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Windows 8's Achilles' heel: Metro applications

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Ars Technica is running an interesting article about the Mail application on Windows 8. It's one of the first party Metro applications, and Ars' conclusion is that it's really, really not up to snuff - it can't even compare favourably… Go To Full Article

Zero Motorcycles recalls 2012 models with 'lack of weatherproofing'

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If you took Zero Motorcycles up on its offer for 25,000 free miles with the purchase of a bike, you might be turning in those wheels for a fix-up soon. According to Asphalt and Rubber, the electric motorcycle maker is… Go To Full Article

AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition

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There is a review of the AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition posted today at Legit Reviews that you should definitely check out. For comparison purposes, you can see our evaluation here. After running all the benchmarks we are left… Go To Full Article

Giada's i53 mini-PC is book-sized, without all the paper cuts

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We'd have gone with "smaller than a breadbox," but book-sized seems to work just as well, when describing Giada's new mini-PC. The i53 packs an Ivy Bridge Core i5 processor standard (i3 and and i7 versions are also available), 4GB… Go To Full Article

Simmtronics' $81 XPad debuts, winning the race to the bottom

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The marketplace is flooded with cheap tablets at this point. Some of them quite impressive, others are likely to make your tear your hair out. We think its safe to say that Simmtronics XPad will fall firmly in the latter… Go To Full Article

ADATA SP900 Premiere Pro 128GB SSD

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ADATA has recently launched three new models of Solid State Drives all using SandForce controllers with the new 0% Over provisioning. The 3 models from bottom to top are the SP800, SP900 and SX900. Over Provisioning is something SandForce started… Go To Full Article

Rise of Patriot: First AMD Radeon, now Intel Extreme Masters Memory

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Patriot Memory is a name known to a lot of enthusiasts and prosumers from the worlds of computing and digital photography. In the past couple of months, the company started launching special editions… Go To Full Article

Xeon Phi Lacks Binary Compatibility, Breaks AMD64 Conventions

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Three weeks ago Intel launched their Xeon Phi coprocessor card with much fanfare. We took the time to analyze some technical details about the chip that cast some doubt on Intel's claim of x86 compatibility. Go To Full Article

Office Next blog is here to answer all your burning questions

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Microsoft has this really great habit of publicly tracking the development of all its products. Windows 8 has been thoroughly documented over at the Building Windows 8 blog, and now Office will have its time to shine over at Office… Go To Full Article

Intel Federal LLC to Propel Supercomputing Advancements for the U.S. Government

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With the U.S. Government increasingly using high- performance computing (HPC) to address current and future national challenges, Intel Corporation today announced it has been awarded two subcontracts totaling $19 million with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). As part of… Go To Full Article

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