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Asus has a smartwatch up its sleeve, plans Sep. 3 unveilng
— 4:07 PM on August 19, 2014

Smartwatches are turning up left and right lately—and another one might be just around the corner. SlashGear reports that Asus has sent out a...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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14'' HP laptop will run Windows, cost $199
— 9:18 AM on August 18, 2014

Microsoft is going after Chromebooks big time, and that means more ultra-cheap Windows laptops are coming. According to Liliputing, the next such system will...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Deal of the week: A 480GB SSD for $150
— 10:40 AM on August 15, 2014

I didn't intend for this week's deals post to be all about storage, but that's kinda what happened. Before we get into cheap SSDs and...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Personal tech

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Intel: DirectX 12 yields big gains on tablets, other thermally constrained devices
— 12:01 PM on August 13, 2014

We already know that DirectX 12 will reduce CPU utilization in games by cutting API overhead. The performance benefits of this approach on desktop...

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

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Errata prompts Intel to disable TSX in Haswell, early Broadwell CPUs
— 1:28 PM on August 12, 2014

The TSX instructions built into Intel's Haswell CPU cores haven't become widely used by everyday software just yet, but they promise to make certain...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers Workstations

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Steam beta code mentions music, movies, and TV series
— 10:56 AM on August 11, 2014

Valve may be preparing to turn Steam more of an all-purpose entertainment platform. SteamDB found snippets of code in the latest Steam beta client...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software

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Khronos looks to rebuild OpenGL as a low-overhead API
— 9:57 AM on August 11, 2014

Now that DirectX 12 and Mantle have committed to providing developers with quicker, more direct access to modern GPUs in a way that...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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New Chrome beta enables HTML5 Netflix on Linux
— 6:00 AM on August 11, 2014

Playing Netflix on Linux still requires jumping through a few hoops, but happily, the hoops are getting...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Software

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Friday night topic: Virtualizing your stuff
— 5:52 PM on August 8, 2014

The rise of virtualization has transformed the landscape in IT in the past ten years. Sounds a little stiff and boring, maybe, but the ability...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Tegra K1-powered Nexus 9 might be for real
— 4:05 PM on August 8, 2014

The next Nexus tablet really could be Nvidia-powered. Today, both SlashGear and ExtremeTech are reporting on fresh rumors about the Nexus 9, which...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Microsoft to stop supporting older IE releases
— 4:59 PM on August 7, 2014

Hear that? That's the sound of web developers everywhere rejoicing. Earlier today, Microsoft announced that it will soon support only the latest available version...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Windows

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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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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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HP ships bizarro 14'' Android laptop
— 9:12 AM on August 4, 2014

Remember that 14", Android-based HP laptop we wrote about back in April? Well, it's real. And as PC World reports, HP is now...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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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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Best Buy CEO: Tablets 'crashing,' PC seeing 'revival'
— 9:13 AM on July 30, 2014

After years of doom and gloom about the PC industry, some people are starting to sing a different tune. In an interview with Walt...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Personal tech

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Could the next Nexus phone be from Motorola?
— 4:33 PM on July 28, 2014

In the years following its acquisition of Motorola Mobility, Google sourced its Nexus phones from everybody but its own handset business. Now that Motorola...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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