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Friday night topic: The tyranny of 'features'
— 5:11 PM on September 21, 2012

I had an unexpectedly educational experience a while back when my coffee maker died and I set out to replace it. As I've noted, I'm...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deal of the week: SSDs at 55 cents a gigabyte
— 5:09 PM on September 21, 2012

If you haven't already blown all your money on a new iPhone 5 (then immediately regretted it because of the broken Maps app), then good...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Gaming

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iOS 6 Maps app disappoints; Google substitute on the way
— 9:47 AM on September 21, 2012

The iPhone 5 came out today. On it ships iOS 6, which also became available for older iDevices on Wednesday. iOS 6 offers some long-awaited...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Release roundup: Trinity mobos, Japanese coolers, and the Soprano
— 6:19 PM on September 20, 2012

This week in our gathering of miscellaneous product launches, we have fresh arrivals from Biostar, Scythe, and Thermaltake: Biostar launches Latest...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Cooling

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Second-gen PadFone raises prospect of smartphone-powered systems
— 2:33 PM on September 20, 2012

Asus' PadFone is a curious beast. It's basically a smartphone that can be plugged into a tablet when you're craving a larger screen....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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NAND prices may rise as Samsung starts making 128GB chips
— 10:54 AM on September 20, 2012

The popularity of flash memory has risen dramatically in recent years. First, there were MP3 players and thumb drives. Then along came smartphones...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Mobile computing

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GloFo preps 14-nm FinFET process for 2013
— 9:46 AM on September 20, 2012

Three-dimensional transistors are coming! Okay, so maybe they're already here. You can already find 'em inside every Ivy Bridge processor on the market today. Independent foundries...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Personal tech

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Miracast certification begins, with Intel on board
— 3:42 PM on September 19, 2012

There hasn't been a ton of buzz out there about Miracast, the Wi-Fi Alliance's new wireless display standard. That's too bad, because the standard...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Blogger reveals pricing for Acer Win8 tablets
— 9:49 AM on September 19, 2012

Fresh news out of New Zealand today. Blogger Paul Spain says Microsoft New Zealand has been displaying Windows 8-powered Acer tablets at "events in recent...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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AMD's Client Division chief is also leaving
— 5:04 PM on September 18, 2012

The executive exodus continues at AMD. On the heels of yesterday's news about AMD CFO Thomas Seifert throwing in the towel, the Wall Street...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Murderbox makes a $1200 PC enclosure
— 11:24 AM on September 18, 2012

If you thought Thermaltake's Level 10 enclosure was pricey, then wait til you get a load of the Murderbox MKII. This new entry...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Latest Motorola Razr phone has Intel inside
— 10:04 AM on September 18, 2012

It's easy to forget that Intel is dying to carve itself a slice of the smartphone market—but it is. Over the past several years, the...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Founder and CEO Ryan Petersen is out at OCZ
— 4:43 PM on September 17, 2012

OCZ founder and CEO Ryan Petersen has resigned from the company. In the official press release, Petersen is thanked for his contributions to the DRAM...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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AMD's Chief Financial Officer calls it quits
— 4:37 PM on September 17, 2012

Yet another top executive is leaving AMD. This latest departure has mildly tragicomic undertones, because the man calling it quits is none other than Thomas...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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iPhone 5's custom ARM core could offer over 2X performance
— 1:58 PM on September 17, 2012

After being out of town at IDF last week, I spent part of Saturday morning trying to get a fix on what I thought of...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Ballmer hints at $300-700 Surface pricing
— 6:00 AM on September 17, 2012

Remember that rumor about the Surface maybe, possibly launching at $199 later this year? Yeah; not gonna happen. In an interview with the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Friday night topic: Near misses
— 5:30 PM on September 14, 2012

This past Tuesday afternoon, I met with AMD in its hotel suite near IDF for a series of briefings about various parts of its business....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deal of the week: Nvidia's GTX 660 and storage bargains
— 5:26 PM on September 14, 2012

After the performance Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 660 put on earlier this week, we couldn't leave it out of our deal post. I mean,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage

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