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Friday night topic: Bang on the new comments system
— 11:28 PM on December 17, 2010

Ok, folks, we have been preparing a replacement for our old but beloved news comments system, known as jazz, for months now. Finally, the...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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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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SSD upgrade speeds console load times
— 10:52 AM on December 14, 2010

Gaming sites are buzzing this morning over this post in the Beyond3D forums, which explores the improvement in load times one can experience...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Game consoles

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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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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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Etc.
— 9:51 PM on December 8, 2010

If you would, take a peek at a little something we've been working on and give us your feedback. We think we're close, but...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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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 enjoys strong Kinect sales, endorses hacking
— 11:02 AM on November 30, 2010

When Microsoft first revealed its Kinect motion controller, I wondered whether consumers would really want to interface with games by waving their arms in the...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Game consoles

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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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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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Release roundup: PSUs, thumb drives, and video editors
— 4:11 PM on November 18, 2010

This week in our look at miscellaneous product launches and announcements, we bring tidings from LaCie, Antec, CyberLink, and Warpia.

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Input devices Software

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Poll: How much did you spend on your best PC speakers or headset?
— 3:17 PM on November 17, 2010

We'll have a new sound card review very shortly, and writing it got me thinking about how much folks spend on the speakers or headset...

Poll Question: • How much did you spend on your best PC speakers or headset?

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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IE9 alleged to be cheating in JavaScript benchmark
— 9:32 AM on November 17, 2010

We've all heard of graphics card makers optimizing their drivers for various benchmarks—some of you might recall the Quack story as one of the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Imminent Gran Turismo launch makes PC driving games that much more depressing
— 2:10 PM on November 15, 2010

After one pay-to-play demo, numerous delays, and years of waiting, Gran Turismo 5 finally has a release date for the PlayStation 3. You'll be...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Etc.
— 1:22 PM on November 15, 2010

Wow. Although we've had lots of coverage of new CPU architectures this year, I just realized this morning that we haven't had a proper,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics The Tech Report

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Tegra 2 tablets will outperform the iPad, says Nvidia's Huang
— 3:15 PM on November 12, 2010

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has never been afraid to speak his mind, and this article over at CNet News contains some interesting tablet-related comments...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Mobile computing Personal tech

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New Xbox 360 wireless controller hits shelves today
— 6:44 PM on November 10, 2010

Are you tired of being out of shape? Think it might be time to cut way back on your Xbox 360 play, get off that...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

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