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A quick look at SanDisk's Sansa Clip MP3 player
— 10:06 PM on January 22, 2008

Always obsessed with finding the right tool for the job, I've long run not one, but two MP3 players. The first—currently an 80GB...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

The Enthusiast System Architecture in action
— 12:11 AM on January 18, 2008

Nvidia announced its Enthusiast System Architecture back in November, promising to consolidate system and hardware monitoring under a single communication protocol. ESA-certified hardware is now...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Software

Remixed audio cards in Windows Vista
— 11:50 PM on January 14, 2008

Windows Vista has largely changed the game for PC audio solutions, and two new sound cards are set to challenge Creative's dominance of the market....

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

How Intel ruined my Christmas vacation
— 4:00 PM on January 11, 2008

Okay, Intel didn't actually spoil my entire vacation, but it came awfully close. To understand why, you need to go back a couple of months:...

Type: Blog post Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Windows

EAX still broken in Realtek audio drivers
— 1:43 PM on May 11, 2007

Back in November we explored EAX performance with onboard audio and discovered that Realtek's HD audio drivers weren't properly implementing occlusion and obstruction effects....

Type: Blog post Tags: Software

Apple's iPod and Microsoft's Zune face off
— 12:00 AM on April 24, 2007

LAUNCHED BACK IN 2001, Apple's iPod has arguably become the most iconic electronic device...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: In the Zone
— 6:22 PM on March 30, 2007

I've been playing S.T.A.L.KE.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl these past few days....

Type: Blog post Tags: Software

Abit's iDome DS500 and SW510 speakers
— 12:00 AM on February 23, 2007

WHEN ABIT WAS ACQUIRED last year, the new owners pruned the company's product line...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

Oxygen HD sound cards from Auzentech and Sondigo
— 12:00 AM on February 2, 2007

CREATIVE HAS ALL BUT OWNED the market for PC audio cards since it introduced...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

DVD-Audio disappoints on the PC
— 10:36 PM on January 29, 2007

I spent most of last night conducting a round of extensive listening tests for an upcoming article, and after far too much fiddling, I've come...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

Valve's Source engine goes multi-core
— 12:00 AM on November 13, 2006

IF THE LAUNCH OF Intel's new quad-core Core 2 Extreme QX6700 processor has made...

Type: Feature article Tags: Gaming Software

Exploring EAX with onboard audio
— 12:00 AM on November 3, 2006

ANALOG DEVICES RECENTLY published a document challenging reviewers not only to benchmark...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

Creative's Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty audio card
— 12:00 AM on March 17, 2006

IT'S RARE THAT a new product completely outclasses its competition, but that's what...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

Creative's Sound Blaster X-Fi audio processor
— 12:00 AM on October 11, 2005

FOR A WHILE THERE, the PC audio market was pretty boring. Creative had...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

Counter-Strike: Source audio performance explored
— 12:00 AM on August 25, 2004

OVER THE PAST WEEK we've seen a deluge of Counter-Strike: Source performance articles....

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

Philips' Ultimate Edge sound card
— 12:00 AM on July 12, 2004

IN WHAT SEEMS LIKE no time at all, VIA's Envy24 audio controller has...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

Mad Dog Multimedia's Entertainer 7.1 sound card
— 12:00 AM on February 10, 2004

Mad Dog Multimedia's Entertainer 7.1 is one of the first discrete sound cards to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

Snapstream's Personal Video Station
— 12:00 AM on November 4, 2003

ASK ME ABOUT THE COOLEST piece of technology I've bought in the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Software