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Google Fiber expanding into Southeast U.S.
— 6:00 AM on January 28, 2015

Real estate in the Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, and Raleigh-Durham metro areas just got a little more valuable. Those four regions are next in line...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Haswell CPU and Radeon graphics team up in ASRock's VisionX mini PC
— 9:18 AM on January 23, 2015

ASRock has beefed up its line of mini PCs with a new VisionX Series that combines Haswell horsepower with Radeon graphics. The 7.9" x 7.9"...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Microsoft's next-gen browser has annotation system, Cortana assistant
— 5:54 PM on January 21, 2015

Microsoft's rumored Project Spartan browser is real, and it's coming to Windows 10 devices, including smartphones. This apparent heir to Internet Explorer has a...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Deal of the week: An unlocked FX quad for $90, Bay Trail convertible for $230, and more
— 11:13 AM on January 16, 2015

This week's deals post is brought to you by the letter A, because it fits with our first item—and because I've run out of other...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Memory Mobile computing

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Samsung starts making 8Gb GDDR5 memory chips
— 9:11 AM on January 15, 2015

Samsung is making it easier for graphics card makers load up on memory. The firm has kicked off mass production of GDDR5 RAM with a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Memory

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Analyst expects Apple to start transition away from Intel by 2017
— 4:11 PM on January 14, 2015

No question about it, Apple's homebrewed processors for the iPhone and iPad are getting mighty fast. According to an analyst quoted by AppleInsider, those chips...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Mac

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CompuLab stuffs AMD's Mullins into a tiny fanless PC
— 9:32 AM on January 14, 2015

AMD's Mullins mobile APU may not be showing up in many tablets, but we are seeing it crop up in some enticing mini-PCs. Zotac

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Q4 shipment data shows double-digit PC growth in U.S.
— 6:00 AM on January 14, 2015

Remember all that doom and gloom about the death of the PC industry? Yeah, not so much...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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The Witcher 3 specs call for 6GB of RAM, quad-core CPUs
— 6:00 AM on January 13, 2015

Add another game to the growing list of titles with steep RAM requirements. Like Watch Dogs, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Memory Gaming

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Report: Win10's Spartan browser to have tab grouping, Cortana, annotations
— 9:34 AM on January 12, 2015

Last month, the rumor mill broke the news about Spartan, a lightweight web browser Microsoft is said to be developing for Windows 10. The...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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We got owned in a two-watt Quake III deathmatch
— 1:14 PM on January 9, 2015

Of all Scott's dispatches from the Consumer Electronics Show this week, the one from Imagination Technologies is the most unusual. Our editor on the ground...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Quad-core AMD SoC squeezes into pocketable mini PC
— 1:20 PM on January 8, 2015

Remember Zotac's pocketable "Pico" mini PC? The fanless Bay Trail variant has multiple USB ports, Wi-Fi, wired Ethernet, a mini SD slot, and an...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems

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Intel's Compute Stick is a $149 Windows PC to go
— 6:38 PM on January 6, 2015

Those new Broadwell NUCs might be tiny, but Intel has gone even tinier with the Compute Stick: a $149 HDMI dongle that houses an...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Broadwell NUCs have slimmer chassis, faster M.2 x4 storage
— 6:37 PM on January 6, 2015

Intel's NUCs are getting a Broadwell upgrade. Scott checked out the next-gen mini PCs at CES today, and they look pretty sweet. In addition to...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Syber invades living room with gaming PCs, in-home streaming prototype
— 1:36 PM on January 6, 2015

SteamOS isn't yet ready for prime time, but that hasn't stopped CyberPowerPC from introducing a fresh batch of living-room gaming rigs under its Syber brand....

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Broadwell-U powers Gigabyte's latest Brix mini-PCs
— 4:01 PM on January 5, 2015

Gigabyte already has a long line of NUC-like Brix systems, and we've reviewed some of them. At CES today, the company expanded that...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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HP's Haswell mini PCs start at $180
— 11:12 AM on January 5, 2015

HP is jumping on the mini PC bandwagon with a pair of affordable systems based on Haswell processors. These NUC-like machines have diminutive 5.7"...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Deal of the week: A 1080p IPS display for $110, and more
— 10:22 AM on January 2, 2015

2014 was a great year for discounted PC hardware, and 2015 is off to a good start. Here are the deals that caught my eye...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Memory Gaming

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