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Deal of the week: Game pre-orders, PSUs, and notebook RAM
— 5:22 PM on January 6, 2012

Let's start this week's post with a few game pre-order deals. We're all excited about some of the releases coming this year, and Amazon...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Memory Gaming

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Chrome 17 to check downloads for malware, preload pages
— 6:00 AM on January 6, 2012

In light of Google's frantic browser release cycle, fresh versions of Chrome aren't always terribly noteworthy. According to the latest update on the Google...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Release roundup: Cases, cooling, and solid-state caching
— 5:18 PM on January 5, 2012

We're kind of in limbo this week as far as new hardware releases are concerned. The holidays are just behind us, and the Consumer Electronics...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling Storage

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Catalyst 12.1a driver lays groundwork for Rage update
— 2:03 PM on January 5, 2012

There's a new Catalyst graphics driver out, but judging by the release notes, it's probably not much use to folks who aren't planning to...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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$330 Acer tablet offers 10-inch screen, multiple USB ports
— 12:04 PM on January 5, 2012

While new iPads continue to cost $500 and up, the market for cheaper alternatives is exploding. Unfortunately, most of the budget options are tied...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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New ThinkPads include dual-CPU hybrid
— 11:18 AM on January 5, 2012

The Consumer Electronics Show doesn't begin until next week, but Lenovo has already announced a number of systems set to make their debut. ...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Could Google market its own 7-inch tablet?
— 9:50 AM on January 5, 2012

Although it's expected to become the second-most-popular tablet after the iPad, the Kindle Fire isn't exactly a poster child for Android tablets—Amazon has gutted...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Steam hits five million concurrent players
— 6:00 AM on January 5, 2012

Rumors of the PC's demise as a gaming platform have, once again, been greatly exaggerated. According to PC Gamer, Valve's Steam service hit a...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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IE6's demise celebrated... by Microsoft
— 5:34 PM on January 4, 2012

Of all people, Microsoft is cheering Internet Explorer 6's long-awaited decline into irrelevance. In a post on the Windows Blog yesterday, the company revealed...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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AMD sued over allegedly defective chipsets
— 3:00 PM on January 4, 2012

Looks like AMD has yet another problem to contend with: a lawsuit from the world's biggest contract manufacturer of notebooks. Bloomberg reports that Quanta Computer...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Mobile computing

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2012 to bring a bounty of new PC games
— 12:10 PM on January 4, 2012

2011 was a great year for games. Heck, I'm still nowhere near catching up on all the new releases from the last couple of months....

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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$900 Samsung ultrabook goes up for sale
— 9:44 AM on January 4, 2012

Samsung's premium Series 9 laptop might have all the makings of an ultrabook, with a slim chassis, solid-state storage, and a low-power CPU, but...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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PlayBook tablet slashed to $299
— 12:25 PM on January 3, 2012

If the BlackBerry PlayBook drops to $299, will anyone buy one? We'll find out soon enough, because RIM has slashed the price of...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Video teases slim HP Spectre laptop
— 6:00 AM on January 3, 2012

Is HP on the verge of unveiling a new ultrabook? Maybe so. By way of an unnamed HP employee, gadget blog The Verge has...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Deal of the week: Cheap games, bargain-priced SSDs and RAM
— 5:05 PM on December 30, 2011

The Christmas shopping rush is behind us now, but the holiday deals are not. There are some particularly nice bargains to be had among downloadable...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Memory Gaming

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Facebook releases Messenger app for Windows
— 6:00 AM on December 30, 2011

If you're running Windows 7 and trust Mark Zuckerberg to keep your social life cataloged, unwelcome messages from relatives and distant acquaintances can now be...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Taiwanese rumor mill predicts 1/26 debut for iPad 3
— 4:47 PM on December 29, 2011

Will Apple's third-generation iPad come sooner than expected? DigiTimes has a double whammy of stories that suggest it could. In fact, according to the Taiwanese...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Intel starts shipping 32-nm Cedar Trail Atom CPUs
— 4:07 PM on December 28, 2011

Intel has started shipping Cedar Trail versions of its Atom processor. This third generation of the Atom purportedly offers double the graphics performance of Pine...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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