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Here are our musings on the new MacBook
— 10:11 AM on March 31, 2015

I thought we had a pretty solid discussion of the new MacBook in our recent podcast, so it seemed like a good idea to cut...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Microsoft unveils Atom-powered Surface 3 tablet
— 9:55 AM on March 31, 2015

Microsoft announced the rumored update to its non-Pro Surface today, and it's called Surface 3. The new tablet resembles a shrunken Surface Pro 3...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Source code references hint at Tegra X1 Chromebooks
— 9:23 AM on March 31, 2015

Nvidia's Tegra SoCs have already worked their way into a couple of Chromebooks. Acer rolled out a 13-incher in August, while HP added...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Operating systems

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Samsung's 850 EVO M.2 solid-state drive reviewed
— 9:00 AM on March 31, 2015

Samsung's 850 EVO SSD debuted in December inside the usual 2.5" case. Now, the drive is spreading to smaller mSATA and M.2 form factors....

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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New Windows 10 build includes Project Spartan browser
— 5:56 PM on March 30, 2015

There's been plenty of news about Project Spartan of late, but Microsoft hasn't made the new browser available to members of the Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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GeForce Experience update streamlines GameStream setup
— 11:14 AM on March 30, 2015

Nvidia's GameStream tech lets GeForce owners stream PC games to Shield devices. The pairing process is a bit involved, though. Users have to enter...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Rockstar releases new GTA V screenshots ahead of April launch
— 6:00 AM on March 30, 2015

Breathe a sigh of relief, everybody. We've got some news about the upcoming PC version of Grand Theft Auto V that isn't another

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Deal of the week: Ultra-wide IPS for $750, 16GB DDR4-2666 for $190, plus more
— 10:38 AM on March 27, 2015

Clever intro for another weekly deals post? Ain't nobody got time fo dat. Ultra-wide monitors seem to be everywhere these days, including the discount aisle. Newegg...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory

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AMD shows off DirectX 12 performance with new 3DMark benchmark
— 5:16 PM on March 26, 2015

Low-overhead graphics APIs like Vulkan (née Mantle) and DirectX 12 are probably the biggest news in game programming in some time, and 3DMark producer Futuremark...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Report: Microsoft to build an Intel-powered, non-Pro Surface tablet
— 9:23 AM on March 26, 2015

Microsoft may be bidding farewell to its ARM-powered Surface tablets along with its Windows RT OS. According to a report published by WinBeta, Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Rowhammer attack exploits shrinking process size in DRAM
— 2:24 PM on March 25, 2015

A couple weeks ago, Google's Project Zero team demonstrated a very clever exploit of modern DDR3 memory. Their inspiration came from a research paper, 

Type: Blog post Tags: Memory Software

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SEC filing says Samsung is fabbing chips for Nvidia
— 10:19 AM on March 25, 2015

Last month, Meritz Securities analyst Park Yu-ak claimed that Samsung would be manufacturing chips for Nvidia. He didn't provide any evidence to support that...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Project Spartan will be a clean break from Internet Explorer 11
— 5:15 PM on March 24, 2015

Microsoft's upcoming Project Spartan browser and Internet Explorer 11 are now their own platforms, and never the twain shall meet again. At a developer workshop...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Pixar's RenderMan software now free for non-commercial use
— 10:06 AM on March 24, 2015

RenderMan is the core rendering technology behind not only Pixar's movies, but also a wide range of other Hollywood blockbusters. The rendering engine been used...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Catalyst 15.3 betas add FreeSync support, more CrossFire profiles
— 11:55 AM on March 23, 2015

AMD has posted a new batch of beta drivers for Radeon graphics cards. The Catalyst 15.3 beta release adds support for monitors with FreeSyc...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Google Glass isn't dead, just resting, says Eric Schmidt
— 10:03 AM on March 23, 2015

Google closed its Google Glass Explorer program back in January and transferred control of the project to Tony Fadell, former iPod guru and CEO...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Pwn2Own 2015 pwns major software titles
— 9:32 AM on March 23, 2015

One of my favorite yearly security conferences is the Pwn2Own competition. In its humble beginnings, security researchers faced off against fully up-to-date laptops running Linux,...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Windows 10 PCs won't need a Secure Boot off switch
— 6:00 AM on March 23, 2015

PC enthusiasts generally take the right to install alternate operating systems as a given, but that right may be threatened by PCs designed for Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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