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Microsoft to name new CEO in 'early part of 2014'
— 5:02 PM on December 17, 2013

Almost four months have passed since Steve Ballmer announced his plan to resign as Microsoft's CEO. Ballmer isn't scheduled to step down until August...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows Personal tech

Next Windows release could be more desktop-friendly
— 5:05 PM on December 9, 2013

Rumors about the next major Windows release are starting to crop up. Earlier today, Paul Thurrott of the eponymous Supersite for Windows posted a...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

Bay Trail could power $99 Android tablets
— 9:18 AM on December 9, 2013

Intel is hungry for a larger slice of the Android tablet market. At least, that's the vibe I'm getting from a DigiTimes story posted...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

Unofficial AMD roadmap details desktop plans through 2015
— 11:41 AM on December 3, 2013

Last month, AMD released an updated desktop roadmap that laid out its plans for 2014. We learned that an FX refresh isn't in...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

Deal of the week: Black Friday edition
— 11:23 AM on November 29, 2013

Amazon has a massive collection of PC games on sale, including a stack of very recent titles: If you don't have Battlefield...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cases Storage Mobile computing Gaming

All signs point to Kaveri being an evolutionary upgrade
— 10:32 AM on November 29, 2013

We talked a little bit about AMD's upcoming Kaveri APU in our

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Leaked Kaveri slide makes performance claims, mentions dedicated SSD interface
— 11:11 AM on November 26, 2013

Fresh details have leaked out on AMD's next-gen Kaveri APU. An official-looking slide posted by Extreme Spec highlights several features of the upcoming...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

Microsoft's Larson-Green hints at Windows consolidation
— 9:18 AM on November 25, 2013

Julie Larson-Green, the newly minted head of Microsoft's Devices and Studios engineering group, had some interesting things to say about the future of Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

Intel reveals upcoming Atom SoCs, opens foundry business to competitors
— 10:07 AM on November 22, 2013

Intel made some interesting revelations at an investor event yesterday. Perhaps the most telling came from chairman Andy Bryant, who admitted to being "a...

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

Report: Broadwell-K chips to have four cores, Iris Pro graphics
— 5:33 PM on November 20, 2013

Last month, we heard that the first unlocked, desktop-bound versions of Intel's next-gen Broadwell processor were due out in late 2014. Not much else...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Next-gen Atom graphics described in leaked slides
— 6:00 AM on November 19, 2013

All these leaks about Intel's upcoming Cherry Trail Atom processor certainly have interesting timing. Last week, AMD revealed its next-gen Mullins APU for...

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

Intel opening pop-up stores in New York, Chicago, LA
— 9:17 AM on November 18, 2013

Intel isn't exactly known for its broad portfolio of consumer goods. Nevertheless, according to Intel's official Chip Shots blog, the chipmaker will open three...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

AMD's FX family won't get a Steamroller update next year
— 6:00 AM on November 15, 2013

If you were hoping the Kaveri APU's Steamroller CPU cores would make their way into AMD's FX processor lineup, I have some bad news. The...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Leaked slide teases next-gen Atom specs
— 11:42 AM on November 14, 2013

AMD expects its upcoming Mullins APU to be "very competitive" with Intel's Bay Trail tablet SoC. The AMD chips are due in the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

AMD reveals 2014 APU roadmap for tablets, convertibles
— 4:15 PM on November 13, 2013

We already know that AMD's next-gen Kaveri APU is coming to mobile systems. However, the chip will only fit into power envelopes ranging from...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

Report: GlobalFoundries to manufacture SoCs for Apple devices
— 9:04 AM on November 12, 2013

GlobalFoundries may be gearing up to produce chips for Apple. The Albany Times Union broke the story, which contends that GloFo will manufacture SoCs...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

AMD's Kaveri hitting desktops on January 14 with Mantle support
— 10:48 PM on November 11, 2013

AMD started off its APU13 developer conference strong on Monday. After a brief introduction, AMD's Senior VP and General Manager of Global Business Units, Lisa...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Hotfix for Windows 8.1 mouse accuracy issues now available
— 8:30 AM on November 11, 2013

As expected, Microsoft has released a fix for the mouse movement issues that have affected some users of Windows 8.1. The hotfix, available here,...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Software Operating systems Windows