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Lower-power Ivy chips coming to 'select' systems
— 6:00 AM on January 4, 2013

Remember those rumors about lower-wattage Ivy Bridge processors possibly showing up before the Haswell launch? Well, they're not rumors anymore. We now have confirmation—or...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Rumor: AMD to drop Vision branding
— 10:10 AM on December 28, 2012

AMD's branding initiatives don't have a terribly good track record. Remember Better By Design? Or the AMD Live! push? Yeah, probably not. Even...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems

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AMD loses another top chip exec to Samsung
— 10:00 AM on December 27, 2012

Another high-placed AMD chip executive has jumped ship. According to a report by AllThingsD, 25-year AMD veteran Michael Goddard has quietly left his post...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Rumor: 95W AMD FX-8300 due later this week
— 10:09 AM on December 26, 2012

AMD's FX-8350 processor is a relatively solid performer for the price, but it has two notable downsides: sub-par gaming performance and high power consumption....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Acer Clover Trail tablet benchmarked
— 12:28 PM on December 21, 2012

Windows 8 tablets based on Intel's Clover Trail Atom processors are finally here, and Anand Lal Shimpi over at AnandTech has benchmarked one of...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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Asus downplays Intel's rumored switch to BGA CPUs
— 9:59 AM on December 21, 2012

Are we all doomed if Intel transitions away from socketed processor packages on the desktop, as rumored? Not quite, according to Asus VP and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Any recs for good Windows backup software?
— 10:08 AM on December 19, 2012

So... I have, until my recent upgrade to Windows 8, been using Acronis TrueImage 2012 for my system backups. Then Acronis decided that you'd...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Leaked slide unmasks next-gen Tegra SoC
— 11:22 AM on December 18, 2012

About a year has passed since Nvidia revealed its Tegra 3 SoC to the world. Rumor has it the firm will lift the curtain...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

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Samsung acquires SSD caching software
— 1:42 PM on December 17, 2012

Samsung is one of a select group of SSD vendors that makes not only its own controller silicon, but also its own NAND. Now,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Software

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Analyst: Intel should open up fabs to Apple
— 9:53 AM on December 17, 2012

The idea of Intel manufacturing Apple's proprietary A-series chips isn't new—the rumor mill broached the subject a year a and half ago. According to...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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GeForce Experience optimizes in-game graphics settings
— 11:51 AM on December 14, 2012

PC games typically present users with myriad of graphical detail options that affect not only the visuals, but also the frame rate. Getting the best...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Google: No plans for more Windows 8 apps—for now
— 6:00 AM on December 14, 2012

When Windows 8 came out in October, Google ran ads promoting its Search...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Researchers demo vector-based video codec
— 1:13 PM on December 13, 2012

Modern video codecs rely on pixels to represent moving pictures. That method works well enough, but there are some inherent problems. Lower-resolution videos can't be...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software

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Report: Via SoC to anchor $99-149 Asus tablet
— 11:46 AM on December 13, 2012

Back in the day, Asus made motherboards based on Via chipsets. The PC market looks quite different now, and it seems the partnership is changing...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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iOS finally gets official Google Maps app
— 9:58 AM on December 13, 2012

In case you missed it last night, Google's Maps app for iOS was released last night to a collective sigh of relief from iPhone...

Type: News story Tags: Software Personal tech

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MicroATX MSI board boasts passively cooled Celeron
— 10:56 AM on December 12, 2012

Passive cooling is the holy grail for folks looking to build quiet PCs. It's particularly important for home-theater rigs, and MSI has a new motherboard...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Cooling

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IE lets websites track cursor movements
— 9:41 AM on December 12, 2012

Microsoft has been campaigning to improve Internet Explorer's public image—and it's got a long road ahead if security oversights like this one keep popping...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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New Atom chips headed to servers
— 6:00 AM on December 12, 2012

Intel's Atom processor lineup made a name for itself in netbooks. Since then,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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