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Dual Core/GT2 Ivy Bridge Die Measured: ~121mm^2

@ 2012/06/01 read/post comments(0)
I mentioned Intel's desired secrecy around die sizes and transistor counts for the majority of the Ivy Bridge lineup in our 3470 review from this morning. While I can't count individual transistors in the Core i7-3517U that was in ASUS'… Go To Full Article

Amazon to start collecting sales tax in New Jersey beginning July of next year

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Taxes. Taxes. Taxes. That's what you folks living within the Garden State will have to pay on Amazon purchases starting July 2013. The recent news -- which is likely to cause some of you to throw a minor temper tantrum… Go To Full Article

Skype CEO Tony Bates confirms 250m monthly users, talks Microsoft partnership

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Skype CEO Tony Bates just took the stage here on the final day of D10, and he got right into the news delivery mindset: as of now, there are 250 million monthly connected users. Said Bates, "When we closed [the… Go To Full Article

New Nanostructure Technology Can Mean Longer Battery Life

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Stanford researchers may have found the solution to making lithium-ion batteries last longer Go To Full Article

iFixit reveals Nook Simple Touch With GlowLight's magic -- with lasers

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Turns out the secret to the new Nook's patent pending magic glow isn't so magic after all. Nope, it utilizes the wonder of diffraction. Yep, the driving force behind this marriage-saving device is science! Says iFixit in its latest teardown, Go To Full Article

MSI Now Shipping GT70 Gaming Notebooks with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M Graphics

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MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, challenges mobile gaming limits once again by upgrading their acclaimed GT70 gaming beast with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M discrete graphics card. Heralded as the fastest single-unit laptop GPU,… Go To Full Article

HTC EVO 4G LTE hitting Sprint stores on June 2nd

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With the phones no longer locked up in customs, the HTC EVO 4G LTE has already shipped out to pre-orderers last week, but it still hasn't been made available in your local Sprint store or third-party affiliate. That will all… Go To Full Article

Cougar Announces Challenger Case, Platinum PTX PSU, Vortex Fan

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As every year, COUGAR, leading German PC case and power supply brand, will be showing a strong presence at the Computex 2012 Tech Fair in Taipei, Taiwan. At booth J0409a, Floor 1 in the Nangang Exhibition Hall from June 5… Go To Full Article

Gigabyte's X11 notebook weighs less than a kilogram

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As promised last week, Gigabyte has taken the wraps of what it claims is the world's lightest notebook. Say hello to the X11, which tips the scales at a measly 2.1 lbs—less than a kilogram. Much of the weight loss… Go To Full Article

Why did Bulldozer disappoint? Some possible answers

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AMD's "Bulldozer" microarchitecture has been something of a disappointment, particularly in the FX desktop processors, where it doesn't consistently outperform AMD's prior-generation Phenom II chips. Since Bulldozer is the first full refresh of AMD's primary x86 architecture in many years,… Go To Full Article

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