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Deal of the week: A Radeon R9 290X for $233
— 10:59 AM on January 30, 2015

Big-screen TVs seem to be the deal du jour ahead of Superbowl Sunday, but there are some nice bargains on PC hardware, too. Here's what...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Storage

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Leak pegs desktop Broadwell, Skylake for mid-year
— 9:12 AM on January 30, 2015

During our live podcast on Wednesday, a viewer asked about the launch schedule for unlocked Broadwell desktop processors. I guesstimated that the chips would...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Qualcomm posts record revenue, loses high-profile design
— 9:10 AM on January 29, 2015

Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm reported its quarterly financial results yesterday. For the three months ended December 28, its first fiscal quarter of 2015, the firm...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Report: AMD plans Kaveri refresh for June-July time frame
— 2:49 PM on January 28, 2015

We already know that AMD's next-gen Carrizo APU isn't coming to the desktop. What we don't know is where that leaves AMD's APU lineup...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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So long, Flash; YouTube now uses HTML5 by default
— 9:15 AM on January 28, 2015

Using a recent browser? Then chances are Adobe's Flash plug-in will remain dormant the next time you fire up a YouTube video. That's because, according...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Software

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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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New iPhones drive record Apple results
— 4:27 PM on January 27, 2015

Apple has just posted its latest earnings, and they're a doozy. For the first quarter of the company's 2015 fiscal year, which corresponds roughly...

Type: News story Tags: Mac Personal tech

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Details leak out on AMD's first Zen-based desktop CPUs
— 4:21 PM on January 26, 2015

We've known for some time that AMD is cooking up a revamped x86 architecture. That architecture is code-named Zen, and the folks at SweClockers...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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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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AMD slipped back into the red last quarter
— 5:07 PM on January 20, 2015

Looks like AMD isn't done using red ink on its earnings releases. The company has posted financial results for the fourth quarter of 2014...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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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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Intel posts strong earnings, but forecast disappoints
— 5:04 PM on January 15, 2015

The bean counters at Intel have reported the chipmaker's earnings for the last quarter of 2014—and for the year as a whole. The numbers...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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New Intel IGP drivers add H.265, VP9 hardware decode support
— 9:56 AM on January 15, 2015

Intel graphics drivers releases aren't usually very exciting, but this one is worth pointing out. Numbered 15.36.14.4080, this update imbues Haswell and Broadwell processors...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Multimedia

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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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Three top executives to depart AMD
— 9:23 AM on January 13, 2015

More leadership changes are underway at AMD. According to the The Wall Street Journal, the chipmaker

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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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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