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Core i5 powers bizarro Android convertible
— 6:00 AM on July 30, 2014

Intel's Core i5-4200U is a potent CPU. The Haswell dually crunches four threads via Hyper-Threading, scales up to 2.6Hz with Turbo, and has an ultrabook-friendly...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Gigabyte's Brix Gaming BXi5G-760 mini-PC reviewed
— 11:35 AM on July 29, 2014

Gigabyte's Brix Gaming BXi5G-760 is a mini PC on steroids, with a discrete Nvidia GPU and a dual-core Haswell CPU inside. Can it hang with...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Orange you glad Asus made a mechanical gaming keyboard
— 10:44 AM on July 29, 2014

The latest mechanical keyboard comes from a somewhat unexpected source. Asus has added a gaming-oriented design called the Strix Tactic Pro. Like a lot...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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First impressions of Nvidia's Shield Tablet
— 8:29 AM on July 29, 2014

The Shield Tablet is basically a portable gaming console crammed into an 8" slate. It has a Kepler-infused Tegra K1 processor, a high-res IPS panel,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

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Weekend Shortbread
— 12:00 AM on July 26, 2014

Eight is Enough Bloomberg: IBM said to reject GlobalFoundries offer Reuters: Taiwan's Acer shipments grew faster than industry average in second quarter: CEO GamesIndustry.biz:...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Deal of the week: Corsair's 750D case and four fans for $100
— 11:56 AM on July 25, 2014

We've got a little of everything in this week's deal post, starting with a sizable discount on a nice Corsair case bundle: TigerDirect has a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Cooling Storage Displays

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Android on x86: A quick look at Asus' Memo Pad ME176C tablet
— 10:24 AM on July 25, 2014

Despite its $149 asking price, Asus' Memo Pad ME176C tablet has a quad-core Bay Trail SoC, a 7" IPS display, and little extras like a...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Friday Shortbread
— 1:45 AM on July 25, 2014

Eight is Enough WCCFtech: AMD 12-core A-series APU possibly inbound— PR material hinting twelve Steamroller cores found WCCFtech: AMD desktop processors not getting...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Report: Intel targeting larger, pricier Android tablets
— 9:03 AM on July 24, 2014

Android tablets are dominated by ARM-based hardware, but Intel is slowly making inroads. Its Atom CPUs have already infiltrated smaller, budget slates. Now, Fudzilla

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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AMD's Mullins APU appears in $250 HP netbook
— 6:00 AM on July 24, 2014

AMD's low-power Mullins APU has scored a major design win. HP has adopted the Jaguar-based chip for its Pavilion 10z netbook. The Windows 8.1...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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Core i7-4790K 'Devil's Canyon' overclocking revisited
— 7:06 PM on July 23, 2014

Can a retail version of the Core i7-4790K paired up with a fancy MSI Z97 MPower motherboard reach higher speeds than our early sample? We're...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Steam controller gets an analog stick
— 5:15 PM on July 23, 2014

The Steam controller has gotten a not-so-little design tweak. According to this tweet by the Steam Database folks (who are, I should point out,...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Game consoles

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Tuesday Night Shortbread
— 9:16 PM on July 22, 2014

Eight is Enough WSJ: For Apple, iPhone roars and iPad whimpers Reuters: Microsoft sees end to Nokia losses, shares rise after hours Bloomberg:...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Nvidia Shield Tablet is packed with ports, possibilities
— 11:17 AM on July 22, 2014

Just under a year since the release of the Shield Portable, Nvidia has announced a second member of the Shield family. As expected, it's the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming Game consoles Personal tech

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Report: Shield tablet coming July 29 for $299
— 6:00 AM on July 21, 2014

Rumors of an Nvidia Shield tablet have been swirling for months, and the device may be imminent. Convincing-looking slides posted by Videocardz indicate that...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing Gaming

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Monday Shortbread
— 12:00 AM on July 21, 2014

Eight is Enough WCCFtech: AMD assures 20nm products in 2015—16nm FinFET in 2016, upcoming GPUs to use existing 28nm process CPU World: Intel

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Weekend Shortbread
— 11:28 AM on July 19, 2014

7 Up Clarification on Lenovo statement on sales of small screen Windows-based tablets Reuters: With 1 million comments, U.S. net neutrality debate...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Mandela Day Shortbread
— 9:42 AM on July 18, 2014

Eight is Enough Reuters: Taiwan's TSMC shares fall on Apple, Qualcomm order loss reports Reuters: hp appoints CEO Whitman chairman, expands board DigiTimes:...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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