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Rockchip SoC powers $149 Chromebooks, sub-$100 dongle
— 6:00 AM on April 1, 2015

A quad-core Rockchip SoC has landed in a bunch of budget Chrome devices. The RK3288 clocks 32-bit Cortex-A17 CPU cores up to 1.8GHz...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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Here are our musings on the new MacBook
— 10:11 AM on March 31, 2015

I thought we had a pretty solid discussion of the new MacBook in our recent podcast, so it seemed like a good idea to cut...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Microsoft unveils Atom-powered Surface 3 tablet
— 9:55 AM on March 31, 2015

Microsoft announced the rumored update to its non-Pro Surface today, and it's called Surface 3. The new tablet resembles a shrunken Surface Pro 3...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Source code references hint at Tegra X1 Chromebooks
— 9:23 AM on March 31, 2015

Nvidia's Tegra SoCs have already worked their way into a couple of Chromebooks. Acer rolled out a 13-incher in August, while HP added...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Operating systems

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Samsung's 850 EVO M.2 solid-state drive reviewed
— 9:00 AM on March 31, 2015

Samsung's 850 EVO SSD debuted in December inside the usual 2.5" case. Now, the drive is spreading to smaller mSATA and M.2 form factors....

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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New Windows 10 build includes Project Spartan browser
— 5:56 PM on March 30, 2015

There's been plenty of news about Project Spartan of late, but Microsoft hasn't made the new browser available to members of the Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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GeForce Experience update streamlines GameStream setup
— 11:14 AM on March 30, 2015

Nvidia's GameStream tech lets GeForce owners stream PC games to Shield devices. The pairing process is a bit involved, though. Users have to enter...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Rockstar releases new GTA V screenshots ahead of April launch
— 6:00 AM on March 30, 2015

Breathe a sigh of relief, everybody. We've got some news about the upcoming PC version of Grand Theft Auto V that isn't another

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Friday night topic: quadcopters!
— 4:51 PM on March 27, 2015

This past Christmas, I ordered up a cheap remote control quadcopter ($54) at the last minute to put under the tree. My thought was...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Broadwell Xeon D lands on Mini-ITX boards
— 9:13 AM on March 27, 2015

Intel introduced its Broadwell-based Xeon D server SoC earlier this month, and already, the chip has popped up in a couple of interesting Mini-ITX...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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AMD shows off DirectX 12 performance with new 3DMark benchmark
— 5:16 PM on March 26, 2015

Low-overhead graphics APIs like Vulkan (née Mantle) and DirectX 12 are probably the biggest news in game programming in some time, and 3DMark producer Futuremark...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Report: Microsoft to build an Intel-powered, non-Pro Surface tablet
— 9:23 AM on March 26, 2015

Microsoft may be bidding farewell to its ARM-powered Surface tablets along with its Windows RT OS. According to a report published by WinBeta, Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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EVGA Hybrid liquid-cools the GeForce GTX 980
— 3:58 PM on March 25, 2015

Slapping a liquid cooler on a graphics card isn't a fresh idea, but factory-sealed setups are rare outside of the hottest-running pixel pushers around, like...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling

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Rowhammer attack exploits shrinking process size in DRAM
— 2:24 PM on March 25, 2015

A couple weeks ago, Google's Project Zero team demonstrated a very clever exploit of modern DDR3 memory. Their inspiration came from a research paper, 

Type: Blog post Tags: Memory Software

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SEC filing says Samsung is fabbing chips for Nvidia
— 10:19 AM on March 25, 2015

Last month, Meritz Securities analyst Park Yu-ak claimed that Samsung would be manufacturing chips for Nvidia. He didn't provide any evidence to support that...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Gigabyte's latest microATX board has an eight-core ARMv8 SoC
— 6:00 AM on March 25, 2015

Well, well. Looky here. Gigabyte's server division has developed a microATX board with a 64-bit ARM processor onboard. Source:...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Servers

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Project Spartan will be a clean break from Internet Explorer 11
— 5:15 PM on March 24, 2015

Microsoft's upcoming Project Spartan browser and Internet Explorer 11 are now their own platforms, and never the twain shall meet again. At a developer workshop...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Pixar's RenderMan software now free for non-commercial use
— 10:06 AM on March 24, 2015

RenderMan is the core rendering technology behind not only Pixar's movies, but also a wide range of other Hollywood blockbusters. The rendering engine been used...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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