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You can now unlock your Chromebook with your phone
— 3:20 PM on January 30, 2015

Logging in to a Chromebook has just gotten that much easier—at least in theory. Google says Smart Lock for Chrome, which lets you unlock your...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Leak pegs desktop Broadwell, Skylake for mid-year
— 9:12 AM on January 30, 2015

During our live podcast on Wednesday, a viewer asked about the launch schedule for unlocked Broadwell desktop processors. I guesstimated that the chips would...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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WSJ: Microsoft to back Cyanogen with $70M investment
— 4:58 PM on January 29, 2015

Microsoft's work on Windows Phone hasn't exactly paid off. Recent comScore numbers peg the platform's U.S. usage share at just 3.5%. Microsoft will double...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Personal tech

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Qualcomm posts record revenue, loses high-profile design
— 9:10 AM on January 29, 2015

Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm reported its quarterly financial results yesterday. For the three months ended December 28, its first fiscal quarter of 2015, the firm...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Report: AMD plans Kaveri refresh for June-July time frame
— 2:49 PM on January 28, 2015

We already know that AMD's next-gen Carrizo APU isn't coming to the desktop. What we don't know is where that leaves AMD's APU lineup...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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So long, Flash; YouTube now uses HTML5 by default
— 9:15 AM on January 28, 2015

Using a recent browser? Then chances are Adobe's Flash plug-in will remain dormant the next time you fire up a YouTube video. That's because, according...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Software

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New iPhones drive record Apple results
— 4:27 PM on January 27, 2015

Apple has just posted its latest earnings, and they're a doozy. For the first quarter of the company's 2015 fiscal year, which corresponds roughly...

Type: News story Tags: Mac Personal tech

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Details leak out on AMD's first Zen-based desktop CPUs
— 4:21 PM on January 26, 2015

We've known for some time that AMD is cooking up a revamped x86 architecture. That architecture is code-named Zen, and the folks at SweClockers...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Report: Google to launch its own cellular service
— 6:00 AM on January 23, 2015

After Google Fiber, here comes Google Wireless. That's the scoop over at the Wall Street Journal, which...

Type: News story Tags: Networking Personal tech

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Microsoft's next-gen browser has annotation system, Cortana assistant
— 5:54 PM on January 21, 2015

Microsoft's rumored Project Spartan browser is real, and it's coming to Windows 10 devices, including smartphones. This apparent heir to Internet Explorer has a...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Apple patent application outlines home button analog stick
— 9:23 AM on January 21, 2015

Controlling 3D games isn't always easy on a phone, but Apple may have come up with an elegant solution. A patent application published last...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Personal tech

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AMD slipped back into the red last quarter
— 5:07 PM on January 20, 2015

Looks like AMD isn't done using red ink on its earnings releases. The company has posted financial results for the fourth quarter of 2014...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Steam update adds non-beta Steam Broadcasting, FPS counter
— 9:10 AM on January 20, 2015

A new version of Valve's Steam client has been released. The list of changes and additions is fairly long; most notably, the update makes...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Deal of the week: An unlocked FX quad for $90, Bay Trail convertible for $230, and more
— 11:13 AM on January 16, 2015

This week's deals post is brought to you by the letter A, because it fits with our first item—and because I've run out of other...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Memory Mobile computing

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Intel posts strong earnings, but forecast disappoints
— 5:04 PM on January 15, 2015

The bean counters at Intel have reported the chipmaker's earnings for the last quarter of 2014—and for the year as a whole. The numbers...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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New Intel IGP drivers add H.265, VP9 hardware decode support
— 9:56 AM on January 15, 2015

Intel graphics drivers releases aren't usually very exciting, but this one is worth pointing out. Numbered 15.36.14.4080, this update imbues Haswell and Broadwell processors...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Multimedia

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Google demos new Project Ara prototype, schedules pilot program
— 6:00 AM on January 15, 2015

If smartphones are the new personal computers, Project Ara may be the future of the DIY PC scene. Google's modular handset promises to bring extensive...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Analyst expects Apple to start transition away from Intel by 2017
— 4:11 PM on January 14, 2015

No question about it, Apple's homebrewed processors for the iPhone and iPad are getting mighty fast. According to an analyst quoted by AppleInsider, those chips...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Mac

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