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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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AMD could launch Hawaii-based FirePro card next week
— 11:30 AM on March 17, 2014

Oops. AMD appears to have inadvertently leaked the existence of a FirePro card based on its Hawaii GPU. Videocardz noticed that AMD's...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Servers Workstations

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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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OCZ's Z-Drive 4500 PCIe sports fast specs, smart thermal control
— 7:00 AM on March 4, 2014

As desktop SSDs bump into the limits of the 6Gbps Serial ATA interface, server-oriented drives are enjoying the spoils of PCI Express connectivity. OCZ's latest...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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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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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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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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Report: Google objects to Android/Windows hybrids
— 6:00 AM on February 25, 2014

Remember the Transformer Book Duet convertible Asus announced at CES? The 13.3" system runs Windows 8.1 and Android 4.2.2 on the same Haswell...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 615 SoC has eight 64-bit ARM cores
— 10:59 AM on February 24, 2014

The Mobile World Congress is in full swing in Barcelona, Spain, and our inbox is flooded with press releases about new mobile products. One...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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ARM and TSMC tape out test chip on 16-nm FinFET process
— 10:39 AM on February 24, 2014

One way Intel hopes to capture more share of the market for mobile chips is by taking advange of its more advanced manufacturing capabilities. The...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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