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Google makes Maps API cheaper for developers
— 10:39 AM on June 25, 2012

Apple is set to drop Google Maps from its iDevices. Perhaps in response, the search giant has made its Maps API cheaper and easier...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Personal tech

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Deal of the week: Ever-cheaper SSDs and other bargains
— 5:13 PM on June 22, 2012

You probably got the memo by now: SSD prices are going down, down, down, and the deals are getting hotter. We have evidence in the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Gaming

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Leaked slides tease Haswell-EP details
— 11:21 AM on June 22, 2012

Although server-grade CPUs based on Intel's Ivy Bridge silicon have yet to arrive, rumors are already swirling about what's in the cards for Intel's next,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets Servers Workstations

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Release roundup: Cooler Master, Eurocom, Sharkoon, and Super Talent
— 4:31 PM on June 21, 2012

In the wake of Computex, big launches are usually followed by smaller ones—and, in some cases, availability of products we saw at the show. This...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Input devices Mobile computing Workstations

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Next-gen 3DMark trailer shows snazzy DX11 effects
— 9:55 AM on June 21, 2012

While Epic polishes up Unreal Engine 4, and Square Enix works on... whatever next-gen project it's working on, Futuremark is hard at work...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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SK Hynix to acquire SSD controller maker LAMD
— 10:57 AM on June 20, 2012

The storage market is no stranger to acquisitions. In the last year or so, Seagate bought Samsung's HDD business, Western Digital picked up Hitachi's...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Firefox premieres new UI look in nightly build
— 9:38 AM on June 20, 2012

When it comes to modern browser design, it seems, all roads lead to Chrome. Mozilla developer Jared Wein has posted an early build of...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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GeForce 304.48 beta drivers boost performance
— 11:49 AM on June 18, 2012

Folks with GeForce graphics cards get a treat today. Nvidia has posted a fresh batch of beta drivers, version 304.48, which usher in some performance...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Purportedly leaked Xbox 720 specs give us a headache
— 11:15 AM on June 18, 2012

The folks at PC Mag claim to have a leaked 56-page document that lays out in some detail Microsoft's plans for its next-gen game...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Game consoles

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Hybrid SSD design combines NAND, memristor-based ReRAM
— 11:14 AM on June 18, 2012

Hybrid storage solutions are nothing new, but they typically combine solid-state and mechanical storage. A team of Japanese researchers has now developed a hybrid...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Knight's Corner is now Xeon Phi
— 10:19 AM on June 18, 2012

The Intel project code-named Larrabee was intended to produce a discrete graphics processor to compete with chips from Nvidia and AMD. When that...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Servers

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AMD shows upcoming dual-GPU card
— 3:58 PM on June 14, 2012

AFDS — In his end-of-AFDS keynote today, AMD's Mark Papermaster showed an impressive-looking professional graphics card with a triple-fan cooler. Papermaster referred to the card...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Deal of the week: Refurb tablets and hard drives
— 11:35 AM on June 14, 2012

With big announcements from Computex, E3, AFDS, and WWDC in the rear-view mirror, things are a little slow on the news front today. Time for...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing Personal tech

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Western Digital gets into the networking business
— 7:00 AM on June 14, 2012

When Western Digital told me it was entering an entirely new product category, I didn't know what to expect. SSDs wouldn't be different enough, and...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Networking

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Desktop Trinity APU models revealed
— 1:46 PM on June 13, 2012

With little fanfare, AMD has released some details on its first desktop-bound Trinity APUs. These chips will be based on the same quad-core design as...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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AMD FirePro family gets a dose of Graphics Core Next
— 12:10 PM on June 13, 2012

AMD's Graphics Core Next GPU architecture has finally come to its FirePro line of professional graphics products. The new FirePro W600 isn't the fire-breathing monster...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

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AMD, ARM team up to push Heterogeneous Systems Architecture
— 2:27 PM on June 12, 2012

AFDS — A few months ago, we gave you the low-down on AMD's Heterogeneous Systems Architecture, or HSA for short: a development target platform...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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256-bit AES encryption broken in SandForce SSD controllers
— 8:33 PM on June 11, 2012

When SandForce announced the SF-2000 SSD controller family, it touted the controller's ability to encrypt data with a 256-bit AES algorithm. The previous generation...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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