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Single-core Bay Trail SoC powers fanless NUC
— 9:10 AM on April 24, 2014

Intel has finally introduced a fanless version of its NUC small-form-factor system. The mini PC features an Atom SoC based on Bay Trail. Unfortunately, it...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Winners drawn in $1500 spring cleaning contest
— 6:37 PM on April 23, 2014

Our $1500 spring cleaning contest has drawn to a close. Our winners are Esproc and highlandr, who followed our entry rules and posted some...

Type: News story Tags: Systems The Tech Report

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Mini Biostar board has mobile Kabini, passive cooling
— 11:10 AM on April 23, 2014

Earlier this month, Biostar revealed a stack of desktop Kabini motherboards designed for the socketed version of AMD's low-power APU. Those aren't the only...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Dual-core Haswell, desktop GeForce team up in Brix Gaming mini PC
— 8:41 AM on April 23, 2014

Gigabyte is prepping another small-form-factor system targeting gamers. This latest addition to the Brix Gaming family combines a Haswell processor with discrete GeForce graphics pulled...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems

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Microsoft expected to further shorten Windows cycle
— 6:00 AM on April 23, 2014

A couple years back, famed Microsoft rumor-monger Mary Jo Foley reported that...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Report predicts September return for Start menu
— 6:00 AM on April 22, 2014

When Microsoft announced the return of the Start menu earlier this month,...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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AMD: Seattle is sampling, on track for fourth-quarter release
— 9:03 AM on April 21, 2014

In the conference call that followed its earnings release last week, AMD provided an update on its upcoming Seattle chip, a server-bound processor with...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Friday night topic: where are the good ultraportables?
— 5:20 PM on April 18, 2014

If I don't upgrade before October, my primary laptop will soon celebrate its fifth birthday. I didn't mean for things to turn out this way....

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Release roundup: Bits, pieces, and whole PCs
— 2:09 PM on April 18, 2014

Almost no week passes without some new PC hardware products being announced. This week, we have a handful of newcomers that may be worthy of...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Systems Memory Mobile computing Networking

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AMD posts another loss but beats Wall Street forecast
— 6:09 PM on April 17, 2014

AMD's first-quarter numbers are in, and the chipmaker is back in the red—although Wall Street still seems upbeat about the numbers. For the first quarter of...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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GlobalFoundries licenses Samsung process tech, grants AMD access to FinFETs
— 12:27 PM on April 17, 2014

As you may know, AMD's former manufacturing arm is now a part of GlobalFoundries, which manufactures chips on contract for multiple customers while remaining the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Here are the specs and prices for Intel's Haswell Refresh CPUs
— 6:00 AM on April 15, 2014

With little fanfare, Intel has let slip the official specifications and pricing for its Haswell Refresh CPUs. This is just a speed bump, folks—in...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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ASRock's Bay Trail-D boards come in Mini-ITX, microATX form factors
— 12:20 PM on April 14, 2014

ASRock has put together a collection of desktop boards based on Intel's Bay Trail-D SoC. As far as I can tell, there are only...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Researchers demo new method of creating quantum logic
— 11:49 AM on April 11, 2014

A pair of research teams at the Max Planck Institute in Germany and Harvard University have demonstrated a new type of quantum logic gate and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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PC shipments fell again last quarter, but U.S. market fared better than others
— 11:39 AM on April 10, 2014

It's that time again. Research firms Gartner and IDC have both...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Desktop Kabini chips, motherboards are out
— 1:28 PM on April 9, 2014

We've known since CES that a socketed version of AMD's Kabini APU was coming to the desktop. The company confirmed it last month,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Here's the new Windows 8.1 Start menu in action
— 3:07 PM on April 8, 2014

Last week, at the Build conference, Microsoft announced the long-awaited return of the Start menu. Those not in attendance were only treated to a...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Retail-boxed A8-7600 APUs delayed until second half of 2014
— 9:19 AM on April 8, 2014

This slipped under the radar last week, but it's notable news nonetheless. Remember that A8-7600 Kaveri APU we tested back in January? Well, it's...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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