1 Enterprise to become available to everyone
— 6:11 AM on February 28, 2014

Microsoft is gearing up for a slight tweak to its OS lineup.

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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AMD supports potential DirectX update, will outline Mantle's future at GDC
— 4:49 PM on February 27, 2014

We reported yesterday about some recently posted session abstracts for the upcoming Game Developers Conference. The...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Windows

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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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Mantle no more? GDC sessions point to the next DirectX
— 10:08 AM on February 26, 2014

AMD introduced its Mantle API in order to create a more efficient means of programming today's...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Windows

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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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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 615 SoC has eight 64-bit ARM cores
— 10:59 AM on February 24, 2014

The Mobile World Congress is in full swing in Barcelona, Spain, and our inbox is flooded with press releases about new mobile products. One...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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ARM and TSMC tape out test chip on 16-nm FinFET process
— 10:39 AM on February 24, 2014

One way Intel hopes to capture more share of the market for mobile chips is by taking advange of its more advanced manufacturing capabilities. The...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Report: Microsoft to cut Windows 8.1 pricing for sub-$250 devices
— 9:18 AM on February 24, 2014

Windows 8.1 could be headed to cheaper tablets. A Bloomberg report posted this weekend says makers of sub-$250 devices will soon be able to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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Intel unveils smartphone-bound Atom Z34, Z35 series, new LTE modem
— 3:00 AM on February 24, 2014

The Mobile World Congress kicks off this morning in Barcelona, Spain, and Intel has taken the opportunity to announce a new pair of smartphone-bound Atom...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Networking Personal tech

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Audience introduces low-power motion processor
— 1:00 AM on February 24, 2014

Remember Audience? The company's audio processors are used in a staggering number...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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New Thermaltake tower coolers leave room for tall DIMMs
— 5:06 PM on February 21, 2014

Tower-style heatsinks are all well and good, but they can crowd the area around the CPU socket. That's bad news if you have tall memory...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Prototype Google smartphone maps its surroundings in 3D
— 10:38 AM on February 21, 2014

Google wants smartphones to be able to see and understand the world around them. That's the impetus behind Project Tango, which has produced...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Intel releases 15-core Xeon E7 v2 processor
— 2:59 PM on February 18, 2014

At ISSCC last week, Intel shed more light on its 15-core Xeon...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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200 million Win8 licenses sold; adoption still lags behind Win7
— 6:00 AM on February 14, 2014

Microsoft hasn't exactly been forthcoming with Windows 8 sales figures in recent months....

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Former Steam director leaves Microsoft in under six months
— 9:06 AM on February 13, 2014

You know Microsoft's ninth annual pledge to restore its focus on PC gaming? Well, apparently the folks in Redmond will have to disappoint...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Windows

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64-bit Bay Trail tablets are coming soon
— 3:39 PM on February 12, 2014

Intel's Bay Trail processor is a bona-fide 64-bit chip, but right now, pretty much all Bay Trail-powered Windows 8.1 tablets come pre-installed with the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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AMD promo video pimps the DockPort standard
— 6:00 AM on February 12, 2014

Many moons ago (actually just over two years), AMD took us into a back room of its CES mega-booth and showed us Lightning Bolt,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Mobile computing Personal tech

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