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Forbes: Microsoft smartwatch to launch within 'next few weeks'
— 6:00 AM on October 20, 2014

Yes, Microsoft apparently has a smartwatch in the works—and the device may become available sooner than you think. Quoting "sources close to the project,"

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Friday night topic: The nosehair trimmer dilemma
— 5:29 PM on October 17, 2014

The modern economy is a wonderful blessing in many ways, but it does produce some strange scenarios that can be difficult to process. I remember,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deal of the week: The Pentium Anniversary Edition Pentium for $55, and more
— 10:44 AM on October 17, 2014

Somehow, we've managed to fill a weekly deals post without including any SSDs. Shocking! Even at its $72 list price, Intel's Pentium G3258 Anniversary Edition is...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Displays Gaming

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This mini Bay Trail PC is the size of a thumb drive
— 9:13 AM on October 17, 2014

We've seen a lot of mini PCs based on Intel's Atom SoC, but this latest one is easily the smallest. A Chinese vendor called Shenzhen...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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FCC docs hint at Chromecast dongle with 5GHz Wi-Fi
— 6:00 AM on October 17, 2014

Google's $35 Chromecast dongle is a pretty nifty way to get videos and other content from PCs and mobile devices to an HDTV. The current...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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AMD suffers falling revenue, announces 7% staff cut
— 4:43 PM on October 16, 2014

Last quarter's strong PC shipments may have helped Intel's bottom line, but by the looks of it, they didn't do much for AMD's. While...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Will.i.am's Puls looks like a bracelet, is smarter than a watch
— 9:13 AM on October 16, 2014

Move over, smartwatches. Black Eyed Peas member and Intel "director of creative innovation" Will.i.am has introduced...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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HBO to launch standalone streaming service in 2015
— 5:03 PM on October 15, 2014

Next year, you may be able to watch Game of Thrones as it airs without a cable subscription... and without resorting to less-than-legal avenues. Time...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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Google unleashes Android 5.0 Lollipop, new Nexus devices
— 12:20 PM on October 15, 2014

Today's the day, folks. The new Nexus devices are hereā€”as is Android 5.0, which has gotten its final, dessert-themed nickname: Lollipop.

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Mobile computing Software Personal tech

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Asus' smartphone/tablet hybrid coming to the U.S. for $200 off contract
— 10:38 AM on October 15, 2014

If you can't decide between a smaller smartphone and a supersized phablet, Asus' PadFone X Mini might be just the ticket. The hybrid device comprises...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Samsung's 840 EVO update fixes slow reads with old data
— 6:28 PM on October 14, 2014

Samsung's 840 EVO SSD is afflicted with a bug that slows read performance with older data. We have new information on the cause of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Intel touts 'best-ever' revenue, record shipments for Q3
— 4:07 PM on October 14, 2014

PC shipments were up last quarter. Considering Intel did well even when the PC market was in a rut, it's no wonder the chipmaker's...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Microsoft's Skype Qik app tries to simplify video messaging
— 9:21 AM on October 14, 2014

Ever thought text and pictures just didn't have enough 'zazz? A new companion app to Skype developed by a "small team of Skype designers and...

Type: News story Tags: Software Personal tech

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Dropbox bug deletes some users' files
— 12:29 PM on October 13, 2014

Dropbox users might want to check if all their files are still intact. Hacker News has posted a note from the cloud storage provider...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Internet

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Samsung prepping 60GHz Wi-Fi with 4.6Gbps data rate
— 10:56 AM on October 13, 2014

Make way for much faster Wi-Fi. Samsung has announced the development of 60GHz wireless technology that's purportedly capable of speeds up to 4.6Gbps, or...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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11.6'' Transformer Book T200 convertible now available
— 9:17 AM on October 13, 2014

We've been big fans of Asus' Transformer Book T100 ever since its release a year ago. Now, as Liliputing reports, the system's big...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Microsoft's smartwatch keyboard looks shockingly usable
— 6:00 AM on October 13, 2014

Phone makers are dying to sell us smartwatches, but the human-interface part of the equation remains a work in progress. Happily, Microsoft's latest research effort...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Friday night: Your customer service pet peeves
— 6:22 PM on October 10, 2014

Over the past few weeks and months, horror stories about Comcast's customer service have made the rounds. We've heard a desperate retention rep refuse...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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