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Report predicts September return for Start menu
— 6:00 AM on April 22, 2014

When Microsoft announced the return of the Start menu earlier this month,...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Rumor: HTC-built Nexus 8 to arrive next quarter
— 1:13 PM on April 21, 2014

The latest rumors about Google's upcoming eight-inch tablet are in. This time, the folks at DigiTimes say they've been told the Nexus 8 will...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Tactile touchscreen buttons coming this year
— 12:31 PM on April 21, 2014

At CES last year, a company called Tactus demoed a novel twist on touchscreen buttons. The approach pipes fluid into elastic bubbles that...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices Mobile computing

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Report: Next Thunderbolt chip to double bandwidth, add device charging
— 10:32 AM on April 21, 2014

Intel's Thunderbolt interconnect is apparently scheduled for another upgrade. According to an official-looking slide published by VR-Zone's Chinese alter-ego, a new controller dubbed...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Mobile computing

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AMD: Seattle is sampling, on track for fourth-quarter release
— 9:03 AM on April 21, 2014

In the conference call that followed its earnings release last week, AMD provided an update on its upcoming Seattle chip, a server-bound processor with...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Friday night topic: where are the good ultraportables?
— 5:20 PM on April 18, 2014

If I don't upgrade before October, my primary laptop will soon celebrate its fifth birthday. I didn't mean for things to turn out this way....

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Release roundup: Bits, pieces, and whole PCs
— 2:09 PM on April 18, 2014

Almost no week passes without some new PC hardware products being announced. This week, we have a handful of newcomers that may be worthy of...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Systems Memory Mobile computing Networking

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AMD posts another loss but beats Wall Street forecast
— 6:09 PM on April 17, 2014

AMD's first-quarter numbers are in, and the chipmaker is back in the red—although Wall Street still seems upbeat about the numbers. For the first quarter of...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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GlobalFoundries licenses Samsung process tech, grants AMD access to FinFETs
— 12:27 PM on April 17, 2014

As you may know, AMD's former manufacturing arm is now a part of GlobalFoundries, which manufactures chips on contract for multiple customers while remaining the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Ars Technica reviews Windows Phone 8.1
— 6:22 PM on April 16, 2014

Ars Technica's Peter Bright has written quite a treatise on Windows Phone 8.1. With the addition of a slew of new features including Cortana, a...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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What's next after Google Glass? Try Google contact lenses
— 12:29 PM on April 16, 2014

The wearable computing revolution continues. Credit Patent Bolt for spotting that Google has filed a patent to embed tiny cameras within contact lenses: Today's new...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Major smartphone makers to integrate kill switches into future mobile devices
— 12:11 PM on April 16, 2014

ZDNet is reporting that Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft have all agreed to integrate a smartphone kill switch into future mobile devices. While there has...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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4K display, Radeon GPU team up in $1,500 Toshiba laptop
— 11:43 AM on April 15, 2014

With the PPI arms race raging on in the phone world, I was starting to think display makers had forgotten about laptops. Happily, that's not...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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U.S. residents can purchase Google Glass today
— 9:16 AM on April 15, 2014

Here's a reminder: if you have $1,500 burning a hole in your pocket and are dying to look like some kind of cyborg secret agent,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Rumor mill suggests Apple's iPhone 6 will cost more
— 6:15 AM on April 15, 2014

Jefferies analyst Peter Misek has put out a report suggesting that Apple's next iPhone will cost $100 more. In a bit of irony, wireless...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Here are the specs and prices for Intel's Haswell Refresh CPUs
— 6:00 AM on April 15, 2014

With little fanfare, Intel has let slip the official specifications and pricing for its Haswell Refresh CPUs. This is just a speed bump, folks—in...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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ASRock's Bay Trail-D boards come in Mini-ITX, microATX form factors
— 12:20 PM on April 14, 2014

ASRock has put together a collection of desktop boards based on Intel's Bay Trail-D SoC. As far as I can tell, there are only...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Researchers demo new method of creating quantum logic
— 11:49 AM on April 11, 2014

A pair of research teams at the Max Planck Institute in Germany and Harvard University have demonstrated a new type of quantum logic gate and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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