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IBM predicts five innovations for the next five years
— 11:31 AM on December 16, 2010

As the end of the year approaches, analysts and pundits are lining up their predictions for what's coming in the next one. IBM is...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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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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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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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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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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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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Friday night topic: Our happy eccentricities
— 5:22 PM on November 19, 2010

I've learned a few things about myself over time. I realize they mean that I'm a little different than most folks, but I can live...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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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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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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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

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Deal of the week: A bargain smorgasbord
— 3:30 PM on November 5, 2010

Black Friday isn't due for another three weeks, but deals of all kinds are already becoming plentiful. Newegg, in particular, seems to be running a...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Miscellaneous Personal tech

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Poll: What's tops on your Christmas list?
— 11:58 AM on November 4, 2010

Every holiday season brings a fresh batch of new hardware, and this one will be no exception. Sandy Bridge is due early in the...

Poll Question: • All I want for Christmas is...

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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

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Friday night topic: Halloween costumes
— 5:02 PM on October 29, 2010

Halloween is just a few days away, and I'm horribly behind on getting a costume together. This happens every year, it seems. Usually,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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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

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Windows 7 SP1 release candidate goes up
— 6:00 AM on October 27, 2010

The first service pack for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 is almost here. Microsoft's Brandon LeBlanc updated the Windows Blog yesterday to...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Analysts: Apple could buy EA, Facebook, or Netflix
— 2:24 PM on October 26, 2010

Apple is flush with cash. With a reported $51 billion in the bank, not to mention ever-growing profits and a market valuation second only...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mac

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Windows 8 could be ready in two years
— 6:00 AM on October 25, 2010

Microsoft wasn't kidding about its plans to speed up the Windows release cycle. Windows 7 hit stores about two years and eight months after Vista,...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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