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Asus downplays Intel's rumored switch to BGA CPUs
— 9:59 AM on December 21, 2012

Are we all doomed if Intel transitions away from socketed processor packages on the desktop, as rumored? Not quite, according to Asus VP and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

HTC may be planning 7-, 12-inch WinRT tablets
— 6:00 AM on December 21, 2012

Look like another phone maker has a Windows RT tablet up its sleeve. Earlier this week, we heard that Nokia has a 10" device...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

'Bunnie' Huang designing hacker-friendly laptop
— 12:46 PM on December 17, 2012

Andrew "Bunnie" Huang made a name for himself hacking Microsoft's original Xbox console. Now, he's designing a laptop infused with hacker-friendly features. ...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Mobile computing

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

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

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

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

Gigabyte HD Series mobos add digital video outputs
— 12:29 PM on November 30, 2012

Most modern motherboards come with display outputs for integrated graphics. Unfortunately, the selection of ports is pretty slim at the low end of the spectrum....

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Displays

Windows 8's pre-launch adoption beat Vista's
— 5:27 PM on November 26, 2012

We're still waiting for figures comparing Windows 8's post-launch uptake to that of previous releases. November numbers aren't out yet, and October data doesn't tell...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

Newegg chimes in on Windows 8 retail success
— 5:30 PM on November 19, 2012

There's been some debate out there about early Windows 8 sales numbers. On one side, we've heard Steve Ballmer publicly tout early adoption of...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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

Review: Intel's Next Unit of Computing
— 10:50 PM on November 18, 2012

Intel has crammed a pretty capable PC into a box that will fit into the palm of your hand and dubbed it the "Next Unit...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Motherboards Systems

Release roundup: FM2 mobos, gaming laptops, and heat pipes aplenty
— 5:02 PM on November 15, 2012

In spite of this morning's e-mail hijinks, we collected a handful of release announcements in our inbox this week. Biostar, MSI, Spire, and Zotac...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cooling Mobile computing

Report: Thunderbolt on 10% of new motherboards and notebooks
— 12:43 PM on November 15, 2012

According to DigiTimes' sources in the supply channel, Thunderbolt has infiltrated about 10% of new PC motherboards and notebooks. There's no indication of...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays Mobile computing

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

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

Deal of the week: Cheap cases, Win8, and an SSD at 54 cents/GB
— 5:10 PM on November 9, 2012

We're taking a little break from our usual slew of storage deals to bring you a couple of budget case bargains this week. Antec's famous...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Windows

64-bit ARM support for Windows is in the works
— 6:00 AM on November 2, 2012

This should come as no surprise, but it's noteworthy nonetheless. The folks at PC World have gotten confirmation that ARM is working with Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows