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Intel talks mobile gaming, OpenGL ES 3.1 on Bay Trail
— 12:41 PM on March 21, 2014

GDC — On Wednesday, Intel announced its renewed commitment to the desktop. Yesterday, the company talked specifically about gaming, especially on the mobile front....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming Personal tech

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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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PowerVR Wizard brings ray tracing to real-time graphics
— 12:52 PM on March 18, 2014

When we visited Imagination Technologies at CES, they were showing off some intriguing hardware that augments their GPUs in order to accelerate ray-traced rendering....

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

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Latest OpenGL ES spec adds GPU compute capabilities
— 11:10 AM on March 18, 2014

OpenGL may have fallen into some degree of disuse among PC game developers, but OpenGL ES is very much the graphics API of choice for...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

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WSJ: Microsoft, Google pressure Asus into shelving dual-OS tablet
— 11:16 AM on March 14, 2014

I guess Asus' Transformer Book Duet really might be dead in the water. Last month, a Chinese site suggested that Google wasn't keen on...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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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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Surface Power Cover extends run times with second battery
— 6:00 AM on March 11, 2014

Considering the apparent popularity of Asus convertibles, I'm surprised it's taken so long for Microsoft to do this. Behold the new Surface Power Cover,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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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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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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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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Tablet sales grow 68% in 2013, Android outsells iOS
— 12:23 PM on March 3, 2014

2013 was a big year for tablets. According to the latest numbers posted by Gartner, sales rose to 195 million units, an increase...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Friday night topic: Couch computing
— 5:15 PM on February 28, 2014

My brother just called me sounding a little desperate. He's an outdoorsy type, not a big computer user, but he left his iPad 2...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Deal of the week: SSDs, power supplies, and 144Hz monitors
— 1:32 PM on February 28, 2014

We've got another short and sweet deal post for you guys this week, with a small collection of hardware bargains: Kingston's...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Displays

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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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Google's modular smartphone concept could be available next year
— 9:41 AM on February 27, 2014

More details have been revealed about Project Ara, the modular smartphone initiative that...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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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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