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16.7 billion reasons Altera sold out to Intel
— 3:14 PM on June 1, 2015

Rumors have been swirling around this one for a while, but it just became official: Intel is buying FPGA maker Altera for $16.7 billion.  The official...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Personal tech Servers

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PowerColor's new sound card runs with the devil
— 11:24 AM on June 1, 2015

Computex will be filled with products that most of us expected, but PowerColor's latest came outta nowhere. The graphics card maker is dipping into the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Google's Project Soli radar gesture tracking looks awesome
— 4:22 PM on May 29, 2015

Project Soli might just be the most intriguing thing to come out of Google I/O. It's being developed by Google's advanced technologies group, which has...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing Personal tech

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Google Jumps on panoramic VR video
— 6:05 PM on May 28, 2015

Today's Google I/O keynote was mostly about Android, but it also contained some interesting virtual-reality news. Google introduced Jump, a system for capturing and...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Catalyst 15.5 betas promise gains in Project Cars, Witcher 3
— 5:57 PM on May 28, 2015

AMD has just posted some Catalyst 15.5  beta drivers in response to the releases of Project Cars and The Witcher 3. The official release notes are pretty...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software Windows

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Cisco says video will drive massive growth in Internet traffic
— 6:00 AM on May 28, 2015

Cisco has published an extensive report foretelling the future of Internet traffic. The networking firm expects...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Microsoft is bringing a little slice of Windows 10 to Android, iOS
— 9:14 AM on May 27, 2015

A major theme of Windows 10 is the consistent experience provided across various devices and screen sizes, from phones to tablets to full-blown desktop PCs....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Windows

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Charter Communications to acquire Time Warner Cable
— 6:00 AM on May 27, 2015

One month after Comcast abandoned its takeover bid, Time Warner Cable has found another buyer. According...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Oculus buys 3D scene reconstruction firm Surreal Vision
— 4:39 PM on May 26, 2015

Oculus has acquired Surreal Vision, a company comprising computer vision scientists from Imperial College, London, who specialize in 3D scene reconstruction—turning real-life settings into...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia

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Here's our discussion and first impressions of the Asus ZenFone 2
— 9:38 AM on May 26, 2015

Asus' officially introduced its ZenFone 2 last week, and we have one in hand to test. The ZenFone 2 is an impressive device for...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Time Warner slings free Maxx upgrades to counter Google Fiber
— 1:35 PM on May 21, 2015

I've been chronicling the slow progress of Google Fiber moving into my metro area, my city, and eventually, into my house. Since Google Fiber...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Networking

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Collaborative rendering reduces bandwidth for streaming games
— 9:09 AM on May 21, 2015

Researchers at Microsoft and Duke University have developed a way to dramatically reduce the amount of bandwidth consumed by games streamed from remote servers. Dubbed...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

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4K and HDR video arrive on Ultra HD Blu-ray discs
— 11:44 AM on May 13, 2015

Even in the age of Netflix, work continues on newer and better optical media formats. The Blu-ray Disc Association has announced that it's finished the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage

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Lily quadcopter autonomously films your big adventures
— 9:45 AM on May 13, 2015

Drone-mounted cameras are opening up a whole new world for video, but it's not always practical to control a camera drone yourself. Even with a...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Personal tech

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BitTorrent Bleep brings encrypted messaging to multiple platforms
— 6:00 AM on May 13, 2015

First announced as an pre-alpha last year, BitTorrent's encrypted messaging system is finally ready for prime time. The latest release "solve[s] serverless peer-to-peer messaging,"...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Verizon to purchase AOL for $4.4 billion
— 10:27 AM on May 12, 2015

Remember AOL? You know, the dial-up Internet provider who used to send you all those free CDs? Well, the company has since transformed itself into...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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Etc.
— 9:13 AM on May 7, 2015

I've had several of you ask me how I'm enjoying Google Fiber since my post about the installation work being done in my...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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So how would you replace Windows Media Center?
— 9:35 AM on May 5, 2015

Although this move wasn't hard to anticipate, I'm still grieving a little over Microsoft's official coup de grace for Windows Media Center, a good...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Windows

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