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Researchers demo vector-based video codec
— 1:13 PM on December 13, 2012

Modern video codecs rely on pixels to represent moving pictures. That method works well enough, but there are some inherent problems. Lower-resolution videos can't be...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software

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Downloaded documentary tells Napster's story
— 10:49 AM on December 10, 2012

Napster forever changed not only the music industry, but also the Internet. The seminal music sharing service was a revelation when it was released in...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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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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TR's 2012 Christmas gift guide
— 4:30 PM on December 7, 2012

We've compiled our lists and checked them twice. Read on for TR's Christmas gift guide.

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Displays Input devices Mobile computing

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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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Some new iMacs are 'Assembled in USA'
— 6:00 AM on December 3, 2012

Well, this is interesting. In its teardown of the freshly released 2012 Apple iMac, iFixit found an unexpected detail: the words "Assembled in USA"...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

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Release roundup: White paint, rugged storage, and precision mice
— 5:00 PM on November 30, 2012

Things were a little slow last week because of the holiday, but they definitely picked up this week. We covered plenty of releases in our...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Power Storage Input devices

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Wireless keyboard's numpad supports Win8 touch gestures
— 11:05 AM on November 14, 2012

Windows 8's gesture support will be lost on most desktop users, especially if their systems lack touchscreens. However, Japanese firm Elecon has developed a...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Microchip develops low-power motion controller
— 11:42 AM on November 13, 2012

We've heard plenty about motion controllers for game consoles and the PC, but what about mobile devices? Arizona-based semiconductor firm Microchip Technology has...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing

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Cooler Master shrinks mechanical keyboard, keeps numpad
— 12:02 PM on November 7, 2012

Mechanical keyboards typically come in two flavors: full-sized designs and "tenkeyless" ones that ditch the numpad. Cooler Master makes both varieties, and now it's...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Bloomberg: Apple eyes homebrewed chips for Macs
— 5:49 PM on November 5, 2012

Over the past several years, Apple has spent a sizable chunk of change to bring iDevice chip development in-house. We've long heard rumblings that...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mac

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Reports: Apple fires iOS, retail chiefs
— 6:00 AM on October 30, 2012

Wow. Lots of big news this week already: the new Google hardware, the Windows Phone 8 launch, AMD partnering up with ARM, and now...

Type: News story Tags: Mac Personal tech

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Apple earnings grow, still disappoint Wall Street
— 9:47 AM on October 26, 2012

Reading the news headlines out there, you'd think Apple's latest quarterly results were dismal. "Apple Inc delivered a second straight quarter of disappointing results...

Type: News story Tags: Mac Personal tech

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Release roundup: Efficient PSUs, liquid cooling, and mouse pads
— 6:00 AM on October 26, 2012

This week in the roundup, we bring tidings from the folks at Corsair and Rosewill: Corsair announces updated Hydro Series H60...

Type: News story Tags: Power Cooling Input devices

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Apple refreshes everything but kitchen sink, adds iPad mini
— 2:30 PM on October 23, 2012

Everyone was expecting Apple to introduce the iPad mini at today's event—and maybe a 13" version of the Retina MacBook Pro, too. Apple delivered on...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac Personal tech

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Rumor: Mini iPad, 13'' Retina MacBook to launch on October 23
— 9:32 AM on October 15, 2012

Apple will unleash bite-sized versions of two of its products next week, if we're to believe the folks at 9to5Mac. Quoting "a consistently reliable source...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac Personal tech

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Release roundup: Big cases, big drives, and ambidextrous mice
— 4:31 PM on October 12, 2012

In our look at this week's miscellaneous product launches, we have fresh fodder from Cooler Master, Lian Li, and Western Digital:

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Input devices

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Former Samsung, AMD chip exec defects to Apple
— 5:41 PM on October 11, 2012

Apple has poached another high-profile chip executive. This time, the new hire is making headlines because he's defecting straight from Apple's courtroom foe and smartphone...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mac Personal tech

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