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  • Opinion: Automatically add files to Dropbox

    Reader Daniel Gilbert seeks to make better use of Dropbox. He writes:

  • News: Chip industry sags before expected 2013 comeback, says Gartner

    While Gartner Inc. now says that global semiconductor revenue has dipped 3% this year, the market is expected rebound in 2013.

  • News: 2013: A promising year ahead

    2012 was a year of change for the channel. Evolving business strategies, keeping up with the demands of new technologies, and running a business with the constraint of a weak economy were just some of the challenges it faced.

  • News: SSD prices continue to plunge

    Solid-state drive pricing has dropped about 30% this year, reaching what researchers call the magic price point of $1-per-gigabyte of capacity, according to information from IHS iSupply and Dynamite Data

  • News: AMD eyes server revival with aggressive new approach

    To break its slump in the server market, Advanced Micro Devices is adopting an aggressive strategy whose goals include the introduction of new ARM and x86 chips by 2014 and continued improvements to its Opteron line in the meantime.

  • News: EMC readies flash storage for data centers with Project X

    In its Project X initiative, EMC is developing flash storage for use throughout data centers and is developing software to tie all of an enterprise's flash equipment together.

  • News: Samsung buys SSD caching vendor Nvelo

    Samsung Electronics has acquired Nvelo, a Silicon Valley vendor of products for caching data on flash-based SSDs (solid-state disks).

  • News: HP Unveils Latest Converged Storage Portfolio

    HP has announced innovations for its Converged Storage portfolio that provide for a single architecture for all sizes of client deployments.

  • News: Linux 3.8 will drop support for Intel 386 chips

    Launched back in 1985, the venerable i386 processor has served countless PC users around the globe long and well, but recently the developers of the Linux kernel decided to drop support for it.

  • News: 10 great PC accessories that cost less than $200

    PCs are incredibly useful tools, but if you want to get the most from your desktop or laptop, you’'ll need to look beyond CPU speeds and storage capacities, and pick the right accessories. Gamers are well serviced here—check out our guide to gaming upgrades if you’re looking to get more from shooters, strategy games, and so on. And if you’re just looking for an inexpensive new monitor or a comfortable keyboard, we’ve got you covered too.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Measure once, cut and paste twice

    Microsoft and Apple are at each other's throats over money, so it must be a day that ends in 'y.' Elsewhere, Apple may be inching closer to a TV as one of its partners looks to lay down some acreage in the U.S. and Cupertino's latest product is at least a thirty footer. The remainders for Wednesday, December 12, 2012 are redundant and repetitive.

  • News: Hitachi, EMC and Fujitsu winners as storage market weakens

    Growth in the storage market slowed down during the third quarter, but vendors such as Hitachi, EMC and Fujitsu still had a good three months thanks in part to sales of high-end systems.

  • News: Arup sorts storage problem with de-duplication

    The Australian arm of global architecture and engineering firm, Arup, has been able to better manage its estimated 1 petabyte of total data following the implementation of de-duplication technology.

  • News: Synnex breaks ground on new fully automated IT logistics centre

    At 12pm on 12/12/12, major distributor, Synnex Australia, held its official ground breaking ceremony at 14 Parramatta Rd, Lidcombe, for its forthcoming fully automated IT logistics centre.

  • News: Intel releases new 'smartphone class' server chip

    Intel announced a 64-bit, 32nm dual-core Atom processor, the S1200, which is designed for the emerging microserver market.

  • News: MediaTek integrates graphics, modem on quad-core processor for smartphones

    Taiwan's MediaTek announced a new quad-core ARM chip made for mid- to high-end Android devices that the company hopes will keep it competitive as rival chip makers also come out with their own quad-core chipsets.

  • News: Broadcom says chip integration will drive NFC adoption

    Broadcom thinks it can make NFC a common smartphone feature by offering it in a chip with other wireless technologies, even if making payments with the technology doesn't catch on for years.

  • News: Broadcom chip integrates NFC, other wireless technologies

    Broadcom Tuesday unveiled a single chip that combines Near Field Communication technology with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and FM radio.

  • Intel launches Atom "Centerton" processors for servers

    Intel today announced its 'Centerton' range of Intel Atom processors for servers. The Intel Atom Processor S1200 range includes three SKUs each with dual 'Saltwell' x86 cores with Hyper-Threading technology, is manufactured via a 32nm process, and represents the first time Intel has launched Atom chips for the data centre.

  • News: 10 killer PC upgrades for less than $250

    The holidays present an excellent opportunity to trick out your laptop or desktop PC, especially if Santa, your boss, or your favorite gift-giver directs a sudden influx of cash your way. And even if your holiday haul was heavy on sugarplums and light on spending money, you still don't have to break the bank to add some meaningful system upgrades. These days, you can stretch your PC upgrading dollar farther than ever before—as the items on our list clearly demonstrate. Here are ten meaningful hardware upgrades with a ceiling of roughly $250 (and in some cases a lot less) each.



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