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New Steam update promises more efficient downloads
— 11:01 AM on July 18, 2011

Our favorite content delivery system just got a major upgrade. Valve has released a client update that, coupled with tweaked server software...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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AMD GPUs could power all three next-gen consoles
— 2:10 PM on July 11, 2011

Even today, AMD enjoys a rather privileged position in the console world, with its graphics processors powering two of the three current-gen consoles—Microsoft's Xbox 360...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Game consoles

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Carmack foresees phones outdoing today's consoles
— 9:35 AM on July 8, 2011

id Software technical guru John Carmack has been rather chatty lately, giving long interviews and imparting his wisdom upon eager listeners. This time, he's

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles Personal tech

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HP confirms talks to license WebOS
— 9:33 AM on June 30, 2011

That certainly didn't take long. Barely a month after publicly entertaining the notion of licensing its webOS mobile operating system to other firms, HP...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Personal tech

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Google+ takes aim at Facebook, is invite-only for now
— 6:00 AM on June 29, 2011

By now, some of you have no doubt heard about Google's answer to Facebook: Google+. The service is currently in an invite-only beta stage—just like...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Software

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BAPCo slams AMD; Nvidia's departure confirmed
— 10:12 AM on June 22, 2011

Clearly, BAPCo isn't too happy with AMD's decision to pull out of the consortium and disparage the new SYSmark 2012 benchmark. The consortium

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Software

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AMD bails on BAPCo, perhaps with Via and Nvidia
— 12:12 PM on June 21, 2011

BAPCo, the non-profit consortium responsible for the SYSmark benchmark, appears to have lost a number of rather important members recently. SemiAccurate broke the...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Firefox 5.0 slips out ahead of official release
— 6:00 AM on June 20, 2011

I guess all that talk about Firefox moving to a quicker release schedule wasn't just talk. Over the weekend, a number of folks noticed that...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Release roundup: Input devices, a case, and a system utility
— 2:21 PM on June 16, 2011

This week's roundup has an assortment of goodies, including a couple of input devices, one case, and a new version of the AIDA64 system utility....

Type: News story Tags: Cases Input devices Software

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Report: Wii U graphics based on Radeon HD 4870
— 9:35 AM on June 15, 2011

Slowly but surely, more details are emerging about Nintendo's upcoming Wii U console. We knew the system had an AMD graphics chip, and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Game consoles

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Etc.
— 10:35 AM on June 10, 2011

Seems like we've had a quiet end to the week here, with Computex, E3, and WWDC all winding down. Last night, we set out...

Type: News story Tags: Software The Tech Report

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Wii U gameplay reel included Xbox 360, PS3 footage
— 1:06 PM on June 8, 2011

After watching Nintendo's official Wii U gameplay footage yesterday, I surmised that the console's graphical horsepower was probably no better than that of the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Strange new Wii U console has AMD graphics
— 5:25 PM on June 7, 2011

You know how, sometimes, you'll dream about something completely absurd—maybe building a go-kart with your ex-landlord—that seems to make perfect sense until the moment you...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

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PhysX 3.0 adds support for multi-core CPUs
— 11:02 AM on June 7, 2011

As E3 shows us the fruits of game developers' latest labors, Nvidia has served up a little something especially for those developers: a new version...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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IE7, Firefox 3.5 to be dumped by Google Apps this summer
— 6:01 AM on June 3, 2011

Google must have found it pretty liberating to give IE6 the "it's not you, it's me" talk last year, because three other browsers are...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Virtu goes Universal, tackles vsync
— 4:31 AM on June 2, 2011

Computex — We sat down with the folks at Lucid yesterday to discuss the company's plans for its Virtu GPU virtualization software. The big...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Microsoft demos Windows 8's new interface
— 12:33 AM on June 2, 2011

Late yesterday, Microsoft lifted the veil off Windows 8, previewing a new user interface designed to bridge the gap between conventional PCs and touch-enabled...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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HP CEO: We'd license WebOS to other firms
— 4:09 PM on June 1, 2011

Right now, WebOS is the exclusive realm of former Palm and current HP devices. However, the mobile operating system might see something of a career...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Personal tech

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