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Microsoft's free photo stitching tool is very slick indeed
— 2:15 PM on September 24, 2008

A few weeks ago on a backpacking trip, I took a stack of pictures to stich together for a dramatic panoramic shot. Or rather,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Software

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Why Google Chrome is already a great browser
— 5:40 PM on September 2, 2008

So, you've seen the news. Google has released an early beta of its first web browser, Chrome, which mixes elements from Safari and Firefox into...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Software

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Why Internet Explorer 8 still sucks
— 11:22 AM on August 29, 2008

I already ranted extensively about Internet Explorer 8's shortcomings when the first beta release came out in March. At the risk of being labeled...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Software

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AMD's 790GX chipset
— 11:01 PM on August 5, 2008

AMD's new 790GX chipset takes an already potent 780G graphics core, turns up the clock speed, and adds sideport memory. It also brings a new...

Type: Feature article Tags: Chipsets

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Nvidia's nForce 750a SLI chipset
— 3:42 PM on July 21, 2008

A lack of high-end Phenom processors ultimately tanked the appeal of Nvidia's nForce 780a SLI chipset, but its little brother, the 750a, brings the same...

Type: Feature article Tags: Chipsets

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Nvidia's GeForce 8300 chipset
— 1:23 PM on July 1, 2008

AMD's 780G was the first to bring full Blu-ray decode acceleration to integrated graphics chipsets, and now Nvidia has an answer in the GeForce 8300....

Type: Feature article Tags: Chipsets

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AMD refines its approach to Stream Computing
— 10:11 PM on June 19, 2008

Just like Nvidia, AMD provides developers with tools to use its GPUs for non-graphics applications, but AMD doesn't make as much noise about it. Curious,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Software

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Intel's P45 Express chipset
— 12:00 PM on June 11, 2008

Intel is trying to extend its mid-range chipset dynasty with the P45 Express, and initial reports have been encouraging. But how does the chipset hold...

Type: Feature article Tags: Chipsets

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Gigabyte's P45 motherboard plug-fest
— 10:08 PM on May 14, 2008

Last week, Gigabyte invited a gaggle of journalists to Taipei for a sneak peek at its P45 motherboard lineup. We were there, and have a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Nvidia's nForce 780a SLI chipset
— 8:00 AM on May 6, 2008

The nForce 780a SLI is the first Nvidia chipset to take full advantage of Phenom processors, and it comes with a novel motherboard GPU that...

Type: Feature article Tags: Chipsets

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Nvidia's nForce 790i SLI Ultra chipset
— 8:00 AM on March 18, 2008

In a bid for premium Core 2 chipset supremacy, Nvidia has packed a low-latency DDR3 memory controller and native PCI Express 2.0 connectivity into its...

Type: Feature article Tags: Chipsets

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Intel's X48 Express chipset
— 12:56 PM on March 14, 2008

Intel's new X48 Express chipset brings with it official support for a 1600MHz front-side bus, making it prime for not only the upcoming QX9770, but...

Type: Feature article Tags: Chipsets

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IE8 and why the IE team still can't code its way out of a wet paper bag
— 9:41 AM on March 6, 2008

Look, I'm sorry. I'm sure Microsoft's Internet Explorer team is full of smart, passionate, and talented people. But their latest effort, the Internet Explorer 8...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Software

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AMD's 780G chipset
— 8:01 AM on March 4, 2008

With the graphics core from a Radeon HD 2400, full Blu-ray decode acceleration, PCIe 2.0, and a new SB700 south bridge, AMD's 780G integrated graphics...

Type: Feature article Tags: Chipsets

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What are your recs for core programs?
— 3:30 PM on March 2, 2008

After two and a half years with my current box, I'm finally building myself a new PC and upgrading to Vista x64. One...

Type: Blog post Tags: Software

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The Enthusiast System Architecture in action
— 12:11 AM on January 18, 2008

Nvidia announced its Enthusiast System Architecture back in November, promising to consolidate system and hardware monitoring under a single communication protocol. ESA-certified hardware is now...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Software

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An update on AMD 790FX motherboards
— 11:13 AM on December 27, 2007

Our first impressions of the 790FX chipset were decidedly mixed. Were those impressions correct? We took a fresh look at 790FX motherboards...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Nvidia's nForce 780i SLI chipset
— 8:00 AM on December 17, 2007

Nvidia's new nForce 780i SLI chipset melds PCI Express 2.0 to 680i technology on a new board design targeting Intel's 45nm Core 2 processors. ...

Type: Feature article Tags: Chipsets

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