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It's 106 miles to Chicago, it's dark, and we've got an app
— 11:15 AM on March 6, 2012

On this, iPad 3 Eve (and apparently Apple TV 3 Eve, as well), I thought it might be nice to step back from X-raying all...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

Intel unveils the Xeon E5-2600 series
— 11:00 AM on March 6, 2012

Although the Sandy Bridge CPU microarchitecture has been available in laptops and desktops for over a year,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers Workstations

BSD distro creator finds erratum in AMD processors
— 6:00 AM on March 6, 2012

Looks like AMD might have another CPU erratum on its hands. DragonFly BSD creator Matthew Dillon wrote about the problem (and outlined his debugging efforts)...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Leaked slide dates Ivy Bridge launches
— 12:00 PM on March 5, 2012

As Ivy Bridge draws near, the rumor mill is slowly honing in on the official release date—or dates. We've seen multiple claims that the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Valve said to be developing Steam Box hardware spec
— 11:01 AM on March 5, 2012

Whatever happened to that Steam "big picture" mode we heard about a year ago? The guys at The Verge think they have an...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

GloFo buys out AMD's stake, becomes fully independent
— 10:01 AM on March 5, 2012

The company that was created when AMD spun off its manufacturing arm, GlobalFoundries, will soon become a fully independent chip foundry. The firm's parent...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

AMD's Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
— 11:01 PM on March 4, 2012

At long last, AMD has filled the gaping hole in its next-generation Radeon lineup. A new pair of graphics cards bas come to slot...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

Deal of the week: Storage bonanza
— 1:27 PM on March 2, 2012

Despite the relatively high price of mechanical drives, the storage space is still teeming with sweet deals. Most of the discounts are hitting solid-state drives,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

— 10:36 AM on March 2, 2012

Wow. Long week here in Damage Labs, and I'm pretty shattered as a result. We were working late last night, recording the podcast,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs The Tech Report

Win8 Catalysts arrive... without 7000-series support
— 6:00 AM on March 2, 2012

Tinkering with the Windows 8 Consumer Preview on a Radeon-powered PC? Good news: there's a new Catalyst driver out designed specially for you. You can...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

SeaMicro fabric could be the glue for future AMD chips
— 5:10 PM on February 29, 2012

The reasons for AMD's decision to purchase SeaMicro are coming into focus quickly. AMD's John Fruehe has written a blog post explaining what...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

AMD announces plans to acquire SeaMicro
— 4:02 PM on February 29, 2012

Apparently, AMD's new executive team had some specifics in mind when they were talking about making some unconventional moves in the server market a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Microsoft seeding Windows 8 developers with Tegra 3 PCs
— 11:48 AM on February 29, 2012

Nvidia is serious about getting its ARM-based processors inside Windows 8 systems. The company is working with Microsoft to supply developers and device makers...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems Operating systems

Behold the mewling mountain kitty
— 10:43 AM on February 29, 2012

So I managed to spend some time with a preview release of OS X 10.8 (don't you dare call it Mac OS X anymore, you...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

Toshiba becomes third player in WD's acquisition of Hitachi storage
— 7:00 AM on February 29, 2012

As part of its bid to acquire Hitachi's hard drive business, Western Digital has agreed to transfer an "asset package" to rival HDD maker...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

A-Data serves up extra capacity for SandForce SSDs
— 4:06 PM on February 28, 2012


Type: News story Tags: Storage

AMD adds a pair of new FX-series chips
— 2:14 PM on February 27, 2012

Bad news: AMD's flagship FX-8150 processor still costs $245, and it's still relatively overpriced compared to the competition. Good news: the remainder of the FX-series...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Intel details smartphone-bound Medfield Atoms
— 12:58 PM on February 27, 2012

With the Mobile World Congress in full swing across the Atlantic, Intel has announced a series of Atom processors targeted at smartphones. The...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Personal tech