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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New capacitive touch screen supports stylus, non-conductive input
— 11:19 AM on November 17, 2010

Years ago, resistive touch screens dominated the landscape. They were the only game in town for tablet PCs and PDAs, and the stylus was...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing Personal tech

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

Mozilla releases Firefox 4 beta 7
— 4:36 PM on November 10, 2010

A new beta version of Firefox 4 hit the web today, and it's packing the new, faster JägerMonkey JavaScript engine. You can download the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

Latest Google Chrome beta adds integrated PDF viewer
— 12:28 PM on November 8, 2010

Last week, Google released a new beta version of Chrome, version number 8.0.522.28. The big news is that this release has an integrated PDF...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

Here comes wireless DisplayPort: VESA and WiGig team up
— 7:00 AM on November 3, 2010

The WiGig Alliance is certainly keeping busy. Just under six months after releasing their 7Gbps wireless spec and partnering up with the Wi-Fi Alliance,...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

Microsoft posts record-breaking revenue
— 6:00 AM on October 29, 2010

Yes, believe it or not, Microsoft is still raking in truckloads of cash. In other news, the sky is still blue, and grass still grows...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles Software Windows