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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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Deal of the week: Radeon R9 290X cards for... more than list?
— 3:28 PM on April 18, 2014

Yeah, so maybe this isn't the greatest deal in the history of the world, but it's still good news that Radeon R9 290 cards...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to reduce or eliminate LCD burn-in and stuck pixels
— 1:44 PM on April 14, 2014

I have an old-but-still-nice 30" monitor on my desk, a Dell 3007WFP. This display has served...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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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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