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Release roundup: Gaming headphones and workstation goodies
— 5:37 PM on August 30, 2012

We've got a mix of workstation hardware and enthusiast gear in this week's release roundup. Announcements from Cooler Master, Kingston, and Sapphire have all made...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Storage

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A few weeks with Samsung's Galaxy S III smartphone
— 10:20 AM on August 30, 2012

Samsung's Galaxy S III is the hottest Android handset on the market right now. We spent a few weeks with one to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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HP unveils hybrid 11.6'' Windows 8 tablet
— 9:18 AM on August 30, 2012

We learned a couple of months back that HP has no plans for ARM-powered Windows RT tablets—at least not yet. The firm still intends...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Wireless device recharging is coming to laptops, says Intel
— 12:12 PM on August 29, 2012

Modern notebooks are loaded with wireless technologies. The 802.11 alphabet soup covers Wi-Fi networking, while various flavors of Bluetooth provide peripheral connectivity. NFC chips are...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Samsung widget offers pseudo Start menu in Windows 8
— 12:47 PM on August 28, 2012

We don't always like it when system vendors layer their own user interface elements on top of the operating system. The supposed enhancements are often...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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FAA forms group to examine in-flight electronics usage
— 12:10 PM on August 28, 2012

Earlier this year, we learned that the Federal Aviation Administration was taking a fresh look at whether passengers should be able to use electronics...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Best Buy lists $300 Lenovo tablet with Tegra 3 SoC
— 12:17 PM on August 27, 2012

According to research firm ABI, tablet sales are expected to exceed 100 million units this year. The market is growing rapidly, and falling prices...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Jury finds Samsung violated Apple patents
— 6:55 PM on August 24, 2012

The jury in Apple's patent infringement case against Samsung has found that Samsung violated a great many of the patents Apple sought to enforce, and...

Poll Question: • Your reaction to the Apple-Samsung verdict?

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Personal tech

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Deal of the week: Discounted Radeons, SSDs, and a mechanical keyboard
— 12:38 PM on August 24, 2012

Earlier this week, AMD trimmed mid-range Radeon prices, providing plenty of fooder for this week's deals post. For the most part, the discounts...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Input devices

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Archos intros 10-inch tablet hybrid
— 1:06 PM on August 22, 2012

Keyboards and screen covers seem to be the most popular tablet accessories these days, but they're typically sold separately. Archos' new 101 XS tablet includes...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Samsung to invest $4 billion in Austin fab
— 6:00 AM on August 22, 2012

AMD founder Jerry Sanders is famous for saying that "only real men have...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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Win8 to include personal license for DIY system builders
— 9:50 AM on August 21, 2012

Microsoft has added a new user license for Windows 8. Dubbed the Personal Use License for System Builders, this license is designed for folks who...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Right to resell downloaded music challenged in US court
— 2:46 PM on August 20, 2012

An EU court has already ruled that downloaded games and software can...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming Internet

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Hands-on with Synaptics' next-generation mobile input devices
— 8:00 AM on August 20, 2012

Synaptics' next-gen mobile input devices include a pressure-sensitive touchpad, a lower-latency touchscreen, and an ultra-thin keyboard with secret switch technology. We go hands-on to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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WinRT tablets will start at $300-400, Lenovo suggests
— 9:55 AM on August 17, 2012

It's doubtful Microsoft's Surface for Windows RT tablet will launch at $199, as the rumor mill has suggested. However, Lenovo now suggests Windows RT...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Creative revamps Sound Blaster audio lineup
— 11:29 AM on August 16, 2012

Creative is rolling out a new family of sound cards at the Gamescom convention this week. The Sound Blaster Z-Series appears to use the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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New MPEG standard purportedly twice as efficient as H.264
— 10:04 AM on August 16, 2012

Over the past few years, H.264 video compression has permeated just about every corner of the tech world—YouTube, Blu-ray, cable and satellite HDTV, cell phones,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Mad Catz keyboard has modular layout, integrated touchscreen
— 11:29 AM on August 15, 2012

There's a new high-end gaming keyboard in town, and it's different to say the least. At the Gamescom expo in Cologne, Germany, Mad Catz...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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