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HP confirms: looking to ditch PC division, nix WebOS devices
— 2:53 PM on August 18, 2011

Well, that story went from rumor to confirmed in record time. Not long after Bloomberg reported it, HP has officially confirmed that...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Bloomberg: HP set to spin off PC division
— 1:50 PM on August 18, 2011

Bloomberg is reporting that HP intends to spin off its PC division. This, according to "people with direct knowledge of the matter," comes...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Gigabyte X79 board lends credence to cut-down chipset rumors
— 11:14 AM on August 11, 2011

Despite everyone at Computex talking about Intel's upcoming Sandy Bridge E processors arriving in the August/September timeframe alongside X79 motherboards, the rumor mill has

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Chromium OS tablet UI demoed on video
— 6:00 AM on August 9, 2011

With Android invading an ever-growing number of tablets and phones, and netbooks falling out of favor with trendy first-worlders, I've always assumed that Google would...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Browser IQ survey branded a hoax
— 10:17 AM on August 3, 2011

You know that survey about IE users having lower IQs? Well, funny thing... the folks over at the BBC did a little sleuthing, and...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Survey alleges IE users have lower IQs
— 5:19 PM on July 29, 2011

Is there a correlation between choice of web browsers and intelligence? Yes, says AptiQuant, a self-described "Psychometric Consulting company" based here in Vancouver. The firm...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Mozilla outlines plans for browser-based OS
— 6:00 AM on July 26, 2011

You know what they say—imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Fresh from espousing a new, quicker release cycle modeled after Chrome, Mozilla is now...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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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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IDC: Apple now third-biggest U.S. PC vendor after HP, Dell
— 1:12 PM on July 14, 2011

Apple isn't doing too badly for itself these days—sales of iPads are booming, the iPhone is as popular as ever, and Mac sales continue to...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mac

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Report: 7-series Intel chipsets may arrive in March
— 9:53 AM on July 13, 2011

DigiTimes' sources buried deep in the motherboard industry are talking again. This time, it's about Intel's upcoming 7-series chipsets for Ivy Bridge processors....

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets

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Bigfoot Killer Wireless-N cards land in Alienware laptops
— 11:59 AM on July 11, 2011

We don't hear Bigfoot's name all that often these days, but the company is still out there scoring juicy design wins with PC vendors. This...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

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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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PCI-SIG to concoct an alternative to Thunderbolt
— 9:32 AM on June 23, 2011

As if the fight for supremacy between Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 weren't bad enough, it now looks like a third contestant might enter the ring....

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets

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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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