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Intel CPU flaw allows for hard-to-detect rootkit
— 2:33 PM on March 19, 2009

A pair of security researchers has released a paper and proof-of-concept code detailing a security vulnerability in Intel's processors. In their words, the vulnerability...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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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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New Intel CPUs and price cuts loom, report claims
— 11:05 AM on March 19, 2009

Intel has several rounds of price cuts and new processor introductions lined up for April, May, and July, according to DigiTimes. The site has used...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Samsung ships 16GB DDR3 memory modules
— 6:00 AM on March 19, 2009

Cramming 6GB of memory into a shiny new Core i7 rig is great, but Samsung must think that's a little passé: the company says it's...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Where's the sweet spot for headphones?
— 12:26 AM on March 19, 2009

The headphone market is littered with an incredible range of options, from the throwaway garbage bundled with cheap MP3 players to audiophile earmuffs that would...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

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Phenom II X4 955 may arrive on April 20
— 5:05 PM on March 18, 2009

AMD's fastest quad-core processor yet may be out in just over a month. According to a report by Hardware-Infos, the firm plans to roll...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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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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A fresh look at processor value
— 1:21 AM on March 18, 2009

17 processors. 22 benchmarks. 64 graphs. One epic study of how some of today's most popular enthusiast processors compare in terms of performance per...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Report: Atom may soon power half of cheap desktops
— 1:47 PM on March 17, 2009

While Intel's Atom processors are almost omnipresent in the netbook market, they've only made their way into a relatively small portion of desktops. However, DigiTimes...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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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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Intel, AMD in licensing brawl over GlobalFoundries
— 12:02 PM on March 16, 2009

Intel has formally accused AMD of breaching the two companies' 2001 cross-licensing agreement. This development probably shouldn't come as a surprise, since Intel

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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'Phenom II X4 955' sample surfaces, is overclocked to 4GHz
— 6:00 AM on March 16, 2009

The Phenom II X4 955 exists, and it's a pretty nice overclocker. At least, that's the impression you might get after reading a thread at...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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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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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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Western Digital's WD TV HD Media Player
— 11:00 PM on March 12, 2009

Could Western Digital's new digital media player be the ideal companion for the company's external hard drives? And does it belong in your entertainment...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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Latest iPod shuffle the quintessential Apple product
— 4:57 PM on March 12, 2009

Perhaps more than any other Apple product, the iPod shuffle is the perfect example of the Steve Jobs Reality Distortion Field in action. When...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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