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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

Transformer Pad Jelly Bean update out, captured at 240 FPS
— 3:11 PM on October 1, 2012

Owners of select Asus Transformer tablets are getting over-the-air updates to Android 4.1, better known as Jelly Bean. The Transformer Prime, Transformer...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

Rumor: Asus might snatch ASRock
— 6:00 AM on October 1, 2012

Further consolidation may be afoot in the motherboard market. According to SemiAccurate's Charlie...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Rumor: Intel CEO calls Win8 half-baked, says that's OK
— 5:08 PM on September 25, 2012

Well, I'm definitely getting flashbacks of the Windows Vista launch. According to a report by Bloomberg, Intel CEO Paul Otellini has expressed reservations about...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

Motherboard makers brace for sales slump
— 9:47 AM on September 25, 2012

In the PC hardware business, as in many others, sales tend to peak around the holiday season and slow in the cold winter months afterward....

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Asus gears up for desktop Trinity with four mobos
— 6:00 AM on September 25, 2012

The desktop variants of AMD's new Trinity APUs must be drawing near, because motherboard vendors are rolling out Socket FM2 motherboards in droves. Asus is...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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

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

Desktop Trinity boards pop up on Gigabyte's site
— 11:23 AM on September 19, 2012

AMD's desktop Trinity APUs have yet to break cover, but that hasn't stopped Gigabyte from detailing a couple of FM2 motherboards designed for the new...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Updated: While Clover Trail drops Linux, Hondo won't support Android
— 11:24 AM on September 17, 2012

AMD expects its Hondo APU to infiltrate the tablet market. We won't see the chip to pop up in devices running Google's Android OS...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Operating systems

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

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

Net Applications: Win7 usage share now exceeds XP's
— 5:38 PM on September 4, 2012

For the first time in many years, Windows XP may no longer be the most widely used version of Windows. At least, that's what the...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

Friday night topic: Pet edition!
— 5:44 PM on August 31, 2012

Yeah, that's right, we're shamelessly going to post a FNT asking you to link to pictures of your pets. Feel free to tell us...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Release roundup: Gaming headphones and workstation goodies
— 5:37 PM on August 30, 2012

We've got a mix of workstation hardware and enthusiast gear in this week's release roundup. Announcements from Cooler Master, Kingston, and Sapphire have all made...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Storage

Gigabyte Z77X-UD7 tempts overclockers with Ivy bridge at 7GHz
— 6:00 AM on August 29, 2012

Motherboard makers are increasingly targeting hard-core overclockers with their high-end offerings. Gigabyte's Z77X-UP7 is the latest example, and it's already earned what's claimed to be...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Samsung widget offers pseudo Start menu in Windows 8
— 12:47 PM on August 28, 2012

We don't always like it when system vendors layer their own user interface elements on top of the operating system. The supposed enhancements are often...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems