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Run long and prosper: New research forecasts more bang from batteries

University of Michigan researchers have come up with a new "subconscious" mode that sips power while keeping Wi-Fi active - while other research shows that computing doubles in power efficiency every 18 months.
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Q&A: The notorious Kevin Mitnick on hacking, ethics, and the future of tech

When most Anonymous members were still wearing diapers, Kevin Mitnick was fleeing from the FBI on hacking charges that would eventually land him in solitary confinement. Now clean and on the straight and narrow, the author of Ghost in the…
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Microsoft ditches Adobe Flash within Metro IE in Windows 8

Abode's Flash can't seem to catch any breaks from multi-million dollar organizations. With the launch of the Windows 8 developer's build, Microsoft decides to leave Flash behind.
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Windows 8 first impressions: What happened to ‘no compromises’?

After hours fiddling with the developer preview of Windows 8, we've reached some conclusions. While there's a lot to love, Microsoft still has some work ahead of it to scrub out the past and make the Windows 8 the reinvention it needs to…
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Ballmer: WP7 could make it to third place, Windows 8 downloaded 500,000 times

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer revealed that the Windows 8 Developer Preview hit half a million downloads in its first night alone. Also, he thinks Windows Phone could claw its way to third place in the smartphone market.
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New video editor comes to YouTube

YouTube unveiled a new video editor on Wednesday. Unlike the editor introduced last year, this one allows you to make changes without losing the video's URL, view count and comments. Picnik color treatments have also been introduced, among…
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Intel and ARM fight for turf in a post-PC era

Will your next tablet come with an Intel processor and your next laptop with a tiny ARM chip? It's a real possibility, now that both companies are scrambling for each others' turf in the post-PC age, but what does it mean for consumers?
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Xbox Live confirmed for Windows 8

Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox Live is coming to Windows 8 PCs. We've got the first official screenshot.
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Windows 8 blue screen of death gets a revamp and a sad face :(

Microsoft has finally changed that horrible DOS blue screen of death. The new Windows 8 screen of death is a sky blue with gradients and a sad face.
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AMD chip sets Guinness World Record for processing speed

AMD's new FX chip sets new world record for speedy CPUs.
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Intel’s 2013 Haswell chip bestows all day battery life to Ultrabooks

Intel unveils a trio of chips that aim to reduce energy consumption, including the 2013 Haswell microprocessor that will allow laptops to run all-day