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Amazon MP3 sales up, Apple still rules market
— 12:41 PM on December 17, 2010

More than a few of you will probably get iTunes gift cards in your stockings this year. And why not? With a whopping...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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Windows 8 could be shown at CES next month
— 10:06 AM on December 15, 2010

We might just get a sneak preview of Microsoft's next operating system at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. So suggests the New York Times,...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Real World Tech dissects OpenCL
— 11:39 AM on December 10, 2010

By now, you're surely heard of OpenCL, the cross-platform API designed to allow software developers to tap the processing horsepower of GPUs for computational tasks....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Software

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Poll: What kind of panel lives inside your LCD monitor?
— 12:56 PM on December 9, 2010

Thanks to the rise of TN panels, LCD monitors have become incredibly cheap. However, some of us are still willing to pay a premium...

Poll Question: • My primary LCD's panel type is:

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Apple readying Mac App Store for January, reports suggest
— 6:00 AM on December 9, 2010

We already know Mac users will soon be able to enjoy an Apple-approved app purchasing experience, thanks to the imminent arrival of the Mac App...

Type: News story Tags: Software Mac

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Intel, AMD to phase out VGA by 2015
— 12:17 PM on December 8, 2010

Death to VGA! No, not Spike's painfully lame Video Game Awards (although those could also use the axe) but the analog video connector that's...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Chipsets Displays

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Google offers first Chrome OS netbooks to testers
— 6:00 AM on December 8, 2010

So the great Internet rumor mill foretold, and so it was! Google has pulled the curtain off the very first Chrome OS laptop, as...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Quantum dots offer OLED alternative for large-scale displays
— 11:52 AM on December 7, 2010

Although OLED displays can now be found in smartphones and extremely expensive televisions, the technology has struggled to ramp up to larger panel sizes. ...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Android 2.3 arrives in Google Nexus S handset
— 1:10 PM on December 6, 2010

A new version of Google's Android operating system for slates and smartphones has arrived. Otherwise known as Gingerbread, Android 2.3 promises a host...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Personal tech

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Chrome OS netbooks could launch this week
— 6:00 AM on December 6, 2010

Call it a hunch, but Google might be about to pull the curtain off the very first netbook based on its Chrome OS operating system....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Flash Player 10.2 beta improves hardware acceleration
— 9:34 AM on December 1, 2010

Are we nearing the end of the road for sluggish Flash video playback on low-end systems? Adobe has released a beta version of the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Internet Software

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Microsoft patent promises tactile feedback for touch screens
— 2:17 PM on November 29, 2010

Touch screens are everywhere, and they're only going to become more prevalent as smart phones and tablets continue to grow in popularity. However, for...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Personal tech

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Microsoft drops Drive Extender from next version of Home Server OS
— 12:30 PM on November 24, 2010

As someone who has long had a file server tucked away in a closet, I've always been intrigued by Microsoft's Windows Home Server operating system....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Operating systems

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Internet braces for new Netflix unlimited-streaming plan
— 1:48 PM on November 22, 2010

According to network equipment and software vendor Sandvine, Netflix accounts for 20% of all downstream traffic in the US during peak hours. As...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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3DMark 11 to be released November 30
— 6:00 AM on November 22, 2010

Big news in benchmarking land: Futuremark has revealed that 3DMark 11, the next version of its popular graphics testing software, will be available on...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Deal of the week: Storage, cooling, RAM, and IPS displays
— 4:53 PM on November 19, 2010

We've got a smorgasbord of deals for you this week—and, in what will hopefully become a regular feature, some deals for our Canadian friends, as...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage Displays Memory

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New version of Adobe Acrobat Reader has X appeal
— 1:41 PM on November 19, 2010

Vulnerabilties in Adobe Acrobat Reader are a common attack point for malware and various exploits. According to the Adobe Acrobat blog, the latest version,...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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LCD manufacturers' dead pixel policies explained
— 7:02 PM on November 18, 2010

When looking for a new flat-panel monitor, one of the most important things to consider is the dead-pixel policy held by each company. These policies...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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