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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

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: 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

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

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

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

Jury finds Samsung violated Apple patents
— 6:55 PM on August 24, 2012

The jury in Apple's patent infringement case against Samsung has found that Samsung violated a great many of the patents Apple sought to enforce, and...

Poll Question: • Your reaction to the Apple-Samsung verdict?

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Personal tech

Win8 to include personal license for DIY system builders
— 9:50 AM on August 21, 2012

Microsoft has added a new user license for Windows 8. Dubbed the Personal Use License for System Builders, this license is designed for folks who...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

Right to resell downloaded music challenged in US court
— 2:46 PM on August 20, 2012

An EU court has already ruled that downloaded games and software can...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming Internet

Creative revamps Sound Blaster audio lineup
— 11:29 AM on August 16, 2012

Creative is rolling out a new family of sound cards at the Gamescom convention this week. The Sound Blaster Z-Series appears to use the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

New MPEG standard purportedly twice as efficient as H.264
— 10:04 AM on August 16, 2012

Over the past few years, H.264 video compression has permeated just about every corner of the tech world—YouTube, Blu-ray, cable and satellite HDTV, cell phones,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

Rumor: Microsoft may hasten Windows release cycle
— 6:00 AM on August 14, 2012

We all remember the long dry spell between the releases of Windows XP and Vista—and Steve Ballmer's subsequent promise that it would never happen...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

XBMC signs on to support $99 Ouya console
— 10:56 AM on August 7, 2012

Despite its critics, the Ouya game console is proving to be one of Kickstarter's most popular projects. The funding drive began in mid-July,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Game consoles Software