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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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New Acer Chromebook costs $299, has longer battery life
— 6:00 AM on December 13, 2012

Last month, Acer released a Chromebook with a shockingly low price tag—$199—and surprisingly decent specs—a 17W Sandy Bridge CPU, 2GB of RAM, and 320GB...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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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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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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Lenovo unveils carbon-fiber ultrabook with 14'' touch screen
— 9:57 AM on December 11, 2012

Well hello there, gorgeous. This is the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch, which Lenovo introduced earlier this morning: This...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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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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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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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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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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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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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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A review of Samsung's $249 Chromebook
— 8:58 PM on December 6, 2012

The new Samsung Chromebook is an interesting animal: it costs $249, has an ARM Cortex-A15-based processor, and runs Chrome OS, which is unlike any operating...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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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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