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GeForce Experience optimizes in-game graphics settings
— 11:51 AM on December 14, 2012

PC games typically present users with myriad of graphical detail options that affect not only the visuals, but also the frame rate. Getting the best...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Google: No plans for more Windows 8 apps—for now
— 6:00 AM on December 14, 2012

When Windows 8 came out in October, Google ran ads promoting its Search...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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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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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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MicroATX MSI board boasts passively cooled Celeron
— 10:56 AM on December 12, 2012

Passive cooling is the holy grail for folks looking to build quiet PCs. It's particularly important for home-theater rigs, and MSI has a new motherboard...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Cooling

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IE lets websites track cursor movements
— 9:41 AM on December 12, 2012

Microsoft has been campaigning to improve Internet Explorer's public image—and it's got a long road ahead if security oversights like this one keep popping...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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New Atom chips headed to servers
— 6:00 AM on December 12, 2012

Intel's Atom processor lineup made a name for itself in netbooks. Since then,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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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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Report: Haswell desktop TDPs to reach 84W
— 11:38 AM on December 11, 2012

Mobile versions of Intel's upcoming Haswell microprocessor are expected to have TDPs as low as 10W, a substantial reduction from the 17W thermal envelope of...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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AMD lowers wafer orders, will pay $320 million charge
— 9:47 AM on December 7, 2012

We already know AMD suffered from both a slow CPU market and a decrease in market share last quarter. It's no wonder, then, that...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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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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Intel will offer socketed CPUs for the 'foreseeable future'
— 12:38 PM on December 6, 2012

Remember last week's rumor about Intel ditching socketed desktop CPUs in favor of BGA chips soldered onto motherboards? AMD responded a couple...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Specs leak for 13W, 10W Ivy Bridge CPUs
— 9:36 AM on December 6, 2012

Remember that rumor about Intel rolling out some lower-wattage Ivy Bridge CPUs ahead of the Haswell launch? Well, the folks at VR-Zone Chinese

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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AMD: We're not abandoning socketed CPUs
— 5:20 PM on December 4, 2012

If you were reading the news last month, you might have noticed those slightly worrying rumors about Intel ditching socketed CPUs in 2014. Intel...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Piledriver trickles down to Opteron 4300 and 3300 CPUs
— 11:37 AM on December 4, 2012

AMD has released a fresh batch of Opteron processors with Piledriver inside. These chips are based on the same "Abu Dhabi" microarchitecture as the Opteron...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Steam's Big Picture mode out of beta
— 1:55 PM on December 3, 2012

It's official: Steam's Big Picture mode is finally ready for prime time. The couch-friendly user interface for Valve's game and content distribution service was revealed...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Rumor: Lower-wattage Ivy Bridge chips coming
— 9:48 AM on December 3, 2012

Less than a year old, and Ivy Bridge may already be going on a diet. Oh my. According to someone with knowledge of Intel's plans...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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