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Microsoft: Windows 8 was thought up before the iPad came out
— 9:43 AM on December 14, 2012

One could easily assume Microsoft designed Windows 8 in response to the iPad. After all, tablets were seen as an iffy proposition before the iPad...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows Personal tech

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Report: Via SoC to anchor $99-149 Asus tablet
— 11:46 AM on December 13, 2012

Back in the day, Asus made motherboards based on Via chipsets. The PC market looks quite different now, and it seems the partnership is changing...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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iOS finally gets official Google Maps app
— 9:58 AM on December 13, 2012

In case you missed it last night, Google's Maps app for iOS was released last night to a collective sigh of relief from iPhone...

Type: News story Tags: Software Personal tech

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GeForce versus Radeon captured on high-speed video
— 3:52 PM on December 12, 2012

Wondering what frame latencies mean to smooth animation? We have a couple of high-speed video examples for your viewing pleasure.

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming

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New Last Light trailer comes with free copy of Metro: 2033
— 11:42 AM on December 12, 2012

As part of a promotional push for Metro: Last Light, THQ is giving away copies of the game's predecessor. All you have to do is...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Does the Radeon HD 7950 stumble in Windows 8?
— 9:03 PM on December 11, 2012

Last week, we published a rematch between the Radeon HD 7950 and the GeForce GTX 660 Ti in which the Radeon took an unexpected beating....

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming Operating systems

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Intel details 22-nm process tuned for SoCs
— 1:00 PM on December 11, 2012

Intel has been cranking out desktop and mobile processors based on 22-nm tri-gate transistors for some time now. The company's Atom SoCs continue to be...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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Fresh BioShock Infinite trailer shows new gameplay
— 6:00 AM on December 11, 2012

If BioShock Infinite were coming out this month, it would be on my Christmas wish list for sure. It isn't, though. The game isn't actually...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Futuremark shows new 3DMark eye candy, delays release
— 4:54 PM on December 10, 2012

On the heels of last week's dazzling Fire Strike trailer, Futuremark has released a few screenshots of another test from the next version...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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WebOS headed for Kickstarter-fueled smartphone return
— 11:59 AM on December 10, 2012

The mobile OS market is currently split four ways. Android and iOS are found on the lion's share of devices. Blackberry has been reduced almost...

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

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Apple's U.S. manufacturing may be more automated
— 9:42 AM on December 10, 2012

Last week, we learned that Apple plans to sink $100 million into U.S. manufacturing. Some of the company's new iMacs are already being...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac Personal tech

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Valve: Linux, Big Picture to power 'turnkey' living room PCs
— 6:00 AM on December 10, 2012

What do Steam's new Big Picture mode and the Steam for...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Linux-Unix

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Deal of the week: Cases, SSDs, Chromebooks, and more
— 5:44 PM on December 7, 2012

As one of the remedies to its precarious financial situation, OCZ plans to stop ruining itself by offering uber-cheap SSDs. Some of the company's cheapest...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Mobile computing Gaming

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7-inch Archos tablet has Jelly Bean, dual analog sticks
— 12:16 PM on December 7, 2012

Smartphones and tablets have quickly become preferred platforms for mobile gaming. There's just one problem: touchscreen controls aren't the best fit for arcade-style games that...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming Personal tech

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We're giving away an Asus Radeon HD 7970 with three games, including Far Cry 3
— 10:58 AM on December 7, 2012

The final stage of our rolling Radeon giveaway is upon us, and it involves the juiciest prize yet. This time, we're giving away an Asus...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming The Tech Report

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IHS: Qualcomm the number-three semiconductor supplier in 2012
— 1:55 PM on December 6, 2012

IHS iSuppli has put together a preliminary list of the top 20 semiconductor suppliers for 2012. Intel is still at the top, despite the fact...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

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Apple to invest in U.S. manufacturing; Foxconn, too
— 6:00 AM on December 6, 2012

Bringing manufacturing back to the U.S. was a hot topic during the presidential campaign earlier this year. Now, it seems, the world's highest-valued firm is...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

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Jelly Bean-equipped Toshiba 10-inch tablet to cost $350
— 12:53 PM on December 5, 2012

In the market for an inexpensive Android 4.1 Jelly Bean tablet? Good news: Toshiba is set to release a new Excite 10 SE tablet tomorrow....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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