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Microsoft confirms October 26 Surface launch
— 6:00 AM on July 31, 2012

Mark your calendars, folks. I suppose this should come as no surprise, but...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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A look at hardware video transcoding on the PC
— 3:50 PM on July 30, 2012

The market is rife with hardware video transcoders and software that can take advantage of them. However, making sense of that jungle of disparate offerings...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Multimedia

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Rumor: Trinity-based Athlon II X4 chips on the way
— 9:52 AM on July 27, 2012

It's been just a month and a half since AMD announced desktop variants of its Trinity APU, and already, we're hearing about several new...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Intel, Nvidia top Steam Hardware Survey
— 11:15 AM on July 26, 2012

The latest Steam Hardware & Software Survey is out, and it paints an interesting picture of the PC landscape—or, at least the part that...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming Software

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Apple's share of tablet market increases, Android holds steady
— 12:13 PM on July 25, 2012

Although Apple's latest quarterly fiscal results failed to meet Wall Street expectations, the company is still in a dominant position. Nowhere is that...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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TSMC, ARM team up on 64-bit chips with non-planar transistors
— 5:13 PM on July 24, 2012

Unlike Intel, vendors of ARM-based SoCs can't yet reap the benefits of 64-bit addressing and "3D" transistors. But soon, they will. Oh, yes. TSMC and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Personal tech

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USB Power Delivery spec offers up to 100W
— 11:51 AM on July 24, 2012

A little less than a year ago, we learned that the USB Implementers Forum, the governing body behind the interface standard, was working to...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Mobile computing

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AMD loses two high-profile executives
— 9:45 AM on July 24, 2012

Well, this can't be good. Yesterday evening, the Wall Street Journal broke the news that AMD's VP of Strategic Development, Bob Feldstein, has defected...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Game consoles

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Marvell, Wilocity partner up to push WiGig solutions
— 6:00 AM on July 24, 2012

As the first 5G Wi-Fi devices begin to break cover, the folks...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

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Google runs out of 16GB Nexus tablets
— 12:12 PM on July 23, 2012

Google appears to have misjudged the demand for its new Nexus 7 tablet. The 16GB version is no longer being sold through the company's...

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Report: Thunderbolt bandwidth to double in 2014
— 10:54 AM on July 23, 2012

Intel's Thunderbolt interface is pretty slick. It combines DisplayPort and PCI Express over a single cable with a staggering 40Gbps of aggregate bandwidth. ...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Faster Core i7 Extreme may be on the way
— 10:01 AM on July 23, 2012

Intel isn't exactly under a lot of competitive pressure at the $999 price point. AMD hasn't offered a thousand-dollar desktop processor in many years, and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Deal of the week: Games, games, games—and some hardware, too
— 5:16 PM on July 20, 2012

The Steam Summer Sale has been running all week, slowly impoverishing PC gamers everywhere. There are still some great deals to be found among today's...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Mobile computing Gaming

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Asus, HTC commit to Android 4.1 updates
— 11:50 AM on July 20, 2012

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is out, but the number of devices running Google's latest OS is relatively small. Only a handful of the company's...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Personal tech

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AMD revenues, profits down, but still in the black
— 6:00 AM on July 20, 2012

Well, AMD has some good news and some bad news in its freshly released quarterly results announcement. The good news: AMD didn't lose any...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Apple hires Trinity platform architect John Bruno
— 9:49 AM on July 19, 2012

One of the brains behind AMD's Trinity APU has a new job—and no,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mac

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Pictures of early iPad prototype turn up
— 6:00 AM on July 19, 2012

Little-known fact: the iPad came out after the iPhone, but Apple actually started work on the tablet first. Steve Jobs said so a couple...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac Personal tech

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Intel's Otellini: Touch ultrabooks, x86 tablets coming
— 9:43 AM on July 18, 2012

Following Intel's quarterly results announcement yesterday, Intel CEO Paul Otellini got on a conference call to speak to journalists, analysts, and investors. The call centered...

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