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Mini Biostar board has mobile Kabini, passive cooling
— 11:10 AM on April 23, 2014

Earlier this month, Biostar revealed a stack of desktop Kabini motherboards designed for the socketed version of AMD's low-power APU. Those aren't the only...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Dual-core Haswell, desktop GeForce team up in Brix Gaming mini PC
— 8:41 AM on April 23, 2014

Gigabyte is prepping another small-form-factor system targeting gamers. This latest addition to the Brix Gaming family combines a Haswell processor with discrete GeForce graphics pulled...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems

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Catalyst 14.4 Release Candidate driver brings CrossFire, Mantle tweaks
— 4:05 PM on April 21, 2014

AMD has released a new graphics driver for Radeon owners. The Catalyst 14.4 Release Candidate driver is based on the 14.4 beta we...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Rumor: HTC-built Nexus 8 to arrive next quarter
— 1:13 PM on April 21, 2014

The latest rumors about Google's upcoming eight-inch tablet are in. This time, the folks at DigiTimes say they've been told the Nexus 8 will...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Tactile touchscreen buttons coming this year
— 12:31 PM on April 21, 2014

At CES last year, a company called Tactus demoed a novel twist on touchscreen buttons. The approach pipes fluid into elastic bubbles that...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices Mobile computing

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Report: Next Thunderbolt chip to double bandwidth, add device charging
— 10:32 AM on April 21, 2014

Intel's Thunderbolt interconnect is apparently scheduled for another upgrade. According to an official-looking slide published by VR-Zone's Chinese alter-ego, a new controller dubbed...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Good Friday Shortbread
— 6:24 PM on April 18, 2014

7 Up DigiTimes: TSMC looks to post 21-23% sequential revenue gains in 2Q14 VR-Zone: Consoles can't keep AMD a profitable company Reuters: Samsung...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Friday night topic: where are the good ultraportables?
— 5:20 PM on April 18, 2014

If I don't upgrade before October, my primary laptop will soon celebrate its fifth birthday. I didn't mean for things to turn out this way....

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Release roundup: Bits, pieces, and whole PCs
— 2:09 PM on April 18, 2014

Almost no week passes without some new PC hardware products being announced. This week, we have a handful of newcomers that may be worthy of...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Systems Memory Mobile computing Networking

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MSI shows next-gen Intel motherboards
— 11:19 AM on April 17, 2014

Motherboards based on Intel's next-gen desktop chipsets are almost upon us. We've known they were coming for some time, but this is the first...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Micro-bots are spooky cool, could be used in manufacturing
— 9:57 AM on April 17, 2014

A company called SRI International, working as part of the Darpa-funded Open Manufacturing Program, is developing a series of miniature robots that can move around...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Nvidia GeForce 337.61 beta hotfix display driver released
— 6:36 PM on April 16, 2014

Nvidia just released a new display driver for its family of graphic cards. Bear in mind that this is meant as a hotfix, so...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Software

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AMD earnings previewed
— 6:23 PM on April 16, 2014

With AMD set to report its first-quarter earnings results tomorrow, NASDAQ.com and The Motley Fool have each written previews of what to expect...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Ars Technica reviews Windows Phone 8.1
— 6:22 PM on April 16, 2014

Ars Technica's Peter Bright has written quite a treatise on Windows Phone 8.1. With the addition of a slew of new features including Cortana, a...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Google buys Titan Aerospace
— 12:44 PM on April 16, 2014

Earlier in the week, Google bought solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace. For those not familiar with Titan, this is what they do: Titan makes unmanned,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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What's next after Google Glass? Try Google contact lenses
— 12:29 PM on April 16, 2014

The wearable computing revolution continues. Credit Patent Bolt for spotting that Google has filed a patent to embed tiny cameras within contact lenses: Today's new...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Major smartphone makers to integrate kill switches into future mobile devices
— 12:11 PM on April 16, 2014

ZDNet is reporting that Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft have all agreed to integrate a smartphone kill switch into future mobile devices. While there has...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Etc.
— 11:56 AM on April 16, 2014

Hey everyone. You might have noticed that it's a little quiet around here today. That's because Scott, Geoff, and I are all away from our desks...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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