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Friday night topic: Where do you see PC enthusiasts in 5 years?
— 6:00 PM on October 5, 2012

Had an interesting conversation with some fellow editors of PC hardware sites recently that revolved around the question: will we still be doing this in...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Intel intros Atom platform for NAS devices
— 11:20 AM on October 5, 2012

Network-attached storage devices seem to be getting more and more popular these days, not only in the home, but also in small businesses that may...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Networking

Mozilla releases preview of Firefox for Windows 8
— 5:42 PM on October 4, 2012

The Windows 8 version of Firefox sure has come a long way since that early demo we saw in April. Now, Mozilla has...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

AMD teams with Oracle on Java acceleration, Qualcomm on HSA
— 1:30 PM on October 3, 2012

AMD has teamed up with Oracle to work on Project Sumatra, a bid by the OpenJDK community to explore how Java can be accelerated by...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Software

New Chrome release allows mouse-controlled FPSes
— 9:43 AM on September 26, 2012

Chrome 22 came out yesterday. Along with minor cosmetic changes and bug fixes, the latest Google browser update adds something that ought to please PC...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

Final DDR4 specification published
— 11:06 AM on September 25, 2012

Memory makers have been showing off DDR4 memory modules for months. The final specification covering the replacement for DDR3 was only finalized...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

Serious Windows 8 RTM Flash flaw finally patched
— 6:00 AM on September 24, 2012

Testing Windows 8 RTM? Great news! You won't have to live with an...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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

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

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

Google Apps to drop IE8 support in October
— 9:46 AM on September 17, 2012

Two and a half years ago, Google stopped supporting Internet Explorer 6, and web developers everywhere breathed a sigh of relief. They, too, were...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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

It's official: Office RT will lack some features
— 6:00 AM on September 14, 2012

Well, those rumors that were going around last month were spot on....

Type: News story Tags: Software

Samsung roadmap outlines DDR4 plans through 2014
— 10:38 AM on September 13, 2012

Micron showed off a fully functional DDR4 module back in May. Others are working on the next-gen system memory, including Samsung, which showed...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

Office 2013 upgrade offer could start on October 19
— 5:39 PM on September 12, 2012

These are momentous times for Microsoft. Over the next several months, we're going to see the company refresh not just Windows, but also its Office...

Type: News story Tags: Software

Memory prices were still on the decline last month
— 9:44 AM on September 12, 2012

Well, I guess you don't need to worry about finding cheap RAM for your next upgrade. According to DRAMeXchange findings quoted by DigiTimes, contract...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

New Steam beta lets you install games to other drives
— 5:34 PM on September 11, 2012

Steam's great—I'd go so far as to say it's one of the best things about PC gaming. It's not so great for gamers with solid-state...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

iPhone 5 expected to boost U.S. GDP growth
— 9:45 AM on September 11, 2012

Just how big is the iPhone? Bigger than you might think. Big enough that, according to a J.P. Morgan Chase research note quoted by...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Personal tech