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Microsoft releases completed Internet Explorer 8
— 12:31 PM on March 19, 2009

After over a year of beta testing, Internet Explorer 8 has finally gone gold. The complete, production-ready release of the new browser is available...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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NYT: IBM is in talks to acquire Sun
— 1:12 PM on March 18, 2009

Things are shaking up in the server world. Two days after the launch of Cisco's first servers, the New York Times reports that IBM...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Software

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Dell takes cues from Apple, intros thin, aluminum laptop
— 11:45 AM on March 17, 2009

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Steve Jobs must be blushing right now. Five months on from the launch of Apple's...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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What's in a browser?
— 4:10 PM on March 16, 2009

With word that the final version of Internet Explorer 8 may be coming in the next few days, enthusiasts are once again...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Software

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Saturday science subject: Charging your laptop in seconds
— 3:35 PM on March 14, 2009

A new battery technology breakthrough could change the way we use handheld devices and perhaps even electric cars. According to Scientific American, MIT scientists

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deal of the week: A ThinkPad X61 tablet for $649
— 4:57 PM on March 13, 2009

Who needs a netbook when you can get a full-blown Lenovo ThinkPad convertible laptop...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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My first PC... R.I.P.
— 4:53 PM on March 13, 2009

I just couldn't resist.  I suppose I wasn't being honest when I said "I don't have the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

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Fanboys have their limits... and a quick podcast update
— 4:32 PM on March 13, 2009

Tuesday morning began much like any other day of the week for me. After checking my e-mail and Twitter, I hit the "home" button...

Type: Blog post Tags: Podcast

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New Stream SDK adds better CrossFire, Visual Studio 2008 support
— 12:51 PM on March 13, 2009

OpenCL may turn out to be the next best thing, but for now, AMD is still working hard on bettering its existing ATI Stream SDK—the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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IE8 may launch on March 19, outrun other browsers
— 1:25 PM on March 12, 2009

The completed version of Microsoft's next major web browser could come out on March 19, according to Neowin. The site points to a report...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Report: ARM-powered netbooks coming in June
— 9:51 AM on March 12, 2009

Today, netbooks and Intel's Atom processors are almost synonymous, and netbook makers who eschew the Atom typically pick x86 alternatives from Via or Intel itself....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Spring cleaning
— 1:06 PM on March 10, 2009

My home office is a pit.  It has been for some time.  I have a valid justification for its piggy state, but why waste your...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

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Wolfram preps natural-language ''computational knowledge engine''
— 5:18 PM on March 9, 2009

Many have tried and failed to outdo Google in the web search market. With the Wolfram|Alpha "computational knowledge engine," Wolfram Research won't be going head-to-head...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Taiwanese paper predicts Mac netbook
— 11:01 AM on March 9, 2009

Apple seemed to show almost callous indifference to the economic climate last week, introducing refreshed Mac mini and iMac desktops with starting prices as...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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After barebone laptops, OCZ preps a netbook
— 6:00 AM on March 9, 2009

OCZ used to specialize in memory, but you might not know it by looking at the company's latest products—barebone notebooks, funky game controllers,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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The TR Podcast 37: Frothing at the MacHole, not-so-new GPUs, and a trip down memory lane
— 11:14 PM on March 7, 2009

This week, our largest panel ever hits all the stops including the war against sucky TV, Macs vs. PCs, Nvidia's branding controversy, and more.

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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Saturday science subject: Look on the bright side of life
— 1:05 PM on March 7, 2009

Could seeing your life in an optimistic light actually help prolong it? That's a question raised by a new study, which links optimism to lower...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Thermaltake website leaves me dazed and confused
— 4:17 PM on March 6, 2009

The marketing of enthusiast-class PC hardware tends to be all over the map, from extreme branding that targets overcaffeinated gamers to stodgy corporate attempts at...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

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