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Android Wear is an OS for wearables
— 6:00 AM on March 19, 2014

Brace yourself for a wave of Android-powered smart watches. Google has announced Android Wear, an OS designed specifically for wearables, and it already...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Personal tech

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ASRock builds a desktop Kabini board with a DC power input
— 10:27 AM on March 18, 2014

AMD's low-power Kabini APU is coming to the desktop, and motherboard makers are lining up products to support it. The latest batch comes...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Deal of the week: Discounted tablets, wireless keyboards, cheap SSDs, and more
— 10:54 AM on March 14, 2014

It's been one of those weeks, and there's a pile of work ahead of me that will spill into the weekend, so I'll cut to...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling Storage Memory Input devices Mobile computing

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Report: Microsoft waives Windows Phone fees for Indian handset makers
— 9:31 AM on March 13, 2014

Microsoft has a history of charging steep licensing fees for Windows, but its philosophy may be changing. Last month, Bloomberg's sources told them Microsoft plans...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Personal tech

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Linux gathers steam with CryEngine port, Valve's DX-to-GL translator
— 4:14 PM on March 11, 2014

In the run-up to next week's Game Developers' Conference, we've gotten a couple of reminders that the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Operating systems

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iOS 7.1 aims to atone for iOS 7's shortcomings
— 5:19 PM on March 10, 2014

For those of you with iOS devices, Apple has released iOS 7.1 via over-the-air update today. This new rev of the OS adds a few...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Personal tech

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Deal of the week: Discounted Windows and cheap storage
— 11:27 AM on March 7, 2014

Our deals posts are often dominated by storage discounts, and this week's edition is no exception. There are loads of SSD bargains right now....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Operating systems

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It's official: DirectX 12 to be unveiled at GDC
— 9:09 AM on March 6, 2014

There wasn't much doubt that some sort of major update to DirectX was coming after those GDC session abstracts were posted, but now it's...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Windows

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Asus' desktop Kabini boards come in micro and mini flavors
— 6:00 AM on March 6, 2014

On Tuesday, AMD formally revealed that its low-power Kabini APU is heading to the desktop in socketed form. We actually got our first...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Reports: Windows 8.1 Update 1 hits RTM status
— 9:14 AM on March 4, 2014

Looks like Windows 8.1 Update 1 could come out next month as rumored. The guys at The Verge say they've been tipped off by...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Yep, the Kabini APU is coming to a desktop socket
— 7:00 AM on March 4, 2014

This may not exactly be shocking news since we spotted a motherboard in the wild at...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Tiny Asus Bay Trail-D board has bling-tastic heatsink
— 4:41 PM on March 3, 2014

On the heels of Gigabyte and Biostar, Asus has unveiled another Mini-ITX motherboard based on Intel's Celeron J1800 "Bay Trail-D" processor. This one

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Biostar, Gigabyte tout support for new Haswell chips
— 10:54 AM on March 3, 2014

Well, folks, I guess Haswell Refresh really may be just around the corner. To top off that e-tail leak we wrote about earlier this...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Report: Microsoft considering a free version of Win8.1
— 9:28 AM on February 28, 2014

Would you upgrade to Windows 8.1 if it were free? PC users may get the chance with a special, Bing-infused version of the operating...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Windows 8.1 Enterprise to become available to everyone
— 6:11 AM on February 28, 2014

Microsoft is gearing up for a slight tweak to its OS lineup.

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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AMD supports potential DirectX update, will outline Mantle's future at GDC
— 4:49 PM on February 27, 2014

We reported yesterday about some recently posted session abstracts for the upcoming Game Developers Conference. The...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Windows

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Mantle no more? GDC sessions point to the next DirectX
— 10:08 AM on February 26, 2014

AMD introduced its Mantle API in order to create a more efficient means of programming today's...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Windows

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AMD to bundle BlueStacks software with retail PCs
— 9:41 AM on February 26, 2014

Dual-booting Android and Windows might not be cool with Google, but there's another way to run Android apps on a Windows PC: BlueStacks virtualization...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Personal tech

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