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Windows 8 frightens me, and here's why
— 9:43 PM on May 17, 2012

Some people just hate change. It can't be helped. Those people cling to old versions of their favorite software as long as they can. When...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Asus' Transformer Pad 300 tablet
— 3:58 PM on May 3, 2012

Asus has revamped its entry level Transformer tablet, squeezing Nvidia's Tegra 3 processor into a slimmer, sexier body. The trademark keyboard dock remains, as does...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Western Digital's VelociRaptor 1TB hard drive
— 7:00 AM on April 16, 2012

Is there any hope for high-performance mechanical drives? We test WD's latest 10k-RPM VelociRaptor 1TB against a diverse array of competitors to find out.

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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When super-sized smartphones become pocketable tablets
— 11:16 PM on April 12, 2012

I thought I lost my smartphone the other week. Somewhere between walking my dog in the morning and heading out for lunch, my trusty Palm...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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The death of the Apple tax
— 11:05 PM on March 29, 2012

The old adage says there are only two certainties in this world: death and taxes. Steve Jobs proved that not even the Reality Distortion...

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems Mobile computing Personal tech

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Apple TV UI great if you're not using Apple TV
— 10:03 AM on March 29, 2012

A couple of weeks ago, I purchased a new Apple TV. Which is not an actual TV. But you probably knew that. It is, however,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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OCZ's RevoDrive 3 X2 240GB solid-state drive
— 4:48 PM on March 26, 2012

Using virtualization voodoo, the RevoDrive 3 X2 combines four SandForce-based SSDs on a single PCIe card purportedly capable of transfer rates up to 1500MB/s. ...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Life with Samsung's Galaxy Note
— 10:55 PM on March 18, 2012

Join us as we go hands-on with Samsung's Galaxy Note, a whopper of a smartphone with a 5.3" display and an included stylus.

Type: Feature article Tags: Personal tech

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Return to the the tech island in the stream
— 4:40 PM on March 16, 2012

Today is, by international decree of some mildly corrupt UN commission, iPad Day. Not iPad 3 day, mind you, as Apple has decided to stop...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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I bought a Kindle Touch, and it's pretty great
— 10:30 AM on March 16, 2012

Almost a year ago today, I waved goodbye to the world of print books and got myself an Amazon Kindle 3. You might recall I...

Type: Blog post Tags: Personal tech

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Asus' Transformer tablets share an Ice Cream Sandwich
— 1:14 AM on March 14, 2012

Asus has been quick to roll out Ice Cream Sandwich updates for its Eee Pad Transformers. We take a closer look at the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Personal tech

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It's 106 miles to Chicago, it's dark, and we've got an app
— 11:15 AM on March 6, 2012

On this, iPad 3 Eve (and apparently Apple TV 3 Eve, as well), I thought it might be nice to step back from X-raying all...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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Windows 8-Ball Consumer Preview
— 11:31 AM on March 2, 2012

There aren't many experiences in life more disconcerting than waking up and not knowing where you are or how you got there. I was...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems

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Behold the mewling mountain kitty
— 10:43 AM on February 29, 2012

So I managed to spend some time with a preview release of OS X 10.8 (don't you dare call it Mac OS X anymore, you...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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TR's March 2012 system guide
— 4:16 PM on February 22, 2012

Not much new hardware has come out since we published our last guide in December, but this edition is still choc-full of small, incremental...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Workstations

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Welcome back, Sam
— 11:06 AM on February 17, 2012

For maybe my first hour in Serious Sam 3: BFE, I worried I'd made a big mistake. The game only cost me $20 thanks to...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Of Macs and medicine
— 11:47 AM on February 16, 2012

For nearly a dozen years now, I've carried around an incredibly advanced technological wonder of a device, first in a belt-clip holster (so you know...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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Why '1984' will always be the only '1984'
— 8:37 PM on February 6, 2012

It's been the same for almost three decades now. The Super Bowl rolls into view and the world goes all atwitter with talk about which...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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