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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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Steam usage patterns reveal shameful number of unplayed games
— 2:16 PM on April 16, 2014

Raise your hand if you have a ton of unplayed games in your Steam library. If you're anything like me, you're probably mired in a...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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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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Star Citizen demo shows off 15 minutes of in-game action
— 10:44 AM on April 14, 2014

Chris Roberts' crowd-funded space sim Star Citizen has raised roughly $42 million thus far. Amazingly, about half of that has rolled in over the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Civilization: Beyond Earth will have Mantle support
— 9:10 AM on April 14, 2014

Chalk up another win for AMD's Mantle API. Earlier this morning, AMD announced that Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth, the upcoming sci-fi sequel...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Watch Dogs trailer shows PC eye candy
— 4:54 PM on April 11, 2014

When the last Watch Dogs trailer came out in March, I expressed some disappointment about the game's looks. Well, another clip turned up on...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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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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Deal of the week: Savings on graphics, memory, storage, and Battlefield
— 11:08 AM on April 11, 2014

What's this? A deals post that isn't brimming with cheap SSDs? Do go on. XFX's Double D Radeon HD 7870...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Memory Gaming

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PC shipments fell again last quarter, but U.S. market fared better than others
— 11:39 AM on April 10, 2014

It's that time again. Research firms Gartner and IDC have both...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Desktop Kabini chips, motherboards are out
— 1:28 PM on April 9, 2014

We've known since CES that a socketed version of AMD's Kabini APU was coming to the desktop. The company confirmed it last month,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Next Borderlands game coming in the fall
— 9:09 AM on April 9, 2014

The next Borderlands sequel is coming! Only it's not quite a sequel. Earlier this morning, Gearbox Software announced Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, a new chapter...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Retail-boxed A8-7600 APUs delayed until second half of 2014
— 9:19 AM on April 8, 2014

This slipped under the radar last week, but it's notable news nonetheless. Remember that A8-7600 Kaveri APU we tested back in January? Well, it's...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Aimpad game controller ties Cherry MX switches to analog input
— 11:43 AM on April 7, 2014

We've seen a lot of unconventional PC controllers over the years, including several keypads primed specifically for first-person shooters. The Aimpad looks similar to...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Intel teases Braswell, Bay Trail's successor
— 6:00 AM on April 4, 2014

Rumor has it that Intel will refresh its lineup of Bay Trail mobile chips later this month. But what does the chipmaker have up...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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