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Windows 8's antivirus will play nice with third-party tools
— 5:31 PM on June 4, 2012

For three years now, Microsoft has offered its own, free antivirus software—Security Essentials—as an alternative to third-party tools. The company is going one step further...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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A quick look at Thunderbolt on the PC
— 3:10 PM on June 4, 2012

Thunderbolt has finally arrived on the PC. Motherboards with Thunderbolt ports are selling online and Ivy Bridge notebooks are primed to feature the technology....

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Deal of the week: Storage and displays
— 5:42 PM on June 1, 2012

With hard drive prices the way they are, it's rare to find truly good deals on mechanical storage. Newegg has a couple of those right...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays

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Release roundup: Card readers and efficient PSUs
— 4:56 PM on June 1, 2012

We've only got a couple of items for this week's release roundup. Computex is drawing nigh, and most hardware makers seem to be holding off...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage

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13.5-inch OLED prototype has 3840x2160 pixels
— 11:54 AM on June 1, 2012

Good news on the display front. Sharp and Semiconductor Energy Laboratory have jointly developed a new oxide semiconductor that promises screens with higher resolutions,...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Welcome to the Benchmarking Sweatshop
— 5:56 PM on May 31, 2012

For years, I've been meaning to do a blog post about the Benchmarking Sweatshop. Thing is, every time there's an opening in my schedule, my...

Type: Blog post Tags: The Tech Report

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Poll: What will happen first?
— 12:39 PM on May 30, 2012

It's time to peer into our crystal balls and predict the future. There are a number of things in the tech industry that should—or at...

Poll Question: • What will happen first?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Operating systems

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John Carmack working with open-source VR headset
— 11:11 AM on May 30, 2012

During my misspent youth, we used to hang out at an Internet cafe that had a virtual reality headset. The headset was hooked up to...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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OCZ debuts Agility 4 solid-state drives
— 9:58 AM on May 30, 2012

In recent years, OCZ seems to have eased the frantic pace of its SSD releases. The company is still churning out new drives on a...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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5'' LG display has IPS tech and 1080p resolution
— 11:56 AM on May 29, 2012

Forget 720p smartphone displays. LG has developed a 5" screen that serves up 1920x1080 pixels. Do the math, and that's 440 pixels per...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing Personal tech

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Deal of the week: More storage bargains
— 4:22 PM on May 25, 2012

All the juicy discounts seem to be among mechanical and solid-state drives this week. We've singled out two of each for our latest deal 'o...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Toshiba hybrid drive coming to ultrabooks in September
— 10:40 AM on May 25, 2012

Hybrid storage solutions come in many flavors, but Seagate is the only one making something that fits inside a standard hard drive form factor.

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Rumor: Much of HP Enyo team to leave for Google
— 9:51 AM on May 25, 2012

Last December, after months of uncertainty, HP announced its plans for the ill-fated webOS: the mobile operating system would be surrendered to the open-source...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Personal tech

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Seagate to acquire controlling stake in LaCie
— 3:23 PM on May 23, 2012

Looks like Seagate might be on a little shopping spree. Just over a year after announcing its takeover of Samsung's mechanical storage business, Seagate...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Hard drive prices continue slow decline
— 11:05 AM on May 23, 2012

More than a month has passed since we last looked at hard drive prices, so it's time for an update. We've been tracking a...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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iSuppli: Hard-drive densities to hit 1800 Gb/in² in 2016
— 6:00 AM on May 23, 2012

While SSDs keep getting cheaper by the day, the price of mechanical storage seems to be declining at a much slower pace. Part of that...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Win8 taskbar, mouse tracking tweaked for multi-monitor configs
— 12:06 PM on May 22, 2012

Think Windows 8 is optimized solely for touchscreen displays? Think again. In its Building Windows 8 Blog, Microsoft has detailed numerous enhancements...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Operating systems

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Podcast delay update... but you already knew that
— 10:48 AM on May 22, 2012

In an egregiously belated fashion, I'm checking in with a quick update to say that we are delaying the podcast by one week and will...

Type: Blog post Tags: The Tech Report Podcast

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