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Thursday Shortbread
— 5:14 AM on August 7, 2014

Eight is Enough CPU World: AMD announces FX-8300 and Athlon II X4 860K CPUs WCCFtech: MSI X99S Gaming 9 AC high-performance motherboard...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Rumor: Windows Threshold may have virtual desktops
— 5:01 PM on August 5, 2014

We already know (or at least strongly suspect) that the next major Windows release, code-named Windows Threshold, will bring back the Start menu. And there...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Phase-change prototype claimed to be world's fastest SSD
— 10:27 AM on August 5, 2014

We've been hearing about phase-change memory (PCM) for years. The non-volatile storage technology seems to be inching closer to prime time, though, and...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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BitTorrent wants to Bleep your instant messages
— 1:53 PM on August 4, 2014

Want to send messages over the Internet without the NSA listening in on your conversations? The folks behind BitTorrent think they've come up with a...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Report: Haswell-E is epoxied to its heat spreader
— 2:21 PM on August 1, 2014

Geoff wrote about Haswell-E motherboards this morning. Now, we've got some fresh dirt on the CPU itself. Malaysian overclocker Owikh84 has posted a picture...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Deal of the week: A terabyte SSD for $417, plus memory, graphics, and more
— 10:43 AM on August 1, 2014

There are a few surprises this week, so let's cut to the chase. SSD deals are common, but not on these particular drives. Crucial's M550 1TB...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Memory Mobile computing

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64-bit Chrome goes beta, promises better speed, security, stability
— 4:07 PM on July 31, 2014

Slowly but surely, the 64-bit version of Google's browser is inching toward production readiness. As of yesterday, beta versions of 64-bit Chrome for Windows

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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ARM-based Opteron now available in $2,999 developer kit
— 10:55 AM on July 30, 2014

Seattle, AMD's first ARM-based CPU, is now available in a developer kit. The kit is based on an Opteron A1100-series chip with quad Cortex-A57...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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New Asus 802.11ac router can top 1.7Gbps
— 3:49 PM on July 24, 2014

Asus dabbles in a surprising number of product categories nowadays—including routers. This week, the company has expanded its router lineup with the RT-AC87, a...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Report: Intel targeting larger, pricier Android tablets
— 9:03 AM on July 24, 2014

Android tablets are dominated by ARM-based hardware, but Intel is slowly making inroads. Its Atom CPUs have already infiltrated smaller, budget slates. Now, Fudzilla

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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AMD's Mullins APU appears in $250 HP netbook
— 6:00 AM on July 24, 2014

AMD's low-power Mullins APU has scored a major design win. HP has adopted the Jaguar-based chip for its Pavilion 10z netbook. The Windows 8.1...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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Google testing experimental new UI for Chrome OS
— 9:04 AM on July 21, 2014

Chrome OS might be in for a visual overhaul. Late last week, Google's François Beaufort posted the first public screenshot of Athena, which he...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Web fonts will soon look better in Chrome
— 8:28 AM on July 18, 2014

For all of Google Chrome's advantages, its sub-par rendering of web fonts has always been a sore point. With the release of Chrome 37, however,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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AMD posts Q2 financials, is still in the red
— 5:01 PM on July 17, 2014

AMD has posted its financial results for Q2 2014. Revenue increased both sequentially and year-over-year, albeit slightly, to $1.44 billion. But the company remains...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs in next year
— 9:06 AM on July 17, 2014

In a message to employees, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has announced that the company will axe up to 18,000 jobs over the next year....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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Haswell-E CPUs already available for pre-order
— 9:06 AM on July 16, 2014

Intel's next high-end desktop CPUs aren't expected to arrive until later this year, but they're already available for pre-order from one U.S. vendor. Bottom Line...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Intel enjoys strong Q2: revenue, profits rise
— 10:20 PM on July 15, 2014

Intel's latest quarterly earnings are in, and they're good. The company pulled in $13.8 billion during Q2, an increase of 8% both sequentially and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Etc.
— 1:42 PM on July 15, 2014

This work week will be shortened at both ends for me by other commitments. I took a vacation day yesterday, and I'll be driving up...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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