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Dell Inspiron 15 7000: A discrete GPU makes it better at play than work

April 24, 2014 | JON L. JACOBI

Dell's Inspiron 15 7000-series Ultrabooks, as represented by the 15.6-inch model 7537 Dell sent for this review, are a mixed bag. This model--let's just call it the Inspiron 7537--looks great, has a nice display, and renders games well. Its ergonomics, on the other hand, aren't all they could be; and given the amount of aluminum used in its construction, its chassis exhibits considerably more flex than I expected.


Go time traveling with Google Maps

April 24, 2014 | SHARON GAUDIN

Google added past images of places noted in Street View for the desktop version of Google Maps. The goal is to give users the ability to see how places have changed over time.


Google AdWords cleared in geotagging patent lawsuit

April 24, 2014 | LOEK ESSERS

Google AdWords does not infringe a location-based search patent owned by a company called GeoTag, a U.S. judge ruled in a case in which Google and Microsoft teamed up to come to the aid of customers who use their mapping services.


FCC adds $9 billion to broadband subsidy fund

April 24, 2014 | GRANT GROSS

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted Wednesday to shift US$9 billion over five years from traditional telephone subsidies to broadband subsidies, in an effort to bring high-speed Internet services to 5 million U.S. residents who don't have access.

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