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Deal of the week: Games bargains and more
— 4:58 PM on December 21, 2012

It's probably already too late to shop online for physical Christmas gifts, but digital downloads are still fair game. And as it happens, Amazon has...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Gaming Operating systems

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THQ files for bankruptcy
— 11:06 AM on December 20, 2012

Game publisher THQ has filed for bankruptcy. Worry not, though. The firm has already found an investor interested in buying most of its...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems

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Steam for Linux beta now open for all
— 6:00 AM on December 20, 2012

Valve has confirmed that it's working on console-like PCs for the living room. The systems will run Steam on top of Linux, and...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems Linux-Unix

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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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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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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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Win8 adoption low among web surfers, Steam gamers
— 1:04 PM on December 4, 2012

Microsoft says it's sold 40 million licenses for Windows 8. However, the new OS made up only 1.3% of web traffic in November according...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems

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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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A tale of tablet flashing
— 11:14 PM on November 29, 2012

About a year and a half ago, I picked up Asus' original Eee Pad Transformer tablet. This precursor to the growing crop of Win8 convertibles...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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DigiTimes says Surface RT orders cut in half
— 12:32 PM on November 29, 2012

With only one month passing since Windows 8's launch, it's really too early to weigh in on whether the OS has been a success. ...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Windows 8 upgrade sales beating Win7
— 12:40 PM on November 28, 2012

Despite reports that Windows 8's adoption is falling short of expectations, Microsoft says it's sold 40 million licenses for the new OS. There's...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Microsoft to support Surface RT for the long haul
— 11:18 AM on November 26, 2012

There have been many questions about the future of Windows RT, the version of Win8 tailored for ARM-based devices. We now have a better...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Report: Win8 sales below Microsoft targets
— 6:00 AM on November 19, 2012

At the BUILD conference last month, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer boasted about...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Was Sinofsky's departure a power play by Ballmer?
— 6:00 AM on November 14, 2012

I think we were all surprised to see Windows chief Steven Sinofsky step down on Monday. At the time, some speculated that Sinofsky was...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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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

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Intel joins the data-parallel computing fraternity with Xeon Phi
— 3:00 PM on November 12, 2012

The supercomputing-related announcements are coming fast and thick today, and we have one truly novel entry in the bunch, as Intel formally unveils its first...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Servers

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DirectX 11.1 won't come to Windows 7
— 12:03 PM on November 12, 2012

When Microsoft released DirectX 11 as part of Windows 7, it back-ported the API to the previous version of the OS. That may not...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Operating systems

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Nvidia intros Tesla K20 series as Titan snags Top500 lead
— 9:11 AM on November 12, 2012

Nvidia's big Kepler chip is finally an official product. We first got a peek at the GK110's architecture way back in May, but products...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Servers

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