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Deal of the week: 27'' AHVA monitor for $300, The Witcher 3 for $39
— 12:05 PM on May 22, 2015

E-tailers are revving their promotional engines for the Memorial Day weekend, and that's produced some sweet deals on PC hardware. Craving a jumbo monitor based on...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Memory Gaming

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Time Warner slings free Maxx upgrades to counter Google Fiber
— 1:35 PM on May 21, 2015

I've been chronicling the slow progress of Google Fiber moving into my metro area, my city, and eventually, into my house. Since Google Fiber...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Networking

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Collaborative rendering reduces bandwidth for streaming games
— 9:09 AM on May 21, 2015

Researchers at Microsoft and Duke University have developed a way to dramatically reduce the amount of bandwidth consumed by games streamed from remote servers. Dubbed...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

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$60 tuner almost turns the Xbox One into a DVR
— 6:00 AM on May 21, 2015

Windows Media Center may be dead, but that doesn't mean Microsoft has given up on DVRs. The Xbox One can now tune in...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

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15" MacBook Pro gets Force Touch, faster graphics and storage
— 10:54 AM on May 19, 2015

Apple breathed fresh life into its highest-end notebook this morning. The 15" MacBook Pro now features the Force Touch trackpad that was introduced with...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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AMD's high-bandwidth memory explained
— 7:00 AM on May 19, 2015

HBM is the next generation of memory for high-bandwidth applications like graphics, and AMD has helped usher it to market. Read on to find...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Memory

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Moorefield-powered ZenFone 2 available tomorrow for $199 unlocked
— 1:12 PM on May 18, 2015

Asus' ZenFone 2 has been on the market elsewhere in the world for a while now, but the company's latest flagship handset was officially...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Microsoft will control Windows 10 Mobile updates
— 6:00 AM on May 18, 2015

Unless you own an iPhone or a Google Nexus device, getting timely OS updates on a smartphone is usually a process mired in red tape...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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Asus' Transformer Book T300 Chi convertible reviewed
— 9:50 PM on May 17, 2015

Asus' Transformer Book T300 Chi combines Intel's Core M processor with a 12.5" high-PPI display. The tablet half of this detachable 2-in-1 is thinner...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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Report: Lenovo eyes acquisition of MSI's gaming laptop division
— 4:38 PM on May 15, 2015

Lenovo could have its eye on MSI's gaming laptop division. If a new report by Digitimes is correct, the PC giant is in talks...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing Gaming

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4K and HDR video arrive on Ultra HD Blu-ray discs
— 11:44 AM on May 13, 2015

Even in the age of Netflix, work continues on newer and better optical media formats. The Blu-ray Disc Association has announced that it's finished the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage

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ZenBook UX305 with 3200x1800 display arrives for $999
— 10:00 AM on May 13, 2015

When Asus first revealed its ultra-slim Core M notebook, the ZenBook UX305, it promised a 13.3" display with a 3200x1800 resolution. IPS goodness would...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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BitTorrent Bleep brings encrypted messaging to multiple platforms
— 6:00 AM on May 13, 2015

First announced as an pre-alpha last year, BitTorrent's encrypted messaging system is finally ready for prime time. The latest release "solve[s] serverless peer-to-peer messaging,"...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Mediatek packs 10 cores into its Helio X20 SoC
— 12:32 PM on May 12, 2015

The race to see who can pack the most cores into a mobile SoC is still on, apparently. Mediatek's latest, called the Helio X20, packs...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Verizon to purchase AOL for $4.4 billion
— 10:27 AM on May 12, 2015

Remember AOL? You know, the dial-up Internet provider who used to send you all those free CDs? Well, the company has since transformed itself into...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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Nvidia brings 1080p60 Grid streaming to Shield devices
— 10:05 AM on May 12, 2015

Nvidia is upping the visual fidelity of its Grid game-streaming service for Shield devices. The latest update for the Shield Hub Android app brings...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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$9 computer has ARM SoC, docks with portable module
— 10:36 AM on May 11, 2015

At just nine bucks, Next Thing's Chip might be the cheapest single-board computer yet. The Kickstarted product blew past its funding goal and has...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Jailbreaker puts a web browser on the Apple Watch
— 6:00 AM on May 11, 2015

Apps on the Apple Watch are supposed to offer short, "glanceable" interactions that are over in a couple of seconds. A full web browser runs...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing Software

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