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Release roundup: Mini PCs, slim SSD, and fast memory
— 6:06 PM on February 7, 2013

You know the drill. We get tipped off about a decent number of product launches every week, and they don't all make it into our...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Systems Memory

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Rumor: Microsoft mulls native Office for Linux
— 12:57 PM on February 7, 2013

Linux seems to be getting first-class treatment lately. As Valve continues to push its Steam service on the platform, Microsoft may be mulling a native...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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HP trash talks Dell over buyback
— 5:01 PM on February 5, 2013

So, you've probably heard about Dell going private in a buyback deal worth $24 billion. Well, Dell's chief nemesis in the PC market, HP,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Dell goes private in $24 billion deal
— 10:16 AM on February 5, 2013

It's official. Dell has announced that it's going private. The

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Wine shown running Windows app on Android
— 6:00 AM on February 4, 2013

Ever fancied running Windows software on an Android device? If Wine creator Alexandre Julliard has his way, that might soon be possible. During a talk...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Linux-Unix Personal tech

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Rumor: Dell to go private—with Microsoft's help
— 6:00 AM on February 1, 2013

I don't know if you've kept up with the Wall Street chatter lately,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Firefox to enforce 'click to play' for non-Flash plug-ins
— 5:09 PM on January 30, 2013

Day-to-day web browsing in Firefox is about to get a little different. According to a blog post by Michael Coates, Mozilla's Director of Security...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Fanless, Brazos-powered Foxconn box hits Newegg
— 6:00 AM on January 30, 2013

We like small-form-factor systems, especially when they're available as barebones rigs that let users add their own storage, memory, and OS. Most of these...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Intel tackles NUC heat issues with fan speed tweak, SSD fix
— 5:04 PM on January 29, 2013

This update is a bit overdue, but we've only recently had a chance to play with a final, production version of the Intel "Next...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Catalyst 13.2 beta with frame latency improvements now available
— 3:18 PM on January 29, 2013

The Catalyst 13.2 beta graphics drivers that we previewed a couple of weeks ago are now available via AMD's website. As we've...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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XBMC 12 adds PVR, HD audio support
— 10:39 AM on January 29, 2013

After three release candidates, XBMC 12 is finally ready for prime time. The latest version of the media center software is available for...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Office 2013 is officially out
— 10:26 AM on January 29, 2013

It's been over three months since Office 2013 reached release-to-manufacturing status. Now, the new productivity suite is officially available to purchase. Microsoft is...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Build your own cloud with BitTorrent Sync
— 10:38 AM on January 25, 2013

Cloud-based storage services like Dropbox and Mega just got some fresh competition from an unexpected source. The folks at BitTorrent have announced Sync, a...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Win8 sales 'solid,' help Microsoft post record revenue
— 6:00 AM on January 25, 2013

There's been a lot of doom and gloom about Windows 8's popularity lately, but judging by Microsoft's latest quarterly results, at least some of the...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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GeForce Experience now in open beta
— 12:15 PM on January 24, 2013

Last month, we told you about Nvidia's GeForce Experience, a new software package designed to configure in-game graphics settings automatically based on your system's...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Apple posts record results, still misses Street forecasts
— 5:22 PM on January 23, 2013

Once again, Apple has posted substantial quarterly growth—and once again, it's disappointed Wall Street analysts. This time, Apple says its revenue, profits, and iPad unit...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Mac Personal tech

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New Xi3 PC is paperback-sized, costs $399
— 6:00 AM on January 15, 2013

Xi3 raised eyebrows last week when its Modular Computer chassis was named as a host for a potential Steam box development system. Now, the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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HP regains top spot as PC shipments slump
— 9:57 AM on January 14, 2013

PC shipment estimates for the past quarter are in, and they're not all that encouraging. According to the folks at Gartner, shipments slipped from...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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