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You can now unlock your Chromebook with your phone
— 3:20 PM on January 30, 2015

Logging in to a Chromebook has just gotten that much easier—at least in theory. Google says Smart Lock for Chrome, which lets you unlock your...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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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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In the lab: Dell's Venue 8 7000 tablet
— 10:55 AM on January 29, 2015

Another piece of hardware has arrived in our labs for testing. Say hello to Dell's Venue 8 7000, which is billed as the thinnest tablet...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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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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MSI's X99S MPower motherboard reviewed
— 3:35 PM on January 27, 2015

MSI's blacked-out X99S MPower motherboard is a menacing beast primed for overclocked CPUs and multi-card graphics. It's also peppered with slick little touches, like...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Cloud surge, Surface sales buoy Microsoft's quarterly results
— 6:00 AM on January 27, 2015

The financial results for Microsoft's second fiscal quarter, which ended December 31, paint a mixed picture of the company's businesses. Overall revenue hit $26.5 billion,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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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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Haswell CPU and Radeon graphics team up in ASRock's VisionX mini PC
— 9:18 AM on January 23, 2015

ASRock has beefed up its line of mini PCs with a new VisionX Series that combines Haswell horsepower with Radeon graphics. The 7.9" x 7.9"...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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HP's new Core M convertible hides an extra battery in its keyboard dock
— 10:43 AM on January 21, 2015

HP uncorked a boatload of business-oriented mobile systems yesterday, including multiple Windows and Android tablets. For me, the most intriguing of the bunch is...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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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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Samsung's Portable SSD T1 reviewed
— 9:00 AM on January 20, 2015

Samsung's Portable SSD T1 packs the 850 EVO into a pocketable case that's practically weightless. We've tested this miniature marvel to see how...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Report: Win8.1 costs tablet makers only $15 for 10'' devices
— 6:00 AM on January 20, 2015

Microsoft has been aggressive about pushing Windows for low-cost tablets. Last April, it announced that the OS...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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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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