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Asus' smartphone/tablet hybrid coming to the U.S. for $200 off contract
— 10:38 AM on October 15, 2014

If you can't decide between a smaller smartphone and a supersized phablet, Asus' PadFone X Mini might be just the ticket. The hybrid device comprises...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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New SSL security exploit discovered
— 9:12 AM on October 15, 2014

This isn't a good year for web cryptography. On the heels of this spring's Heartbleed debacle, Google has announced the discovery of a

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Nanotube gel claimed to speed charging, extend lifespan of Li-ion batteries
— 10:53 AM on October 14, 2014

Researchers at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have developed a nanotube gel that could improve battery performance dramatically. This new twist on the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Microsoft's Skype Qik app tries to simplify video messaging
— 9:21 AM on October 14, 2014

Ever thought text and pictures just didn't have enough 'zazz? A new companion app to Skype developed by a "small team of Skype designers and...

Type: News story Tags: Software Personal tech

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Tuesday Shortbread
— 12:51 AM on October 14, 2014

Eight is Enough Computerworld: Microsoft hesitates to trumpet Windows 10; fears consumers will delay PC purchases PCWorld: SSDs could get cheaper with Samsung's...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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11.6'' Transformer Book T200 convertible now available
— 9:17 AM on October 13, 2014

We've been big fans of Asus' Transformer Book T100 ever since its release a year ago. Now, as Liliputing reports, the system's big...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Friday night: Your customer service pet peeves
— 6:22 PM on October 10, 2014

Over the past few weeks and months, horror stories about Comcast's customer service have made the rounds. We've heard a desperate retention rep refuse...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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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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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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ASRock's latest X99 motherboard goes to 11
— 9:25 AM on October 10, 2014

The current crop of X99 motherboards is loaded with PCI Express slots, M.2 sockets, and Serial ATA ports. But existing implementations apprently weren't enough for...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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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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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...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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In the lab: Cooler Master's Mizar mouse
— 5:22 PM on October 6, 2014

Microsoft's IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0 is one of the most iconic mice around. I've had one for what seems like forever, and it still works well...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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