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Microsoft's smartwatch keyboard looks shockingly usable
— 6:00 AM on October 13, 2014

Phone makers are dying to sell us smartwatches, but the human-interface part of the equation remains a work in progress. Happily, Microsoft's latest research effort...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Friday Shortbread
— 3:36 PM on October 10, 2014

Eight is Enough Seeking Alpha: Intel, other chip stocks hit hard by Microchip's warning Seeking Alpha: Rory Read's departure indicative of a deteriorating...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Deal of the week: Sennheiser HD 558s for $100, Dragon Age for free, and more
— 11:25 AM on October 10, 2014

Columbus Day sales abound, providing some interesting fodder for our weekly deals post. Before we get into the individual items, we should point out that...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Storage Game consoles

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With Chrome 38, Linux users get no-fuss Netflix support
— 11:04 AM on October 10, 2014

At long last, playing Netflix on Linux should Just Work™—so long as you're using Google's latest web browser. As Liliputing reports, the latest stable release...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Software

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WSJ: 5.9'' Nexus phone, Android L launching together this month
— 6:00 AM on October 10, 2014

Well, if there was any doubt left, the Wall Street Journal has just about quelled it. The...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Thursday Night Shortbread
— 6:30 PM on October 9, 2014

Eight is Enough VentureBeat: AMD's new CEO Lisa Su says her company won't walk in Intel's shadow (interview) Reuters: Online retailer Amazon set...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Lenovo preps Core M-powered Yoga 3 Pro for late October
— 4:19 PM on October 9, 2014

We already knew about the ThinkPad Helix, but it turns out Lenovo is readying another convertible with Intel's new Core M processor under...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Despite rumors, Microsoft says Surface tablets are 'here to stay'
— 2:57 PM on October 9, 2014

Are Surface tablets going the way of the dodo? Probably not. This morning, DigiTimes posted a story about the future of Microsoft's tablet family. Quoting...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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iBuypower releases $399 Steam machine—sans Steam OS
— 12:13 PM on October 9, 2014

Valve may have postponed the Steam machine rollout until next year, but that hasn't stopped some of its partners from releasing the systems we...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Top five PC vendors increase shipments in Q3
— 9:22 AM on October 9, 2014

Gartner and IDC have both published PC shipment figures for the third quarter. There are slight differences due to how the research firms count PCs,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Enermax's Thormax GT is a gentle giant
— 2:20 PM on October 8, 2014

The people at Enermax have expanded their livery of flashy-looking PC towers, and the newest addition doesn't skimp on headroom—almost literally so. The Thormax GT...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Updated: 12'' Retina MacBook Air reportedly hits production; iPad Air 2 pictured
— 9:17 AM on October 8, 2014

Rumors about a 12" MacBook Air with a Retina display have been swirling for at least a year. Now, finally, the system may be...

Type: News story Tags: Mac Personal tech

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Waterproof Sharp tablet melds IGZO and MEMS technology
— 6:00 AM on October 8, 2014

In September, Sharp told PCWorld of its plan to mass-produce "MEMS-IGZO" displays that marry its own...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Tuesday Night Shortbread
— 5:26 PM on October 7, 2014

The Starting Five Microsoft CEO Nadella: Windows 10 is an IoT play too - ZDNet WCCFtech: AMD Project 'Amur' and 'Nolan' details leaked...

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OnePlus One smartphone survives simulated sit, drop, and rainfall tests
— 12:17 PM on October 6, 2014

The topic of smartphone durability has been in the news of late, prompting Chinese handset maker OnePlus to show off the stress tests used...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Report: AMD prepping ARM-based Amur tablet chip for late 2015
— 10:59 AM on October 6, 2014

We already know a little bit about AMD's plans to offer ARM-based processors—first with its Seattle server chip this year, then via Project...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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HP confirms plan to split into two companies
— 8:56 AM on October 6, 2014

It's official. Soon, the HP we know will be no more—and two separate companies will take its...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Servers

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WSJ: HP to spin off PC, printer arms into new company
— 6:00 AM on October 6, 2014

Update 8:58 AM: It's official. HP has formally announced its plan to split into two companies. Big changes may be brewing at HP. According to...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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