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Google Now's underpinnings explored
— 11:38 AM on November 1, 2012

The Jelly Bean version of Google's Android OS is coveted primarily for the Project Butter responsiveness enhancements that smooth out UI navigation. The more...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Internet Operating systems

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OCZ trims product lines, workforce
— 9:42 AM on November 1, 2012

These are tough times for OCZ. In September, the company's founder and CEO stepped down, allegedly over accusations of mismanagement. Less than one month...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Poll: What will be the fate of Windows RT?
— 12:04 PM on October 31, 2012

Windows RT is a curious beast. It features the tablet-friendly Modern UI Style and is compatible with the ARM-based processors found in most modern...

Poll Question: • What will happen to WinRT?

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Acer delays Windows RT tablet
— 10:57 AM on October 31, 2012

There are a couple of Windows RT devices out there right now, and more are on the way. Acer won't be throwing its hat...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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ARM intros 64-bit Cortex-A50, to be used by AMD
— 9:46 AM on October 31, 2012

Yesterday, we reported that AMD's ARM-compatible processors will include pre-fab 64-bit ARM cores, not compatible cores designed by AMD itself. Now, we have some...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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Ballmer touts early Windows 8 adoption
— 5:10 PM on October 30, 2012

The pundits may be harping on the allegedly lukewarm response to Windows 8, but Microsoft doesn't sound unhappy. As PC World reports, Microsoft CEO Steve...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Street prices higher than expected for Intel 335 Series SSD
— 11:06 AM on October 30, 2012

Intel's new 335 Series 240GB SSD has a suggested retail price of $184, which works out to just 77 cents per gigabyte. When...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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AMD's ARM core will be licensed, not AMD's own creation
— 10:31 AM on October 30, 2012

Yesterday's announcement from AMD about its plans to build ARM-compatible Opteron processors is very big news, but it shouldn't come as a shock, since...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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AMD to build ARM-compatible 64-bit processors
— 4:37 PM on October 29, 2012

Well, this changes some things. AMD has just announced its intention to build 64-bit CPUs compatible with the ARM instruction set, starting with a multi-core...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Google unveils new Nexus devices
— 1:10 PM on October 29, 2012

Although Hurricane Sandy caused Google to cancel the media event it had planned for today, the company has updated its blog with official details on...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Personal tech

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Intel's 335 Series SSD reviewed
— 10:30 AM on October 29, 2012

The next generation of NAND has arrived. Intel's new 335 Series sports 20-nm flash, and we've run it through our test suite to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Windows 8: The convertible OS
— 10:55 AM on October 26, 2012

After spending a week with Microsoft's touch-friendly OS, one thing is clear: Windows 8 is perfect for convertible tablets.

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Updated: AMD claims between six and 10 Hondo design wins
— 10:54 AM on October 26, 2012

When AMD unveiled its tablet-optimized Z-60 APU earlier this month, it didn't get specific about design wins but did claim the chip would show...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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AMD to clarify ''ambidextrous'' strategy on Monday
— 6:00 AM on October 25, 2012

You can fault AMD for a lot of things lately, but being boring and predictable definitely isn't one of them. Mere days after announcing...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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ASRock supports Smart Response caching on X79
— 12:09 PM on October 24, 2012

When Intel introduced its ultra-high-end LGA2011 desktop platform last November, the associated X79 chipset was a bit of a disappointment. We were expecting loads...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets Storage

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Low-profile Noctua cooler courts Mini-ITX users
— 11:00 AM on October 24, 2012

Mini-ITX systems have become more attractive over the years for a number of reasons. The selection of boards and cases has improved dramatically,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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AMD's FX-8350 processor reviewed
— 11:00 PM on October 22, 2012

The next revision of AMD's top-of-the-line desktop CPU has arrived. Can it carve out a place for itself in a very difficult competitive environment?...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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TSMC's 16-nm FinFET process coming next year
— 11:17 AM on October 22, 2012

TSMC is partnered with some of the biggest names in the computing business, including AMD, Apple, Nvidia, and Qualcomm. Those firms come up with...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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