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Open Source Hardware Trademark Application Rejected

On April 19th the United States Patent and Trademark Office finally rejected an application for the trademark open source hardware. The grounds for the rejection were that the term was "merely descriptive." Trademarks are intended to identify a specific source of goods or services, protecting that source from confusion in the...

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Tablet Shipments to Surpass PCs Before Year's End, Says Analyst

By the fourth quarter, tablet shipments will reach nearly 80 million, while those of PCs will drop to 70 to 75 million in one scenario forecast by analyst Sameer Singh. [Read more]    ...

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Open Source Hardware Projects from OSS Watch Event

At Open Source Junction 4 we invited attendees to present their hardware projects. Some were open source hardware, while some used consumer hardware components in conjunction with open source software to provide an innovative solution to a problem. read more...

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Intel's New 'Iris' Integrated Graphics Offer Double or Triple the Performance

When you're buying a new computer with performance in mind, integrated graphics are generally not the ones you want. Even though they've improved greatly over the years, "Intel HD Graphics" has become synonymous with "doesn't play things very well," continually lagging behind dedicated GPUs from the likes of AMD and...

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AMD Unveils $999 Radeon HD 7990 Dual-GPU Graphics Card Beast

Packing a pair of Radeon HD 7970 GPUs and 6GB of DDR5 memory, the new card competes against Nvidia's GeForce GTX 690 behemoth.

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