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Case listings suggest imminent Surface Mini launch
— 12:20 PM on April 24, 2014

Rumors about a mini version of Microsoft's Surface tablet have been going around for quite some time—over a year, in fact. We've yet to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Single-core Bay Trail SoC powers fanless NUC
— 9:10 AM on April 24, 2014

Intel has finally introduced a fanless version of its NUC small-form-factor system. The mini PC features an Atom SoC based on Bay Trail. Unfortunately, it...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Winners drawn in $1500 spring cleaning contest
— 6:37 PM on April 23, 2014

Our $1500 spring cleaning contest has drawn to a close. Our winners are Esproc and highlandr, who followed our entry rules and posted some...

Type: News story Tags: Systems The Tech Report

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Early deal of the week: A 23.8'' IPS monitor for $135
— 9:32 AM on April 23, 2014

We usually save our weekly bargains for Fridays, but this one is too good to pass up. Until tomorrow at midnight, Pacific time, Newegg is...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Dual-core Haswell, desktop GeForce team up in Brix Gaming mini PC
— 8:41 AM on April 23, 2014

Gigabyte is prepping another small-form-factor system targeting gamers. This latest addition to the Brix Gaming family combines a Haswell processor with discrete GeForce graphics pulled...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems

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Microsoft expected to further shorten Windows cycle
— 6:00 AM on April 23, 2014

A couple years back, famed Microsoft rumor-monger Mary Jo Foley reported that...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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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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Good Friday Shortbread
— 6:24 PM on April 18, 2014

7 Up DigiTimes: TSMC looks to post 21-23% sequential revenue gains in 2Q14 VR-Zone: Consoles can't keep AMD a profitable company Reuters: Samsung...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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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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Samsung's 28'' display serves up single-tile 4K at 60Hz for $800
— 12:54 PM on April 17, 2014

Jeez. 4K displays are coming down in price like crazy lately. One of the latest introductions, Samsung's U28D590D, is now available through the Newegg...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Nvidia GeForce 337.61 beta hotfix display driver released
— 6:36 PM on April 16, 2014

Nvidia just released a new display driver for its family of graphic cards. Bear in mind that this is meant as a hotfix, so...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Software

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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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