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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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Super-heating flash memory reportedly extends endurance
— 12:43 PM on December 3, 2012

The inconvenient but unavoidable truth about flash memory is the fact that individual cells degrade every time they're written or erased. These cells will burn...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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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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Friday night topic: Slimy software companies
— 5:47 PM on November 30, 2012

I'll admit it. I actually bought a piece of software from Corel today. I decided to upgrade to Paint Shop Pro X5 from...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Deal of the week: a 120GB SSD for $85, cheap games, and more
— 5:29 PM on November 30, 2012

Yes, there are still deals to go around—even as some retailers (and some unfortunate shoppers) are recovering from the stampedes of Black Friday and Cyber...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Gaming

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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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New OCZ CEO: ''We've got the train back on the track''
— 9:52 AM on November 30, 2012

OCZ has been going through a rough patch lately. Founder and CEO Ryan Petersen left the company in September, and one month later, OCZ...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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iTunes 11 is out for Windows, sucks way less
— 6:00 AM on November 30, 2012

I generally don't mind using most Apple software. Heck, I quite like some of it. There is one glaring exception, though: iTunes for Windows. I...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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New IE ad pokes fun at the haters
— 9:31 AM on November 29, 2012

Let's face it: Internet Explorer has an image problem. For years, Microsoft's browser was synonymous with sub-par security, poor standards support, and sluggish performance. IE...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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AMD to sell, lease back Austin campus
— 4:25 PM on November 28, 2012

Officially, AMD is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. However, the bulk of the company's activities go down at its Austin, Texas and Markham, Ontario campuses. That...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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AMD reportedly readying Radeon-branded SSDs
— 11:11 AM on November 28, 2012

AMD surprised everyone last year by getting into the memory business. Radeon-branded DRAM modules have been available online for a while now, and...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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OCZ's Vector SSD reviewed
— 11:00 AM on November 27, 2012

At last, OCZ has an SSD controller all its own. The Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller debuts in the Vector SSD, and we've run...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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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

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Rumor: Intel to stop offering socketed desktop CPUs
— 6:00 AM on November 26, 2012

No better way to start the post-Thanksgiving week than with a strange, eyebrow-raising,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Details leak on next-gen Atom tablet SoC
— 11:23 AM on November 20, 2012

Although tablets with Clover Trail Atom CPUs have yet to hit the market, we're already getting hints about Clover Trail's next-generation replacement. A collection...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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WD introduces Black 4TB desktop drive
— 7:00 AM on November 20, 2012

Western Digital hasn't bumped up the capacity of its high-end Black mechanical hard drive since the 2TB model debuted over three years ago. ...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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