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Controller round-up seeks fastest USB 3.0 solution
— 10:44 AM on August 24, 2011

USB 3.0 was a long time coming, and it finally seems to be taking hold. Blue SuperSpeed ports can be found on a range...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets Storage

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Windows 8 to spruce up Explorer file management
— 6:00 AM on August 24, 2011

In Monday's preview of USB 3.0 support in Windows 8, Microsoft's Steven Sinofsky hinted that we'd soon get a glimpse of the upcoming operating...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft building native USB 3.0 support into Windows 8
— 6:00 AM on August 23, 2011

Getting those blue USB ports on your motherboard to work should be much simpler next year. According to the Building Windows 8 blog on MSDN,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Input devices Operating systems Windows

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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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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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Microsoft: Windows 8 won't require a hardware upgrade
— 6:00 AM on July 13, 2011

The arrival of Windows Vista caused quite a fuss a few years backā€”not just because the operating system lacked polish, but also because it required...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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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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Llano motherboards from Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI
— 11:54 PM on June 29, 2011

AMD's Llano APU arrives on the desktop with an FM1 socket that requires a new motherboard. We've assembled three candidates from Asus, Gigabyte,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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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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Could we see a Microsoft-branded tablet next year?
— 9:26 AM on June 8, 2011

In the wake of last week's Windows 8 demos, it's pretty clear Microsoft's new operating system will power a whole host of new tablet...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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Could Windows 8's new UI be a sign of things to come?
— 1:44 PM on June 3, 2011

If what Microsoft showed earlier this week is any indication, Windows 8 looks set to abandon age-old user interface paradigms and serve up a full-screen,...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows Mac

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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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X79, Llano motherboards break cover at Computex
— 9:38 AM on May 31, 2011

Computex — Intel's X58 chipset is in dire need of an upgrade, and we caught a glimpse of what that will look like while visiting...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Bulldozer mobos from Asus and MSI: Sabertooth 990FX & 990FXA-GD80
— 10:57 PM on May 30, 2011

Bulldozer-based Zambezi CPUs are coming, but motherboard makers can't be bothered to wait. We take a detailed look at a pair of Bulldozer...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Ballmer should resign, says hedge fund manager
— 9:48 AM on May 26, 2011

Should Steve Ballmer step down as Microsoft's CEO? While his tenure continues to see Microsoft rake in billions of dollars in profits every quarter,...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Ballmer lets slip Windows 8 release schedule, backtracks
— 10:51 AM on May 24, 2011

Something strange happened at the Microsoft Developer Forum in Tokyo, Japan yesterday. According to the official transcript on Microsoft's website, CEO Steve Ballmer said...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft: Intel's Windows-on-ARM talk 'factually inaccurate'
— 12:39 AM on May 19, 2011

Is anyone really surprised? As Business Insider reports, Microsoft has publicly addressed Intel's claims about the ARM version of Windows 8, and in short,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Operating systems Windows

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Intel says ARM Windows 8 won't run x86 apps
— 9:36 AM on May 18, 2011

If you were hoping for some sort of Rosetta-like emulation layer to enable Windows 8 to run x86 applications when installed on an ARM system,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Operating systems Windows

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