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Intel NUC nicked by NIC heat quirk
— 4:29 PM on November 21, 2012

In our recent review of Intel's "Next Unit of Computing" barebones box, we explained a snafu we encountered with large network file transfers causing...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

Alleged Autonomy accounting hijinks to cost HP billions
— 4:36 PM on November 20, 2012

Looks like HP is still suffering the after-effects of Leo Apotheker's brief stewardship. Earlier today, the company said it's going to write off a...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous

Office 2013 trial is up for grabs
— 9:39 AM on November 16, 2012

While Office 2013 was released to manufacturing just over a month ago, the productivity suite isn't actually due out until the first quarter of...

Type: News story Tags: Software

Windows 7 update brings some DX11.1 features
— 10:55 AM on November 15, 2012

Last week, a Microsoft developer stated that DirectX 11.1 would remain a Windows 8-only feature. That remark was true—but, as it turns out, only...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

Steven Sinofsky steps down as Windows chief
— 9:30 PM on November 12, 2012

Windows is under new management. In a surprise executive shakeup earlier today, Microsoft announced...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

New Zotac Zbox packs fastest Brazos 2.0 APU
— 10:43 AM on November 8, 2012

Zotac's Zbox nettops have stuck to the same designs for several years now, but Zotac hasn't been shy about updating their guts with the latest...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

— 8:58 AM on November 5, 2012

Morning, folks. Hope you had a good weekend. I am typing to you this morning from my recently upgraded main PC. On Friday, I did something...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

Release roundup: Touch-screen monitors, liquid cooling, and tiny PCs
— 5:49 PM on November 1, 2012

Considering the sheer number of releases that made it into our regular coverage this past week, there isn't much left for the roundup. All we...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Systems Displays

Chrome Remote Desktop gains audio, comes out of beta
— 9:38 AM on October 30, 2012

Just over a year ago, Google introduced, in beta form, an interesting Chrome extension dubbed Chrome Remote Desktop. The extension provided cross-platform Remote Desktop-like...

Type: News story Tags: Software

Anthropologist sees religious revival in Apple product launches
— 11:53 AM on October 25, 2012

PC enthusiasts have long pointed to the religious fanaticism that seems to permeate Apple's faithful horde. Now, that sentiment has been backed up by an...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

Nvidia bolsters mobile GPU lineup with MX models
— 10:59 AM on October 25, 2012

Remember the GeForce4 MX? The low-end GPU was pretty forgettable, to be honest, but Nvidia is bringing back the MX moniker for handful of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Mobile computing

Asus intros collapsible Windows 8 all-in-one
— 6:00 AM on October 24, 2012

Hot on the heels of Apple's latest iMac, Asus has unleashed a new all-in-one of its own. The ET2300 may not be quite as...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

Xbox 360 250GB to cost $99 with a contract
— 9:46 AM on October 23, 2012

Back in May, Microsoft started offering the cheapest member of the Xbox 360 lineup, the 4GB model, for $99 instead of the usual $199. The...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

Office 2013 hits release-to-manufacturing status
— 6:00 AM on October 12, 2012

As we've pointed out before, Microsoft isn't just refreshing its PC and phone...

Type: News story Tags: Software

IHS predicts rare slump in PC shipments for 2012
— 6:00 AM on October 11, 2012

Things aren't looking too good for the PC market this year. According to the latest report from market research firm IHS, fewer PCs will...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

AMD releases Radeon-branded RAMDisk software
— 11:11 AM on October 10, 2012

System RAM is pretty inexpensive these days. Dual-channel kits routinely serve up 8GB for as little as $40, making it easy for just about anyone...

Type: News story Tags: Memory Software

The Atlantic digs into Google Maps' Ground Truth
— 12:50 PM on October 8, 2012

Google Maps has gotten a lot of praise lately, in part because the Apple Maps app that replaced it in iOS 6 has been somewhat...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

Firefox to nag users about plug-in updates
— 6:00 AM on October 8, 2012

Not keeping your browser plug-ins up to date can be dangerous. Security holes...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software